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 Bafiertam cost savings if eligible
The Bafiertam patient assistance program can provide your medication for free. We simply charge $49 per month for each medication to cover the cost of our services. With NiceRx, you will only pay $49 to obtain your Bafiertam, regardless of the retail price.
Am I eligible for the Bafiertam patient assistance program?
To find out if you are eligible for Bafiertam assistance you can apply online using our enrollment application. Each pharmaceutical company sets its eligibility criteria, and we will review your application individually to determine if you may be eligible. The three main factors to consider 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 Bafiertam patient assistance program?
Our application process aims to make it as easy as possible to apply for the Bafiertam patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our online enrollment application. We will ask you for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income as this information is required by the pharmaceutical companies. We may be able to help you apply for other patient assistance programs too, so be sure to tell us about any medications you are taking as well as Bafiertam.
NiceRx will review your application and determine whether you may be eligible for Bafiertam assistance. If so, we will handle the full enrollment process for you and prepare all required documents for your healthcare provider to sign. Once you are successfully enrolled in the Bafiertam patient assistance program, we will help you manage your prescription refills by requesting refills on your behalf throughout your enrollment period. At the end of your enrollment period, we will contact you for updated information and seek to re-enroll you so you can continue to access affordable Bafiertam.
Is NiceRx a Bafiertam coupon provider?
NiceRx is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Bafiertam patient assistance program. We do not offer trial offers or free Bafiertam samples. When obtaining your medication through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month per medication. This will likely save you more money than if you were to use Bafiertam coupons, discount cards, or Bafiertam copay cards.
Can NiceRx help me get Bafiertam cheaper if I have insurance?
NiceRx may be able to help you if your insurance company will not pay for your Bafiertam medication. We may also be able to help if you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. Whether you have insurance or not, apply online using our enrollment application to find out more.
How much does Bafiertam cost without insurance?
Bafiertam prices without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy. Prices will also vary by retailer. As a guide, Bafiertam oral delayed-release capsules 95 mg typically cost $6,350 for 120 capsules.
How much does Bafiertam cost with insurance?
The copay for Bafiertam will vary by the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out what you might need to pay for Bafiertam with insurance, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to help you calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.
What is Bafiertam?
Bafiertam is an FDA-approved (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) medication manufactured by Banner Life Sciences LLC. Bafiertam is indicated for the treatment of relapsing forms of MS, including clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS), and active secondary progressive disease, in adults. Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients have not been established.
What doses of Bafiertam are available?
Bafiertam is available in delayed-release capsule form, in the following doses: 95 mg.
Your doctor should perform blood tests to check your liver function before you start taking Bafiertam and during treatment if needed. The starting dose is 95 mg orally twice a day, for 7 days. The maintenance dose after 7 days is 190 mg (administered as two 95 mg capsules) twice a day. Swallow the capsules whole. Do not crush, chew, or mix the contents with food. Bafiertam can be taken with or without food.
Read the prescribing information and always speak with your healthcare provider about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.
Bafiertam active ingredients
Bafiertam is a disease-modifying therapy (DMT), that treats relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) by the same mechanism of action as Tecfidera, (dimethyl fumarate, DMF). DMF is absorbed in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, where it’s converted to become the active agent monomethyl fumarate (MMF) that treats MS. Bafiertam contains the active agent MMF, so it doesn’t need to be converted.
Bafiertam 190 mg was FDA approved by demonstrating that its dose was bioequivalent to DMF 240 mg following oral administration. MMF (380 mg/day) is bioequivalent to DMF (480 mg/day).
Bafiertam side effects
The most common side effects of Bafiertam in clinical trials (incidence for dimethyl fumarate [the prodrug of Bafiertam]≥10% and ≥2% more than placebo) include:
- Abdominal pain
- Loss of appetite
In rare instances, Bafiertam can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Anaphylaxis and angioedema
- Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) – symptoms include clumsiness, impairment of coordination, weakness, sudden change in your thinking, confusion, difficulty concentrating, memory loss, difficulty talking, walking, seizure, and vision changes
- Herpes zoster and other serious opportunistic infections
- Lymphopenia – obtain a CBC including lymphocyte count before initiating treatment, after 6 months, and every 6 to 12 months thereafter
- Liver Injury
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Bafiertam against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Bafiertam to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Bafiertam drug interactions
Bafiertam can interact with other medications. These include:
- Drugs that weaken the immune system and increase the risk of infection – natalizumab, rituximab
- Medications containing dimethyl fumarate or diroximel fumarate
This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Bafiertam. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
You should not use Bafiertam if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient monomethyl fumarate
- Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Bafiertam
- Have a known hypersensitivity to monomethyl fumarate, dimethyl fumarate, diroximel fumarate, or any of the ingredients of Bafiertam
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant – can cause fetal harm
Talk to your doctor before using Bafiertam if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Bafiertam
- Have liver problems
- Have or have had low white blood cell counts or an infection
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
Bafiertam is the trademark brand name for monomethyl fumarate manufactured by Banner Life Sciences LLC. A generic version of monomethyl fumarate is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Bafiertam 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.