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 Azedra cost savings if eligible
If you are eligible for the Azedra 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 Azedra through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month regardless of the retail price of your medication.
Am I eligible for the Azedra patient assistance program?
You could receive your Azedra 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 Azedra 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 Azedra.
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 Azedra 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 Azedra medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year once you are enrolled in the program.
Is NiceRx an Azedra coupon provider?
At NiceRx, we help eligible individuals access the Azedra patient assistance program. This means that we are not an Azedra coupon, an Azedra discount card, or an Azedra copay card provider. We do not offer any medication trial offers, or free Azedra samples.
Can NiceRx help me get Azedra cheaper 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 Azedra 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 Azedra cost without insurance?
Azedra costs without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy and the retailer you buy it from. As a guide, Azedra intravenous solution will typically cost around $9,500 for 1 solution. 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 Azedra cost with insurance?
The copay of Azedra 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 Azedra?
Azedra is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Azedra is a radiotherapy drug indicated for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients 12 years and older with iobenguane scan positive, unresectable, locally advanced or metastatic pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma who require systemic anticancer therapy.
Pheochromocytoma (pheo) and paraganglioma (para) are rare tumors of the adrenal glands, from specific types of hormone-producing neuroendocrine cells.
What doses of Azedra are available?
Azedra is available in injection form, in the following doses: 555 MBq/mL (15 mCi/ml) at TOC as a clear solution in a single-dose vial
Check for pregnancy in females of reproductive potential prior to administering. Block thyroid prior to administering, and do not administer if the platelet count is less than 80,000/mcL or absolute neutrophil count is less than 1,200/mcL. Administer Azedra intravenously as a dosimetric dose followed by two therapeutic doses administered 90 days apart.
Please read the full prescribing information and always speak with a healthcare professional about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.
Azedra active ingredients
Azedra contains iobenguane I 131 as the active ingredient.
Azedra side effects
The most common side effects of Azedra in clinical trials include:
- Lymphopenia (reduced white blood cells)
- Increased international normalized ratio
- Nausea, vomiting
In rare instances, Azedra can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Risk from radiation exposure
- Myelosuppression – monitor blood cell counts, withhold and reduce the dose as recommended based on severity of cytopenia
- Secondary myelodysplastic syndrome, leukemia, and other malignancies – The time to development of MDS or acute leukemia ranged from 12 months to 7 years
- Hypothyroidism – begin thyroid-blocking medication prior to administration and continue after each dose
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Renal toxicity
- Embryo-fetal toxicity – females and males of reproductive potential are advised to use effective contraception
- Risk of infertility
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Azedra against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Azedra to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Azedra drug interactions
Azedra can interact with other medications. These include:
- Drugs that reduce catecholamine uptake or deplete stores
This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Azedra.
You should not use Azedra if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient iobenguane I 131
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Azedra
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant – Use an effective method of contraception during treatment and for 7 months (for females) and 4 months (for males) after your final dose
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed – Do not breastfeed during treatment with Azedra and for 80 days after your final dose
Talk to your doctor before using Azedra if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Azedra
- Have renal impairment
Azedra is the trademark brand name for iobenguane I 131 manufactured by Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. A generic version of iobenguane I 131 is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Azedra 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.