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Apriso Patient assistance program

Is your Apriso 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 Apriso medication.

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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.

  • 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 Apriso cost savings if eligible

Your monthly cost will always be a flat fee of $49 per month. You could save: 

Strength Avg. monthly price at
a US pharmacy
NiceRx monthly
price
Monthly savings
with NiceRx
0.375G 120 capsules$499.00$49.00$450.00

Am I eligible for the Apriso patient assistance program?

Apply online with NiceRx to find out if you are eligible for the Apriso patient assistance program. We review each Apriso assistance program application individually, but the main factors considered by the majority of programs include:

  • 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 Apriso patient assistance program? 

Before you begin it’s important that you have a range of information to hand. This includes details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers who ship your medication. 

You will need to provide this information in your enrollment application. Our online application form will also require full details about any medications you’re taking, including Apriso. 

We handle the full application process for you once we determine that you may be eligible for Apriso assistance. Having been successfully enrolled in the Apriso patient assistance program, we’ll also request your Apriso medication refills on your behalf for up to one year.

Is NiceRx an Apriso coupons provider?

No, NiceRx offers one key service when it comes to Apriso medication. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Apriso patient assistance program. This means that we are not an Apriso coupon, Apriso discount card, or Apriso copay card provider. 

Our service is likely to be the most cost-effective way to access Apriso medication compared to printable Apriso manufacturer coupons, Apriso discounts, rebates, Apriso savings cards, trial offers, or free Apriso samples. When obtaining your Apriso medication through NiceRx, your total cost for the medication will always be $49 per month.

Can NiceRx help me get Apriso if I have insurance? 

We may be able to help if your insurance company won’t pay for your Apriso medication, or you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. We may even be able to assist if you don’t have insurance or your Medicare plan doesn’t cover Apriso. Apply online to find out more and understand your potential eligibility for the Apriso patient assistance program.

How much is Apriso with insurance?

When obtaining Apriso with insurance, the cost of the medication will vary in line with the terms of your healthcare plan. Your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance. Contact them to find out more. 

How much does Apriso cost without insurance?

Apriso prices without insurance will vary depending on where you buy it. As a guide, a pack of 120, 0.375 mg Apriso capsules will cost around $550.

What is Apriso?

Apriso is a medication prescribed to adults to manage and lessen the symptoms of a bowel disease called ulcerative colitis. Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease. It causes the lining of your bowels (your colon and your large intestine) to become inflamed. This can affect how your bowels work and can cause damage. 

This inflammation and damage in your bowels can cause symptoms like abdominal (stomach) pain, feeling sick, diarrhea, fever, weight loss, and anemia. These can affect your quality of life, particularly if the symptoms become severe. Over time, ulcerative colitis can lead to inflammation of the liver (hepatitis), and even colon cancer.

There’s no permanent cure for ulcerative colitis, but you can manage it with medication. Apriso comes in capsules that you swallow, usually daily in the morning. It helps to reduce inflammation in your bowel, reducing the severity of your symptoms and helping to limit your flare-ups.

Apriso active ingredients

The active ingredient in Apriso is called mesalazine. It helps to reduce inflammation in your bowels. Inflammation is a natural response to disease and injury triggered by your immune system. It’s usually helpful, as it assists your body to clear diseases and repair injuries. However, sometimes this can occur in healthy areas of your body where it isn’t needed. When this happens for long sustained periods, it can cause harm and lead to diseases, like ulcerative colitis.

When you take Apriso, the medication travels through your digestive system, and the active ingredient mesalazine is absorbed into your bowels. Molecules of mesalazine attach themselves to enzymes in your bowels, called cyclooxygenase and lipoxygenase, stopping them from working. These enzymes usually produce a natural chemical (prostaglandin), that triggers inflammation. By stopping the enzymes working, less prostaglandin is produced, and less inflammation is triggered.

Apriso side effects & Apriso drug interactions

The Apriso side effects that occur most often include:

  • Headaches
  • Feeling sick (nausea)
  • Stomach (abdominal) pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Swollen and blocked sinuses (sinusitis)
  • Colds, or cold-like symptoms (nasopharyngitis)
  • Flu, or flu-like symptoms

Rarer and more serious Apriso side effects, include:

  • Severe allergic reactions to the medication that may be hard to distinguish from severe flare-ups
  • Kidney problems, including inflammation of the kidneys (nephritis) and kidney failure
  • Liver problems, including inflammation of the liver (hepatitis) and liver failure

Apriso is known to interact with Antacids, which are taken to reduce stomach acidity and reduce heartburn. These include Tums, Nexium, or Prilosec. Tell your prescribing physician if you are taking these. 

Apriso warnings & precautions

Don’t take Apriso if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient mesalazine
  • Are allergic to any salicylates or aminosalicylates
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Apriso (these will be listed in the leaflet which comes with the medication)
  • Are under 18 years of age

Talk to your physician before taking Apriso if you:

  • Have, or have had any kidney problems
  • Have, or have had any liver problems
  • Have, or have had a blockage in your digestive tract
  • Have an inherited condition called phenylketonuria that increases the amount of phenylalanine in your blood
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
  • Are over 65 years of age

*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.