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Haegarda Patient assistance program

Is your Haegarda 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 Haegarda medication.

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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.

  • 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.

Your monthly Haegarda cost savings if eligible

With our assistance, you could access the Haegarda 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 Haegarda patient assistance?

We review each Haegarda 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 Haegarda patient assistance program?

Our process makes it as easy as possible to apply for the Haegarda patient assistance program. Begin by completing the enrollment application form on our website. Tell us about any medications that you are taking, including Haegarda, your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. This information 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 Haegarda coupons provider?

NiceRx is not a Haegarda coupon, Haegarda discount card, or Haegarda copay card provider. We do not offer Haegarda manufacturer coupons, Haegarda discounts, rebates, Haegarda savings cards, trial offers, or free Haegarda samples. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access their medication directly from the U.S. pharmaceutical company.

Can NiceRx help me if I have insurance?

NiceRx may be able to help you if:

  • You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Haegarda
  • Your insurance company will not pay for your Haegarda prescription
  • Your healthcare plan does not cover your medication
  • You do not have insurance

Please apply online to find out if we can help you.

How much does Haegarda cost without insurance?

Without insurance, Haegarda costs will vary depending on where you buy the medication as prices will vary by retailer. As a guide, Haegarda subcutaneous powder for injection 2000 intl units will cost around $2,100 for 1 powder for injection.

How much does Haegarda cost with insurance?

The copay for Haegarda 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.

What is Haegarda?

Haegarda has FDA approval, is manufactured by CSL Behring GmbH, and distributed by CSL Behring LLC. Haegarda, C1 Esterase Inhibitor Subcutaneous (Human), is used to prevent angioedema attacks in patients 6 years of age and older with Hereditary Angioedema (HAE). HAE is a fatal genetic disorder. It presents as painful unpredictable episodes of swelling of the abdomen, larynx, face, and other areas of the body. As a prophylactic treatment, Haegarda can reduce the number of HAE attacks experienced.

What doses of Haegarda are available?

Haegarda is available as a lyophilized powder in a single-use vial, in the following doses: 2000[iU] in 4mL.

For routine prophylaxis against angioedema attacks in HAE patients, Haegarda is self-administered after reconstitution. It is given at a dose of 60 International Units per kg body weight by subcutaneous injection, twice weekly. The patient or healthcare professional should be trained on how to administer the subcutaneous injection.

Always speak with your healthcare provider about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Haegarda active ingredients

Haegarda is a subcutaneous C1 esterase inhibitor (human) (C1-INH) therapy used for routine prevention of hereditary angioedema (HAE) attacks in adolescent and adult patients. HAE patients have low levels or no endogenous functional C1-INH. Haegarda replaces the missing or defective C1-INH protein in patients with HAE, effectively reducing the risk of an HAE attack.

Haegarda side effects

In clinical studies, the most common side effects caused by Haegarda include:

  • Injection site reaction, hypersensitivity, nasopharyngitis, and dizziness
  • Unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth
  • Headache
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Stuffy nose, sore throat
  • Rash
  • Fever

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

  • Sudden numbness or weakness down one side of the body
  • Pain, swelling, warmth, or redness in an arm or leg
  • Sudden severe headache, confusion, problems with vision, speech, or balance
  • Chest pain while taking deep breaths
  • Fast heart rate

Your healthcare professional will assess the benefits of using Haegarda against your risk of side effects. Get emergency medical help if you have signs of severe hypersensitivity reactions: hives, chest tightness, increased heartbeats, feeling light-headed or faint, problems breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

You are also encouraged to report the negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit http://www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Haegarda drug interactions

Haegarda can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Birth control pills or certain androgens may increase your risk of developing a blood clot
  • Immunomodulatory agents – thalidomide, lenalidomide
  • Thrombolytics – alteplase, reteplase, tenecteplase
  • Hormones – conjugated estrogens topical, dienestrol topical, estradiol topical, estropipate topical
  • Anabolic steroids – nandrolone, oxandrolone

This list is not exhaustive and other drugs may interact with Haegarda.

Haegarda contraindications

You should not use Haegarda if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient C1 esterase inhibitor
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Haegarda
  • You should not use Haegarda if you have experienced life-threatening immediate allergic reactions to the product
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant

Talk to your doctor before using Haegarda if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Haegarda
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Haegarda generic

Haegarda is the trademark brand name for the C1 esterase inhibitor manufactured by CSL Behring GmbH. A generic version of the C1 esterase inhibitor is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Haegarda 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.