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Droxia Patient assistance program

Is your Droxia 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 Droxia medication with our help.

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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 Droxia cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible for the Droxia patient assistance program you can receive your medication for free. Our monthly service fee of $49 per medication covers the cost of our services in applying for the program and requesting your ongoing refills on your behalf. If you obtain your Droxia through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month regardless of the retail price of your medication.

Am I eligible for the Droxia patient assistance program?

You could receive your Droxia without paying the full retail price if you meet the eligibility criteria for assistance. The eligibility requirements are set by the pharmaceutical companies that are providing assistance programs. At NiceRx, we review each application individually, although the main 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 Droxia patient assistance?

We do everything that we can to take the hassle and stress out of applying for patient assistance programs. Simply start by filling in our enrollment application. We will ask for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical companies you are applying to for assistance. We may also be able to help you access patient assistance for other medications that you have been prescribed, so be sure to tell us about any medications you are taking as well as Droxia.

NiceRx will review the information you have provided, and if we determine that you may be eligible for assistance, we will seek to enroll you in the Droxia patient assistance program. We will handle the enrollment process for you by working with your healthcare provider and preparing all the required paperwork for your doctor to sign. We will also request your Droxia medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year once you are enrolled in the program.

Is NiceRx a Droxia coupon provider?

At NiceRx, we help eligible individuals access the Droxia patient assistance program. This means that we are not a Droxia coupon, a Droxia discount card, or a Droxia copay card provider. We do not offer any medication trial offers, or free Droxia samples.

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

We may be able to help you if you have insurance, including if your insurance company will not pay for your Droxia medication, or if you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. We may even be able to assist if you do not have insurance. Please fill in our enrollment application to find out more.

How much does Droxia cost without insurance?

Droxia costs without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy and the retailer you buy it from. As a guide, Droxia oral capsules 200 mg will typically cost around $60 for 60 capsules. If you obtain your medication through NiceRx, you will pay a flat monthly rate of $49 per medication regardless of its retail price.

How much does Droxia cost with insurance?

The copay of Droxia will vary in line with the specific terms of your healthcare plan. For further details about what you may need to pay, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.

What is Droxia?

Droxia is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb. Droxia is used to treat chronic myeloid leukemia, ovarian cancer, and certain types of skin cancer. It is classed as an antimetabolite also used to reduce how often you have painful crises and to reduce the need for blood transfusions in patients with sickle cell anemia with recurrent painful crises.

What doses of Droxia are available?

Droxia is available in capsule form, in the following doses: 200 mg, 300 mg, and 400 mg.

Swallow hydroxyurea capsules whole with a glass of water. Do not open, break, or chew the capsules. Your dose will be based on your body weight and how you respond to treatment. Your dosage will be reduced if you have renal impairment. Your doctor may require you to take folic acid supplements while you are taking this medicine due to an increased risk of anemia (low red blood cell count).

Using Droxia may increase your risk of developing other types of cancer, such as leukemia or skin cancer. You are advised to wear protective clothing and use sunscreen when you are outdoors. You will be monitored for the development of other malignancies.

Please read the medication guide provided and always speak with your healthcare provider for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Droxia active ingredients

Droxia contains hydroxyurea as the active ingredient. It belongs to a class of drugs called Antineoplastics, Antimetabolite.

Droxia side effects

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

  • Gastrointestinal – nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation
  • Anorexia, loss of appetite
  • Mouth sores
  • Low blood counts including low red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets (thrombocytopenia)

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

  • Skin problems such as ulcers, darkened, or reddened skin
  • Confusion, hallucinations
  • Seizures, shortness of breath
  • Yellowing of eyes/skin, dark/bloody urine, signs of kidney problems
  • Fever requiring hospitalization
  • Severe myelosuppression – not recommended if bone marrow function is reduced
  • Hair loss, macrocytosis, bleeding, and melanonychia
  • Embryo-Fetal toxicity
  • Vasculitic toxicities
  • Pancreatitis, hepatotoxicity, and neuropathy
  • Laboratory test interference

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

Droxia drug interactions

Droxia can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Live Vaccinations – avoid live vaccines
  • Didanosine
  • Stavudine
  • Antiretroviral drugs

This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Droxia. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Droxia contraindications

You should not use Droxia if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient hydroxyurea
  • Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Droxia
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant – use effective birth control during treatment and for at least 6 months after your last dose

Talk to your doctor before using Droxia if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Droxia
  • Have kidney disease or liver disease
  • Have blood or bone marrow disorders such as bone marrow suppression, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, or anemia
  • Have an HIV infection
  • Have high uric acid levels in your blood
  • Are receiving radiation treatment
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Droxia generic

Droxia is the trademark brand name for hydroxyurea manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb. A generic version of hydroxyurea is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Droxia savings through NiceRx.

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*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 the different programs and filling out all the required paperwork for each program. Subject to medication availability.

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.