Are methotrexate auto-injector pens more expensive than methotrexate pills or solution?
Generic methotrexate is available in a pill form and in a liquid solution, which comes in a vial and is injected by syringe. At this time, there are no generic forms of subcutaneous methotrexate auto-injector pens.
However, the companies that make or market methotrexate pills, solution, and auto-injector pens may offer co-pay help or coupons that help eligible patients afford their medications. If you’ve been prescribed methotrexate, your doctor’s office may be able to help you learn about these kinds of patient and financial assistance programs.
Will my insurance cover subcutaneous methotrexate auto-injector pens?
As with other medications and treatments, this will depend on your insurance carrier and coverage. It’s best to talk to someone at your insurance company to find out—you may find a contact number on the back of your insurance card.
Your doctor’s office may be able to contact your insurance carrier to determine your benefits as well. Also, if your doctor prescribes treatment with a subcutaneous methotrexate auto-injector pen, the company that markets your pen may offer a patient support program to help you afford your prescription. Visit the product website to see if such a program is available.
Aside from taking a medication, what other things can I do for my RA?
Doing simple things such as exercising may help your flexibility and muscle strength (Strong muscles can help support your joints!). In addition, eating a healthy diet, getting enough rest, and avoiding smoking can help you feel better. Physical and occupational therapy may also help.
The thought of doing all these things may seem overwhelming. But you don’t have to do it alone! One online resource, RA Coach, offers specialized support for RA patients and their caregivers.
Signing up with RA Coach will give you years of access to a structured program that provides information, tools, and exercises designed for your specific needs. You can learn about self-help techniques that can help you reduce your pain and manage the emotional ups and downs of RA. If you struggle with developing or maintaining healthy lifestyle habits, RA Coach can help. It even offers tools to help you track your RA symptoms, treatment, and health.
What kind of co-pay will I have with subcutaneous methotrexate auto-injector pens?
This may depend on your individual insurance plan and carrier. And—aside from insurance—companies offer co-pay assistance programs to help with the cost. If your doctor prescribes a treatment with subcutaneous methotrexate auto-injector pen, be sure to check out what co-pay programs are available on the pen product website.