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Cequa Patient assistance program

Is your Cequa 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 Cequa medication with our help.

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    Convenient: We manage the whole process and we’re here to assist you
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    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 Cequa cost savings if eligible

With our assistance, you could access the Cequa 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 Cequa patient assistance?

We review each Cequa 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 Cequa patient assistance program?

Our process makes it as easy as possible to apply for the Cequa patient assistance program. Begin by completing the enrollment application form on our website. Tell us about any medications that you are taking, including Cequa, 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 Cequa coupons provider?

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

Can NiceRx help me if I have insurance?

NiceRx may be able to help you if:

  • You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Cequa
  • Your insurance company will not pay for your Cequa 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 Cequa cost without insurance?

Without insurance, Cequa costs will vary depending on where you buy the medication as prices will vary by retailer. As a guide, Cequa ophthalmic solution 0.09% will cost around $560 for 60.

How much does Cequa cost with insurance?

The copay for Cequa 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 Cequa?

Cequa is the first and only FDA-approved cyclosporine treatment delivered with nanomicellar technology, manufactured by Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc.

Cequa ophthalmic solution is a calcineurin inhibitor immunosuppressant indicated to increase tear production in patients with keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eye disease). With dry eye, the swelling in your eye may be due to an overactive immune system. Cequa can increase tear production that has been reduced by inflammation in the eye(s).

What doses of Cequa are available?

Cequa is available as cyclosporine ophthalmic solution in preservative-free single-use vials, in the following doses: 0.9 mg/mL.

Instill one drop of Ceqiua twice daily into each eye. Remove contact lenses first. Discard the vial immediately after using it in both eyes. To avoid eye injury and contamination, do not touch the vial tip to the eye or other surfaces. Wait at least 15 minutes before re-inserting contact lenses or using artificial tears.

Please see the full prescribing information and always speak with a healthcare professional for medical advice or about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Cequa active ingredients

The active ingredient of Cequa is cyclosporine.

Cequa side effects

The most common adverse effects of Cequa in clinical trials include:

  • Instillation site pain
  • Conjunctival hyperemia (mild eye pain, redness)
  • Eye irritation, eyelid inflammation
  • Headache
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Blurred vision

In rare instances, Cequa can cause more serious adverse reactions. These can include:

  • Severe eye pain, burning or stinging
  • Swollen eyelids
  • Severe discomfort, crusting, or drainage.

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

Cequa drug interactions

There is currently no data available for Cequa interactions with other medications. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Cequa contraindications

You should not use Cequa if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient cyclosporine
  • Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Cequa
  • Are younger than 16 years old

Talk to your doctor before using Cequa if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Cequa
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Cequa generic

Cequa is the trademark brand name for cyclosporine manufactured by Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc. A generic version of cyclosporine is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Cequa savings through NiceRx.

Related medications

*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.