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Absorica LD Patient assistance program

Is your Absorica LD medication too expensive? Start receiving your medication for only $49 per month.*

Complete a free online enrollment application to find out if you’re eligible to pay only $49 per month for your Absorica LD medication with our help.

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  • Convenient: We manage the whole process and we’re here to assist you
  • Ongoing refills: We request your medication refills on your behalf
  • Secure: Your personal and medical information is safe with us
  • Convenient: We manage the whole process and we’re here to assist you
  • Ongoing refills: We request your medication refills on your behalf

NiceRx works with your healthcare provider to help you access affordable medications directly from U.S. pharmaceutical companies.

An introduction to NiceRx

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How it works

  • Apply Online

    Get started by filling out the online enrollment application to find out if you are eligible.

  • Qualification

    NiceRx verifies your eligibility for medication assistance and notifies you if you are qualified. The pharmaceutical company provides your medication for free and you only pay our service fee.

  • Upload Documents

    You may be required to submit further information and documents required by the pharmaceutical company which can be securely uploaded online.

  • Application Created

    Your application is created and sent to your doctor for signature. At this stage, you will be billed $49 and will not be billed again until you receive your first medication delivery.

  • Receive Medication

    Your application is sent to the pharmaceutical company. You will be billed again once you receive your medication. We handle the entire ordering process including requesting ongoing refills.

Medically reviewed by  Jamie Winn, PharmD

Your monthly Absorica LD cost savings if eligible

The Absorica LD patient assistance program can provide your medication for free. We simply charge $49 per month for each medication to cover the cost of our services. With NiceRx, you will only pay $49 to obtain your Absorica LD, regardless of the retail price.

Am I eligible for the Absorica LD patient assistance program?

To find out if you are eligible for Absorica LD assistance you can apply online using our enrollment application. Each pharmaceutical company sets its eligibility criteria, and we will review your application individually to determine if you may be eligible. The three main factors to consider are:

  • I am a permanent, legal resident of the United States or Puerto Rico
  • I am uninsured or my insurance doesn’t cover my medication
  • I meet certain income eligibility requirements

How do I apply for the Absorica LD patient assistance program?

Our application process aims to make it as easy as possible to apply for the Absorica LD patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our online enrollment application. We will ask you for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income as this information is required by the pharmaceutical companies. We may be able to help you apply for other patient assistance programs too, so be sure to tell us about any medications you are taking as well as Absorica LD.

NiceRx will review your application and determine whether you may be eligible for Absorica LD assistance. If so, we will handle the full enrollment process for you and prepare all required documents for your healthcare provider to sign. Once you are successfully enrolled in the Absorica LD patient assistance program, we will help you manage your prescription refills by requesting refills on your behalf throughout your enrollment period. At the end of your enrollment period, we will contact you for updated information and seek to re-enroll you so you can continue to access affordable Absorica LD.

Is NiceRx an Absorica LD coupon provider?

NiceRx is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Absorica LD patient assistance program. We do not offer trial offers or free Absorica LD samples. When obtaining your medication through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month per medication. This will likely save you more money than if you were to use Absorica LD coupons, discount cards, or Absorica LD copay cards.

Can NiceRx help me get Absorica LD cheaper if I have insurance?

NiceRx may be able to help you if your insurance company will not pay for your Absorica LD medication. We may also be able to help if you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. Whether you have insurance or not, apply online using our enrollment application to find out more.

How much does Absorica LD cost without insurance?

Absorica LD prices without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy. Prices will also vary by retailer. As a guide, Absorica LD oral capsule micronized 8 mg typically costs $1,250 for 30 capsules.

How much does Absorica LD cost with insurance?

The copay for Absorica LD will vary by the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out what you might need to pay for Absorica LD with insurance, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to help you calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.

What is Absorica LD?

Absorica LD is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc. Absorica LD is a retinoid indicated for the treatment of severe recalcitrant nodular acne in patients 12 years of age and older.

Absorica must not be used by female patients who are or may become pregnant. There is a very high risk that severe birth defects will result if pregnancy occurs while taking Absorica in any amount, even for short periods of time. Any fetus exposed during pregnancy can potentially be affected. There are no accurate means of determining whether an exposed fetus has been affected. Absorica is available only through a restricted program called the iPLEDGE program. Prescribers, patients, pharmacies, and distributors must enroll in the program.

What doses of Absorica LD are available?

Absorica LD is available in a capsule formulation, in the following doses: 10 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg, and 40 mg.

The recommended dose of 0.5 to 1 mg/kg/day is given in two divided doses without regard to meals for 15 to 20 weeks. Once-daily dosing is not recommended. Perform pregnancy tests prior to prescribing, each month during therapy, end of therapy, and one month after discontinuation. Perform fasting lipid profile and liver function tests before prescribing. Absorica is not substitutable with other forms of isotretinoin.

Always speak with a healthcare professional for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Absorica LD active ingredients

Absorica contains isotretinoin as the active ingredient.

Absorica LD side effects

The most common side effects of Absorica LD in clinical trials (incidence ≥5%) include:

  • Dry lips, chapped lips
  • Dry skin
  • Back pain, arthralgia, muscle pain, headache
  • Dry eye, reduced visual acuity
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Blood creatine kinase increased
  • Upper respiratory tract infection

In rare instances, Absorica LD can cause more serious side effects. These can include:

  • Psychiatric Disorders
  • Serious skin reactions
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Hepatotoxicity – clinical hepatitis has been reported with isotretinoin use
  • Inflammatory bowel disease – patients experiencing abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, or severe diarrhea should discontinue treatment
  • Glucose and CPK abnormalities
  • Intracranial Hypertension – Isotretinoin has been associated with cases of intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri), some of which involved concomitant use of tetracyclines
  • Acute pancreatitis has been reported with isotretinoin use in patients with either elevated or normal serum triglyceride levels. If symptoms of pancreatitis occur, the patient should discontinue treatment and seek medical attention
  • Lipid Abnormalities

Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Absorica LD against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Absorica LD to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Absorica LD drug interactions

Absorica LD can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Vitamin A
  • Tetracyclines
  • St. John’s Wort
  • Oral contraceptives

This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Absorica LD. Tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Absorica LD contraindications

You should not use Absorica LD if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient isotretinoin
  • Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Absorica LD
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant – use 2 forms of birth control 1 month before starting Absorica LD, during treatment, and for at least 1 month after the last dose
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Talk to your doctor before using Absorica LD if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Absorica LD

Absorica LD generic

Absorica LD is the trademark brand name for isotretinoin manufactured by Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. 2021 Sun Dermatology. A generic version of isotretinoin is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Absorica LD savings through NiceRx.

*Qualifying persons may obtain medications directly from patient assistance programs without any out-of-pocket cost (or for less than $49 per medication). However, our monthly flat rate of just $49 per medication spares you the hassle of tracking down the different programs and filling out all the required paperwork for each program.

Enrollees enjoy a full-service solution, as NiceRx assists them and their physicians with the entire process. We prepare all required documents for the physician to sign, help enrollees manage all prescription refills, monitor eligibility criteria, and maintain enrollment.

**If you do not receive medications because you were determined to be ineligible for the prescription assistance by the applicable pharmaceutical companies and you have a letter of denial, we will refund any fees you paid toward medications for which you did not qualify to receive prescription assistance (“Refund”).

To receive a refund, you must send the letter of denial to us by fax to 888-517-7444, or by e-mail to [email protected] within 30 days of your receipt of such letter. The Refund is your sole and exclusive remedy for any fees you may wish to dispute.

The content on this website is intended for information purposes only. It does not constitute medical advice. The information on this website should not be relied upon and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always speak to your doctor regarding the risks and benefits of any treatment.