Simplefill’s mission is to help patients suffering from debilitating conditions such as Alzheimer’s and dementia afford their prescription medications. Learn more about our Namenda patient assistance programs, and apply with Simplefill today.
What is Namenda?
Namenda (memantine) is prescribed as a treatment for symptoms of dementia caused by moderate to severe Alzheimer’s disease. There is currently no cure for this devastating illness, but medications such as Namenda can help with the confusion that arises in Alzheimer’s patients. Namenda can add to the quality of life for patients and caregivers by improving awareness, memory, and the ability to perform everyday tasks.
This medication is taken by mouth with or without food.
What does Simplefill Provide?
Disorders that result in progressive cognitive impairment take a toll not only on a patient, but on loved ones, particularly those acting as caregivers. Stress tends to exacerbate confusion and other symptoms of dementia. Even patients who are not actively managing their own finances are likely to pick up on their caregivers’ stress who are worried about affording treatment.
Working with Simplefill will help ensure that high U.S. prescription drug costs don’t have a negative impact on the quality of life for those with dementia. We connect people who need help paying for vital medications to those who can provide that help.
How Does Namenda Work?
Although medical science is making great strides in understanding Alzheimer’s disease, there is as yet no cure—there are only a few medications that have proven effective in delaying the onset of some symptoms or slowing their progression. Ideally, these drugs may allow patients to maintain some measure of independence somewhat longer than they would otherwise.
Namenda is in a class of drugs known as N-methyl D-aspartate (NMDA) antagonists and appears to work by regulating glutamate, a brain chemical. Excessive amounts of glutamate can cause brain cells to die. Namenda blocks the toxic effects of excess glutamate while also regulating glutamate activation.
Namenda is sometimes prescribed in combination with a cholinesterase inhibitor, as NMDA antagonists and cholinesterase inhibitors work in different ways. Cholinesterase inhibitors prevent the breakdown of another brain chemical, acetylcholine, which seems to play a key role in memory and thinking.
How to get Prescription Assistance
To get started, apply online or call Simplefill at 1(877)386-0206. Within 24 hours, you’ll get a phone call from one of our professional patient advocates. You’ll be asked to answer some important questions that will enable us to build a patient profile. We’ll then use that profile to match you with the Namenda assistance programs most likely to give you the help you need.
Simplefill will handle the application and enrollment processes for you. Before you know it, you’ll be paying much less—perhaps nothing at all—for your Namenda prescription.
We’re in this with you for the long haul. We’ll make sure your Namenda prescription is renewed as needed, and if more medications are added to your treatment plan, we’ll get you help paying for those as well.
If you’re struggling to pay for your Namenda prescription, apply with Simplefill today to get the financial help you need.