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Cytovene Patient assistance program

Is your Cytovene 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 Cytovene 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 Cytovene cost savings if eligible

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

We review each Cytovene 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 Cytovene patient assistance program?

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

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

NiceRx may be able to help you if:

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

Without insurance, Cytovene costs will vary depending on where you buy the medication as prices will vary by retailer. As a guide, Cytovene intravenous powder for injection, 500 mg will cost around $135 for 1 powder for injection.

How much does Cytovene cost with insurance?

The copay for Cytovene 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 Cytovene?

Cytovene is an antiviral nucleoside analogue cytomegalovirus (CMV) DNA polymerase inhibitor indicated for the:

  • Treatment of CMV retinitis in adult patients with compromised immune systems, including patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
  • Prevention of CMV disease in adult organ transplant recipients at risk for CMV infection

The safety and efficacy of Cytovene-IV have not been established in pediatric patients.

What doses of Cytovene are available?

Cytovene is available in injection form, in the following doses: 500 mg ganciclovir in 250 mL (2 mg per mL) solution in a single dose bag for intravenous use.

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

Cytovene active ingredients

The active ingredient of Cytovene is ganciclovir sodium.

Cytovene side effects

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

  • Fever
  • Leukopenia, anemia
  • Catheter-related events (including catheter infection and catheter sepsis)
  • Elevated creatinine levels
  • Gastrointestinal disorders – diarrhea, abdominal pain
  • Dizziness, drowsiness, unsteadiness, tremors
  • Pain, redness, irritation at the injection site

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

  • Hematologic toxicity (decreased bone marrow function) – granulocytopenia (neutropenia), anemia, thrombocytopenia, and pancytopenia. Monitor with frequent complete blood and platelet counts
  • Impairment of renal function – increased serum creatinine levels. Monitor renal function during therapy, particularly in elderly patients and in patients taking other nephrotoxic drugs. Reduce dosage in patients with renal impairment
  • Impairment of fertility
  • Fetal toxicity and teratogenicity – based on animal data, ganciclovir has the potential to cause birth defects in humans
  • Mutagenicity and carcinogenicity

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

Cytovene drug interactions

Cytovene can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Didanosine – monitor for didanosine toxicity
  • Zidovudine – potential to cause neutropenia and anemia. Monitor with frequent tests of white blood cell counts with differential and hemoglobin levels
  • Probenecid – ganciclovir dose may need to be reduced
  • Imipenem-cilastatin – generalized seizures have been reported
  • Cyclosporine or amphotericin
  • Drugs such as dapsone, pentamidine, flucytosine, vincristine, vinblastine, adriamycin, amphotericin B, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole combinations or other nucleoside analogues should only be considered for concomitant use with ganciclovir if the potential benefits outweigh the risks

This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Cytovene.

Cytovene contraindications

You should not use Cytovene if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient ganciclovir sodium
  • Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Cytovene
  • Have hypersensitivity to ganciclovir, valganciclovir or acyclovir
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed – it is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk.

Talk to your doctor before using Cytovene if you:

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

Cytovene generic

Cytovene is the trademark brand name. A generic version of ganciclovir is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Cytovene 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.