Home / Medications / Elidel

Elidel Patient assistance program

Is your Elidel 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 Elidel medication.

Get started today
  • 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
  • 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

Play video (01:52)
  • An introduction to NiceRx
  • Next steps after qualifying
  • Uploading documents and billing
  • SSN & billing information
  • Medication delivery time

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.

  • 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.

Your monthly Elidel cost savings if eligible

With our assistance, you could access the Elidel patient assistance program and obtain your medication for free. We only charge a flat monthly fee of $49 per medication for our services.

Am I eligible for Elidel patient assistance?

We review each Elidel enrollment application individually to determine if you are eligible. Each assistance program has its own eligibility criteria and 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 Elidel patient assistance program?

Our process makes it as easy as possible to apply for the Elidel patient assistance program. Begin by completing the enrollment application form on our website. Tell us about any medications that you are taking, including Elidel. You must also provide details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. This is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers who’ll supply the medication, so it is important to make sure this information is accurate and up to date.

We will review the information that you have provided to determine whether you are eligible for patient assistance. If we can pre-qualify you for assistance, NiceRx will handle the full enrollment process on your behalf. If you are approved by the pharmaceutical company, you’ll typically start receiving your medication in 6 – 8 weeks.

Is NiceRx an Elidel coupons provider?

NiceRx is not an Elidel coupon, Elidel discount card, or an Elidel copay card provider. We don’t offer Elidel manufacturer coupons, Elidel discounts, rebates, Elidel savings cards, trial offers, or free Elidel samples. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Elidel patient assistance program.

Can NiceRx help me get Elidel if I have insurance?

NiceRx may be able to help you get Elidel if:

  • You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Elidel
  • Your insurance company won’t pay for your Elidel prescription
  • Your healthcare plan doesn’t cover Elidel medication
  • You don’t have insurance

Please apply online to find out if we can help you.

How much is Elidel with insurance?

The cost of Elidel with insurance will depend on the terms of your healthcare plan. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance. Contact them to find out more.

How much does Elidel cost without insurance?

Elidel prices without insurance will vary depending on the size of the tube you buy (30 gm, 60 gm, or 100 gm). Prices also vary by retailer. As a guide, a 30 g tube of 1% Elidel will cost around $360.

What is Elidel?

Elidel cream is a prescription medication used to treat mild to moderate atopic dermatitis (eczema). It can be used by adults and children aged two and over, who don’t have a weakened immune system.

If you or your child have eczema, your doctor may prescribe Elidel cream to you. It’s a prescription cream you apply directly to your skin. When applied to your skin, the cream can reduce eczema symptoms, like redness and itching, and it can stop symptoms from getting worse. Elidel cream is usually prescribed after other eczema treatments have not been effective enough.

Elidel active ingredients

The active ingredient in Elidel cream is called pimecrolimus. It is a type of drug called a calcineurin inhibitor that can reduce inflammation in your skin.

When you apply Elidel cream, pimecrolimus is absorbed by the cells of your skin. The pimecrolimus attaches to and stops a substance in your skin cells working called calcineurin.

Calcineurin is used by your immune system to activate T-cells and other substances that cause inflammation. By blocking calcineurin, your immune system can’t trigger as much inflammation in your skin, which reduces the severity of your eczema.

Elidel side effects & Elidel drug interactions

The most common side effects caused by Elidel include:

  • Feelings of warmth and burning at the site of application – these feelings usually pass after a few days of using Elidel as your skin gets used to it
  • Headaches
  • A cough
  • A sore throat
  • A stuffy nose
  • Fever
  • An increase in upper respiratory infections like common colds and the flu
  • Viral skin infections, like cold sores, chicken pox, and shingles

In rare instances, Elidel can cause more serious side effects, like:

  • A risk of developing cancers, including skin cancer and lymphoma
  • Severe allergic reactions to the medication

Some medications can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all the drugs you’re taking, including vitamins, and herbal and dietary supplements, to make sure they don’t interact with Elidel.

Elidel warnings & precautions

It’s not known if Elidel cream is safe to use for a long period of time. Don’t use Elidel continuously for long periods of time. It should be used for short periods with breaks in between. Elidel cream should only be used on areas of your skin with eczema.

Limit your time in the sun when using Elidel cream and avoid sun lamps, tanning beds, and ultraviolet light therapy treatments. The medication is for external use on your skin only. Don’t put Elidel into any of your body openings or orifices.  It should also not be given to children under the age of two.

Don’t use Elidel if you are allergic to the active ingredient pimecrolimus, or any of the other ingredients in Elidel.  Talk to your doctor before taking Elidel if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Elidel
  • Have a weakened immune system
  • Have a rare inherited skin disease called Netherton’s syndrome
  • Have a skin infection, like chickenpox or herpes
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

*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.