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Arikayce Patient assistance program

Is your Arikayce 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 Arikayce medication with our help.

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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. The pharmaceutical company provides your medication for free and you only pay our service fee.

  • 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.

Medically reviewed by  Jamie Winn, PharmD

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:

  • Dysphonia
  • 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
  • Nephrotoxicity
  • 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.

Arikayce contraindications

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 generic

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.

*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.

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.