Depo-Medrol 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.
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How it works
Get started by filling out the online enrollment application to find out if you are eligible.
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.
You may be required to submit further information and documents required by the pharmaceutical company which can be securely uploaded online.
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.
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.
Your monthly Depo-Medrol cost savings if eligible
The Depo-Medrol patient assistance program can provide your medication for free. We simply charge $49 per month for each medication to cover the cost of our services. With NiceRx, you will only pay $49 to obtain your Depo-Medrol, regardless of the retail price.
Am I eligible for the Depo-Medrol patient assistance program?
To find out if you are eligible for Depo-Medrol assistance you can apply online using our enrollment application. Each pharmaceutical company sets its eligibility criteria, and we will review your application individually to determine if you may be eligible. The three main factors to consider 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 Depo-Medrol patient assistance program?
Our application process aims to make it as easy as possible to apply for the Depo-Medrol patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our online enrollment application. We will ask you for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income as this information is required by the pharmaceutical companies. We may be able to help you apply for other patient assistance programs too, so be sure to tell us about any medications you are taking as well as Depo-Medrol.
NiceRx will review your application and determine whether you may be eligible for Depo-Medrol assistance. If so, we will handle the full enrollment process for you and prepare all required documents for your healthcare provider to sign. Once you are successfully enrolled in the Depo-Medrol patient assistance program, we will help you manage your prescription refills by requesting refills on your behalf throughout your enrollment period. At the end of your enrollment period we will contact you for updated information and seek to re-enroll you so you can continue to access affordable Depo-Medrol.
Is NiceRx a Depo-Medrol coupon provider?
NiceRx is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Depo-Medrol patient assistance program. We do not offer trial offers or free Depo-Medrol samples. When obtaining your medication through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month per medication. This will likely save you more money than if you were to use Depo-Medrol coupons, discount cards, or Depo-Medrol copay cards.
Can NiceRx help me get Depo-Medrol cheaper if I have insurance?
NiceRx may be able to help you if your insurance company will not pay for your Depo-Medrol medication. We may also be able to help if you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. Whether you have insurance or not, apply online using our enrollment application to find out more.
How much does Depo-Medrol cost without insurance?
Depo-Medrol prices without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy. Prices will also vary by retailer. As a guide, Depo-Medrol injectable suspension (40 mg/mL) typically costs $20 for 1 milliliter.
How much does Depo-Medrol cost with insurance?
The copay for Depo-Medrol will vary by the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out what you might need to pay for Depo-Medrol with insurance, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to help you calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.
What is Depo-Medrol?
Depo-Medrol is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication distributed by Pharmacia & Upjohn Co Division of Pfizer Inc. Depo-Medrol (methylprednisolone acetate) is an anti-inflammatory glucocorticoid used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, bursitis, lupus, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, allergic conditions, endocrine disorders, and conditions affecting the nervous system, eyes, lungs, and skin.
Depo-Medrol can also be used as an epidural. Discuss the risks and benefits of methylprednisolone with your doctor before use.
What doses of Depo-Medrol are available?
Depo-Medrol is available in injection form, in the following doses: 20 mg in 1 mL single-dose vials.
Depo-Medrol is given as an intramuscular injection into a muscle, into soft tissue, a skin lesion, into the space around a joint as an intra-articular injection. or as an infusion into a vein. Steroid treatments can weaken your immune system, making it easier for you to get an infection. Call your doctor if you have any signs of infection.
Always speak with a healthcare professional for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.
Depo-Medrol active ingredients
Depo-Medrol contains methylprednisolone acetate as the active ingredient. It is a 6- methyl derivative of prednisolone. It is classed as a synthetic steroid (cortisone) that prevents inflammation.
Depo-Medrol side effects
The most common side effects of Depo-Medrol in clinical trials include:
- Injection site reactions
- Weight gain
- Slow wound healing
- Muscle pain or weakness
- Thinning skin
- Stomach upset, bloating
- Changes in your menstruation
In rare instances, Depo-Medrol can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression, Cushing’s syndrome, and hyperglycemia
- Acute myopathy with high doses of corticosteroids
- Problems with vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights
- Severe depression, unusual thoughts or behavior
- Pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, nausea, and vomiting
- Bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
- Low potassium – leg cramps, constipation, irregular heartbeats, increased thirst or urination, numbness or tingling, muscle weakness
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Depo-Medrol against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Depo-Medrol to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Depo-Medrol drug interactions
Depo-Medrol can interact with other medications. These include:
- Live vaccines such as measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), rotavirus, typhoid, yellow fever, chickenpox, zoster, and influenza
- Increased risk of gastrointestinal bleeding and ulceration when given with NSAIDs
- Development of hypokalemia when given with potassium-depleting agents such as amphotericin B or diuretics
- Azole antifungals such as ketoconazole
- HIV protease inhibitors
- Rifamycins such as rifampin
- St. John’s wort
- Drugs used to treat seizures such as phenytoin, phenobarbital
This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Depo-Medrol. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including over-the-counter (non-prescription), and herbal medications you are taking. Also, tell them about any supplements you take.
You should not use Depo-Medrol if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient methylprednisolone acetate
- Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Depo-Medrol
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
Talk to your doctor before using Depo-Medrol if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Depo-Medrol
- Have a fungal infection
- Have heart disease, or hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Have any heart problems such as congestive heart failure
- Have a thyroid disorder
- Are diabetic
- Have fluid retention
- Have glaucoma or cataracts
- Have kidney disease
- Have any liver problems
- Suffer from seizures, epilepsy, or have recently had a head injury
- Have herpes simplex infection of the eyes
- Have stomach ulcers, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, or recent intestinal surgery
- Have osteoporosis or low bone mineral density
- Have myasthenia gravis
- Have low potassium blood levels
- Have systemic sclerosis because an increased incidence of scleroderma renal crisis has been observed with corticosteroid
- Have any stomach or intestinal problems such as diverticulitis, ulcer, or ulcerative colitis
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant – It is not known whether Depo-Medrol will harm an unborn baby
Depo-Medrol is the trademark brand name for methylprednisolone acetate distributed by Pharmacia & Upjohn Co Division of Pfizer Inc. A generic version of methylprednisolone acetate is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Depo-Medrol 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.