Actemra Patient assistance program
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- 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.
Your monthly Actemra cost savings if eligible
If you are eligible to receive your Actemra prescription through the patient assistance program, your medication will be free. We charge a flat monthly price of $49 per medication to cover the cost of our services.
Am I eligible for the Actemra patient assistance program?
To be eligible for the Actemra patient assistance program, you will need to meet specific eligibility criteria set by the pharmaceutical company. At NiceRx, we review each Actemra enrollment application individually. The main factors considered 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 Actemra patient assistance program?
Applying for the Actemra patient assistance program through NiceRx is simple. Begin by completing the enrollment application on our website. We’ll ask for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers that supply your medication. We may be able to help you access patient assistance for other medications as well as Actemra, so please tell us about any medications that you have been prescribed.
If we determine that you may be eligible for Actemra assistance, we’ll handle the full enrollment process on your behalf. We’ll work with your healthcare provider to prepare and submit all the documents required for you to enroll. If you are successfully enrolled in the Actemra patient assistance program, we’ll also automatically request your Actemra medication refills for up to 1 year. At the end of your enrollment period, we’ll contact you for updated details and seek to re-enroll you in the program.
Is NiceRx an Actemra coupons provider?
NiceRx does not provide Actemra coupons, discount cards or copay cards. We don’t offer printable Actemra manufacturer coupons, Actemra discounts, rebates, Actemra savings cards, trial offers, or free samples. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access patient assistance programs. Our service cost is $49 a month per medication, so you’ll likely save more on your Actemra medication with NiceRx.
Can NiceRx help me get Actemra if I have insurance?
NiceRx may be able to help you access Actemra patient assistance if:
- You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Actemra
- Your insurance company won’t pay for your Actemra prescription
- You don’t have insurance
Complete your enrollment application online to find out more.
How much is Actemra with insurance?
Your individual healthcare plan will determine the cost of Actemra with insurance. To find out what you will need to pay, contact your pharmacist or insurance provider. They will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance.
How much does Actemra cost without insurance?
Actemra prices without insurance will vary by retailer. As a guide, a one-dose pack of Actemra, typically a month’s supply, will cost around $350.
What is Actemra?
Actemra is a prescription medicine used to treat a range of inflammatory autoimmune diseases, including:
- Moderate to severely active rheumatoid arthritis in adults
- Polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis in children two years of age and above
- Systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis in children two years of age and above
- Giant cell arteritis in adults
- Severe or life-threatening cytokine release syndrome following chimeric antigen receptor T-cell treatment in adults and children two years of age and above
Most autoimmune conditions can’t be cured (cytokine release syndrome can be). You have them for life, but your symptoms can be reduced and managed with medications that reduce inflammation, like Actemra.
Actemra is an immunosuppressant medication that reduces how much inflammation your immune system can trigger, reducing inflammation and giving you relief from your symptoms. You take Actemra by injecting it under your skin (subcutaneous injection) or by having it injected into a vein (intravenous injection). The amount you take, and how often, will depend on your condition and will be decided upon by the doctor who prescribes it to you.
Actemra active ingredients
The active ingredient in Actemra is called tocilizumab. It’s animmunosuppressive drug that reduces how much inflammation your immune system can trigger.
Tocilizumab works by blocking the action of certain cytokines. Your white blood cells release cytokines to trigger inflammation. The cytokines do this by attaching to the outside of your cells at areas called interleukin receptors. This stimulates the receptors, causing them to activate the inflammatory process within the cells. But tocilizumab attaches to these interleukin receptors instead, stopping your cytokines from attaching to them. This stops your cytokines from triggering inflammation, giving you relief from the symptoms of your inflammatory disease.
Actemra side effects & Actemra drug interactions
Actemra can cause side effects. When this happens, the most common include:
- Reactions at the site of injection, like itching, bruising, rashes, and pain
- Increased blood pressure (hypertension)
- An increase in upper respiratory tract infections, like the common cold, sinus infections, and the flu
Sometimes Actemra can cause more serious side effects. Whilst these may be rare, they can include:
- Severe allergic reactions to the medication can cause skin rashes, dizziness, your chest to tighten, and swelling in your face, tongue, and throat that can make it difficult to breathe
- An increased risk of developing a serious infection, like tuberculosis and pneumonia, as Tremfya can reduce your immune system’s ability to fight infections
- An increased risk of developing certain cancers, like non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and cancers of the lung, kidney, and liver
- Liver problems can reduce your liver function, and in severe cases lead to liver failure and death
- A reoccurrence of a hepatitis B infection if you’ve previously had one
- Tears (perforations) in your stomach or intestines
As Actemra can interact with other medications, you should tell your prescribing doctor about all drugs you’re taking, particularly:
- Any other immunosuppressant medications, including:
- Etanercept (Enbrel)
- Adalimumab (Humira)
- Infliximab (Remicade)
- Rituximab (Rituxan)
- Abatacept (Orencia)
- Anakinra (Kineret)
- Certolizumab (Cimzia)
- Golimumab (Simponi)
- Any medications that affect the way your liver enzymes work
Actemra warnings & precautions
Actemra isn’t suitable for everyone. Don’t take the medication if you are allergic to the active ingredient tocilizumab or to any of the other ingredients in Actemra.
Talk to your doctor before taking Actemra if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Actemra
- Have a current infection
- Have any liver problems
- Have any stomach problems, like stomach ulcers or diverticulitis
- Have or have had a condition that affects your nervous system, like multiple sclerosis
- Have recently had a vaccine or are due to have a vaccine
- Are due to have surgery or another medical or dental procedure
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
*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.