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Your monthly Emflaza cost savings if eligible

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

Am I eligible for the Emflaza patient assistance program?

You could receive your Emflaza 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 Emflaza 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 Emflaza.

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

Is NiceRx an Emflaza coupons provider?

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

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

Emflaza costs without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy and the retailer you buy it from. As a guide, Emflaza oral tablets 6 mg will typically cost around $6,900 for 100 tablets. 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 Emflaza cost with insurance?

The copay of Emflaza 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 Emflaza?

Emflaza is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by PTC Therapeutics Inc. Emflaza is a corticosteroid for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in patients 5 years of age and older.

DMD is a type of muscular dystrophy, characterized by muscle weakness and atrophy. DMD is caused by mutations in the gene that encodes for dystrophin, an important structural protein that provides support for muscle cells as they stretch and contract with motion. This causes muscle cells to become damaged at each contraction and eventually die.

Emflaza is not a cure for muscular dystrophy but may improve muscle strength and slow the progression of disability.

What doses of Emflaza are available?

Emflaza is available in tablet or oral suspension form, in the following doses: Tablets: 6 mg, 18 mg, 30 mg, and 36 mg. Oral Suspension: 22.75 mg/mL.

The recommended once-daily dose is 0.9 mg/kg/day orally. Take Emflaza with or without food. You may mix your dose with milk or fruit juice (but not grapefruit juice). Drink the mixture right away.

Emflaza can weaken your immune system, and cause you to get an infection more easily. Always speak with your healthcare provider for medical advice or about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Emflaza active ingredients

Emflaza contains deflazacort as the active ingredient.

Emflaza side effects

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

  • Cushingoid appearance
  • Weight gain, central obesity, increased appetite
  • Upper respiratory tract infection, cough
  • Pollakiuria
  • Hirsutism
  • Nasopharyngitis

In rare instances, Emflaza can cause more serious adverse events. These can include:

  • Changes in endocrine function
  • Immunosuppression and increased risk of infection
  • Changes in cardiovascular and/or renal function – monitor for increased blood pressure and sodium, and for decreased potassium levels
  • Gastrointestinal perforation
  • Changes in mood – euphoria, insomnia, mood swings, personality changes, severe depression, and psychosis
  • Decreases in bone mineral density – long-term use of steroids may cause bone loss (osteoporosis), especially if you smoke, do not exercise, do not get enough vitamin D or calcium in your diet, or if you have a family history of osteoporosis
  • Ophthalmic effects – cataracts, infections
  • Serious skin rashes

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

Emflaza drug interactions

Emflaza can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Moderate or strong CYP3A4 inhibitors
  • Strong CYP3A4 inducers
  • Vaccination – do not administer live or live-attenuated vaccines

This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Emflaza. Tell your healthcare provider of all the medicines you are taking, including over-the-counter medicines, dietary supplements, and herbal products.

Emflaza contraindications

You should not use Emflaza if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient deflazacort
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Emflaza
  • Are younger than 2 years old

Talk to your doctor before using Emflaza if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Emflaza
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant – taking Emflaza during early pregnancy may increase the risk of cleft lip and palate in a newborn
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
  • Have any type of bacterial, fungal, viral, or parasite infection
  • Have heart problems or high blood pressure
  • Have had a stroke or blood clot
  • Have kidney disease or liver disease (especially hepatitis B)
  • Have a stomach or intestinal disorder
  • Have a colostomy or ileostomy
  • Have cataracts, glaucoma, or herpes infection of the eyes
  • Have diabetes
  • Have a nerve-muscle disorder
  • Have a low bone mineral density
  • Have a problem with your thyroid, pituitary gland, or adrenal gland

Emflaza generic

Emflaza is the trademark brand name for deflazacort manufactured by PTC Therapeutics Inc. A generic version of deflazacort is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Emflaza 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.