5 Tips to Manage Your RMS Prescription
- by Teva's Lift MS Team
- May 21, 2018
Did you know some RMS medications could be substituted at the pharmacy without your knowledge? Be your own advocate and learn how to prevent this from happening.
- Speak up in appointments. Be prepared to talk with your doctor or neurologist about your RMS prescription. Use our Doctor Discussion Guide to help prepare for your appointment and ask the right questions.
- Get your doctor involved. Ask your doctor to include specific language on every one of your RMS prescriptions, including refills, to ensure you’re receiving what was prescribed, such as:
•Dispense As Written (DAW)
• Do Not Substitute
•Brand Medically Necessary
- Explore financial options. Teva's Shared Solutions® has a team of benefit specialists who could help you find affordable access to COPAXONE® (glatiramer acetate injection). Call 1-800-887-8100 to learn more.
- Talk to your pharmacist. Once your doctor has specified “Dispense as Written” (DAW) on your prescription, it’s time to speak with your pharmacy. Whether you receive your prescription by mail or pick it up in person, here are a few ways you can take action:
•Talk with your pharmacist to request COPAXONE®.
•Ask the pharmacy to note your request in their file.
- Learn what to look for. Become familiar with the packaging. It’s an easy way to make sure that you’re receiving COPAXONE® as prescribed.
•If you receive your medication by mail, check your prescription packaging when it is delivered. If you were sent a generic substitute, call your pharmacy and doctor right away to request COPAXONE® for new prescriptions and refills moving forward.
•If you receive your medication at a pharmacy, check the packaging before leaving the pharmacy to make sure it has not been substituted. If it has, talk to your pharmacist and request COPAXONE®.
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