Pentasa Coupons & Assistance Programs

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Authored by Nicole Colwell, / Medically Reviewed by Dr. Conor Sheehy, PharmD, BCPS
Last Updated: September 15, 2022

People often find it challenging to cover the cost of their prescription medications every month. Getting a coupon or finding other types of discounts can help, but they usually do not offer substantial savings. Pentasa is a medication that many people need if they have been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. Without it, their health can quickly go downhill. Yet many people choose to go without it because of the high cost. 

At The Rx Advocates, we want to help people to be able to afford their monthly medications. We know how stressful it can be to come up with the funds to pay for them, and medications like Pentasa are essential for some people. We work with patient assistance programs to get our patients the savings they need.

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Pentasa Cost

(using The Rx Advocates)

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30-Day Supply

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Pentasa Price

(estimated retail*)

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One Dose Pack

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Who are The Rx Advocates?

The Rx Advocates is a national prescription advocacy program that helps people save money on their monthly medications. We work with more than 100 pharmaceutical manufacturers’ patient assistance programs to get people the discounts they need. Our work allows people to have access to more than 800 FDA-approved medications.

Our patients can rest assured that they will never discover any hidden fees or charges when they work with us. Our enrollment fee is only $35 (one time), and after that, our patients pay between $70-$100 per month for our services. This is dependent upon how many prescriptions they need. Their medications are delivered right to their doors at no additional cost to them. This has allowed us to save our patients thousands of dollars every year, and sometimes every month.

At The Rx Advocates, we do not offer prescription drug discount cards, coupons or health insurance plans. Instead, we work directly with patient assistance programs to maximize the savings we can obtain for our patients. We apply for the appropriate programs and pass those savings along to the people we assist.

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Do I Qualify for
Pentasa Patient Assistance with The Rx Advocates?

In order to qualify for assistance from The Rx Advocates, patients must be eligible. Our income guidelines are as follows:

  • Individuals who make less than $40,000 per year may qualify.
  • Couples who make less than $60,000 per year may qualify.
  • Large families who make less than $100,000 per year may qualify.

Every patient assistance program is different, and they may have guidelines that differ from what is listed above. We encourage people to get in touch with us so we can manually review their cases to determine their eligibility.

Pentasa Prescription Discounts:
Frequently Asked Questions

Pentasa (mesalamine) is a medication that is often prescribed to patients who have been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. It belongs to a class of medications called aminosalicylates (5-ASAs). 

It works by reducing the inflammation in the lining of the intestines. It takes time for enough of the medication to build up in the body to begin working. But when taken consistently, patients can expect to see results in as little as two to four weeks.

Pentasa must be taken frequently throughout the day in order to be effective. Most people need to take it three to four times every day, with or without food. It comes in both tablet and capsule form. The most common side effects are headaches, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting.

Pentasa is not the only medication that has been approved to treat ulcerative colitis. There are others as well, such as: 

As of September 2022, the average retail cost of Pentasa is $1,612.17.

The cost of Pentasa can vary based on a few different factors. People who have health insurance may pay less because of a copay or coinsurance. The location of the pharmacy and the dosage may also play a role in the price of this medication. 

Pentasa 500 mg may be twice as expensive. Even at the lowest dose, this amount is still substantial, making this medication unaffordable for most people.

Even though The Rx Advocates does not offer prescription drug coupons, we still feel it is important for people to know how they work. A coupon typically offers short-term discounts on medications, but they do not help with the cost in the long term. Some coupons may provide medications free of charge for one month, but patients need to pay full price for them after that.

Get Pentasa Discounts Every Month
Through The Rx Advocates

At The Rx Advocates, we know how difficult it can be for patients to afford their monthly medications. We work with people with or without health insurance to bring them substantial savings every month on the medications they need to stay healthy. Our patients will never pay more than our monthly fee of $70-$100, depending on the number of prescriptions they need to have filled.

There are many patient assistance programs that can help people save money on their medications. Applying can be difficult, and a lot of people give up because the process is so stressful. We remove that stress and provide them with the savings they need to afford their medications and stay healthy.

Would you like to learn more about The Rx Advocates program? We would be happy to check your eligibility. Please contact us today.