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Benlysta Patient assistance program

Is your Benlysta 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 Benlysta 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 Benlysta cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible for the Benlysta patient assistance program, the cost of your medication will be free. We only charge $49 a month, per medication, to cover our service fees. You could receive your Benlysta prescription for just $49 a month, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

Am I eligible for the Benlysta patient assistance program?

We will review your application to determine whether you are eligible for the Benlysta patient assistance program. Each program has its own eligibility criteria which are 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 Benlysta patient assistance program?

We make it as easy as possible to apply for the Benlysta patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our enrollment application. Tell us about any medications you are taking, including Benlysta. 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 Benlysta 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 Benlysta patient assistance program, and we will automatically request your Benlysta medication refills for up to 1 year.

Is NiceRx a Benlysta coupons provider?

We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Benlysta patient assistance program. That means that we do not offer printable Benlysta manufacturer coupons, Benlysta discounts, or free Benlysta samples. We are not a Benlysta coupon provider or Benlysta discount card. Our service extends to assisting eligible individuals to access the medications they need through patient assistance programs.

Can NiceRx help me get Benlysta if I have insurance?

We may be able to help you to access Benlysta patient assistance in a variety of circumstances. This includes when your insurance company will not pay for your Benlysta 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 is Benlysta with insurance?

The cost of Benlysta 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.

How much does Benlysta cost without insurance?

Benlysta prices without insurance will vary depending on where you buy it and the amount you buy. As a guide, Benlysta intravenous powder for injection 120 mg usually costs $580 for 1 powder for injection. With NiceRx you will pay a flat monthly fee of $49, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

What is Benlysta?

Benlysta is an FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by GSK for adult patients or pediatric patients 5 years of age and above, with active lupus nephritis or active systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), who are receiving standard therapy. The FDA approval was based on results from the BLISS-LN clinical studies.

SLE is an autoimmune disease where the immune system becomes confused and attacks the body. Benlysta helps to reduce disease activity more than if the other medicines were used alone. Benlysta contains the prescription medicine belimumab, a monoclonal antibody. Benlysta is a biologic therapy (treatment derived from living tissues or cells) designed to work on your immune system.

Benlysta is not used if you have severe kidney problems caused by SLE, or have active SLE that affects your central nervous system (brain, nerves, and spinal cord).

What doses of Benlysta are available?

Benlysta is available as 120 mg or 400 mg powder for concentrate for solution for infusion. Before use, remove the Benlysta vial from the refrigerator and allow it to stand for 10 to 15 minutes to allow it to reach room temperature.

Benlysta is given as an intravenous infusion (IV) or subcutaneously using a prefilled syringe. It should be given to you by healthcare providers prepared to manage anaphylaxis and infusion reactions. Healthcare providers should be aware of the risk of hypersensitivity reactions, which may present as infusion reactions.

Benlysta active ingredients

Benlysta works by blocking the action of BLyS (B lymphocyte stimulator). BLyS is involved in the normal lifecycle of B cells in your body. B-cells are responsible for the production of antibodies in your humoral immune system. Benlysta works by attaching itself to BLyS, and not allowing BLyS to attach to B-cells as it normally would. This reduces the survival rate of the B cells and reduces the effects they would normally have on your immune system.

Benlysta side effects

The most common side effects of Benlysta and adverse reactions reported in clinical trials were:

  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • A reaction where the shot was given – itching, redness, swelling, pain
  • Cough, sore throat, stuffy or runny nose, fever
  • Depressed mood
  • Insomnia (problems sleeping)

In rare instances, Benlysta can cause more serious adverse effects. These can include:

  • Serious infections – stop treatment if this occurs
  • Bronchitis – difficulty breathing, tightness in your chest
  • Changes in mood or behavior – depression, anxiety, thoughts of suicide
  • Bloody diarrhea
  • Urinating more or pain or burning sensation when you urinate
  • Skin reactions – sores, redness, or warm
  • Cough with mucus
  • Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) – a serious and life-threatening brain infection that can result in death or severe disability. Tell your healthcare provider immediately if you have any new or worsening medical problems, such as problems with memory, confusion, dizziness or loss of balance, difficulty talking or walking, or loss of vision

Get emergency medical advice if you have symptoms of anaphylaxis or an allergic reaction: hives, itching, skin rash, feeling anxious or light-headed, low blood pressure, trouble breathing, swelling of your face, or lips

A healthcare professional will assess the benefits of using Benlysta against your risk of side effects.

Benlysta drug interactions

Benlysta can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Live vaccines (immunizations) – BCG, influenza, measles, mumps, polio, rotavirus, rubella, smallpox, typhoid, yellow fever, zoster
  • Treatment for rheumatoid arthritis – adalimumab, etanercept, infliximab, golimumab, baricitinib, upadacitinib, tofacitinib
  • Treatment for cancer – cladribine
  • Antipsychotics – clozapine
  • Treatment for multiple sclerosis – fingolimod, ozanimod, siponimod
  • Immunosuppressants – leflunomide, teriflunomide

This list is not exhaustive and other drugs may interact with Benlysta. Tell your caregiver about all the medicines you take, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Benlysta contraindications

You should not use Benlysta if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient belimumab
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Benlysta
  • Have severe active central nervous system lupus
  • Are using other biologics or intravenous cyclophosphamide – Benlysta is not recommended in combination

Talk to your doctor before using Benlysta if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Benlysta
  • Have an active or chronic infection
  • Suffer from mental illness or depression
  • Have suicidal thoughts or actions
  • Have cancer – Benlysta’s mechanism of action may increase the risk of malignancy
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant – talk to your healthcare provider about enrolling in the Benlysta Pregnancy Registry
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Benlysta generic

Benlysta is the trademark brand name for belimumab manufactured by GSK (GlaxoSmithKline). A generic version of belimumab is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Benlysta savings through NiceRx.

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*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.