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Ilevro Patient assistance program

Is your Ilevro 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 Ilevro 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 Ilevro cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible for the Ilevro patient assistance program you can receive your medication for free. Our monthly service fee of $49 per medication covers the cost of our services in applying for the program and requesting your ongoing refills on your behalf. If you obtain your Ilevro through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month regardless of the retail price of your medication.

Am I eligible for the Ilevro patient assistance program?

You could receive your Ilevro without paying the full retail price if you meet the eligibility criteria for assistance. The eligibility requirements are set by the pharmaceutical companies that are providing assistance programs. At NiceRx, we review each application individually, although the main 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 Ilevro patient assistance?

We do everything that we can to take the hassle and stress out of applying for patient assistance programs. Simply start by filling in our enrollment application. We will ask for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical companies you are applying to for assistance. We may also be able to help you access patient assistance for other medications that you have been prescribed, so be sure to tell us about any medications you are taking as well as Ilevro.

NiceRx will review the information you have provided, and if we determine that you may be eligible for assistance, we will seek to enroll you in the Ilevro patient assistance program. We will handle the enrollment process for you by working with your healthcare provider and preparing all the required paperwork for your doctor to sign. We will also request your Ilevro medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year once you are enrolled in the program.

Is NiceRx an Ilevro coupon provider?

At NiceRx, we help eligible individuals access the Ilevro patient assistance program. This means that we are not an Ilevro coupon, an Ilevro discount card, or an Ilevro copay card provider. We do not offer any medication trial offers, or free Ilevro samples.

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

We may be able to help you if you have insurance, including if your insurance company will not pay for your Ilevro medication, or if you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. We may even be able to assist if you do not have insurance. Please fill in our enrollment application to find out more.

How much does Ilevro cost without insurance?

Ilevro costs without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy and the retailer you buy it from. As a guide, Ilevro ophthalmic suspension 0.3% will typically cost around $350 for 3 milliliters. If you obtain your medication through NiceRx, you will pay a flat monthly rate of $49 per medication regardless of its retail price.

How much does Ilevro cost with insurance?

The copay of Ilevro will vary in line with the specific terms of your healthcare plan. For further details about what you may need to pay, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.

What is Ilevro?

Ilevro is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Novartis. It is a nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory prodrug used for the treatment of ocular pain and inflammation associated with cataract surgery.

What doses of Ilevro are available?

Ilevro is available as a sterile ophthalmic suspension, in the following doses: 0.3%

One drop of Ilevro (nepafenac ophthalmic suspension), 0.3% should be applied to the affected eye once daily, beginning 1 day before cataract surgery, on the day of surgery and for the first 2 weeks of the postoperative period. An additional drop should be applied 30 to 120 minutes before surgery.

To apply the eye drops tilt your head back and pull your lower eyelid down. Hold the dropper above the eye and squeeze a drop into this pocket. Close your eyes for 1 or 2 minutes. Do not touch the dropper tip of the eye dropper or place it directly on your eye. This could lead to infection of the eye. If you miss a dose use the medicine as soon as you can but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose.

Do not use the eye drops while wearing soft contact lenses. A preservative in this medicine (benzalkonium chloride) can stain the lenses. Use the medicine at least 15 minutes before inserting your contact lenses.

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

Ilevro active ingredients

Nepafenac penetrates the cornea and is converted by ocular enzymes to amfenac, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Nepafenac and amfenac inhibit the action of prostaglandin H synthase an enzyme required for the production of prostaglandin.

Ilevro side effects

The most common side effects of Ilevro in clinical trials include:

  • Capsular opacity, decreased visual acuity, foreign body sensation, increased intraocular pressure, and sticky sensation

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

  • Increased bleeding time
  • Delayed healing
  • Keratitis
  • Eyelid pain, difficulty opening your eyes
  • Increased sensitivity to light
  • Watery eyes, crusting or drainage of your eyes

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

Ilevro drug interactions

Ilevro can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Anti-platelet medications – clopidogrel
  • Blood thinners – warfarin
  • Corticosteroids
  • Other treatments containing NSAIDs such as aspirin, diclofenac, ibuprofen, or naproxen which, if used together with nepafenac, may increase your risk for bleeding

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

Ilevro contraindications

You should not use Ilevro if you:

  • Have had an allergic reaction to the active ingredient nepafenac
  • Have hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients in Ilevro
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant

Talk to your doctor about your medical condition before using Ilevro if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Ilevro
  • Have asthma
  • Have bleeding problems
  • Have had previous eye surgery
  • Have any other eye problems (such as dry eye syndrome, or corneal problems)
  • Have diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, or nasal polyps
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Ilevro generic

Ilevro is the trademark brand name for nepafenac manufactured by Novartis. A generic version of nepafenac is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Ilevro savings through NiceRx.

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*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.