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Carbaglu Patient assistance program

Is your Carbaglu 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 Carbaglu 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 Carbaglu cost savings if eligible

With our assistance, you could access the Carbaglu patient assistance program and obtain your medication for free. We only charge a flat monthly fee of $49 per medication for our services.

Am I eligible for Carbaglu patient assistance?

We review each Carbaglu enrollment application individually to determine if you are eligible. Each assistance program has its own eligibility criteria and 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 Carbaglu patient assistance program?

Our process makes it as easy as possible to apply for the Carbaglu patient assistance program. Begin by completing the enrollment application form on our website. Tell us about any medications that you are taking, including Carbaglu, your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers who will supply the medication, so it is important to make sure this information is accurate and up to date.

We will review the information that you have provided to determine whether you are eligible for patient assistance. If we can pre-qualify you for assistance, NiceRx will handle the full enrollment process on your behalf. If you are approved by the pharmaceutical company, you will typically start receiving your medication in 6 – 8 weeks.

Is NiceRx a Carbaglu coupon provider?

NiceRx is not a Carbaglu coupon, Carbaglu discount card, or Carbaglu copay card provider. We do not offer Carbaglu manufacturer coupons, Carbaglu discounts, rebates, Carbaglu savings cards, trial offers, or free Carbaglu samples. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access their medication directly from the U.S. pharmaceutical company.

Can NiceRx help me get Carbaglu cheaper if I have insurance?

NiceRx may be able to help you if:

  • You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Carbaglu
  • Your insurance company will not pay for your Carbaglu prescription
  • Your healthcare plan does not cover your medication
  • You do not have insurance

Please apply online to find out if we can help you.

How much does Carbaglu cost without insurance?

Without insurance, Carbaglu costs will vary depending on where you buy the medication as prices will vary by retailer. As a guide, Carbaglu  oral tablets, dispersible 200 mg will cost around $1,200 for 5 tablets.

How much does Carbaglu cost with insurance?

The copay for Carbaglu will depend on the terms of your healthcare plan. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance. Contact them to find out more.

What is Carbaglu?

Carbaglu (carglumic acid) tablets for oral suspension are an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication distributed by Recordati Rare Diseases Inc. Carbaglu is a carbamoyl phosphate synthetase 1 (CPS 1) activator indicated in pediatric and adult patients for:

  • Adjunctive therapy for the treatment of acute hyperammonemia due to the deficiency of the liver enzyme N-acetylglutamate synthase (NAGS)
  • Maintenance therapy for the treatment of chronic hyperammonemia due to the deficiency of the hepatic enzyme N-acetylglutamate synthase (NAGS)
  • Propionic acidemia (PA)
  • Methylmalonic acidemia (MMA)

People with NAGS deficiency, propionic academia, or methylmalonic acidemia may experience acute high blood ammonia levels. At high levels, ammonia is toxic, especially to the brain. Lowering high blood ammonia levels quickly is essential.

What doses of Carbaglu are available?

Carbaglu is available in a tablet dosage form, in the following doses: 200 mg.

Carbaglu treatment should be initiated by a physician experienced in metabolic disorders The recommended initial dose range for acute hyperammonemia is 100 mg/kg/day to 250 mg/kg/day. Adjust the dose to maintain normal plasma ammonia levels based on age. Divide the total daily dose into two to four doses to be given immediately before meals or feedings. Each 200 mg tablet should be dispersed in a minimum of 2.5 ml of water and taken immediately. Carbaglu can be taken orally or through a nasogastric tube. Carbaglu tablets should not be swallowed whole or crushed.

Discard Carbaglu tablets one month after first opening the container. Read the labeling instructions for use, and always speak with a healthcare professional about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Carbaglu active ingredients

The active ingredient of Carbaglu is carglumic acid. It belongs to a class of drugs called Urea cycle disorder treatment agents.

Carbaglu side effects

The most common side effects of Carbaglu in clinical trials include:

  • Infections, ear infection
  • Vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea
  • Pyrexia
  • Tonsilitis
  • Anemiaiarrhea
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Dysgeusia
  • Asthenia
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Influenza
  • Weight decreased
  • Somnolence
  • Rash

In rare instances, Carbaglu can cause more serious side effects. These can include:

  • Hyperammonemia – in the initial treatment of NAGS deficiency, protein restriction is recommended. When plasma ammonia level is normalized, dietary protein intake can usually be reintroduced
  • Hemoglobin decreased
  • Pneumonia
  • Anorexia

Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Carbaglu against your risk of adverse effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Carbaglu to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Carbaglu drug interactions

Other drugs may interact with Carbaglu, including prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your health care provider about all of your medicines including any supplements you are taking.

Carbaglu contraindications

You should not use Carbaglu if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient carglumic acid
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Carbaglu
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant – pregnant women are advised to be cautious when taking Carbaglu

Talk to your doctor before using Carbaglu if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Carbaglu
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed – human milk-feeding is not recommended

Carbaglu generic

Carbaglu is the trademark brand name for carglumic acid distributed by Recordati Rare Diseases Inc. A generic version of carglumic acid is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Carbaglu 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 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.