How it works
Get started by filling out the online enrollment application to find out if you are eligible for assistance.
NiceRx verifies your eligibility for medication assistance and notifies you if you are pre-qualified. The pharmaceutical company provides your medication for free, and you only pay our service fee.
We will request documents to be submitted by you and your healthcare provider that are required by the pharmaceutical company to complete your enrollment.
Once approved, the pharmaceutical company typically ships a 90-day supply of medication to your home or healthcare provider’s address. Final acceptance is determined by the pharmaceutical company.
Your monthly Ferriprox cost savings if eligible
If you are eligible to receive your Ferriprox 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 Ferriprox patient assistance?
To be eligible for the Ferriprox patient assistance program, you will need to meet specific eligibility criteria set by the pharmaceutical company. At NiceRx, we review each Ferriprox 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 Ferriprox patient assistance program?
Applying for the Ferriprox 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 Ferriprox, so please tell us about any medications that you have been prescribed.
If we determine that you may be eligible for Ferriprox 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 Ferriprox patient assistance program, we will also request your Ferriprox 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 a Ferriprox coupons provider?
NiceRx does not provide Ferriprox coupons, discount cards, or copay cards. We do not offer printable Ferriprox manufacturer coupons, Ferriprox discounts, rebates, Ferriprox 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 Ferriprox medication with NiceRx.
Can NiceRx help me get Ferriprox if I have insurance?
NiceRx may be able to help you access Ferriprox patient assistance if:
- You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Ferriprox
- Your insurance company will not pay for your Ferriprox prescription
- You do not have insurance
Complete your enrollment application online to find out more.
How much does Ferriprox cost without insurance?
Ferriprox prices without insurance will vary by retailer. As a guide, Ferriprox oral solution (100 mg/mL) is around will typically cost around $7,540 for a supply of 500 milliliters.
How much does Ferriprox cost with insurance?
Your individual healthcare plan will determine the copay of Ferriprox 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 Ferriprox?
Ferriprox is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by distributed by Chiesi USA, Inc., and manufactured by Apotex Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Ferriprox (deferiprone) is an iron chelator for the treatment of patients with blood transfusions iron overload due to thalassemia syndromes when current chelation therapy is inadequate. Approval is based on a reduction in serum ferritin levels.
Limitation of Use – the safety and effectiveness of Ferriprox have not been established for the treatment of transfusional iron overload in patients with other chronic anemias.
See the full prescribing information and medication guide for a complete boxed warning. Ferriprox can cause agranulocytosis that can lead to serious infections and death. Neutropenia may precede the development of agranulocytosis. Measure the absolute neutrophil count (ANC) before starting Ferriprox and monitor weekly while on treatment. Interrupt Ferriprox if an infection develops and monitor the ANC more frequently. Patients taking Ferriprox are advised to report symptoms indicative of infection immediately.
What doses of Ferriprox are available?
Ferriprox is available in film-coated tablet form or as an oral liquid, in the following doses: 500 mg, 100 mg/mL.
The recommended dose is based on the patient’s body weight. Ferriprox tablets are for adults and children ≥8 years of age. Ferriprox oral solution is for patients ≥3 years of age. Avoid drinking alcohol during treatment with Ferriprox tablets as this may cause a faster release of the medicine.
Store the tablets at room temperature between 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C).
Always speak with a healthcare professional about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.
Ferriprox active ingredients
Deferiprone is an iron-chelating agent with an affinity for ferric ions.
Ferriprox side effects
The most common side effects of Ferriprox in clinical trials include:
- Nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain
- Alanine aminotransferase increased
- Arthralgia, back pain
- Neutropenia (low white blood cells)
- Sickle cell disease or other anemias
- Abnormal liver function tests
In rare instances, Ferriprox can cause more serious adverse reactions. These can include:
- Agranulocytosis – interrupt therapy and report to a physician if you have symptoms of infection such as fever, sore throat, or flu-like symptoms
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Ferriprox against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Ferriprox to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Ferriprox drug interactions
Ferriprox can interact with other medications:
- Co-administration with other drugs known to be associated with neutropenia or agranulocytosis
- Leave a 4-hour interval between Ferriprox and any mineral supplements, and antacids that contain polyvalent cations (e.g. iron, aluminum, and zinc)
This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Ferriprox.
You should not use Ferriprox if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient deferiprone
- Are allergic or have had a hypersensitivity reaction to deferiprone or to any of the excipients in the formulation
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant – Embryo-fetal toxicity – If you are a woman, you may need to have a negative pregnancy test before starting this treatment. Use effective birth control while you are using this medicine and for at least 6 months after your last dose
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed – you should not breastfeed while using this medicine, and for at least 2 weeks after your last dose
Talk to your doctor before using Ferriprox if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Ferriprox
- Have a renal or hepatic impairment
Ferriprox is the trademark brand name for deferiprone, distributed by Chiesi USA, Inc., and manufactured by Apotex Inc. A generic version of deferiprone is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Ferriprox savings through NiceRx.
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.