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 Arikayce cost savings if eligible
If you are eligible for the Arikayce patient assistance program, the cost of your medication will be free. We only charge $49 per month for each medication, to cover our service fees. You could receive your Arikayce prescription for just $49 a month, regardless of the retail price of your medication.
Am I eligible for the Arikayce patient assistance program?
We will review your application to determine whether you are eligible for the Arikayce patient assistance program. Each program has its own eligibility criteria which is set by the pharmaceutical companies, however the 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 the Arikayce patient assistance program?
We make it as easy as possible to apply for the Arikayce patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our enrollment application. Tell us about any medications you are taking, including Arikayce. We will also ask for details about your healthcare provider, insurance, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers who ship your medication.
If we determine that you may be eligible for Arikayce assistance, we will handle the application process for you. We will work directly with your healthcare provider to prepare your application documents. Once we have received the signed application and supporting documents, we will submit them to the patient assistance program on your behalf. Our service continues once you are enrolled in the Arikayce patient assistance program, and we will automatically request your Arikayce medication refills for up to 1 year.
Is NiceRx an Arikayce coupons provider?
We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Arikayce patient assistance program. That means that we do not offer printable Arikayce manufacturer coupons, Arikayce discounts, or free Arikayce samples. We are not an Arikayce coupon provider or Arikayce discount card. Our service extends to assisting eligible individuals to access the medications they need through patient assistance programs.
Can NiceRx help me get Arikayce if I have insurance?
We may be able to help you to access Arikayce patient assistance in a variety of circumstances. This includes when your insurance company will not pay for your Arikayce medication or if you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. We may also be able to help you if you do not have insurance. Please apply online to find out more.
How much does Arikayce cost without insurance?
Arikayce cost without insurance will vary depending on where you buy it. As a guide, Arikayce suspension for nebulization 590 mg/8.4 ml, usually costs $1,800 for 30 milliliters. With NiceRx you will pay a flat monthly fee of $49, regardless of the retail price of your medication.
How much does Arikayce cost with insurance?
The copay for Arikayce with insurance depends on the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out how much this is, your healthcare provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance.
What is Arikayce?
Arikayce is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Insmed Incorporated. Arikayce is an aminoglycoside antibacterial used in adults who have limited or no alternative treatment options, for the treatment of Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) lung disease as part of a combination antibacterial drug regimen in patients who do not achieve negative sputum cultures after a minimum of 6 consecutive months of a multidrug background regimen therapy. Arikayce is for use in adults who have limited or no alternative treatment options. This drug is indicated for use in a specific limited population only. Arikayce is approved under accelerated approval based on achieving sputum culture conversion by month 6.
Limitation of Use – Arikayce has only been studied in patients with refractory MAC lung disease, defined as patients who did not achieve negative sputum cultures after a minimum of 6 consecutive months of a multidrug background regimen therapy. The use of Arikayce is not recommended for patients with non-refractory MAC lung disease.
What doses of Arikayce are available?
Arikayce is available in sterile, aqueous, liposome suspension form, in the following doses: 590 mg/8.4 mL.
Use Arikayce vials only with the Lamira nebulizer system. The recommended dosage in adults is once-daily oral inhalation of the contents of one 590 mg/8.4 mL vial.
Please see the full prescribing information for the complete boxed warning, instructions for use, and guidelines. Always speak with your healthcare provider about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.
Arikayce active ingredients
The active ingredient in Arikayce is amikacin sulfate.
Arikayce side effects
The most common side effects of Arikayce in clinical trials include:
- Chest discomfort, shortness of breath, bronchospasm
- Upper airway irritation
- Musculoskeletal pain, tiredness
- Nausea and diarrhea
In rare instances, Arikayce can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Respiratory adverse reactions – hypersensitivity pneumonitis, hemoptysis, bronchospasm, and exacerbation of underlying pulmonary disease that have led to hospitalizations
- Worsening of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Ototoxicity – monitor closely if you have known or suspected auditory or vestibular dysfunction. Tinnitus may be an early symptom of cytotoxicity
- Neuromuscular blockade – aminoglycosides may worsen muscle weakness
- Embryo-Fetal toxicity – can cause total, irreversible, bilateral congenital deafness in pediatric patients
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Arikayce against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Arikayce to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Arikayce drug interactions
Arikayce can interact with other medications. These include:
- Drugs with neurotoxic, nephrotoxic, or ototoxic potential
- Ethacrynic acid, furosemide, urea, or mannitol – some diuretics can enhance aminoglycoside toxicity by altering aminoglycoside concentrations in serum and tissue
This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Arikayce. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription medicines and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
You should not use Arikayce if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient amikacin or similar antibiotics
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Arikayce
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
Talk to your doctor before using Arikayce if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Arikayce
- Have asthma, COPD, wheezing, or other breathing problems
- Have hearing problems
- Have vertigo
- Have renal impairment
- Have a nerve-muscle disorder, such as myasthenia gravis
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
Arikayce is the trademark brand name for amikacin liposome inhalation suspension manufactured by Insmed, Inc. A generic version of amikacin liposome inhalation suspension is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Arikayce 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.