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Exjade Patient assistance program

Is your Exjade 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 Exjade medication.

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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.

  • 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 Exjade cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible for the Exjade patient assistance program, the cost of your medication will be free. We only charge $49 a month, per medication, to cover our service fees. You could receive your Exjade prescription for just $49 a month, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

Am I eligible for the Exjade patient assistance program?

We will review your application to determine whether you are eligible for the Exjade patient assistance program. Each program has its own eligibility criteria which is set by the pharmaceutical companies, however 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 Exjade patient assistance program?

We make it as easy as possible to apply for the Exjade patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our enrollment application. Tell us about any medications you are taking, including Exjade. We will also ask for details about your healthcare provider, insurance, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers who ship your medication.

If we determine that you may be eligible for Exjade assistance, we will handle the application process for you. We will work directly with your healthcare provider to prepare your application documents. Once we have received the signed application and supporting documents, we will submit them to the patient assistance program on your behalf. Our service continues once you are enrolled in the Exjade patient assistance program, and we will automatically request your Exjade medication refills for up to 1 year.

Is NiceRx an Exjade coupons provider?

We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Exjade patient assistance program. That means that we do not offer printable Exjade manufacturer coupons, Exjade discounts, or free Exjade samples. We are not an Exjade coupon provider or Exjade discount card. Our service extends to assisting eligible individuals to access the medications they need through patient assistance programs.

Can NiceRx help me get Exjade if I have insurance?

We may be able to help you to access Exjade patient assistance in a variety of circumstances. This includes when your insurance company will not pay for your Exjade medication or if you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. We may also be able to help you if you do not have insurance. Please apply online to find out more.

How much is Exjade with insurance?

The cost of Exjade with insurance depends on the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out how much this is, your healthcare provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance.

How much does Exjade cost without insurance?

Exjade prices without insurance will vary depending on where you buy it and how much you buy. As a guide, Exjade tablets 125 mg usually cost $1,300 for 30 tablets. With NiceRx you will pay a flat monthly fee of $49, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

What is Exjade?

Exjade contains the prescription medicine deferasirox, which is classed as a chelating agent medicine. Exjade is used to remove excess iron from the body. When iron builds up it becomes harmful to tissues in your body. The extra iron can not be removed naturally by our bodies so iron is stored in cells. The liver is the main iron storage site, but once it is full your body starts to store iron in other organs such as the heart.

Exjade is used in adults and children from 2 years of age for excess iron caused by repeated blood transfusions. It can also be used in adults and children from 10 years old for non-transfusion-dependent thalassemia, which is caused without blood transfusions.

Exjade active ingredients

Deferasirox is the active ingredient in Exjade. It is an iron chelator meaning it can bind tightly to iron in the body. Once the drug has attached to the iron, your body removes it by passing it through your kidneys and out in your urine.

This medicine needs to be taken on an empty stomach at least 30 minutes before eating and at the same time every day. Do not chew or crush the tablet. Swallow the tablet whole. Exjade tablets should be put into a glass of apple juice, orange juice, or water and allowed to break up in the liquid. Be aware the tablet will not fully dissolve. Drink this mixture right away. To make sure you get the entire dose, add a little more liquid to the same glass, swirl gently, and drink right away.

It is important to know that you will have your blood tested on a regular basis while you are taking this medication. Also, every 6 months your kidney or liver function may need to be checked, and a liver biopsy may also be needed.

Exjade side effects

The most common side effects caused by Exjade include:

  • Nausea
  • Sickness
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Skin rash

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

  • Vision or hearing difficulties
  • Little or no urination, swelling in your feet or ankles, shortness of breath
  • Upper stomach pain, loss of appetite
  • Dark urine, clay-colored stools, yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • Easily bruising, unusual bleeding, cold hands and feet
  • Feeling light-headed
  • Stools containing blood, tar-like stools
  • Coughing up blood, vomit that looks like ground coffee

Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Exjade against your risk of side effects.

Exjade drug interactions

Exjade can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Treatments for cancer – ribociclib, sunitinib, tucatinib, bosutinib, crizotinib, ivosidenib, lapatinib
  • Corticosteroids – betamethasone, cortisone, dexamethasone, fludrocortisone, hydrocortisone, prednisolone
  • Iodine based contrast agents used for taking xrays – ioxilan, ioversol, iopromide, iodixanol, iohexol, iopamidol
  • NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) – diclofenac, indomethacin, ibuprofen, fenoprofen
  • Treatments for asthma, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis – aminophylline, theophylline, oxtriphylline

This list is not exhaustive and other drugs may interact with Exjade.

Exjade warning and precautions

You should not use Exjade if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient deferasirox
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Exjade
  • Have a bone marrow disorder
  • Have severe liver disease
  • Have kidney disease
  • Have advanced cancer
  • Have low levels of platelets in your blood
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant

Talk to your doctor before using Exjade if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Exjade
  • Taking birth control pills
  • Have had a stomach ulcer
  • Have had kidney disease
  • Have had liver disease
  • Have had vision or hearing complications
  • Have had a low red blood cell count
  • Have had cancer, in particular blood cell cancer
  • Have had a weak immune system caused by disease, steroids, chemotherapy, or radiation
  • 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.