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Igalmi Patient assistance program

Is your Igalmi 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 Igalmi medication with our help.

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    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 Igalmi cost savings if eligible

The Igalmi patient assistance program can provide your medication for free. We simply charge $49 per month for each medication to cover the cost of our services. With NiceRx, you will only pay $49 to obtain your Igalmi, regardless of the retail price.

Am I eligible for the Igalmi patient assistance program?

To find out if you are eligible for Igalmi assistance you can apply online using our enrollment application. Each pharmaceutical company sets its eligibility criteria, and we will review your application individually to determine if you may be eligible. The three main factors to consider 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 Igalmi patient assistance program?

Our application process aims to make it as easy as possible to apply for the Igalmi patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our online enrollment application. We will ask you for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income as this information is required by the pharmaceutical companies. We may be able to help you apply for other patient assistance programs too, so be sure to tell us about any medications you are taking as well as Igalmi.

NiceRx will review your application and determine whether you may be eligible for Igalmi assistance. If so, we will handle the full enrollment process for you and prepare all required documents for your healthcare provider to sign. Once you are successfully enrolled in the Igalmi patient assistance program, we will help you manage your prescription refills by requesting refills on your behalf throughout your enrollment period. At the end of your enrollment period, we will contact you for updated information and seek to re-enroll you so you can continue to access affordable Igalmi.

Is NiceRx an Igalmi coupon provider?

NiceRx is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Igalmi patient assistance program. We do not offer trial offers or free Igalmi samples. When obtaining your medication through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month per medication. This will likely save you more money than if you were to use Igalmi coupons, discount cards, or Igalmi copay cards.

Can NiceRx help me get Igalmi cheaper if I have insurance?

NiceRx may be able to help you if your insurance company will not pay for your Igalmi medication. We may also be able to help if you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. Whether you have insurance or not, apply online using our enrollment application to find out more.

How much does Igalmi cost without insurance?

Igalmi prices without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy. Prices will also vary by retailer. As a guide, Igalmi typically costs $105 per film.

How much does Igalmi cost with insurance?

The copay for Igalmi will vary by the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out what you might need to pay for Igalmi with insurance, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to help you calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.

What is Igalmi?

Igalmi is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication distributed by BioXcel Therapeutics, Inc. FDA approval of Igalmi is based on data from two trials evaluating Igalmi for the acute treatment of agitation associated with schizophrenia (SERENITY I) or bipolar I or II disorder (SERENITY II).

Igalmi is an alpha2-adrenergic receptor agonist used in adults for the acute treatment of agitation associated with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder I and II. Igalmi is not recommended beyond 24 hours from the first dose.

What doses of Igalmi are available?

Igalmi is available as a sublingual film formulation, in the following doses: 120 mcg and 180 mcg.

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

Igalmi active ingredients

Igalmi contains dexmedetomidine as the active ingredient.

Igalmi side effects

The most common side effects of Igalmi in clinical trials (incidence ≥5% and at least twice the rate of placebo) include:

  • Somnolence – do not perform activities requiring mental alertness, such as operating a motor vehicle or operating hazardous machinery for at least eight hours after
  • Paresthesia
  • Oral hypoesthesia
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Hypotension (low blood pressure)
  • Orthostatic hypotension and bradycardia

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

  • QT interval prolongation

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

Igalmi drug interactions

Igalmi can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Drugs that prolong the QT interval
  • Anesthetics
  • Sedatives
  • Hypnotics
  • Opioids

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

Igalmi contraindications

You should not use Igalmi if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient dexmedetomidine
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Igalmi
  • Have hypotension, orthostatic hypotension, advanced heart block, severe ventricular dysfunction, or a history of syncope
  • Have risk factors for prolonged QT interval

Talk to your doctor before using Igalmi if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Igalmi
  • Have hepatic impairment
  • Are a geriatric patient
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Igalmi generic

Igalmi is the trademark brand name for dexmedetomidine distributed by BioXcel Therapeutics, Inc. A generic version of dexmedetomidine is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Igalmi 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.