Your monthly Egrifta cost savings if eligible
If you are eligible for the Egrifta 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 Egrifta through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month regardless of the retail price of your medication.
Am I eligible for the Egrifta patient assistance program?
You could receive your Egrifta 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 Egrifta 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 Egrifta.
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 Egrifta 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 Egrifta medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year once you are enrolled in the program.
Is NiceRx an Egrifta coupons provider?
At NiceRx, we help eligible individuals access the Egrifta patient assistance program. This means that we are not an Egrifta coupon, an Egrifta discount card, or an Egrifta copay card provider. We do not offer any medication trial offers, or free Egrifta samples.
Can NiceRx help me get Egrifta 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 Egrifta medication, or 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 Egrifta cost without insurance?
Egrifta costs without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy and the retailer you buy it from. As a guide, Egrifta subcutaneous powder for injection 2 mg will typically cost around $6,400 for 30 powders for injection. 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 Egrifta cost with insurance?
The copay of Egrifta 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 Egrifta?
Egrifta is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Theratechnologies Inc.
Egrifta SV is a growth hormone-releasing factor (GRF) analog indicated for the reduction of excess abdominal fat in adult patients with HIV infection with HIV-associated lipodystrophy.
The long-term cardiovascular safety of Egrifta SV has not been established. It is not recommended for weight loss management. There are no data to support improved compliance with anti-retroviral therapies in HIV-positive patients.
What doses of Egrifta are available?
Egrifta is available as an injection 2 mg single-dose vial with a diluent of 10 mL of Sterile Water for Injection, USP.
Store vials of Egrifta powder in the refrigerator, do not freeze. Store the diluent at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
Please see the full prescribing information, patient information, and instructions for use. Always speak with a healthcare professional for medical advice or about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.
Egrifta active ingredients
Egrifta contains the active ingredient tesamorelin.
Egrifta side effects
The most common side effects of Egrifta in clinical trials compared to placebo include:
- Arthralgia (joint pain), myalgia (muscle pain)
- Injection site reactions, injection site pruritus
- Pain in extremity
In rare instances, Egrifta can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Increased risk of neoplasms
- Elevated IGF-1 levels
- Fluid retention – edema, arthralgia, and carpal tunnel syndrome
- Glucose intolerance or diabetes mellitus – high blood sugar, increased thirst, increased urination, hunger, dry mouth, fruity breath, drowsiness, dry skin, blurred vision, weight loss
- Hypersensitivity reactions
- Increased mortality in patients with acute critical illness
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of a serious allergic reaction – hives, trouble breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Egrifta against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Egrifta to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Egrifta drug interactions
Egrifta can interact with other medications. These include:
- Cytochrome P450 (a liver enzyme) metabolized drugs
This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Egrifta. Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
You should not use Egrifta if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient tesamorelin and/or mannitol
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Egrifta
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
- Have an active malignancy
- Have a history of pituitary gland tumor or surgery
- Have a history of head injury or radiation treatment
Talk to your doctor before using Egrifta if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Egrifta
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
Egrifta is the trademark brand name for tesamorelin manufactured by Theratechnologies Inc. A generic version of tesamorelin is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Egrifta savings through NiceRx.
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.