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Apidra Patient assistance program

Is your Apidra 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 Apidra medication.

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  • 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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  • An introduction to NiceRx
  • Next steps after qualifying
  • Uploading documents and billing
  • SSN & billing information
  • Medication delivery time

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.

  • 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.

Your monthly Apidra cost savings if eligible

You could get your Apidra prescription for just $49 a month. You will only ever pay this monthly fee, regardless of the retail price of your medication. Through the patient assistance program, you could save:

Strength Avg. monthly price at
a US pharmacy
NiceRx monthly
Monthly savings
with NiceRx
3ml 5 solostar pens$423.51$49.00$374.51
10ml vial$196.50$49.00$147.50

Am I eligible for the Apidra patient assistance program?

We will review your application on an individual basis to understand whether you meet the eligibility criteria for the Apidra patient assistance program. 

  • 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 Apidra patient assistance program? 

We make it as easy as possible to apply for the Apidra patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our enrollment application. Tell us about any medications you’re taking, including Apidra. Important information at this stage also includes details about your healthcare provider, insurance, and your household income. It is essential to provide this information as it’s required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers who ship your medication.

If we determine that you may be eligible for Apidra assistance, we’ll handle the application process on your behalf. Our service continues once you’re enrolled in the Apidra patient assistance program, and we’ll also request your Apidra medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year.

Is NiceRx an Apidra coupons provider?

We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Apidra patient assistance program. That means that we don’t offer other options to secure cheap Apidra, such as printable Apidra manufacturer coupons, Apidra discounts, or free Apidra samples. Remember we are not an Apidra coupon provider or Apidra discount card. Our service extends to assisting eligible individuals to access the medications they need through patient assistance programs. 

Can NiceRx help me get Apidra if I have insurance? 

We may be able to help you in a variety of circumstances. This includes when your insurance company won’t pay for your Apidra medication if you don’t have insurance or you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility.

How much is Apidra with insurance?

The cost you’ll usually pay for Apidra will depend on the terms of your healthcare plan. For further details, your healthcare provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance. 

How much does Apidra cost without insurance?

Apidra prices without insurance will vary depending on where you buy it. As a guide, a 

single prefilled injectable pen with 100 ml of Apidra solution usually costs over $300. You may need to use more than one injectable pen per month. With NiceRx you’ll always pay a flat monthly fee of $49.

What is Apidra?

Apidra is a type of insulin. It’s taken to lower blood sugar levels in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. You usually inject it under your skin using a prefilled injectable pen just before or just after you eat. Apidra then helps your cells absorb more sugar from your blood. Apidra can also be taken using an insulin pump or can be injected into a vein (intravenously) by a health professional.

Diabetes is a condition that can cause your blood sugar level to be too high. When you digest food, sugar is released into your blood so it can be transported around your body. A hormone called insulin then helps the cells that need sugar to absorb it from your blood. 

If you have diabetes, your body may not produce enough insulin or may become resistant to it. This means your cells absorb less sugar from your blood and your blood sugar level stays too high. Over time, high blood sugar levels can cause a range of health problems, like nerve damage, heart disease, strokes, and kidney failure. 

Apidra active ingredients

The active ingredient in Apidra is called insulin glulisine. Insulin glulisine is similar to the insulin your body naturally produces, and it works in the same way. A few molecular changes have been made to it however that makes it faster-acting than natural insulin. This means it gets to work quickly after it’s injected.

Apidra side effects & Apidra drug interactions

There are some common Apidra side effects. These tend to affect around 1 in 10 people who take it. In most instances they will be mild to moderate and are caused by reactions at the site of injection, like reddening, inflammation, itching, hives, and pain on injection. 

In rarer cases, Apidra side effects can be more serious. These can include allergic reactions to the medication and hypoglycemia. This is a condition where your blood sugar falls too low and you don’t have enough in your blood. 

Medicines that can lower or raise your blood pressure can interact with Apidra. This means they can change the way it works and impact the dose you need to take. These can include:

  • All other medications taken to treat diabetes
  • Alcohol
  • Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors
  • Atypical antipsychotic medicines, like olanzapine and clozapine
  • Beta-blockers
  • Clonidine
  • Corticosteroids
  • Danazol
  • Diazoxide
  • Disopyramide
  • Diuretics
  • Estrogens and progestogens
  • Fibrates
  • Glucagon
  • Isoniazid
  • Lithium salts
  • Monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors
  • Pentoxifylline, propoxyphene, and salicylates pain killers
  • Phenothiazine derivatives
  • Protease inhibitors
  • Somatropin
  • Sulfonamide antibiotics
  • Sympathomimetic medicines
  • Thyroid hormones

Make sure you tell your prescribing physician about all drugs you’re taking. This includes those mentioned above and any vitamins or dietary supplements. If you’re unsure, take the packaging of all your medications and supplements with you when you see your physician.

Apidra warnings & precautions

Don’t take Apidra if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient insulin glulisine
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Apidra (listed in the leaflet which comes with the medication)
  • Your blood sugar is too low (hypoglycemia)
  • You are under six years of age

Talk to your physician before taking Apidra if you:

  • Have any kidney or liver problems
  • Are ill or have a major injury (your blood sugar may change)
  • Are about to travel – you may need additional insulin, changes in time zones can change when you eat and administer Apidra, and you may be exposed to health risks
  • Are pregnant or trying to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or plan 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.