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Gastrocrom Patient assistance program

Is your Gastrocrom 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 Gastrocrom 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 Gastrocrom cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible for the Gastrocrom patient assistance program you can receive your medication for free. Our monthly service fee of $49 per medication covers the cost of our services in applying for the program and requesting your ongoing refills on your behalf. If you obtain your Gastrocrom through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month regardless of the retail price of your medication.

Am I eligible for the Gastrocrom patient assistance program?

You could receive your Gastrocrom without paying the full retail price if you meet the eligibility criteria for assistance. The eligibility requirements are set by the pharmaceutical companies that are providing assistance programs. At NiceRx, we review each application individually, although the main 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 Gastrocrom patient assistance?

We do everything that we can to take the hassle and stress out of applying for patient assistance programs. Simply start by filling in our enrollment application. We will ask for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical companies you are applying to for assistance. We may also be able to help you access patient assistance for other medications that you have been prescribed, so be sure to tell us about any medications you are taking as well as Gastrocrom.

NiceRx will review the information you have provided, and if we determine that you may be eligible for assistance, we will seek to enroll you in the Gastrocrom patient assistance program. We will handle the enrollment process for you by working with your healthcare provider and preparing all the required paperwork for your doctor to sign. We will also request your Gastrocrom medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year once you are enrolled in the program.

Is NiceRx a Gastrocrom coupon provider?

At NiceRx, we help eligible individuals access the Gastrocrom patient assistance program. This means that we are not a Gastrocrom coupon, a Gastrocrom discount card, or a Gastrocrom copay card provider. We do not offer any medication trial offers, or free Gastrocrom samples.

Can NiceRx help me get Gastrocrom if I have insurance?

We may be able to help you if you have insurance, including if your insurance company will not pay for your Gastrocrom medication, or you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. We may even be able to assist if you do not have insurance. Please fill in our enrollment application to find out more.

How much does Gastrocrom cost without insurance?

Gastrocrom costs without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy and the retailer you buy it from. As a guide, Gastrocrom oral solution (20 mg/mL) will typically cost around $1,040 for 480 milliliters. If you obtain your medication through NiceRx, you will pay a flat monthly rate of $49 per medication regardless of its retail price.

How much does Gastrocrom cost with insurance?

The copay of Gastrocrom will vary in line with the specific terms of your healthcare plan. For further details about what you may need to pay, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.

What is Gastrocrom?

Gastrocrom (generic name, cromolyn sodium) is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Micro Labs USA Inc. Gastrocrom is used to treat mastocytosis, a disease that occurs when the body has too many mast cells. Mast cells normally release histamine for normal body defense and healing, but when too many mast cells are present, they release too much histamine. This can cause diarrhea, abdominal pain, itching, rash, and flushing. Cromolyn is classed as a mast cell stabilizer and works by preventing mast cells from releasing histamines that can cause these problems.

What doses of Gastrocrom are available?

Gastrocrom is available as an oral solution, concentrate dosage form, in the following doses: 20mg in 1mL.

Take Gastrocrom 4 times per day, at regular intervals, 30 minutes before each meal, and at bedtime. Break open the Gastrocrom ampule and squeeze the liquid into a glass of water. Stir this mixture and drink all of it right away. Do not take the ampules out of their foil pouch until right before use. If you miss a dose take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

Do not use this form of cromolyn for inhalation using a nebulizer. It is for oral use only. It does not work to treat breathing problems, nasal/seasonal, or food allergies. Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.

Please read the full drug information and always speak with a healthcare professional for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Gastrocrom active ingredients

Gastrocrom contains cromolyn sodium as the active ingredient.

Gastrocrom side effects

The most common side effects of Gastrocrom in clinical trials include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain
  • Rash, itching
  • Irritation
  • Muscle pain

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

  • Sores or white patches inside your mouth or on your lips
  • Swelling of your tongue
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Tight chest, trouble breathing

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

Gastrocrom drug interactions

Gastrocrom can interact with other medications. These include:

  •  Insulin inhalation, rapid-acting

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

Gastrocrom contraindications

You should not use Gastrocrom if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient cromolyn sodium
  • Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Gastrocrom
  • Are younger than 2 years of age

Talk to your doctor about your medical condition before using Gastrocrom if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Gastrocrom
  • Have kidney disease
  • Have liver disease
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed – it is not known if Gastrocrom passes into human breast milk

Gastrocrom generic

Gastrocrom is the trademark brand name for cromolyn sodium manufactured by Micro Labs USA Inc. A generic version of cromolyn sodium is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Gastrocrom 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.