Cresemba Patient assistance program
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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
NiceRx works with your healthcare provider to help you access affordable medications directly from U.S. pharmaceutical companies.
Your monthly Cresemba cost savings if eligible
If you are eligible for the Cresemba 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 Cresemba prescription for just $49 a month, regardless of the retail price of your medication.
Am I eligible for the Cresemba patient assistance program?
We will review your application to determine whether you are eligible for the Cresemba 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 Cresemba patient assistance program?
We make it as easy as possible to apply for the Cresemba patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our enrollment application. Tell us about any medications you are taking, including Cresemba. 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 Cresemba 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 Cresemba patient assistance program, and we will automatically request your Cresemba medication refills for up to 1 year.
Is NiceRx a Cresemba coupons provider?
We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Cresemba patient assistance program. That means that we do not offer printable Cresemba manufacturer coupons, Cresemba discounts, or free Cresemba samples. We are not a Cresemba coupon provider or Cresemba discount card. Our service extends to assisting eligible individuals to access the medications they need through patient assistance programs.
Can NiceRx help me get Cresemba if I have insurance?
We may be able to help you to access Cresemba patient assistance in a variety of circumstances. This includes when your insurance company will not pay for your Cresemba 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 Cresemba with insurance?
The cost of Cresemba 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 Cresemba cost without insurance?
Cresemba prices without insurance will vary depending on where you buy it and how much you buy. As a guide, 1 Cresemba intravenous powder for injection 372 mg usually costs $350. With NiceRx you will pay a flat monthly fee of $49, regardless of the retail price of your medication.
What is Cresemba?
Cresemba contains the prescription medicine isavuconazonium, an azole antifungal medication used for the treatment of fungal infections such as invasive aspergillosis and invasive mucormycosis, in patients aged 18 years of age or older. It is not known if Cresemba is safe and effective to be used in children under the age of 18.
A sample of the fungal culture should be obtained and tested to identify it before anti-fungal treatment is started. However, treatment can be started prior to ascertaining the identity of the fungus, as long as treatment is adjusted once identification is established.
Isavuconazonium can be taken orally by mouth with or without food, or as an injection given as an infusion into a vein. The injection must be mixed with liquid and then further diluted in an IV bag before using it. The IV bag must be used within 6 hours if stored at room temperature, or within 24 hours if stored in a refrigerator.
Cresemba active ingredients
Isavuconazonium sulfate is converted in the body to the active form of isavuconazole, an azole antifungal drug. Isavuconazole blocks the action of an enzyme called lanosterol 14-alpha-demethylase, a cytochrome P-450 enzyme.
This enzyme normally converts lanosterol to ergosterol, an important part of the fungal cell membrane. Blocking the action of the enzyme stops the production of ergosterol and subsequently the production of the fungal cell membrane.
The build-up of lanosterol and lack of ergosterol weakens the fungal cell membrane function and structure.
Cresemba side effects
The most common side effects caused by Cresemba include:
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation
- Headache, back pain
- Low potassium
- Shortness of breath
- Swelling in your arms or legs
- Abnormal liver function tests
In rare instances, Cresemba can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Liver problems – yellow color to eyes or skin, upper right side stomach pains, loss of appetite, darker urine, feeling tired
- Hypokalemia (low potassium levels) – irregular heartbeats, thirsty, increased urination, leg cramps, muscle weakness
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Cresemba against your risk of side effects.
Cresemba drug interactions
Cresemba can interact with other medications. These include:
- Digoxin – for the treatment of heart arrhythmias
- Medicine to prevent organ transplant rejection – sirolimus, tacrolimus
- Treatment for HIV/AIDS – amprenavir, atazanavir, fosamprenavir
- Anticonvulsants – carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin
- Antibiotics – clarithromycin, rifampin
- Anti-gout agents – colchicine
- Treatment for cancer – everolimus, brigatinib, entrectinib
- Other anti-fungal medication – itraconazole, ketoconazole
- Treatment for heart failure – ivabradine
- Treatment for hypertension and chronic angina pectoris – mibefradil
- Antidepressants – nefazodone
- Treatment for multiple sclerosis – ozanimod, siponimod
This list is not exhaustive and other drugs may interact with Cresemba.
Cresemba warning and precautions
You should not use Cresemba if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient isavuconazonium
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Cresemba
- Have a genetic heart rhythm disorder called short QT syndrome
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
Talk to your doctor before using Cresemba if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Cresemba
- Have liver disease
- Have an allergy to antifungal medication – fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole
*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.