What are the free drugs for people with diabetes?
Diabetes mellitus is a pathology that creates a large number of problems both for an individual person and for society as a whole. For this reason, medical and social protection for patients with diabetes should be a priority for government agencies.
Currently, the state guarantees by law the receipt of preferential medicines for diabetics.
Drugs for patients with diabetes mellitus are provided after an appropriate set of documents for obtaining benefits to the Pension Fund is provided.
Not everyone who suffers from this disease knows what drugs are given to diabetics for free. In order to familiarize yourself with the list of free drugs for type 2 diabetes, you should study the relevant law and by-laws that regulate the procedure for obtaining drugs and provide a list of free drugs for diabetics.
In addition to free drugs for therapy, the patient has the right to receive a range of benefits that contribute to improving his quality of life.
In order to understand how the benefits are made out, you need to know in what situation the provision of the latter is carried out in accordance with the law.
What are the benefits for type 2 diabetes?
For patients suffering from type 2 diabetes, legislation provides for the restoration of sanatoriums at a reduced cost. Due to regional support measures, this group of patients undergoes rehabilitation in sanatorium-resort institutions.
In addition to the recovery process, preferential conditions apply to the purchase of tickets for travel to the place of recovery and for food in the sanatorium.
In accordance with federal law, a list of free medicines for type 2 diabetes has been developed, which a patient can count on when preparing and submitting a certain list of documents to the Pension Fund.
What are the free drugs for people with diabetes? Preferential medicines for type 2 diabetics include:
- Pancreatic aids.
- Vitamins and vitamin-mineral complex preparations.
- Thrombolytic agents.
- Heart remedies.
- Medicines from the group of diuretics.
- Means for the treatment of hypertension.
In addition to these groups of medicines, patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus may be prescribed additional drugs related to:
- antimycotics and some others.
These funds may be required for the treatment of complications of diabetes.
In addition to sugar-lowering drugs, diabetics need additional funds.
Insulin is not provided to patients with type 2 diabetes as a free drug, but they are entitled to receive a glucometer and test strips on a preferential basis. If there is dependence on insulin, test strips are issued based on three measurements per day, and in the absence of dependence on insulin, one measurement per day is calculated.
Patients using insulin for treatment are given injection syringes in the amount required for daily injections.
In addition, patients are provided with cash payments.
Benefits for children suffering from type 2 diabetes
Children with diabetes are allocated in a separate category. This is due to the fact that violations provoked by diabetes have a particularly strong effect on the children’s body.
In the presence of an insulin-dependent form of pathology, the child is set up a disability.
Parents of such a child should be informed about what medications are prescribed to diabetics for free, as well as what benefits a child suffering from this pathology has.
Such knowledge can reduce to some extent the cost of therapeutic measures to normalize the condition of the child and maintain his health at an appropriate level.
Diabetic children and children with disabilities for diabetes are provided with a list of benefits. This list includes:
- Granting vouchers for health improvement to a sanatorium or a specialized health camp with fare paid to both sides of the child and his accompanying person.
- Disability pension.
- Special conditions for passing the EGE and assistance during admission to educational institutions.
- The right to be examined and treated in a foreign clinic.
- Exemption from military service.
- Tax exemption.
In addition to these benefits, parents of a sick child are provided with cash payments in the amount of average earnings until the child reaches the age of 14.
What free diabetes medications are provided in preferential terms?
Every year for patients with type 2 diabetes, regardless of disability, a certain financial support is allocated from the state budget. Special authorities distribute material assets that are prescribed to patients by law. State territorial committees distribute medicines, cash payments and social benefits.
Patients may qualify for free diabetes medication, free rehabilitation, and financial benefits.
The list of drugs allocated on a preferential basis is quite large and includes mainly sugar-lowering drugs. The number of sugar-lowering drugs and the number of test strips is determined by the endocrinologist.
In accordance with the order of the Government of the Russian Federation, free drugs for diabetics include the following groups of drugs:
- for the treatment of liver pathologies;
- digestion enhancers, including enzymatic ones;
- for the treatment of diabetes mellitus including insulin;
- vitamins and vitamin-mineral complexes;
- to normalize metabolic processes;
- antithrombotic drugs;
- for the treatment of pathologies in the work of the heart;
Means intended for the treatment of liver diseases include glycyrrhizic acid, phospholipids in the form of capsules and a lyophilisate for the preparation of an injection solution. Free medications that help improve digestion are pancreatin in the form of capsules and tablets.
Medicines used in the treatment of diabetes and included in the list of free ones include:
- Short-acting insulin – Degludek, Aspart, Lizpro, insulin soluble human genetic engineering.
- Medications of medium duration – insulin Isofan, Aspart two-phase.
- Long-acting insulin – Glargin, Detemirn.
- Biguanides – Metformin and its analogues .
- Derivatives of sulfonylureas – Glibenclamide, Gliclazide.
- Thiazolidinediones – Rosiglitazone.
- Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors – Vildagliptin, Saxagliptin, Sitagliptin.
Retinol, Alfacalcidol, Calcitriol, Kalecalciferol, Thiamine, ascorbic acid, Pyridoxine, Calcium Gluconate, Potassium and Magnesium Asparaginate are given to patients as free vitamins and mineral-vitamin complexes.
Free drugs that normalize metabolic processes include Ademethionint, Agalsidase beta and alpha, Velaglucerase alpha, Idursulfase, Imiglucerase, Miglustat, Nitizinon, Thioctic acid.
Antithrombotic agents that are free for diabetics include Warfarin, Enoxaparin sodium, Clopidogrel, Alteplase, Prourokinase, a recombinant protein containing the staphylokinase amino acid sequence, Dabigatran etexilate, Rivaroxaban.
The list of free drugs for the treatment of heart pathologies
In addition to medicines, the action of which is aimed at normalizing the functioning of the digestive system and metabolic processes, as well as drugs designed to maintain a normal state of health, if necessary, diabetics are given free medications for pressure and treatment of other pathologies in the heart.
This group of drugs includes anti-rheumatic drugs, vasodilators, antihypertensive drugs, diuretics, beta-blockers
Anti-rheumatic drugs include procainamide and lappaconitine hydrobromide.
The group of vasodilators include:
- Isosorbide dinitrate;
- Isosorbide mononitrate;
Antihypertensive drugs are:
As a diuretic in the presence of a disease such as diabetes, the patient is invited to receive free of charge Hydrochlorothiazide, Hydrochlorothiazide, Indapamide, Furosemide and Spironolactone.
The group of beta-blockers include:
- Verapamil and some other drugs.
The specified list is incomplete, since it did not include antimicrobial drugs, anesthetics, anti-inflammatory and anti-rheumatic drugs. These groups of drugs are rarely used and in case of emergency, but the patient should know that he has the right to provide free drugs from these groups of medicines.
How to take advantage of the drug benefits?
In order to receive free medications, you need to register in the state register of persons who are entitled to certain benefits.
The information is entered into this register by the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation. After entering the necessary information, it is sent to all interested authorities.
A patient with diabetes needs to contact a pension fund and provide the necessary package of documents for registering it. After registration with the pension fund, you should take a certificate stating that the patient does not refuse to provide benefits.
To receive a preferential prescription from a doctor, he will need to provide a certain list of documents. Mandatory documents for obtaining a preferential prescription are:
- Proof of eligibility.
- Certificate from the pension fund.
- Medical insurance policy.
The doctor, on the basis of the documents provided, writes out a prescription for the patient on a special form, which is provided at the pharmacy when receiving the medicine. Obtaining free medicines is provided in those pharmacies that are on state support.
The timing of the implementation of different doctor’s prescriptions differ among themselves, depending on the prescribed treatment:
- for narcotic and psychotropic drugs – 5 days;
- on anabolics – 10 days;
- for other types of drugs – from 1 to 2 months.
Each prescription leaflet contains information about the timing of the medication. The dispensing of medicines by pharmacists must be carried out in the hands of the patient strictly within the time indicated on the form.