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Desonate Patient assistance program

Is your Desonate 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 Desonate medication with our help.

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  • 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
  • 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 Desonate cost savings if eligible

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

We review each Desonate 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 Desonate patient assistance program?

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

NiceRx is not a Desonate coupon, Desonate discount card, or Desonate copay card provider. We do not offer Desonate manufacturer coupons, Desonate discounts, rebates, Desonate savings cards, trial offers, or free Desonate samples. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access their medication directly from the U.S. pharmaceutical company.

Can NiceRx help me if I have insurance?

NiceRx may be able to help you if:

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

Without insurance, Desonate costs will vary depending on where you buy the medication as prices will vary by retailer. As a guide, Desonate topical gel 0.05% will cost around $670 for 60 grams.

How much does Desonate cost with insurance?

The copay for Desonate 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 Desonate?

Desonate is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by SkinMedica, Inc. Desonate is a topical corticosteroid indicated for the treatment of skin conditions such as mild to moderate atopic dermatitis (eczema) in patients 3 months of age and older. Other common brands include Desowen, LoKara, Tridesilon, and Verdeso.

What doses of Desonate are available?

Desonate is available in opaque gel, ointment, cream, lotion, or foam form, in the following doses: 0.05%, (0.5mg/g).

Apply as a thin layer to the affected areas twice daily and rub in gently. Not be used with occlusive dressings. Desonate should not be applied in the diaper area, as diapers or plastic pants may constitute occlusive dressing. Treatment beyond 4 consecutive weeks with this topical steroid is not recommended. Desonate is for topical use only, it is not for oral, ophthalmic, or intravaginal use.

Store Desonate at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle or tube tightly closed when not in use and out of the reach of children. Please read the 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.

Desonate active ingredients

The active ingredient of Desonate is desonide.

Desonate side effects

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

  • Headache
  • Skin problems in area of skin treated – rash with red or purple spots, changes in skin color, acne or rosacea-like rashes, excess hair growth in the treated area, stretch marks, thinning of the skin, spider veins

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

  • Reversible hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis suppression, Cushing’s syndrome, and diabetes
  • Systemic toxicity – children may be more susceptible
  • Blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights
  • Signs of a skin infection, such as redness, swelling, or oozing pus at the application site

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

Desonate drug interactions

Desonate can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Treatments for diabetes glimepiride, glipizide, Insulin (apart, detemir, glargine, lispro), alogliptin, linagliptin, metformin, nateglinide, semaglutide, pioglitazone, rosiglitazone

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

Desonate contraindications

You should not use Desonate if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient desonide
  • Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Desonate
  • Are younger than 3 months of age

Talk to your doctor before using Desonate if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Desonate
  • Have any type of skin infection
  • Have diabetes
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Desonate generic

Desonate is the trademark brand name for desonide manufactured by SkinMedica, Inc. A generic version of desonide is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Desonate 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.