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Humatrope Patient assistance program

Is your Humatrope medication too expensive? Through NiceRx, you may be able to get Humatrope for only $49 per month.*

NiceRx works with your healthcare provider to help you access affordable medications directly from U.S. pharmaceutical companies.

Complete a free online enrollment application to find out if you’re eligible to pay only $49 per month for your Humatrope medication.

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  • 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.

  • Apply Online

    Get started by filling out the online enrollment form to find out if you are eligible.

  • Qualify

    NiceRx verifies your eligibility for medication assistance and instantly notifies you if you are qualified.

  • Receive Medication

    We handle the entire ordering process including requesting your ongoing refills once accepted.

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Your monthly Humatrope cost savings if eligible

Through the Humatrope patient assistance program, you could get your prescription for a flat monthly fee of $49. Every month, you could save: 

Strength Avg. monthly price at
a US pharmacy
NiceRx monthly
price
Monthly savings
with NiceRx
6mg 1 cartridge$790.00$49.00$741.00

Am I eligible for the Humatrope patient assistance program?

At NiceRx we review each Humatrope patient assistance program application individually in line with the information provided in your enrollment application.  It is important to note that the main factors considered by most programs include:

  • 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 Humatrope patient assistance program? 

Our process to apply for the Humatrope patient assistance program is simple and straightforward. All you need to do is fill in our online enrollment application. This is quick and easy to do online. At this stage, it is essential to provide up-to-date and accurate information about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. We will also need full details of any medications you’re taking, including Humatrope. 

Once you have completed your enrollment application, we will determine whether we consider you may be eligible for Humatrope assistance. If so, we’ll handle the full application process for you. When enrolled in the Humatrope patient assistance program, we’ll also request your Humatrope medication refills on your behalf for up to one year.

Is NiceRx a Humatrope coupons provider?

NiceRx is not a Humatrope coupon, a Humatrope discount card, or a Humatrope copay card provider. We don’t offer printable Humatrope manufacturer coupons, Humatrope discounts, rebates, Humatrope savings cards, trial offers, or free Humatrope samples. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Humatrope patient assistance program. 

Can NiceRx help me get Humatrope if I have insurance? 

NiceRx may be able to help you if:

  • You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Humatrope
  • Your insurance company won’t pay for your Humatrope prescription
  • Your Medicare plan doesn’t cover Humatrope medication

We may even be able to help if you don’t have insurance. Complete your enrollment application online to find out more.

How much is Humatrope with insurance?

The exact cost of Humatrope with insurance will depend on the terms of your healthcare plan. Your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance.

How much does Humatrope cost without insurance?

Humatrope prices without insurance will vary depending on if you buy the powder for injection or a self-injecting HumatroPen. If you buy the HumatroPen, prices will also vary depending on the strength you buy (6 mg, 12 mg, or 24 mg). As a guide, a 6 mg HumatroPen can cost around $1,000.

What is Humatrope?

Humatrope is a man-made version of human growth hormone. It’s prescribed to:

  • Children and adolescents who don’t produce enough growth hormone naturally
  • Children and adolescents who are below the minimum usual height for their age and who are unlikely to grow to an adult height within the usual range (Idiopathic Short Stature)
  • Children and adolescents who are below the minimum usual height for their age and who have Turner Syndrome
  • Children and adolescents who are below the minimum usual height for their age and who have short-stature homeobox gene (SHOX) deficiency 
  • Children who were born prematurely, who are below the minimum usual height for their age, and who are unlikely to meet the minimum height between two to four years of age
  • Adults who don’t produce enough growth hormone naturally

If you have one of the above conditions, or you don’t have enough growth hormone for another reason, you may be prescribed Humatrope. It’s a medication that contains human growth hormone and can help if your growth is affected. You take Humatrope by injecting it under your skin (subcutaneous injection) using a pre-filled, self-injecting HumatroPen. It can also be injected using a standard syringe. 

Humatrope active ingredients

The active ingredient in Humatrope is the human growth hormone, also called somatotropin. The somatotropin in Humatrope is made using recombinant DNA technology, but it’s the same as the human growth hormone naturally made in your body. It helps to regulate how your cells develop and grow in just the same way. When you inject Humatrope, the somatotropin it contains stimulates growth in the cells in your spine and in the bones in your legs. This causes you to grow taller.

Humatrope side effects & Humatrope drug interactions

As with all medications, Humatrope can cause side effects. The most common include:

  • Headaches
  • Swelling in your body
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Fever
  • Inflammation of your throat
  • Inner ear inflammation
  • Unusual skin sensations
  • An increase in upper respiratory infections
  • Flu-like symptoms 
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome – pain, numbness, and tingling in your fingers caused by compression of the nerves in your wrist
  • A reduction in thyroid function
  • Diabetes – high blood sugar

In rare instances, Humatrope can cause more serious side effects, including:

  • Severe allergic reactions to the medication
  • High blood sugar levels (diabetes) that can cause harm
  • An increased risk of a neoplasm (an abnormal growth of tissue in your body, such as a tumor) or a second neoplasm in someone who’s already had one
  • Intracranial hypertension – a condition caused by high pressure in the spaces that surround the brain and spinal cord
  • Severely reduced thyroid function (hypothyroidism)
  • Severely reduced adrenal gland function (hypoadrenalism)
  • Inflammation of the pancreas that can reduce pancreatic function (pancreatitis)
  • Fluid retention
  • An increased risk of slipped capital femoral epiphysis (a hip condition) in children who already have it
  • Worsening of scoliosis (a curvature of the spine) in children who already have it

When taken together, Humatrope can interact with other medications, including: 

  • Any medications you take to treat diabetes
  • Any medications you take that contain steroids, like cortisone or prednisolone
  • Any sex hormones you take orally, like osteogen or testosterone (you may have to take them in a different way, such as through your skin using a transdermal patch)
  • Any medications you take to prevent seizures (anticonvulsants)
  • Any medications that affect your immune system, like cyclosporine

Humatrope warnings & precautions

Don’t take Humatrope if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient somatotropin
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in the medication 
  • Have serious complications from abdominal surgery, open-heart surgery, or a serious injury that has affected multiple body systems
  • Have life-threatening breathing problems
  • Have active cancer
  • Have diabetic disease of the retina

Don’t give Humatrope to a child who:

  • Has Prader-Willi syndrome
  • Has sleep apnea
  • Is severely obese
  • Has severe breathing problems

Talk to your doctor before taking Humatrope if you or your child:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Humatrope 
  • Have already been treated for growth hormone deficiency earlier in your life
  • Have a history of blocked upper airways or other breathing problems
  • Have diabetes or prediabetes
  • Have any problems with your eyes
  • Has scoliosis – a curvature of the spin
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
  • Are over 65 years of age

*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.

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