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Elelyso Patient assistance program

Is your Elelyso 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 Elelyso 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 Elelyso cost savings if eligible

The Elelyso patient assistance program can provide your medication for free. We simply charge $49 per month for each medication to cover the cost of our services. With NiceRx, you will only pay $49 to obtain your Elelyso, regardless of the retail price.

Am I eligible for the Elelyso patient assistance program?

To find out if you are eligible for Elelyso 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 Elelyso patient assistance program?

Our application process aims to make it as easy as possible to apply for the Elelyso patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our online enrollment application. We will 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 Elelyso.

NiceRx will review your application and determine whether you may be eligible for Elelyso assistance. If so, we will 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 Elelyso patient assistance program, we will help you manage your prescription refills by requesting refills on your behalf throughout your enrollment period. At the end of your enrollment period we will contact you for updated information and seek to re-enroll you so you can continue to access affordable Elelyso.

Is NiceRx an Elelyso coupon provider?

NiceRx is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Elelyso patient assistance program. We do not offer trial offers or free Elelyso samples. When obtaining your medication through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month per medication. This will likely save you more money than if you were to use Elelyso coupons, discount cards, or Elelyso copay cards.

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

NiceRx may be able to help you if your insurance company will not pay for your Elelyso 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 does Elelyso cost without insurance?

Elelyso prices without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy. Prices will also vary by retailer. As a guide, Elelyso intravenous powder for injection 200 units typically costs $900 for 1 powder for injection.

How much does Elelyso cost with insurance?

The copay for Elelyso will vary by the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out what you might need to pay for Elelyso with insurance, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to help you calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.

What is Elelyso?

Elelyso is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Pfizer, Inc. Elelyso (taliglucerase alfa) for injection is a hydrolytic lysosomal glucocerebroside-specific enzyme indicated for long-term enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for adults with a confirmed diagnosis of Type 1 Gaucher disease.

Gaucher disease is a rare inherited disorder, in which people do not have enough of an enzyme called glucocerebrosidase, which normally breaks down a fat called glucocerebroside. Without the enzyme, glucocerebroside builds up in the body, typically in the liver, spleen, bone, and some other tissues, causing a wide range of problems such as anemia (low red blood cell counts), thrombocytopenia (reduced platelet count), tiredness, easy bruising, and a tendency to bleed, an enlarged spleen and liver, and bone pain and fractures.

Because the number of patients with Gaucher disease is low, the disease is considered ‘rare’, and Elelyso was designated an ‘orphan medicine’ (a medicine used in rare diseases).

What doses of Elelyso are available?

Elelyso is available for injection, in lyophilized powder for reconstitution with diluent, in the following doses: 200 Unit single-use vials.

The recommended dose is 60 units/kg of body weight administered once every 2 weeks as a 60-120 minute intravenous infusion. Patients currently being treated with imiglucerase for Gaucher disease can be switched to Elelyso. Physicians can make dosage adjustments based on the achievement and maintenance of each patient’s therapeutic goals.

Read the full prescribing information and always speak with a healthcare professional about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Elelyso active ingredients

Elelyso contains taliglucerase alfa as the active ingredient.

Elelyso side effects

The most common adverse reactions of Elelyso in clinical trials include:

  • Infusion reactions including allergic reactions – headache, chest pain or discomfort, asthenia, fatigue, urticaria, erythema, increased blood pressure, back pain, arthralgia (joint pain), and flushing. If allergic or infusion reactions occur, decrease the infusion rate, temporarily stop the infusion, or administer antihistamines and/or antipyretics
  • URTI/nasopharyngitis, pharyngitis/throat infection
  • Headache
  • Influenza
  • UTI/pyelonephritis
  • Back pain, extremity pain
  • Abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, back pain, dizziness, nausea, and rash

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

  • Anaphylaxis

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

Elelyso drug interactions

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

Elelyso contraindications

You should not use Elelyso if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient taliglucerase alfa
  • Have had hypersensitivity reactions to any of the other ingredients in Elelyso

Talk to your doctor before using Elelyso if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Elelyso
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Elelyso generic

Elelyso is the trademark brand name for taliglucerase alfa manufactured by Pfizer, Inc. A generic version of taliglucerase alfa is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Elelyso 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.