Your monthly Gattex cost savings if eligible
With our assistance, you could access the Gattex patient assistance program and obtain your medication for free. We only charge a flat monthly fee of $49 per medication for our services.
Am I eligible for Gattex patient assistance?
We review each Gattex enrollment application individually to determine if you are eligible. Each assistance program has its own eligibility criteria and 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 Gattex patient assistance program?
Our process makes it as easy as possible to apply for the Gattex patient assistance program. Begin by completing the enrollment application form on our website. Tell us about any medications that you are taking, including Gattex. You must also provide details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. This is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers who will supply the medication, so it is important to make sure this information is accurate and up to date.
We will review the information that you have provided to determine whether you are eligible for patient assistance. If we can pre-qualify you for assistance, NiceRx will handle the full enrollment process on your behalf. If you are approved by the pharmaceutical company, you will typically start receiving your medication in 6 – 8 weeks.
Is NiceRx a Gattex coupons provider?
NiceRx is not a Gattex coupon, Gattex discount card, or Gattex copay card provider. We do not offer Gattex manufacturer coupons, Gattex discounts, rebates, Gattex savings cards, trial offers, or free Gattex samples. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Gattex patient assistance program.
Can NiceRx help me get Gattex if I have insurance?
NiceRx may be able to help you get Gattex if:
- You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Gattex
- Your insurance company will not pay for your Gattex prescription
- Your healthcare plan does not cover Gattex medication
- You do not have insurance
Please apply online to find out if we can help you.
How much is Gattex with insurance?
The cost of Gattex with insurance will depend on the terms of your healthcare plan. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance. Contact them to find out more.
How much does Gattex cost without insurance?
Gattex prices without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy. Prices will also vary by retailer. As a guide, a Gattex subcutaneous kit 5 mg will cost around $1,680 for 1 kit.
What is Gattex?
Gattex contains the prescription medicine teduglutide, a man-made version of amino acid. Tedaglutide affects the growth and function of cells in your stomach and intestines. Gattex is used to treat adults and children 1 year of age and older with Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS) that also need further nutrition or fluids through an IV (intravenous feed). It is not known if Gattex is safe and effective to use in children under 1 year of age.
Short bowel syndrome can increase your chances of malnutrition during pregnancy. This can lead to premature delivery, a low birth weight, birth defects, or other complications in both the mother and baby.
Gattex active ingredients
Teduglutide is similar to a naturally occurring chemical in your body known as human glucagon-like peptide-2 (GLP-2), which is released in your distal intestine. GLP-2 increases intestinal and portal blood flow and prevents gastric acid secretion. Teduglutide binds to specific receptors in your body resulting in the release of chemicals such as insulin-like growth factor, nitric oxide, and keratinocyte growth factor.
Make sure you take Gattex exactly as prescribed by your doctor at the same time each day. Gattex is injected under your skin. A healthcare professional may teach you how to use the medication yourself or how to give an injection to a child. You must not inject into a vein or muscle. Gattex must be mixed with a liquid before using and must be used within 3 hours. You may need a blood test every 6 months while using Gattex and your stools may need to be checked for blood every 12 months. You will also need a colonoscopy after 1 year of treatment, and then once every 5 years if you are using Gattex long-term.
Gattex side effects
The most common side effects caused by Gattex include:
- Stomach pain or swelling
- Nausea, vomiting
- Flu-like symptoms
- Swelling in your hands or feet
- A reaction where the medicine was injected
- An allergic reaction
In rare instances, Gattex can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Severe constipation, stomach cramps, nausea, or vomiting
- Rapid weight gain, difficulty breathing
- Changes in your bowel movements
- Pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back
- Dark urine or yellow color of your skin or eyes
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Gattex against your risk of side effects.
Gattex drug interactions
Gattex can interact with other medications. These include:
- Treatments for insomnia (sleeping problems) and anxiety – alprazolam, clobazam, clonazepam, diazepam, flurazepam, loarzepam, midazolam, oxazepam, temazepam
- Treatments for certain types of skin cancer – bexarotene
This list is not exhaustive and other drugs may interact with Gattex.
Gattex warning and precautions
You should not use Gattex if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient teduglutide
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Gattex
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
Talk to your doctor before using Gattex if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Gattex
- Have cancer
- Have polyps in your intestines or rectum
- Have a blockage in your stomach or intestines
- Have a colostomy or ileostomy
- Have heart problems or high blood pressure
- Have kidney disease
- Have any problems with your gallbladder or pancreas
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
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.