|Chemical name: Sucralfate
Brand name: ProThelial
Typical type: Oral paste1
ProThelial is a medication used to treat mouth sores, mouth irritation or canker sores. ProThelial is available as brand name only and comes as a paste for the mouth or throat.
ProThelial is a medication used to treat mouth sores, mouth irritation and canker sores. ProThelial can also be used to treat oral mucositis, which can often be caused by chemotherapy or radiation treatment related to cancer.
ProThelial adheres to the surface of the mouth to form a barrier over the irritated areas to protect from more irritation and pain. It comes as a paste for the mouth and is used 2-3 times daily as needed.
ProThelial contains the active ingredient Sucralfate, which itself is sometimes used to treat internal ulcers of the stomach and intestine.
There are typically no side effects from ProThelial.
While some Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans may not cover ProThelial, you may be able to find other Medicare plans that help treat oral mucositis.
Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover oral mucositis treatment.
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Your copay and deductible costs for any prescription drug can vary depending on what coverage stage you’re in and the Medicare drug plan you have.
|Deductible stage||Typical copay stage|
|Your deductible is the amount of money you must spend on covered drugs before your Medicare drug coverage starts paying its share of costs.
In the deductible stage, you’re responsible for the full cost of your prescription drugs.
Some Medicare prescription drug plans have a $0 deductible. Medicare drug plans cannot have a deductible more than $415 in 2019.
|After you meet your Part D deductible, you enter the initial coverage period.
During this phase (the typical copay stage), you pay a copayment (flat fee) or coinsurance (percentage) for your covered medications.
The maximum approved duration of ProThelial use is 30 days, though you should use ProThelial for the amount of time that is prescribed by your doctor.
Do not eat or drink for at least 1 hour after using ProThelial. Only apply it to the parts of the mouth that are irritated or those that have lesions.
This article is for informational purposes only. It is not healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis. It is not an endorsement of or recommendation for this medication. Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about your specific healthcare needs, including your prescription medications. Only take medication as directed by your doctor.
Coverage and costs of prescription medications will vary by Medicare plan. Not all plans are available in all areas.
Written by Hayden Gharibyar, Pharm.D.