Simplefill helps people who are struggling to pay for costly medications they need to manage chronic medical problems such as glaucoma. Learn more about Travatan patient assistance programs, and enroll with Simplefill today.
What is Travatan?
Travatan (travoprost) is prescribed to lower high pressure in the eye. It also prevents or slows vision loss from glaucoma, particularly open-angle glaucoma, which is the most common form of the disease. High intraocular pressure is the result of poor drainage of aqueous humor, the fluid inside the eye, into the circulatory system. With open-angle glaucoma, the problem is due to a partial blockage of the trabecular meshwork, three layers of spongy connective tissue in the drainage angle formed by the cornea and iris.
Travatan comes in the form of eye drops. The typical dosage is one drop in each eye every evening. It is prescribed for adults and children who are at least 16 years old.
What does Simplefill Provide?
The symptoms of glaucoma are subtle and may not be noticeable until the optic nerve has already been damaged enough to cause some degree of vision loss, which cannot be reversed. Anyone living with glaucoma is understandably worried about complete vision loss. It’s especially concerning for older adults, as glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in people over age 60. Glaucoma patients know how important it is for them to have an uninterrupted supply of the medications they take to control intraocular pressure.
However, all too many people can’t afford the high U.S. cost of the prescription medications they need, and Simplefill finds that unacceptable. Nobody should have to risk losing their eyesight because they’re uninsured, underinsured, or simply unable to cover high copays. That’s why we serve as the bridge between those who need prescription assistance and the programs that can provide it.
How does Travatan Work?
Travatan is a synthetic prostaglandin analog. When absorbed through the cornea, Travatan is metabolized into an acid that stimulates the prostaglandin-F receptor to increase the outflow of aqueous humor into the circulatory system.
How to Get Prescription Assistance
To initiate the process of obtaining prescription assistance through Simplefill, you’ll need to submit an online application or call us at (877)386-0206. Within 24 hours, you’ll be asked to participate in a telephone interview with one of our trained patient advocates. The advocate’s questions are designed to elicit specific information about your prescription needs and financial situation.
We’ll use your responses to the interview questions to establish your Simplefill member profile, which will provide the basis for matching your needs to the programs and organizations most likely to meet them.
There’s nothing else you need to do once you’ve completed the interview. We’ll handle all of the paperwork for you, beginning with submitting applications on your behalf to the Travatan assistance programs we’ve identified for you. Upon your acceptance, we’ll go ahead and get you enrolled so that you begin saving money on your Travatan prescription as quickly as possible.
For as long as you’re a Simplefill member, we’ll make sure that your Travatan prescription is always current. If your healthcare provider switches you to another glaucoma medication, or your medication needs change for any other reason, we’ll update your profile and get you any additional prescription assistance you may need.
Apply with Simplefill today, and start seeing significant savings on your Travatan prescription.