Symbicort Coupons & Assistance Programs

Authored by Nicole Colwell, / Medically Reviewed by Conor Sheehy, PharmD, BCPS
Last Updated: August 1, 2021

Symbicort is an inhaler that is necessary to help many people breathe easier but it is an expensive medication. This prescription medication can be very costly; it can be stressful to try to pay for it without the help of coupons or discounts. At The Rx Advocates we are committed to helping people get the medications they need at an affordable price. 

Unfortunately in today’s economy, many people have to make the hard decision between paying essential bills and getting their needed medicine. With a program called a patient assistance program, The Rx Advocates can help people save money on their monthly medications, hopefully alleviating the stress of having to make that choice again.

Estimated Retail Price*

30-Day Supply
$60.00/month

Estimated Retail Price*

One Dose Pack
$351.70/month

* Source: GoodRX.com

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Who are The Rx Advocates?

The Rx Advocates is a nationally recognized prescription advocacy program for patients. We help people get medications through a patient assistance program. There are currently more than 100 pharmaceutical manufacturers’ patient assistance programs based in the United States that we work with. We can help people with over 800 FDA-approved medications including the top 100 prescribed medicines in the U.S.

The Rx Advocates has no hidden costs or added fees. Patients who work with us will pay a service fee that ranges in price from $60-$90 per month. This depends on the number of medicines they need help with. Once a patient has been accepted into the program, their medications are free. Their only cost is the monthly service fee.

Our goal at The Rx Advocates is to help patients get their necessary medications so that they can live a healthy life. We are NOT a coupon, discount card or insurance plan. Patients who work with us find their medicine to be more affordable than buying it on their own.

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

In order to qualify for a patient assistance program with The Rx Advocates one of the following should apply:

  • Individuals who earn up to $40,000 annually may qualify
  • Couples who earn up to $60,000 annually may qualify
  • Large families who earn up to $100,000 annually may qualify 

There are qualifications for most patient assistance programs, but they vary depending on the program. Please contact us if you have any questions about your situation. 

Symbicort Prescription Discounts:
Frequently Asked Questions

Symbicort is an inhaler used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma in people ages 6 and older. Symbicort is a maintenance inhaler. This means it is a long-term medication taken every day to help keep the airways of the lungs open by reducing inflammation. Symbicort is NOT a rescue inhaler and cannot resolve acute asthma symptoms.

Symbicort works by combining an anti-inflammatory (budesonide) to help reduce inflammation in the lungs with a bronchodilator (formoterol) to help relax huge muscles around the lungs. The dosage for this medication is as follows:

  • For asthma in patients 6 to 12: 
    • Two inhalations of 80/4.5 mg twice daily 
  • For asthma in patients 12 and older: 
    • Two inhalations of 80/4.5 mg twice daily or 
    • Two inhalations of 160/4.5 mg twice daily
  • For COPD:
    • Two inhalations of 160/4.5 mg twice daily

There are several alternatives to Symbicort, though many of them are specifically for asthma or COPD and may not treat both. 

The following treat both asthma and COPD:

  • Advair (fluticasone/salmeterol)
  • Breo (fluticasone/vilanterol)
  • Dulera (formoterol/mometasone)

To treat asthma, these are some of the medicines that could be prescribed:

For COPD treatment:

There are different things that factor into the cost of medication.  One of the biggest factors is which insurance the patient has. Other things that make the price vary could be:

  • The dosage and directions
  • Where the patient is located
  • Where the pharmacy is located

As of January 2021, a Symbicort inhaler containing 120 doses, which is a month’s supply, can expect to pay between $225-325. The 80/4.5 and the 120/4.5 doses are included in this range. 

We do not offer coupons but would still like to let patients know how a Symbicort coupon works. There are many Symbicort coupons on the internet, which is where a lot of people turn after learning the cost of this medicine. Sometimes, the coupon savings are still not enough for a patient to be able to get their medicine. 

Even though Symbicort coupons help save money, patients still have to pay a large out of pocket cost. For example, as of January 2021, a patient may find a Symbicort coupon they can use at Walmart pharmacy and still pay as much as $260 every month for their medicine. 

There are a few different names for prescription drug coupons. A patient may see them be referred to as:

  • Copay cards
  • Copay coupons
  • Copay assistance programs
  • Pharmacy coupons

They are all the same idea in that they are programs funded by pharmaceutical companies aimed at lowering a patient’s out-of-pocket costs. These can be helpful but they have boundaries, such as:

  • The coupon is usually only for a limited time, getting the patient started on medicine at a low cost but then expiring. 
  • Some only cover the first time a prescription is filled. 
  • Patients usually need to have the coupon with them, pick their medicine up themselves and present the coupon.

These are cards that offer lower drug costs for a patient’s medications. These cards are the most advantageous for people who pay with cash. They are free and are available to anyone whether they have health insurance or not. 

There are a number of savings programs that negotiate their discounts on medications like Symbicort. Many patients have access to lower prices through their prescription discount cards. 

Copay assistance programs, also known as copay coupons, are available to help a patient who has insurance make up for the cost of a copay of their prescriptions. These programs are not for those people who have to pay for medications out-of-pocket. 

Oftentimes, brand name medications will offer a copay assistance program as an incentive for patients to choose them as opposed to the generic version of the medicine. Here is an example of this:

If a patient is prescribed a medicine whose brand name cost is $850 and the generic cost is $120, their copay would be the same for either of those. If they have insurance that gives them a copay of $20 then a copay assistance program can step in and cover their copay. The pharmaceutical company makes more money on the brand name drug, which looks like a better deal to the patient. Their insurance company has to step in and pay the remaining $830 balance on that medicine. 

Get Symbicort Discounts Every Month
Through The Rx Advocates

At The Rx Advocates, we are committed to helping people have an easier time affording their monthly medications. This is why we have chosen to work with a number of different patient assistance programs. We can make the process of getting discounts less complex and eliminate the need for drug coupons for medications like Symbicort which are often short-term. 

There are many benefits to patient assistance programs for everyone whether they have insurance or not. These programs help people get medications they need and may not otherwise be able to get without having to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars. 

If you have any questions on how The Rx Advocates can help you afford your monthly medications better, we want to help you. We can check your eligibility and get you started on our program immediately. Please contact us for more assistance. 

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