The Dificid patient assistance program is available to eligible individuals who are unable to afford their Dificid medication. At NiceRx, we can help you to enroll in the program for $49 per month.* We work directly with your healthcare provider to submit your enrollment application on your behalf. By handling the full enrollment process for you, we can help you get easy and affordable access to the medications you need. If you’re successfully enrolled in the program, we’ll also request prescription refills on your behalf for up to 1 year.
Your monthly Dificid cost savings if eligible
The Dificid patient assistance program can provide your medication for free. We simply charge $49 a month per medication to cover the cost of our services. With NiceRx, you’ll only pay $49 to obtain your Dificid, regardless of the retail price.
Am I eligible for the Dificid patient assistance program?
To find out if you are eligible for Dificid 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 Dificid patient assistance program?
Our application process aims to make it as easy as possible to apply for the Dificid patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our online enrollment application. We’ll 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 Dificid.
NiceRx will review your application and determine whether you may be eligible for Dificid assistance. If so, we’ll 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 Dificid patient assistance program, we’ll help you manage your prescription refills by requesting refills on your behalf throughout your enrollment period. At the end of your enrollment period, we’ll contact you for updated information and seek to re-enroll you so you can continue to access affordable Dificid.
Is NiceRx a Dificid coupons provider?
NiceRx is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Dificid patient assistance program. We do not offer trial offers or free Dificid samples. When obtaining your medication through NiceRx, you’ll only pay $49 a month per medication. This will likely save you more money than if you were to use Dificid coupons, discount cards, or Dificid copay cards.
Can NiceRx help me get Dificid if I have insurance?
NiceRx may be able to help you if your insurance company won’t pay for your Dificid 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 is Dificid with insurance?
The cost of Dificid will vary by the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out what you might need to pay for Dificid with insurance, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to help you calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.
How much does Dificid cost without insurance?
Dificid prices without insurance will vary depending on your prescription. Prices will also vary by retailer. As a guide, a pack of 20, 200mg Dificid tablets will cost around $4,800.
What is Dificid?
Dificid is a prescription antibiotic given to adults and children aged six months and over to treat diarrhea caused by a Clostridioides difficile infection. Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) is a common type of bacteria that can infect your digestive system. The bacteria live in your colon (your large intestine) where they release toxins that can trigger inflammation in your colon and cause diarrhea. Other symptoms can include nausea (feeling sick), stomach pain, a loss of appetite, dehydration, and fever.
If you have a C. diff infection that is causing diarrhea, your doctor may have prescribed Dificid to you. It’s an antibiotic that stops the C. diff bacteria from multiplying and spreading, helping your immune system to overcome the infection. You take Dificid as a tablet or an oral suspension (liquid) you swallow. Your doctor will tell you what dose and how often to take your Dificid when they prescribe it to you.
Dificid active ingredients
The active ingredient in Dificid is called fidaxomicin. It’s a narrow-spectrum antibiotic that targets C. diff bacteria. When you take Dificid, the fidaxomicin it contains is released into your colon and absorbed by the C. diff bacteria. Fidaxomicin then blocks an enzyme called polymerase that the bacteria use to copy their genetic material. This makes it harder for the bacteria to multiply and spread, making it easier for your immune system to clear the infection.
Because fidaxomicin is a narrow-spectrum antibiotic that only affects a small number of bacteria species, it doesn’t affect the majority of healthy bacteria in your colon. This minimizes the side effects Dificid causes.
Dificid side effects & Dificid drug interactions
If you take Dificid, you may experience side effects, with the most common including:
- Nausea (feeling sick)
- Vomiting (being sick)
- Stomach pain
- Bleeding in your stomach or intestines
- Skin rashes
- A low red blood cell count (anemia)
- A low white blood cell count (neutropenia)
In rare instances, Dificid can cause more serious side effects such as severe allergic reactions to the medication that can cause skin rashes, hives, a tightening of your chest, and swelling of your face, mouth, and throat that can make it difficult to breathe.
Dificid can interact with other medications, which can change how it and the other medications work and can make some side effects more likely. Tell your prescribing doctor about all drugs you’re taking, particularly any other antibiotics, or any other medications to treat a bowel condition or that affect your bowels.
Dificid warnings & precautions
Don’t take Dificid if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient fidaxomicin
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Dificid
- Are allergic to other antibiotics called macrolides or to clarithromycin
Talk to your doctor before taking Dificid if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Dificid
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
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.