Simplefill helps Americans who are finding it difficult to maintain a reliable supply of the costly medications they rely on to manage chronic medical conditions such as ADHD. Learn more about Intuniv prescription assistance and how Simplefill can help you get enrolled.
What is Intuniv?
Intuniv (guanfasine) is an extended-release, non-stimulant medication prescribed for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children between the ages of 6 and 17. It is sometimes prescribed in conjunction with a stimulant ADHD medication, such as Adderal XR or Vyvanse.
Intuniv is taken by mouth, once daily in the morning or evening. It should not be taken with a high-fat meal, because doing so can increase the absorption rate, possibly increasing the likelihood of side effects.
What Does Simplefill Provide?
Parents of children with ADHD are often surprised by the high cost of the medications prescribed for treatment of the condition. This is a particular concern when Intuniv is prescribed as part of an overall treatment plan that also involves counseling or behavioral therapy, which may not be covered by insurance. Given the significant difference that Intuniv can make in a child’s ability to function well in school and in social situations, parents may feel it necessary to sacrifice in other areas to ensure an uninterrupted supply.
Simplefill understands the stress that uninsured, underinsured, and even fully insured parents experience when struggling to pay for the medications their children need. The good news is that prescription assistance is available, though awareness of such programs is admittedly lower than it should be. We take pride in bridging that awareness gap and connecting those who need assistance with the programs and organizations providing it.
How Does Intuniv Work?
Most medications prescribed for people with ADHD are stimulants, but Intuniv is not. Its exact mechanism of action is unknown, but it is believed to have an effect on parts of the brain involved in working memory, attention, focus, and impulse control. Intuniv has been shown to be effective in decreasing such ADHD symptoms as disruptiveness, inattentiveness, hyperactivity, impulsivity, and being confrontational.
How to Get Prescription Assistance
Before we can connect you with the Intuniv patient assistance you’re seeking, you must first become a Simplefill member. This is easily done by applying online or calling us at (877)386-0206. Within 24 hours, one of our patient advocates will call and ask you for some important information about your specific situation—information that will enable us to establish your Simplefill member profile.
We’ll use your profile to help us determine what Intuniv patient assistance programs you qualify for. If you are experiencing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19, you may qualify for the “Help at Hand” program offered by Takeda, the manufacturer of Intuniv, even if you have private insurance.
We’ve designed our process to be as easy as possible for our members. We’ll handle all of the application and enrollment paperwork for you. And once you’re receiving Intuniv patient assistance, we’ll stay on top of your situation. When there are changes to your child’s prescription needs, or if you need help paying for your own medications, we’ll be there to help.
Apply for Intuniv prescription assistance with Simplefill today, and you’ll soon be paying little, if anything, for your child’s Intuniv prescription.