Is NiceRx an Ilevro coupon provider?
At NiceRx, we help eligible individuals access 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.
Ilevro patient assistance program
Patient assistance programs are typically sponsored by pharmaceutical companies and provide free or discounted medications to individuals with low income who are uninsured or under-insured and meet the eligibility criteria that vary by program. There are currently no known patient assistance programs for this medication.
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.
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
- 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
- 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
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 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.
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.