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Dipentum Patient assistance program

Is your Dipentum 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 Dipentum 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 Dipentum cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible for the Dipentum 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 Dipentum prescription for just $49 a month, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

Am I eligible for the Dipentum patient assistance program?

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

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

Is NiceRx a Dipentum coupon provider?

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

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

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

Dipentum cost without insurance will vary depending on where you buy it. As a guide, Dipentum oral capsules 250 mg usually cost $1,500 for 100 capsules. With NiceRx you will pay a flat monthly fee of $49, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

How much does Dipentum cost with insurance?

The copay for Dipentum 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 Dipentum?

Dipentum is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication indicated for the maintenance of remission of a certain type of bowel disease (ulcerative colitis) in adult patients who are intolerant of sulfasalazine.

What doses of Dipentum are available?

Dipentum is available in capsule form, in the following doses: 250 mg.

Always take this medicine with food. If you miss a dose take the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose.

Store Dipentum at room temperature away from moisture and heat. 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.

Dipentum active ingredients

Dipentum contains olsalazine sodium as the active ingredient. It belongs to a class of drugs called 5-aminosalicylic acid derivatives.

Dipentum side effects

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

  • Diarrhea, stomach pain, upset stomach
  • Rash, itching
  • Headache
  • Joint pain

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

  • Severe or ongoing diarrhea
  • Worsening colitis (fever, abdominal pain, cramping, or bloody diarrhea)
  • Chest pain, shortness of breath, faster heartbeats
  • Low blood cell counts – fever, tiredness, mouth sores, skin sores, easy bruising, unusual bleeding, pale skin, cold hands and feet, feeling faint
  • Liver problems – loss of appetite, stomach pain (upper right side), dark urine, clay-colored stools, yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • Symptoms of kidney stones – sudden and severe pain in your lower back or side, blood in your urine, pain or burning when you urinate

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

Dipentum drug interactions

Dipentum can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Azathioprine or 6-mercaptopurine
  • Thioguanine
  • Blood thinners – heparin, warfarin

This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Dipentum. Tell your healthcare provider about any over-the-counter (non-prescription), and herbal medications you are taking. Also, tell them about any supplements you take.

Dipentum contraindications

You should not use Dipentum if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient olsalazine, balsalazide, mesalazine, sulfasalazine, mesalamine, or to salicylates such as aspirin
  • Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Dipentum
  • Are younger than 18 years old
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed – Small amounts of the active metabolite of olsalazine (5-ASA) may pass into breast milk

Talk to your doctor about your medical conditions before using Dipentum if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Dipentum
  • Have liver disease
  • Have kidney disease
  • Have a skin disorder such as eczema
  • Have received a varicella vaccine (chickenpox) within the past 6 weeks
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant

Dipentum generic

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