Your monthly Infed cost savings if eligible
The Infed 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 Infed, regardless of the retail price.
Am I eligible for the Infed patient assistance program?
To find out if you are eligible for Infed 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 Infed patient assistance program?
Our application process aims to make it as easy as possible to apply for the Infed 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 Infed.
NiceRx will review your application and determine whether you may be eligible for Infed 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 Infed 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 Infed.
Is NiceRx an Infed coupon provider?
NiceRx is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Infed patient assistance program. We do not offer trial offers or free Infed 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 Infed coupons, discount cards, or Infed copay cards.
Can NiceRx help me get Infed cheaper if I have insurance?
NiceRx may be able to help you if your insurance company will not pay for your Infed 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 Infed cost without insurance?
Infed prices without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy. Prices will also vary by retailer. As a guide, Infed injectable solution (50 mg/mL) typically costs $350 for 20 milliliters.
How much does Infed cost with insurance?
The copay for Infed will vary by the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out what you might need to pay for Infed with insurance, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to help you calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.
What is Infed?
Infed is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Allergan. Infed is an iron replacement product, used to treat adult and pediatric patients 4 months of age and older with iron deficiency anemia, or those who have not had a satisfactory response to oral iron therapy. Low iron levels can be caused by poor nutrition, poor absorption, or when there has been long-term blood loss. Iron is needed to carry oxygen around your body in your red blood cells.
What doses of Infed are available?
Infed is available in injection form, in the following doses: 100 mg/2 mL in single-dose vials. The injection contains a complex of ferric hydroxide and dextran for intravenous or intramuscular use.
Your dose will be calculated based on your body weight and hemoglobin levels. Infed is usually injected deep into the buttock muscle or slowly into a vein. Overuse with parenteral iron can lead to the possibility of iatrogenic hemosiderosis. You will require monitoring of your hemoglobin, hematocrit, serum ferritin, and transferrin saturation. Do not use Infed if you have evidence of iron overload.
Always speak with your healthcare provider for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.
Infed active ingredients
Infed contains iron dextran as the active ingredient.
Infed side effects
The most common side effects of Infed in clinical trials include:
- Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain
- Chest pain, backache
- Pruritus, flushing
- Flushing, tingling of the hands/feet, shivering, or dizziness
- Tenderness, irritation, or discoloration around the injection site
In rare instances, Infed can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Increased risk of toxicity in patients with underlying conditions
- Iron overload
- Severely low blood pressure
- Anaphylactic-type reactions following parenteral administration of iron dextran injection. Use a test dose before the first therapeutic dose. If there are no signs or symptoms of anaphylactic-type reactions give the full therapeutic dose. Fatal reactions have been reported following the test dose but also in situations where the test dose was tolerated
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Infed against your risk of adverse effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Infed to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Infed drug interactions
Infed can interact with other medications. These include:
- Iron products
- Infed may affect certain laboratory tests (bilirubin, calcium, and clotting times)
This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Infed. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
You should not use Infed if you:
- Have had an allergic reaction to the active ingredient iron dextran
- Have had hypersensitivity reactions or anaphylaxis reactions to any of the other ingredients in Infed
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
Talk to your doctor before using Infed if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Infed
- Have heart disease
- Have liver disease
- Have kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis)
- Have rheumatoid arthritis
- Have bleeding or blood clotting disorders
- Have asthma
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
Infed is the trademark brand name for iron dextran manufactured by Allergan. A generic version of iron dextran is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Infed 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.