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Your monthly Efudex cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible for the Efudex 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 Efudex through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month regardless of the retail price of your medication.

Am I eligible for the Efudex patient assistance program?

You could receive your Efudex 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 Efudex 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 Efudex.

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 Efudex 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 Efudex medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year once you are enrolled in the program.

Is NiceRx an Efudex coupon provider?

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

Can NiceRx help me get Efudex 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 Efudex 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 Efudex cost without insurance?

Efudex costs without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy and the retailer you buy it from. As a guide, Efudex topical cream 5% will typically cost around $70 for 40 grams. 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 Efudex cost with insurance?

The copay of Efudex 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 Efudex?

Efudex is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Valeant Pharmaceuticals. Efudex is classed as an antineoplastic antimetabolite, a chemotherapy drug. It treats scaly overgrowths of the skin (actinic keratosis or solar keratosis) and is also used to treat superficial basal cell carcinoma.

What doses of Efudex are available?

Efudex is available in a cream or a topical solution form, in the following doses: 0.5g in 10mL.

Fluorouracil topical cream is a medicine for use only on the affected area of the skin. It is not for use on normal skin or for oral use. Wash your hands before and immediately after applying Efudex. Apply the cream to cover the affected skin condition with a thin film. You may need to use Efudex for up to 6 weeks. Do not use Efudex on or around your eyelids or in your eyes, nose, or mouth.

You are advised to avoid sunlight or tanning beds while using this treatment as Efudex can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight and cause it to sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) if you are going outdoors. Store the cream 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.

Efudex active ingredients

Efudex contains fluorouracil as the active ingredient.

Efudex side effects

The most common side effects of Efudex cream in clinical trials include:

  • Pain, itching, burning
  • Skin irritation
  • Inflammation
  • Hair loss
  • Dryness
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness and crusting at the site of application

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

  • Severe pain, swelling, itching, burning, or irritation
  • New or worsening skin sores
  • Fever, chills
  • Severe stomach pain, bloody diarrhea, vomiting

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

Efudex drug interactions

Other drugs may interact with Efudex, including prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your health care provider about all of your medication including any supplements you are taking.

Efudex contraindications

You should not use Efudex if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient fluorouracil
  • Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Efudex
  • Have DPD (dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase) deficiency
  • Are younger than 18 years of age
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant – Fluorouracil can cause harm to an unborn baby, such as birth defects and miscarriage, use effective birth control
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Talk to your doctor before using Efudex if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Efudex

Efudex generic

Efudex is the trademark brand name for fluorouracil manufactured by Valeant Pharmaceuticals. A generic version of fluorouracil is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Efudex savings through NiceRx.

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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.