How it works
Get started by filling out the online enrollment application to find out if you are eligible for assistance.
NiceRx verifies your eligibility for medication assistance and notifies you if you are pre-qualified. The pharmaceutical company provides your medication for free, and you only pay our service fee.
We will request documents to be submitted by you and your healthcare provider that are required by the pharmaceutical company to complete your enrollment.
Once approved, the pharmaceutical company typically ships a 90-day supply of medication to your home or healthcare provider’s address. Final acceptance is determined by the pharmaceutical company.
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
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.