Simplefill is committed to helping Americans who are struggling to pay for the prescription medications they need to manage chronic medical conditions, such as myasthenia gravis. Continue reading to learn about our Mestinon patient assistance program, and apply today.
What Is Mestinon?
Mestinon (pyridostigmine) is prescribed to treat muscle weakness associated with myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disease, and certain other congenital and chronic medical conditions.
Mestinon comes in a liquid form and in extended-release tablets. Both are taken by mouth, with or without food, once or twice daily.
What Does Simplefill Provide?
Myasthenia gravis is a progressive autoimmune disease that causes muscle weakness that worsens over time. Patients with myasthenia gravis live with the knowledge that they may become increasingly incapacitated and unable to rely on their own muscles to do what they want them to do.
Mestinon can increase muscle strength and prevent or at least slow disease progression. Not being able to afford to maintain an uninterrupted supply of it can cause immense stress that only compounds the emotional and physical impact of the disease.
Simplefill can ensure that patients can get the Mestinon they need by connecting them with an appropriate source of prescription assistance.
How Does Mestinon Work?
Normal muscle function depends on acetylcholine, which is released by nerve endings when they receive signals from the brain telling certain muscles to contract. The acetylcholine attaches to receptors on muscle cells, which trigger muscle contractions.
In people with myasthenia gravis, these receptors are damaged by the immune system, which attacks them as though they were invading bacteria. The acetylcholine cannot attach to the damaged receptor, which prevents the muscles from contracting. Mestinon slows the breakdown of acetylcholine by an enzyme called acetylcholinesterase, so that there is more acetylcholine available to attach to undamaged receptors, improving muscle strength.
How to Get Mestinon Prescription Assistance
The road to prescription assistance is a short and easy one once you become a Simplefill member by applying online or by calling 1(877)386-0206. The only other thing required of you is to engage in a brief telephone interview with one of our patient advocates. We’ll handle everything else, which involves:
- Creating your Simplefill member profile from your responses to the interview questions
- Identifying the Mestinon assistance programs that it your profile
- Sending in applications to those programs on your behalf
- Handling the enrollment process for you
It won’t be long at all before you are receiving the prescription assistance you need. Moving forward, we’ll make sure you continue getting your mestinon at the lowest possible price. Over time, when changes occur in your life, as they are sure to do sooner or later, we’ll update your Simplefill member profile to reflect your new circumstances. And if any of those changes create new prescription assistance needs, we will get to work on those for you as well.
Why wait any longer to get some help paying for your Mestinon prescription? Apply with Simplefill today.