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Avycaz Patient assistance program

Is your Avycaz 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 Avycaz medication with our help.

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  • 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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  • An introduction to NiceRx
  • Next steps after qualifying
  • Uploading documents and billing
  • SSN & billing information
  • Medication delivery time

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

Have you been prescribed Avycaz for a bacterial infection? With our assistance, you could get your Avycaz prescription for a flat fee of $49 per month.*

By working alongside your healthcare provider, we can help you enroll in patient assistance programs for prescription medications, including Avycaz. NiceRx handles the full application process for you, helping you to get easy and affordable access to the medications you need.

Your monthly Avycaz cost savings if eligible

With our help, you could get your Avycaz prescription for a flat fee of $49 per month. This single monthly fee covers the full cost of your Avycaz prescription. Every month, you could save: 

Am I eligible for the Avycaz patient assistance program?

For us to be able to enroll you in the Avycaz patient assistance program, you will need to meet the eligibility criteria for assistance. We review each enrollment application individually, although the main factors considered by most programs will likely 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 Avycaz patient assistance program? 

We make it as easy as possible to apply for the Avycaz patient assistance program. Just fill in our online enrollment application, and tell us about any medications you’re taking, including Avycaz. We’ll also ask for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. 

Once NiceRx determines if you may be eligible for Avycaz assistance, we’ll handle the full enrollment process for you. Once you are successfully enrolled in the Avycaz patient assistance program, we’ll also request your Avycaz medication refills on your behalf for up to one year.

Is NiceRx an Avycaz coupons provider?

NiceRx is a service provider that helps eligible individuals get access to the Avycaz patient assistance program. We are not an Avycaz coupon, an Avycaz discount card, or an Avycaz copay card provider. We don’t offer printable Avycaz manufacturer coupons, Avycaz discounts, rebates, Avycaz savings cards, trial offers, or free Avycaz samples.

When obtaining your Avycaz medication through us, your total cost will always be $49 per month. This is likely to be the most cost-effective option to secure your essential medication on an ongoing basis. 

Can NiceRx help me get Avycaz if I have insurance? 

We may be able to assist in a range of scenarios. This includes if your insurance company won’t pay for your Avycaz 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 healthcare plan doesn’t cover Avycaz. Complete your online enrollment application to find out more.

How much is Avycaz with insurance?

The cost of Avycaz with insurance will depend on your healthcare plan. Your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance.

If you’re successfully enrolled in the patient assistance program and approved for assistance, you’ll likely save more if you get your Avycaz medication through NiceRx.

How much does Avycaz cost without insurance?

Avycaz prices without insurance can vary by retailer. As a guide, a supply of 0.5 g/2 g Avycaz powder for solution for 8 injections can cost around $2,900. With NiceRx you’ll always pay a flat monthly fee of $49.

What is Avycaz?

Avycaz is a combination prescription medication used to treat bacterial infections, specifically:

  1. Complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAI), alongside an antibiotic called metronidazole, in adults and children aged 3 months and over
  2. Complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI) in adults and children aged 3 months and over
  3. Hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia (HABP) in patients 18 years and older
  4. Ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (VABP) in patients 18 years and older

Avycaz is often used to treat these infections, often after an initial antibiotic hasn’t worked or alongside other antibiotics. It is a dual-action treatment that can kill bacteria by lowering their defenses and by weakening their protective cell walls, allowing your immune system to clear the infection.

The medication is given by an intravenous infusion (as a liquid solution) directly into a vein, usually by a doctor or other healthcare professional. The dose, frequency, and how many infusions you’ll need will depend on your age, health, and condition.

Avycaz active ingredients

Avycaz has two active ingredients, called ceftazidime and avibactam, that work in combination to fight certain bacterial infections. 

Ceftazidime is an antibiotic medication that can kill some types of bacteria by disrupting their ability to build a protective wall around themselves. This makes the bacteria more vulnerable and easier for your immune system to destroy.

Avibactam is a medication that stops bacteria from defending themselves against antibiotics like ceftazidime. Some bacteria can produce a substance called beta-lactamase that makes ceftazidime less effective. But avibactam stops beta-lactamase working, lowering bacteria’s defenses, making ceftazidime more potent.

Avycaz side effects & Avycaz drug interactions

When Avycaz does cause side effects, the most common can include:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Nausea (feeling sick)
  • Vomiting (being sick)
  • Stomach pain (abdominal pain)
  • Anxiety

In rare instances, Avycaz can cause more serious side effects, including:

  • Severe allergic reactions to the medication that can cause anaphylaxis and serious skin reactions
  • Seizures and other neurological problems like brain damage (encephalopathy) and coma – this is more likely in patients with kidney problems
  • An increased risk of severe diarrhea caused by a bacterial infection called Clostridium difficile (Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea – CDAD), which can lead to fatal colitis (an inflammatory digestive disease)

Avycaz can interact with both Probenecid (Probalan), taken to reduce uric acid levels in people with gout, and Ceftazidime (Fortaz, Tazicef) which is another antibiotic. If you’re unsure whether you’re taking any of these, take the packaging of all your medications and supplements to your doctor or pharmacist.

Avycaz warnings & precautions

Don’t take Avycaz if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient ceftazidime and avibactam
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Avycaz 
  • Are allergic to any other medications that contain avibactam
  • Are allergic to any other medications belonging to the cephalosporin class of antibiotics
  • Are under 18 years of age for hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia

Avycaz should not be given to infants under 3 months of age for complicated intra-abdominal infections and complicated urinary tract infections.

Talk to your doctor before taking Avycaz if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Avycaz 
  • Have any kidney problems
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
  • Are 65 years of age or older

Related medications

*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.