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Chemet Patient assistance program

Is your Chemet 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 Chemet 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 Chemet cost savings if eligible

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

We review each Chemet 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 Chemet patient assistance program?

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

NiceRx is not a Chemet coupon, Chemet discount card, or Chemet copay card provider. We do not offer Chemet manufacturer coupons, Chemet discounts, rebates, Chemet savings cards, trial offers, or free Chemet 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 Chemet cheaper if I have insurance?

NiceRx may be able to help you if:

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

Without insurance, Chemet costs will vary depending on where you buy the medication as prices will vary by retailer. As a guide, Chemet oral capsules 100 mg will cost around $2,350 for 100 capsules.

How much does Chemet cost with insurance?

The copay for Chemet 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 Chemet?

Chemet is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Recordati Rare Diseases Inc. Chemet is a heavy metal chelating agent that binds to lead in the blood and allows it to be passed out in the urine. It is used for the treatment of lead poisoning in pediatric patients, 12 months of age or older with blood lead levels above 45 mcg/dL. It is important to remove the source of lead exposure as part of treatment.

Administration of Chemet with other chelation therapy, such as CaNa 2 EDTA is not recommended.

What doses of Chemet are available?

Chemet is available in capsule form, in the following doses: 100 mg.

Chemet is usually given daily for 19 days in a row. You may need to receive more than one course of treatment. Swallow capsules whole however, If you cannot swallow a capsule whole, open it and sprinkle the medicine into a spoonful of soft food. Swallow the mixture right away without chewing. Do not save it for later use. You may also empty the medicine beads into a spoon, swallow all of the beads, and then drink a glass of juice or fruit-flavored drink.

Always speak with a healthcare professional for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Chemet active ingredients

The active ingredient of Chemet is succimer.

Chemet side effects

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

  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Metallic taste in the mouth
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Watering eyes
  • Headache

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

  • Fever, cold or flu symptoms, cough, difficulty breathing
  • Skin sores, rash
  • Swollen gums, painful mouth sores, pain when swallowing

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

Chemet drug interactions

Other drugs may interact with Chemet, 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.

Chemet contraindications

You should not use Chemet if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient succimer
  • Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Chemet
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant

Talk to your doctor before using Chemet if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Chemet
  • Have kidney disease
  • Have liver disease
  • Are receiving treatment with dimercaprol or edetate calcium disodium
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Chemet generic

Chemet is the trademark brand name for succimer manufactured by Recordati Rare Diseases Inc. A generic version of succimer is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Chemet 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.