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Gvoke PFS Patient assistance program

Is your Gvoke PFS 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 Gvoke PFS medication with our help.

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  • Convenient: We manage the whole process and we’re here to assist you
  • 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 Gvoke PFS cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible for the Gvoke PFS patient assistance program, the cost of your medication will be free. We only charge $49 per month for each medication, to cover our service fees. You could receive your Gvoke PFS prescription for just $49 a month, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

Am I eligible for the Gvoke PFS patient assistance program?

We will review your application to determine whether you are eligible for the Gvoke PFS patient assistance program. Each program has its own eligibility criteria which is set by the pharmaceutical companies, however, 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 Gvoke PFS patient assistance program?

We make it as easy as possible to apply for the Gvoke PFS patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our enrollment application. Tell us about any medications you are taking, including Gvoke PFS. We will also ask for details about your healthcare provider, insurance, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers who ship your medication.

If we determine that you may be eligible for Gvoke PFS assistance, we will handle the application process for you. We will work directly with your healthcare provider to prepare your application documents. Once we have received the signed application and supporting documents, we will submit them to the patient assistance program on your behalf. Our service continues once you are enrolled in the Gvoke PFS patient assistance program, and we will automatically request your Gvoke PFS medication refills for up to 1 year.

Is NiceRx a Gvoke PFS coupon provider?

We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Gvoke PFS patient assistance program. That means that we do not offer printable Gvoke PFS manufacturer coupons, Gvoke PFS discounts, or free Gvoke PFS samples. We are not a Gvoke PFS coupon provider or Gvoke PFS discount card. Our service extends to assisting eligible individuals to access the medications they need through patient assistance programs.

Can NiceRx help me get Gvoke PFS cheaper if I have insurance?

We may be able to help you to access Gvoke PFS patient assistance in a variety of circumstances. This includes when your insurance company will not pay for your Gvoke PFS medication or if you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. We may also be able to help you if you do not have insurance. Please apply online to find out more.

How much does Gvoke PFS cost without insurance?

Gvoke PFS cost without insurance will vary depending on where you buy it. As a guide, Gvoke subcutaneous solution (0.5 mg/0.1 mL) usually costs $300 for 0.1 milliliters. With NiceRx you will pay a flat monthly fee of $49, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

How much does Gvoke PFS cost with insurance?

The copay for Gvoke PFS with insurance depends on the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out how much this is, your healthcare provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance.

What is Gvoke PFS?

Gvoke PFS (glucagon injection) is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured for Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. by Pyramid Laboratories, Inc.

Gvoke contains glucagon, a hormone that increases blood sugar levels. It is an antihypoglycemic agent indicated for the treatment of severe hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) in pediatric and adult patients with diabetes ages 2 years and above.

What doses of Gvoke PFS are available?

Gvoke PFS is available in injection form, in the following doses:

  • 0.5 mg/0.1 mL single-dose pre-filled Gvoke HypoPen auto-injector
  • 1 mg/0.2 mL single-dose pre-filled Gvoke HypoPen auto-injector
  • 0.5 mg/0.1 mL single-dose prefilled syringe
  • 1 mg/0.2 mL single-dose prefilled syringe

Depending on whether your doctor prescribes the Gvoke prefilled syringe or HypoPen auto-injector, the instructions for use will differ. Both forms are injected subcutaneously (under the skin) of your upper arm, stomach, or thigh, as follows:

  • For the HypoPen auto-injector – Pull off the red cap and push the exposed yellow end into your skin until you hear a click. Hold the auto-injector in place for 5 seconds until the window turns red
  • For the prefilled syringe – Pull the cap off the syringe. Then pinch your skin, and insert the needle at a 90-degree angle. Push the plunger all the way down

The recommended dose for adults and pediatric patients aged 12 years and older is 1 mg. The recommended dose for pediatric patients aged 2 to under 12 years of age is weight dependent.

Administer Gvoke according to the printed instructions on the foil pouch label, carton, or the instructions for use. Administer the injection in the lower abdomen, outer thigh, or outer upper arm. Call for emergency assistance immediately after administering the dose. When the patient has responded to treatment, give oral carbohydrates.

Do not reuse Gvoke. Each device contains a single dose of glucagon and cannot be reused. If there has been no response after 15 minutes, an additional weight-appropriate dose of Gvoke from a new device may be given while waiting for emergency assistance. Store Gvoke at room temperature, 68° to 77°F (20° to 25°C).

Read the full prescribing 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.

Gvoke PFS active ingredients

Gvoke contains glucagon as the active ingredient.

Gvoke PFS side effects

The most common side effects of Gvoke PFS in clinical trials include:

  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Injection site edema raised 1 mm or greater, discomfort, reaction, and urticaria
  • Headache
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Abdominal pain
  • Hyperglycemia

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

  • Catecholamine release in patients with Pheochromocytoma
  • Hypoglycemia in patients with insulinoma (tumors in the pancreas making too much insulin in the body) – If a patient develops symptoms of hypoglycemia after a dose of Gvoke, give glucose orally or intravenously
  • Hypersensitivity and allergic reactions – generalized rash, anaphylactic shock with breathing difficulties, and hypotension
  • Necrolytic migratory erythema (NME)
  • Hypoglycemia in patients with Glucagonoma – test patients suspected of having glucagonoma for blood levels of glucagon prior to treatment, and monitor blood glucose levels during treatment

Get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, and difficulty breathing.

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

Gvoke PFS drug interactions

Gvoke PFS can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Beta-blockers
  • Indomethacin – in patients taking indomethacin Gvoke may lose its ability to raise glucose or may produce hypoglycemia
  • Warfarin – Gvoke may increase the anticoagulant effect of warfarin

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

Gvoke PFS contraindications

You should not use Gvoke PFS if you:

  • Have a known hypersensitivity to the active ingredient glucagon
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Gvoke PFS
  • Have pheochromocytoma
  • Have insulinoma
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant

Talk to your doctor before using Gvoke PFS if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Gvoke PFS
  • Have adrenal gland problems (such as Addison’s disease, pheochromocytoma)
  • Are not eating, have poor eating habits, or frequently have low blood sugar
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Gvoke PFS generic

Gvoke PFS is the trademark brand name for glucagon manufactured for Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. by Pyramid Laboratories, Inc. A generic version of glucagon is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Gvoke PFS 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 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.