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:
- 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
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.