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Relistor Coupon & Patient Assistance Programs

Authored by Monique Deluge, / Medically Reviewed by Dr. Conor Sheehy, PharmD, BCPS
Last Updated: February 9, 2024

Are you searching for ways to save on your Relistor expenses? Affording monthly Relistor prescriptions is a huge challenge for many Americans, and those without adequate health insurance feel the greatest financial strain from this expensive brand-name drug. If you’ve searched for a Relistor coupon, savings card, or state healthcare program or have tried to request Relistor samples to cut costs, you’re not alone. Fortunately, there is a more dependable way to save money.

The Rx Advocates have helped countless eligible commercially insured patients as well as those without insurance save on their monthly prescription costs by linking them to patient assistance programs. If you need help with multiple prescriptions, don’t worry; we can help you apply for more than one program. With patient assistance programs, significant savings and peace of mind are guaranteed.

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Relistor Cost

(using The Rx Advocates)

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30-Day Supply
$70.00/month

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Relistor Price

(estimated retail*)

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One Dose Pack
$2,445.00/month

* Source: GoodRx.com

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Reduce your out-of-pocket Relistor costs with its patient assistance program

Curious about how the Relistor patient assistance program can help you reduce your out-of-pocket costs? The Rx Advocates is a prescription drug advocacy program that works with over 100 US-based pharmaceutical companies that offer patient assistance programs. These programs ensure maximum benefits for people struggling with prescription drug costs. You can receive your monthly medication supply at a fraction of the price, whether or not you are a commercially insured patient. Our goal at The Rx Advocates is to make brand-name drugs accessible and affordable for every American home.

We charge a one-time enrollment fee of $35. After that, our service is on a month-to-month basis, so if you’re dissatisfied with it, you may cancel at any time. Our clients never have to worry about hidden fees or surprise costs. Our pricing model is transparent, affordable, and stress free, which is one of the top reasons people like working with us. Once approved, a person eligible for our discounts pays only a fixed monthly service fee of $70–$100, depending on the number of medications they receive:

  • 1 Medication (Relistor only) – $70 per month
  • 2 Medications (Relistor + 1 other) – $80 per month
  • 3 Medications (Relistor + 2 others) – $90 per month
  • 4+ Medications – $100 per month

The Rx Advocates is not a prescription savings card, insurance plan, state healthcare program, or coupon but rather a means of accessing medications at affordable prices through the maximum benefits provided by patient assistance programs.

Relistor coupon limitations

Are you unsatisfied with the small savings offered by Relistor coupons? Coupons offer only temporary savings and are not a good solution if you’re looking for a long-term savings plan. Here are a few coupon limitations:

  • Coupons often restrict where and how they can be used. For example, a coupon might be valid only at participating retail pharmacies or for a limited time. Some cover the first month’s prescription but are not eligible for prescription refills.
  • Due to a copay accumulator attached to your health insurance plan, you may have to pay the full cost of the medication, as a coupon may not count toward your insurance’s out-of-pocket maximum.
  • Coupons become invalid once they expire and typically have a short time frame for use, requiring you to find other ways to cut costs on future prescriptions.
  • Even with a coupon, the price of Relistor may remain high, and your insurance may not provide adequate coverage. Coupons can only do so much when a medication is expensive.
  • To benefit from coupon savings, people often must physically visit a pharmacy to present the coupon to the pharmacist. This can be difficult for those who are elderly or bedridden.
  • People who receive benefits from some state healthcare programs, such as defense health coverage (TRICARE), may not qualify to use coupons for further drug assistance.

The cost of Relistor without health insurance

As of January 2024, the average retail cost of Relistor is $2,744.00.

Many factors contribute to the cost you pay for a prescription drug, such as the dosage prescribed by your healthcare provider, your location, your pharmacy’s location, and whether you have health insurance. Costs are also influenced by factors such as the global economy, the type of drug (e.g., the development of biologics requires extensive research, which can be expensive), market competition, and supply chain and distribution costs.

High medication costs are a serious financial burden for many people. Without adequate health insurance, many across the US face the daily dilemma of choosing between paying for everyday expenses or for prescription medications. Our team at The Rx Advocates understands your financial situation, and we want to help you find an affordable, reliable solution. We can help you apply for the Relistor patient assistance program, which provides a consistent monthly supply at significantly lower out-of-pocket cost.

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How much will it cost with The Rx Advocates?

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How much will it cost with The Rx Advocates?

If approved, by the Relistor Patient Assistance Program, you’ll be charged a fixed monthly service fee. This fee varies depending on the number of medications you qualify for. For example:

1 Medication

$70 / Month

2 Medications

$80 / Month

3 Medications

$90 / Month

4 Medications

$100 / Month

1 Medication

$70 / Month

2 Medications

$80 / Month

3 Medications

$90 / Month

4 Medications

$100 / Month

NOTE: In addition to our monthly service fee, we charge a one-time enrollment fee of $35. Our service is month-to-month, so if you’re not happy with it, you may cancel at any time.

Eligibility criteria for the Relistor patient assistance program

Eligibility criteria for patient assistance programs vary. The following, however, are general eligibility guidelines:
  • For singles, you earn less than $40,000 annually
  • For couples, your combined annual income is less than $60,000
  • For large families, your annual household income is less than $100,000
These criteria are designed to make patient assistance programs accessible to a wide range of people struggling with prescription drug costs. We understand that medical expenses can be a great burden, and our mission is to make medications affordable for every American home. Our team at The Rx Advocates can guide you in accessing whatever pharmaceutical assistance program you need. Contact us today!

Relistor uses, alternatives, and other FAQs

Your healthcare provider may prescribe Relistor if you have been using opioids for chronic pain relief and experience constipation as an adverse effect. Opioid-induced constipation (OIC) is a special type of constipation caused by the long-term use of opioid medication. OIC sufferers often try over-the-counter laxatives or diet and lifestyle changes but receive no symptom relief because OIC is not typical constipation. Relistor works by specifically targeting the constipating effect opioids have on the gut without influencing their pain-relieving effect on the central nervous system.

Relistor is available in two forms: an oral tablet for people with chronic non-cancer pain and a subcutaneous injection for those with advanced illness or pain caused by active cancer who must increase opioid dose for palliative care. After taking Relistor, a patient should remain close to a bathroom, as they will have the urge to use the toilet within 30 minutes.

As with all prescription drugs, there are some warnings and precautions you must know to safely use Relistor.

Avoid Relistor if you:

  • Are allergic to any of its ingredients (before using any medication, check its list of  ingredients)
  • Have severe abdominal discomfort, nausea, or vomiting
  • Have a history of bowel issues, such as bowel obstruction or colostomy
  • Had chronic constipation before you began using opioid drugs for pain management
  • Are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, as Relistor’s effect on pregnancy is unclear
  • Have severe liver and/or kidney disease
  • Experience prolonged, frequent diarrhea during treatment with Relistor (in such cases, seek medical attention, as you may become severely dehydrated)
  • Are under the age of 18, as the safety and effectiveness of Relistor in pediatric patients is not well studied
  • Are breastfeeding, as Relistor’s active ingredient, methylnaltrexone, has been shown to be transfer to human milk and may cause opioid withdrawal symptoms in breastfeeding infants
  • Operate heavy machinery, as Relistor may cause dizziness in some people

People who use opioids for pain management tend to be in an advanced state of disease and may be receiving treatment for multiple health conditions. Therefore, individuals experiencing OIC should consult with their healthcare provider to decide which treatment is best for their constipation. If Relistor is not right for you, here are a few alternative medications to consider:

Before starting any new treatment, you should inform your doctor of all the medications you’re taking, as certain drugs interfere with how other drugs work. Here is a list of drugs that interact with Relistor:

All medications come with the risk of adverse effects, which range from mild to severe. Relistor commonly causes bloating, headache, abdominal swelling, and flu-like symptoms. However, it can also cause serious adverse effects that should not be ignored.

Call your healthcare provider immediately and seek emergency medical attention if you experience any of the following:

  • Gastrointestinal perforation, which manifests as nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, and severe or worsening stomach pain that feels more intense when you move
  • Severe diarrhea, which may lead to dehydration, weakness, and emaciation
  • Opioid withdrawal, which causes sweating, chills, diarrhea, stomach pain, anxiety, and irritability
  • Confusion and/or disorientation
  • Allergic reactions, such as swelling of the face, hands, or throat; difficulty breathing; fast heartbeat; rash; and feeling faint

Receive monthly Relistor savings with The Rx Advocates

Are high prices forcing you to search for financial assistance to cover the cost of Relistor? Many people are unsatisfied with the small savings offered by copay programs, coupons, savings cards, and other discounts. The Rx Advocates, however, can help you access your prescription medications at affordable rates, whether or not you benefit from state healthcare programs or are a commercially insured patient. We specialize in applying on your behalf for the Relistor patient assistance program—and for other programs if you need help paying for other prescription medications. We know the complexities of the application process and simplify it by doing the paperwork for you!

We can even arrange for home deliveries of your medications—and we manage refills at no extra cost! No more long lines at the pharmacy. Our team can determine if you meet the eligibility criteria for patient assistance programs, so contact us today. We’re here to help you get the drug assistance you need. You don’t have to struggle to pay for prescription drugs any longer. Talk to one of our representatives today!

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