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Cystadrops Patient assistance program

Is your Cystadrops 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 Cystadrops medication with our help.

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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 Cystadrops cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible for the Cystadrops patient assistance program, the cost of your medication will be free. We only charge $49 per month for each medication, to cover our service fees. You could receive your Cystadrops prescription for just $49 a month, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

Am I eligible for the Cystadrops patient assistance program?

We will review your application to determine whether you are eligible for the Cystadrops 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 Cystadrops patient assistance program?

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

Is NiceRx a Cystadrops coupon provider?

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

Can NiceRx help me get Cystadrops cheaper if I have insurance?

We may be able to help you to access Cystadrops patient assistance in a variety of circumstances. This includes when your insurance company will not pay for your Cystadrops 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 does Cystadrops cost without insurance?

Cystadrops cost without insurance will vary depending on where you buy it. As a guide, Cystadrops ophthalmic solution 0.37% usually costs $2,100 for 5 milliliters. With NiceRx you will pay a flat monthly fee of $49, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

How much does Cystadrops cost with insurance?

The copay for Cystadrops 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.

What is Cystadrops?

Cystadrops (cysteamine ophthalmic solution) is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Recordati Rare Diseases Inc. Cysatdrops is classed as a cystine-depleting agent for the treatment of corneal cystine crystal deposits in adults and children with cystinosis. Cysteamine converts cystine to cysteine and cysteine- cysteamine mixed disulfides to reduce crystal accumulation in the cornea.

What doses of Cystadrops are available?

Cystadrops is available as an ophthalmic solution, in the following doses: 3.8 mg/mL (0.37%).

Instill one eye drop of Cystadrops in each eye, 4 times a day when you are awake. Do not use Cystadrops while wearing soft contact lenses. A preservative (benzalkonium chloride) in Cystadrops may stain your lenses. Use Cystadrops 15 minutes before putting your contact lenses in. Do not touch the dropper tip on any surface.

You should store new Cystadrops bottles in the refrigerator in the original carton between 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C). After first opening, store the opened Cystadrops at room temperature between 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C).

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

Cystadrops active ingredients

Cystadrops contain cysteamine 3.8 mg (equivalent to cysteamine hydrochloride 5.6 mg) as the active ingredient.

Cystadrops side effects

The most common adverse reactions of Cystadrops in clinical trials include:

  • Eye pain
  • Eye irritation
  • Ocular hyperemia
  • Instillation site discomfort
  • Eye pruritus
  • Increased lacrimation
  • Ocular deposits
  • Blurred vision
  • Visual impairment

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

  • Benign intracranial hypertension is associated with oral cysteamine treatment. There have also been reports of ophthalmic use, however, all of these patients were also using oral cysteamine

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

Cystadrops drug interactions

Other drugs may interact with Cystadrops, 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.

Cystadrops contraindications

You should not use Cystadrops if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient cysteamine
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Cystadrops
  • Are younger than 18 years of age

Talk to your doctor before using Cystadrops if you:

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

Cystadrops generic

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