How it works
Get started by filling out the online enrollment application to find out if you are eligible for assistance.
NiceRx verifies your eligibility for medication assistance and notifies you if you are pre-qualified. The pharmaceutical company provides your medication for free, and you only pay our service fee.
We will request documents to be submitted by you and your healthcare provider that are required by the pharmaceutical company to complete your enrollment.
Once approved, the pharmaceutical company typically ships a 90-day supply of medication to your home or healthcare provider’s address. Final acceptance is determined by the pharmaceutical company.
Your monthly Aptiom cost savings if eligible
If you are eligible for the Aptiom patient assistance program you can receive your medication for free. Our monthly service fee of $49 per medication covers the cost of our services in applying for the program and requesting your ongoing refills on your behalf. If you obtain your Aptiom through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month regardless of the retail price of your medication.
Am I eligible for the Aptiom patient assistance program?
You could receive your Aptiom without paying the full retail price if you meet the eligibility criteria for assistance. The eligibility requirements are set by the pharmaceutical companies that are providing assistance programs. At NiceRx, we review each application individually, although the main factors considered by most programs 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 Aptiom patient assistance?
We do everything that we can to take the hassle and stress out of applying for patient assistance programs. Simply start by filling in our enrollment application. We will ask for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical companies you are applying to for assistance. We may also be able to help you access patient assistance for other medications that you have been prescribed, so be sure to tell us about any medications you are taking as well as Aptiom.
NiceRx will review the information you have provided, and if we determine that you may be eligible for assistance, we will seek to enroll you in the Aptiom patient assistance program. We will handle the enrollment process for you by working with your healthcare provider and preparing all the required paperwork for your doctor to sign. We will also request your Aptiom medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year once you are enrolled in the program.
Is NiceRx an Aptiom coupons provider?
At NiceRx, we help eligible individuals access the Aptiom patient assistance program. This means that we are not an Aptiom coupon, an Aptiom discount card, or an Aptiom copay card provider. We do not offer any medication trial offers or free Aptiom samples.
Can NiceRx help me get Aptiom if I have insurance?
We may be able to help you if you have insurance, including if your insurance company will not pay for your Aptiom medication, or you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. We may even be able to assist if you do not have insurance. Please fill in our enrollment application to find out more.
How much does Aptiom cost without insurance?
Aptiom costs without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy and the retailer you buy it from. As a guide, Aptiom oral tablets 200 mg will typically cost around $1,200 for 30 tablets. If you obtain your medication through NiceRx, you will pay a flat monthly rate of $49 per medication regardless of its retail price.
How much does Aptiom cost with insurance?
The copay of Aptiom will vary in line with the specific terms of your healthcare plan. For further details about what you may need to pay, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.
What is Aptiom?
Aptiom is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured for Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. Aptiom is used in epilepsy for the treatment of partial-onset seizures in patients 4 years of age and older.
What doses of Aptiom are available?
Aptiom is available in tablet form, in the following doses: 200 mg, 400 mg, 600 mg, 800 mg.
The recommended initial daily dose in adults is 400 mg once daily. Increase the dose in weekly increments of 400 mg to 600 mg once daily, based on clinical response and tolerability, to a recommended maintenance dosage of 800 mg to 1600 mg once daily.
The recommended dosage in pediatric patients is based on body weight and is given orally once daily. Increase the dose in weekly intervals based on clinical response and tolerability, to the recommended maintenance dosage.
Please read the medication guide for full prescribing details and patient safety information. Always speak with a healthcare professional for medical advice or about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.
Aptiom active ingredients
Aptiom contains the anticonvulsant eslicarbazepine acetate as the active ingredient.
Aptiom side effects
The most common side effects of Aptiom in clinical trials include:
- Dizziness, sleepiness, nausea, headache, double vision, vomiting, tiredness, vertigo, ataxia, muscle weakness, blurred vision, and tremor
In rare instances, Aptiom can cause more serious adverse reactions. These can include:
- Worsening suicidal behavior
- Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS), anaphylactic reactions, and angioedema
- Hyponatremia – monitor sodium levels
- Liver problems – yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes, nausea or vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach pain, or dark urine
- Hematologic adverse reactions – consider discontinuing
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction (hives, difficulty breathing, swelling in your face or throat) or a serious skin reaction (fever, sore throat, burning in your eyes, red or purple skin rash that spreads and causes blistering and peeling).
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Aptiom against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Aptiom to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Aptiom drug interactions
Aptiom can interact with other medications. These include:
- Oxcarbazepine, carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, primidone
- Simvastatin, rosuvastatin
- Hormonal birth control medicine (contraceptives)
This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Aptiom. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
You should not use Aptiom if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient eslicarbazepine acetate or oxcarbazepine
- Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Aptiom
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant – if you are pregnant, your name may be listed on a pregnancy registry to track the outcome of the pregnancy and to evaluate any effects of eslicarbazepine on your baby
Talk to your doctor before using Aptiom if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Aptiom
- Have a renal or hepatic impairment
- Have a blood cell disorder
- Suffer from mood problems or suicidal thoughts
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed – this medication passes into breast milk
Aptiom is the trademark brand name for eslicarbazepine manufactured for Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. A generic version of eslicarbazepine is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Aptiom savings through NiceRx.
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.