Your monthly Atgam cost savings if eligible
If you are eligible for the Atgam patient assistance program you can get your medication for free. Our monthly flat rate 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 Atgam through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month regardless of the retail price of your medication.
Am I eligible for the Atgam patient assistance program?
You could receive your Atgam without paying the full retail price if you meet the eligibility criteria for assistance. This criteria is set by the pharmaceutical companies who 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 Atgam 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 Atgam.
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 Atgam 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 Atgam medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year once you are enrolled in the program.
Is NiceRx an Atgam coupons provider?
At NiceRx, we help eligible individuals access the Atgam patient assistance program. This means that we are not an Atgam coupon, an Atgam discount card, or an Atgam copay card provider. We do not offer any medication trial offers, or free Atgam samples.
Can NiceRx help me get Atgam 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 Atgam 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 is Atgam with insurance?
The cost of Atgam 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.
How much does Atgam cost without insurance?
Atgam costs without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy and the retailer you buy it from. As a guide, Atgam 50 mg/mL will typically cost around $470 for 1 ampul. If you obtain your medication through NiceRx, you will pay a flat monthly rate of $49 per medication regardless of its retail price.
What is Atgam?
Atgam contains the prescription medicine lymphocyte immune globulin anti-thymocyte (also called equine anti-thymocyte immune globulin). Atgam is classed as an immunosuppressant. It reduces your body’s natural immune system from fighting infections. Your immune system can also fight against transplanted organs, such as a liver or kidney. This is because the immune system sees the new organ as a foreign body. Atgam may be used alone or in combination with other medications.
Lymphocyte immune globulin is used:
- To treat or stop organ rejection after a kidney transplant
- To treat aplastic anemia (a condition in which your bone marrow does not produce enough new blood cells)
Atgam active ingredients
Atgam is made up of antibodies that bind to a wide variety of proteins on the surface of lymphocytes. Atgam also binds to granulocytes, platelets, bone marrow cells, and other cell types. It is thought that Atgam works mainly by reducing the number of lymphocytes moving around your body. Exactly how Atgam works however has not been fully established.
Your doctor may carry out a skin test to make sure you are not allergic to lymphocyte immune globulin. Atgam is injected directly into a vein through an IV. A healthcare professional will give you this injection. How often you are given Atgam will depend on the condition you are being treated for. Atgam is injected slowly and can take at least 4 hours to complete. You may be given other medicines to suppress your immune system while you are being treated with lymphocyte immune globulin. You may also need regular blood tests while receiving this medication.
Atgam side effects
The most common side effects caused by Atgam include:
- Increased heart rate
- Difficulty breathing
- Feeling light-headed
- Easy bruising, unusual bleeding
- Purple or red spots under your skin
- Coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
- Fever, swollen glands
- Skin sores, rash, or itching
- Muscle or joint pain, feeling very weak or tired
In rare instances, Atgam can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Night sweats
- Blisters or ulcers in your mouth, red or swollen gums, difficulty swallowing
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
- Pain where the injection was given
- Red or itching skin
- Abnormal liver or kidney function tests
- Headache, dizziness, or confusion
- Swelling, redness, warmth, irritation, or tenderness in the veins of your arms or legs
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Atgam against your risk of side effects.
Atgam drug interactions
Atgam can interact with other medications. These include:
- Treatments for auto-immune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis – adalimumab, certolizumab, golimumab, natalizumab
- Treatments for cancer – baricitinib
- Vaccines – BCG, influenza, measles, mumps, polio, rubella, rotavirus, smallpox, typhoid, yellow fever, zoster
- Treatments for multiple sclerosis – fingolimod, ozanimod, siponimod
- DMARDs (disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs) for rheumatoid arthritis – leflunomide, teriflunomide
This list is not exhaustive and other drugs may interact with Atgam.
Atgam warning and precautions
You should not use Atgam if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient lymphocyte immune globulin
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Atgam
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
Talk to your doctor before using Atgam if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Atgam
- Have liver or kidney disease
- Have had a vaccine in the past 6 months
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
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.