Your monthly Betaseron cost savings if eligible
The Betaseron patient assistance program can provide your medication for free. We simply charge $49 a month per medication to cover the cost of our services. With NiceRx, you will only pay $49 to obtain your Betaseron, regardless of the retail price.
Am I eligible for the Betaseron patient assistance program?
To find out if you are eligible for Betaseron 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 Betaseron patient assistance program?
Our application process aims to make it as easy as possible to apply for the Betaseron 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 Betaseron.
NiceRx will review your application and determine whether you may be eligible for Betaseron 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 Betaseron 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 Betaseron.
Is NiceRx a Betaseron coupons provider?
NiceRx is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Betaseron patient assistance program. We do not offer trial offers or free Betaseron 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 Betaseron coupons, discount cards, or Betaseron copay cards.
Can NiceRx help me get Betaseron if I have insurance?
NiceRx may be able to help you if your insurance company will not pay for your Betaseron 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 is Betaseron with insurance?
The cost of Betaseron will vary by the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out what you might need to pay for Betaseron with insurance, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to help you calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.
How much does Betaseron cost without insurance?
Betaseron prices without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy. Prices will also vary by retailer. As a guide, Betaseron powder for injection 0.3 mg typically costs $8,500 for 14 powders for injection.
What is Betaseron?
Betaseron contains the prescription medicine interferon beta-1b. Interferon beta-1b is made from human proteins and helps your body to fight against viral infections.
Betaseron is used to help reduce the number of relapses of multiple sclerosis (MS) in people who have a relapsing form of it. This includes people who have already had their first symptoms of multiple sclerosis and have had an MRI scan consistent with multiple sclerosis. Betaseron will not cure multiple sclerosis but will reduce how often the symptoms occur.
Betaseron is given as a subcutaneous injection under the skin. Your doctor will decide your exact dose, but it is normally given every other day. You should not use the same injection site for each injection. You will need regular medical tests while using this medicine.
Betaseron active ingredients
Interferons (IFNs) are proteins that occur naturally in the body. They are produced by eukaryotic cells when virus infections are detected in the body. The action of IFNs is thought to be by their attaching to specific points on the surface of human cells.
IFNs have a range of effects on the immune system, affecting the production of various chemicals as well as white blood cells. It is not known however what the exact mode of action is of Betaseron in patients with multiple sclerosis.
Betaseron side effects
The most common side effects caused by Betaseron include:
- Skin reaction where the injection was given
- Low white blood cell count
- Muscle pain or weakness
- Flu-like symptoms
- Stomach pain
- Insomnia (problems sleeping)
- Abnormal liver function tests
In rare instances, Betaseron can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Tightness in the chest, swelling, rapid weight gain, difficulty breathing
- Nausea, vomiting, easily bruised, unusual bleeding, darker urine, yellow color to skin or eyes
- New or worsening symptoms of joint pain
- Skin rash on your cheeks or arms that gets worse in sunlight
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Betaseron against your risk of side effects.
Betaseron drug interactions
Betaseron can interact with other medications. These include:
- Treatment for heart arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat) – amiodarone, dronedarone
- Treatments for asthma, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis – aminophylline, theophylline
- Treatment for high cholesterol – atorvastatin, rosuvastatin, simvastatin
- Treatments for cancer – axitinib, bosutinib, fedratinib, nilotinib
- Treatment for high blood pressure – captopril, enalapril, lisinopril
- Anti-convulsants for seizures – carbamazepine, phenytoin
- Immuno-suppressants – cyclosporine
- NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) – diclofenac, indomethacin
- Anti-fungal treatment – itraconazole, ketoconazole
- Anti-biotics for bacterial infection – erythromycin, minocycline
- Treatment for multiple sclerosis – ozanimod, fingolimod, siponimod
This list is not exhaustive and other drugs may interact with Betaseron.
Betaseron warning and precautions
You should not use Betaseron if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient interferon beta, albumin, or mannitol
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Betaseron
Talk to your doctor before using Betaseron if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Betaseron
- Have liver disease
- Have any heart problems
- Suffer from seizures
- Suffer from anxiety or depression
- Have a blood clotting disorder or anemia
- Have a low white blood cell count
- Have an allergy to latex
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
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.