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Your monthly Cayston cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible for the Cayston 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 Cayston prescription for just $49 a month, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

Am I eligible for the Cayston patient assistance program?

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

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

Is NiceRx a Cayston coupons provider?

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

Can NiceRx help me get Cayston if I have insurance?

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

The cost of Cayston 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 Cayston cost without insurance?

Cayston prices without insurance will vary depending on where you buy it and how much you buy. As a guide, Cayston inhalation powder 75 mg usually costs $10,300 for 84 milliliters. With NiceRx you will pay a flat monthly fee of $49, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

What is Cayston?

Cayston contains the prescription medicine aztreonam, an antibiotic used to help improve your breathing. Cayston is used when you have cystic fibrosis with a specific bacterial (Pseudomonas aeruginosa) infection. Cayston should only be used when you have cystic fibrosis with this particular infection in your lungs. This helps to reduce drug resistance and maintains the effectiveness of Cayston and other antibacterials. Cayston is used in adults and children who are at least 7 years old. The safety and effectiveness of Cayston in children under 7 years of age has not been established.

Cayston active ingredients

Aztreonam binds to specific penicillin-binding proteins of specific bacteria. This leads to an inhibition of the production of bacterial cell walls and the death of the bacterial cell. The effectiveness of aztreonam is not decreased when there are lung secretions associated with cystic fibrosis.

Cayston should only be used with an Altera brand nebulizer. The Cayston inhalation powder medicine must be mixed with a liquid just before using it. The mixture should be gently swirled until the powder has dissolved. Pour the mixture into the handset of the nebulizer. Use the medicine right away. Do not save it for later use.

Cayston is normally used 3 times daily for 28 days. Your doses should be spaced at least 4 hours apart. Make sure you complete your course as skipping doses may increase your risk of further infection. It is important to know that Cayston will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.

Cayston side effects

The most common side effects caused by Cayston include:

  • Stomach discomfort, vomiting
  • Sore throat, cough
  • Blocked nose
  • Mild fever

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

  • Wheezing, chest tightness, difficulty breathing
  • Worsening of symptoms

Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Cayston against your risk of side effects.

Cayston drug interactions

Cayston can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Vaccines – BCG, cholera live, typhoid live
  • Antiviral treatments – entecavir
  • Treatments for menopause – estradiol, ethinyl estradiol
  • Immunosuppressants to prevent transplant rejection – mycophenolic acid, mycophenolate mofetil
  • Treatment for certain types of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) – pemetrexed
  • Blood thinners – warfarin, anisindione, dicumarol

This list is not exhaustive and other drugs may interact with Cayston.

Cayston warning and precautions

You should not use Cayston if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient aztreonam
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Cayston

Talk to your doctor before using Cayston if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Cayston
  • Are allergic to any type of antibiotics such as cephalosporins, penicillins, or similar antibiotics
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

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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.