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Fetzima Patient assistance program

Is your Fetzima 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 Fetzima medication with our help.

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  • 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. The pharmaceutical company provides your medication for free and you only pay our service fee.

  • 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.

Medically reviewed by  Jamie Winn, PharmD

Your monthly Fetzima cost savings if eligible

The Fetzima patient assistance program can provide your medication for free. We simply charge $49 per month for each medication to cover the cost of our services. With NiceRx, you will only pay $49 to obtain your Fetzima, regardless of the retail price.

Strength Avg. monthly price at
a US pharmacy
NiceRx monthly
price
Monthly savings
with NiceRx
20mg 30 tablets$376.79$49.00$327.79
40mg 30 tablets$376.79$49.00$327.79
80mg 30 tablets$376.79$49.00$327.79
120mg 30 tablets$376.79$49.00$327.79

Am I eligible for the Fetzima patient assistance program?

To find out if you are eligible for Fetzima assistance you can apply online using our enrollment application. Each pharmaceutical company sets its eligibility criteria, and we will review your application individually to determine if you may be eligible. The three main factors to consider 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 Fetzima patient assistance program?

Our application process aims to make it as easy as possible to apply for the Fetzima patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our online enrollment application. We will ask you for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income as this information is required by the pharmaceutical companies. We may be able to help you apply for other patient assistance programs too, so be sure to tell us about any medications you are taking as well as Fetzima.

NiceRx will review your application and determine whether you may be eligible for Fetzima assistance. If so, we will handle the full enrollment process for you and prepare all required documents for your healthcare provider to sign. Once you are successfully enrolled in the Fetzima patient assistance program, we will help you manage your prescription refills by requesting refills on your behalf throughout your enrollment period. At the end of your enrollment period, we will contact you for updated information and seek to re-enroll you so you can continue to access affordable Fetzima.

Is NiceRx a Fetzima coupon provider?

NiceRx is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Fetzima patient assistance program. We do not offer trial offers or free Fetzima samples. When obtaining your medication through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month per medication. This will likely save you more money than if you were to use Fetzima coupons, discount cards, or Fetzima copay cards.

Can NiceRx help me get Fetzima cheaper if I have insurance?

NiceRx may be able to help you if your insurance company will not pay for your Fetzima medication. We may also be able to help if you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. Whether you have insurance or not, apply online using our enrollment application to find out more.

How much does Fetzima cost without insurance?

Fetzima prices without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy. Prices will also vary by retailer. As a guide, Fetzima oral capsules, extended-release (20 mg-40 mg) typically cost $450 for 28 capsules.

How much does Fetzima cost with insurance?

The copay for Fetzima will vary by the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out what you might need to pay for Fetzima with insurance, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to help you calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.

What is Fetzima?

Fetzima is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Allergan. It is used for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). Fetzima is not recommended for the treatment of fibromyalgia.

What doses of Fetzima are available?

Fetzima is available as extended-release capsules, in the following doses: 20 mg, 40 mg, 80 mg, and 120 mg.

Please see the full prescribing information for the complete boxed warning and read the medication guide provided. Always speak with a healthcare professional for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Fetzima active ingredients

Fetzima contains levomilnacipran, as the active ingredient. It is classed as a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI).

Fetzima side effects

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

  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Increased heart rate, tachycardia, palpitations
  • Erectile dysfunction

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

  • Increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior in children, adolescents, and young adults taking antidepressants. Monitor for clinical worsening and suicidal thoughts or behavior
  • Serotonin syndrome – especially when taken with other serotonergic agents (including triptans, tricyclics, fentanyl, lithium, tramadol, amphetamines, and St. John’s Wort)
  • High blood pressure and increased heart rate – control pre-existing hypertension before starting treatment
  • Increased risk of bleeding
  • Angle-closure glaucoma
  • Urinary hesitation or retention
  • Activation of mania/hypomania – check patients for bipolar disorder
  • Seizures
  • Discontinuation syndrome
  • Hyponatremia

Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Fetzima against your risk of adverse effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Fetzima to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Fetzima drug interactions

Fetzima can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Strong CYP3A4 inhibitors such as ketoconazole
  • Diuretics
  • Antiplatelet drugs such as clopidogrel
  • NSAIDs such as ibuprofen or naproxen
  • Blood thinners such as warfarin
  • The risk of serotonin syndrome increases if you are taking other drugs that increase serotonin – St. John’s wort, SSRIs(selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) such as fluoxetine, SNRIs (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors) such as duloxetine or venlafaxine
  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) – linezolid, metaxalone, methylene blue, moclobemide, phenelzine, selegiline, tranylcypromine. Do not use MAOIs with Fetzima or within 7 days of stopping treatment with Fetzima. Do not use Fetzima within 14 days of stopping an MAOI

This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Fetzima. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Fetzima contraindications

You should not use Fetzima if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient levomilnacipran, or milnacipran
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Fetzima
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant

Talk to your doctor before using Fetzima if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Fetzima
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed – It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk

Fetzima generic

Fetzima is the trademark brand name for levomilnacipran manufactured by Allergan. A generic version of levomilnacipran is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Fetzima savings through NiceRx.

Related medications

*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.

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.