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Berinert Patient assistance program

Is your Berinert 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 Berinert medication with our help.

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NiceRx works with your healthcare provider to help you access affordable medications directly from U.S. pharmaceutical companies.

How it works

  • Enroll online

    Get started by filling out the online enrollment application to find out if you are eligible for assistance.

  • Pre-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.

  • Submit documents

    We will request documents to be submitted by you and your healthcare provider that are required by the pharmaceutical company to complete your enrollment.

  • Receive medication

    Once approved, the pharmaceutical company typically ships a 90-day supply of medication to your home or healthcare provider’s address.

Medically reviewed by  Jamie Winn, PharmD

Your monthly Berinert cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible to receive your Berinert prescription through the patient assistance program, your medication will be free. We charge a flat monthly service fee of $49 per medication to cover the cost of our services.

Am I eligible for Berinert patient assistance?

To be eligible for the Berinert patient assistance program, you will need to meet specific eligibility criteria set by the pharmaceutical company. At NiceRx, we review each Berinert enrollment application individually. The main factors considered 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 Berinert patient assistance program?

Applying for the Berinert patient assistance program through NiceRx is simple. Begin by completing the enrollment application on our website. We will ask for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers that supply your medication. We may be able to help you access patient assistance for other medications as well as Berinert, so please tell us about any medications that you have been prescribed.

If we determine that you may be eligible for Berinert assistance, we will handle the full enrollment process on your behalf. We will work with your healthcare provider to prepare and submit all the documents required for you to enroll. If you are successfully enrolled in the Berinert patient assistance program, we will also request your Berinert medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year. At the end of your enrollment period, we will contact you for updated details and seek to re-enroll you in the program.

Is NiceRx a Berinert coupons provider?

NiceRx does not provide Berinert coupons, discount cards, or copay cards. We do not offer printable Berinert manufacturer coupons, Berinert discounts, rebates, Berinert savings cards, trial offers, or free samples. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access patient assistance programs. Our service cost is $49 a month per medication, so you will likely save more on your Berinert medication with NiceRx.

Can NiceRx help me get Berinert if I have insurance?

NiceRx may be able to help you access Berinert patient assistance if:

  • You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Berinert
  • Your insurance company will not pay for your Berinert prescription
  • You do not have insurance

Complete your enrollment application online to find out more.

How much does Berinert cost without insurance?

Berinert prices without insurance will vary by retailer. As a guide, Berinert intravenous kit 500 intl units will typically cost around $3,400 for 1 kit.

How much does Berinert cost with insurance?

Your individual healthcare plan will determine the copay of Berinert with insurance. To find out what you will need to pay, contact your pharmacist or insurance provider. They will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance.

What is Berinert?

Berinert is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by CSL Behring GmbH.

Berinert is a plasma-derived C1 esterase Inhibitor (Human) (C1-INH) for the treatment of acute abdominal, facial, or laryngeal attacks (hereditary angioedema (HAE)) in adult and pediatric patients. The safety and efficacy of Berinert for prophylactic therapy have not been established. Also, the safety and effectiveness of Berinert have not been established in adolescents under 12 or adults over 65 years of age.

What doses of Berinert are available?

Berinert is available as 500 International units of lyophilized concentrate in a single-dose vial for reconstitution with 10 mL of sterile water for injection, USP.

Berinert is for intravenous use only. The recommended dose of Berinert is 20 International units per kg body weight. Administer at room temperature within 8 hours of reconstitution. Do not mix with other medicinal products or solutions.

Please see full prescribing information including the patient information leaflet, and always speak with a healthcare professional about any additional information or about changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Berinert active ingredients

Berinert contains the active ingredient C1 esterase Inhibitor.

Berinert side effects

The most common side effects of Berinert in clinical trials and greater than placebo include:

  • Dysgeusia – unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth
  • Abdominal pain
  • Headache, dizziness
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • A reaction where the injection was given
  • Stuffy nose, sore throat

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

  • An increase in the severity of pain associated with HAE
  • Hypersensitivity reactions
  • Serious arterial and venous thromboembolic (TE) events
  • Berinert is made from human blood and may carry a risk of transmitting infectious agents
  • Laryngeal HAE attacks – following self-administration for laryngeal HAE attacks. Patients should seek immediate medical attention
  • Sudden numbness or weakness down one side of the body
  • Pain, swelling, warmth, or redness in an arm or leg
  • Sudden severe headache, confusion, problems with vision, speech, or balance
  • Chest pain while taking deep breaths
  • Faster heart rate

Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Berinert against your risk of side effects. Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Berinert such as hives (urticaria), chest tightness, fast heartbeats, feeling light-headed, problems breathing, blue lips or gums, or swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Berinert to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Berinert drug interactions

Berinert can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Testosterone
  • Birth control pills – can increase the risk of blood clots

This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Berinert. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including all prescription drugs and non-prescription medicines such as over-the-counter medicines, supplements, or herbal remedies.

Berinert contraindications

You should not use Berinert if you:

  • Have had an allergic reaction or a history of life-threatening immediate hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis to the active ingredient C1 Esterase Inhibitor
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Berinert
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant

Talk to your doctor before using Berinert if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Berinert
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
  • Have had a stroke or blood clot
  • Have heart problems
  • Have an “in-dwelling” catheter

Berinert generic

Berinert is the trademark brand name for C1 Esterase Inhibitor manufactured by CSL Behring GmbH. A generic version of C1 Esterase Inhibitor is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Berinert savings through NiceRx.

*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 the different programs and filling out all the required paperwork for each program. Subject to medication availability.

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.