Epidiolex Patient assistance program
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NiceRx works with your healthcare provider to help you access affordable medications directly from U.S. pharmaceutical companies.
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How it works
Get started by filling out the online enrollment application to find out if you are eligible.
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.
You may be required to submit further information and documents required by the pharmaceutical company which can be securely uploaded online.
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.
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 Epidiolex cost savings if eligible
If you are eligible for the Epidiolex 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 Epidiolex through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month regardless of the retail price of your medication.
Am I eligible for the Epidiolex patient assistance program?
You could receive your Epidiolex 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 Epidiolex 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 Epidiolex.
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 Epidiolex 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 Epidiolex medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year once you are enrolled in the program.
Is NiceRx an Epidiolex coupon provider?
At NiceRx, we help eligible individuals access the Epidiolex patient assistance program. This means that we are not an Epidiolex coupon, an Epidiolex discount card, or an Epidiolex copay card provider. We do not offer any medication trial offers, or free Epidiolex samples.
Can NiceRx help me get Epidiolex 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 Epidiolex 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 Epidiolex cost without insurance?
Epidiolex costs without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy and the retailer you buy it from. 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 Epidiolex cost with insurance?
The copay of Epidiolex 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 Epidiolex?
Epidiolex is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Greenwich Biosciences, Inc. It is used for the treatment of seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) and Dravet syndrome, and tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) in patients one year of age and older.
What doses of Epidiolex are available?
Epidiolex is available as an oral solution, in the following doses: 100 mg/mL.
Withdrawal of antiepileptic drugs such as Epidiolex should be gradual to reduce the risk of seizures and status epilepticus.
Please see the full prescribing information and always speak with a healthcare professional for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.
Epidiolex active ingredients
Epidiolex contains cannabidiol (CBD), which belongs to a class of drugs known as cannabinoids. CBD is a component of the Cannabis sativa plant, also known as marijuana. CBD does not cause the “high” that comes from tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has removed cannabidiol from Schedule V of the Controlled Substances Act. Epidiolex is no longer classed as a controlled substance.
Epidiolex side effects
The most common side effects of Epidiolex in clinical trials compared to placebo include:
- Loss of appetite
- Diarrhea, vomiting
- Fatigue, malaise
- Problems sleeping
In rare instances, Epidiolex can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Hepatocellular injury – valproate and higher doses of Epidiolex increase the risk of an increase in liver enzymes such as transaminase
- Somnolence (daytime sleepiness) and sedation
- Suicidal thoughts and behavior
- Hypersensitivity reactions
Your caregiver will assess the benefits of using Epidiolex against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Epidiolex to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Epidiolex drug interactions
Epidiolex can interact with other medications. These include:
- Moderate or strong inhibitors of CYP3A4 or CYP2C19
- Strong inducer of CYP3A4 or CYP2C19 (e.g. clobazam)
- Other products that cause drowsiness such as opioid pain or cough relievers, drugs for sleep or anxiety, muscle relaxants, or antihistamines
- Alcohol and other products that depress the central nervous system or brain activity (CNS depressants)
This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Epidiolex. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, herbal supplements, and cannabis-based products.
You should not use Epidiolex if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient cannabidiol
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Epidiolex
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant – may cause fetal harm
Talk to your doctor before using Epidiolex if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Epidiolex
- Have liver problems
- Have mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, or suicidal thoughts
- Have a personal or family history of substance use misuse or disorder
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
Epidiolex is the trademark brand name for cannabidiol manufactured by Greenwich Biosciences, Inc. A generic version of cannabidiol is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Epidiolex 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 the different programs and filling out all the required paperwork for each program. Subject to medication availability.
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.