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Extavia Patient assistance program

Is your Extavia 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 Extavia medication with our help.

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NiceRx works with your healthcare provider to help you access affordable medications directly from U.S. pharmaceutical companies.

How it works

  • Enroll online

    Get started by filling out the online enrollment application to find out if you are eligible for assistance.

  • Pre-qualification

    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.

  • Submit documents

    We will request documents to be submitted by you and your healthcare provider that are required by the pharmaceutical company to complete your enrollment.

  • Receive medication

    Once approved, the pharmaceutical company typically ships a 90-day supply of medication to your home or healthcare provider’s address.

Medically reviewed by  Jamie Winn, PharmD

Your monthly Extavia cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible to receive your Extavia prescription through the patient assistance program, your medication will be free. We charge a flat monthly service fee of $49 per medication to cover the cost of our services.

Am I eligible for Extavia patient assistance?

To be eligible for the Extavia patient assistance program, you will need to meet specific eligibility criteria set by the pharmaceutical company. At NiceRx, we review each Extavia enrollment application individually. The main factors considered 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 Extavia patient assistance program?

Applying for the Extavia patient assistance program through NiceRx is simple. Begin by completing the enrollment application on our website. We will ask for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers that supply your medication. We may be able to help you access patient assistance for other medications as well as Extavia, so please tell us about any medications that you have been prescribed.

If we determine that you may be eligible for Extavia assistance, we will handle the full enrollment process on your behalf. We will work with your healthcare provider to prepare and submit all the documents required for you to enroll. If you are successfully enrolled in the Extavia patient assistance program, we will also request your Extavia medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year. At the end of your enrollment period, we will contact you for updated details and seek to re-enroll you in the program.

Is NiceRx an Extavia coupons provider?

NiceRx does not provide Extavia coupons, discount cards, or copay cards. We do not offer printable Extavia manufacturer coupons, Extavia discounts, rebates, Extavia savings cards, trial offers, or free samples. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access patient assistance programs. Our service cost is $49 a month per medication, so you will likely save more on your Extavia medication with NiceRx.

Can NiceRx help me get Extavia if I have insurance?

NiceRx may be able to help you access Extavia patient assistance if:

  • You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Extavia
  • Your insurance company will not pay for your Extavia prescription
  • You do not have insurance

Complete your enrollment application online to find out more.

How much does Extavia cost without insurance?

Extavia prices without insurance will vary by retailer. As a guide, Extavia subcutaneous powder for injection 0.3 mg will typically cost around $7,000 for 15 powders for injection.

How much does Extavia cost with insurance?

Your individual healthcare plan will determine the copay of Extavia with insurance. To find out what you will need to pay, contact your pharmacist or insurance provider. They will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance.

What is Extavia?

Extavia is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Novartis Pharmaceuticals.

Extavia is used to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis, to reduce the frequency of clinical exacerbations. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks its own central nervous system. Patients with multiple sclerosis in whom efficacy has been demonstrated include patients who have had a first clinical episode and have MRI features consistent with multiple sclerosis.

Extavia can also be used to treat people with another type of MS known as SPMS (secondary progressive MS) who are still having relapses. In people with SPMS, the medication can reduce the frequency of relapses and reduce brain lesions seen on MRI scans.

What doses of Extavia are available?

Extavia is available in injection form, in the following doses: 0.3 mg of lyophilized powder in a single-use vial for reconstitution.

Extavia is given subcutaneously under the skin. The recommended dose of Extavia is 0.25 mg every other day. Reconstitute lyophilized powder with the supplied diluent. The removable diluent cap contains natural rubber latex.

Please read the medication guide and the full prescribed information and always speak with a healthcare professional about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Extavia active ingredients

Extavia contains the active ingredient interferon beta-1b. The exact mechanism of action of Extavia in patients with MS is unknown.

Extavia side effects

The most common side effects of Extavia in clinical trials compared to placebo include:

  • Injection site reaction
  • Lymphopenia (low white blood cell count), leukopenia, neutropenia, increased liver enzymes, hypertonia
  • Flu-like symptoms, muscle aches, tiredness, headache, joint pain, rash, insomnia, abdominal pain, and asthenia

In rare instances, Extavia can cause more serious adverse effects. These can include:

  • Hepatic injury – monitor liver function tests and signs and symptoms of liver problems such as jaundice (yellowing of skin or eyes)
  • Anaphylaxis and other allergic reactions
  • Depression and suicide
  • Congestive heart failure – monitor patients for worsening of cardiac symptoms]
  • Injection site necrosis and reactions
  • Thrombotic microangiopathy
  • Drug-induced lupus erythematosus

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of a serious allergic reaction to Extavia such as hives, shortness of breath, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Extavia against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Extavia to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Extavia drug interactions

There is currently no data for Extavia interactions with other medications. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Extavia contraindications

You should not use Extavia if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient interferon beta-1b, albumin, or mannitol
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Extavia

Talk to your doctor before using Extavia if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Extavia
  • Have liver disease
  • Have heart problems
  • Suffer from seizures
  • Have depression, anxiety, or sleep problems
  • Have a bleeding or blood-clotting disorder
  • Have a low white blood cell (WBC) count
  • Have anemia (lack of red blood cells)
  • Have an allergy to latex
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant – may cause fertility impairment
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed – it is not known if Extavia passes into your breast milk

Extavia generic

Extavia is the trademark brand name for interferon beta-1b manufactured by Novartis Pharmaceuticals. A generic version of interferon beta-1b is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Extavia 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.