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Intuniv Patient assistance program

Is your Intuniv 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 Intuniv 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 Intuniv cost savings if eligible

With our assistance, you could access the Intuniv patient assistance program and obtain your medication for free. We only charge a flat monthly fee of $49 per medication for our services.

Strength Avg. monthly price at
a US pharmacy
NiceRx monthly
price
Monthly savings
with NiceRx
1mg 30 tablets$300.00$49.00$251.00

Am I eligible for Intuniv patient assistance?

We review each Intuniv enrollment application individually to determine if you are eligible. Each assistance program has its own eligibility criteria and the 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 the Intuniv patient assistance program?

Our process makes it as easy as possible to apply for the Intuniv patient assistance program. Begin by completing the enrollment application form on our website. Tell us about any medications that you are taking, including Intuniv, your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers who will supply the medication, so it is important to make sure this information is accurate and up to date.

We will review the information that you have provided to determine whether you are eligible for patient assistance. If we can pre-qualify you for assistance, NiceRx will handle the full enrollment process on your behalf. If you are approved by the pharmaceutical company, you will typically start receiving your medication in 6 – 8 weeks.

Is NiceRx an Intuniv coupons provider?

NiceRx is not an Intuniv coupon, Intuniv discount card, or Intuniv copay card provider. We do not offer Intuniv manufacturer coupons, Intuniv discounts, rebates, Intuniv savings cards, trial offers, or free Intuniv samples. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access their medication directly from the U.S. pharmaceutical company.

Can NiceRx help me if I have insurance?

NiceRx may be able to help you if:

  • You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Intuniv
  • Your insurance company will not pay for your Intuniv prescription
  • Your healthcare plan does not cover your medication
  • You do not have insurance

Please apply online to find out if we can help you.

How much does Intuniv cost without insurance?

Without insurance, Intuniv costs will vary depending on where you buy the medication as prices will vary by retailer. As a guide, Intuniv oral tablets, extended-release 1 mg will cost around $1,000 for a supply of 100 tablets.

How much does Intuniv cost with insurance?

The copay for Intuniv will depend on the terms of your healthcare plan. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance. Contact them to find out more.

What is Intuniv?

Intuniv is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Shire Pharmaceuticals. Intuniv is a central alpha2A-adrenergic receptor agonist indicated for the treatment of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) as monotherapy and as adjunctive therapy to stimulant medications for adolescents and children 6-12 years of age. Guanfacine may help reduce ADHD symptoms such as being disruptive, hyperactivity, being impulsive, or losing your temper.

Immediate-release guanfacine is not used to treat ADHD. The Tenex brand of guanfacine is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and is sometimes given with other blood pressure medications.

What doses of Intuniv are available?

Intuniv is available as an extended-release tablet, in the following doses: 1 mg, 2 mg, 3 mg, and 4 mg.

Take Intuniv once daily in the morning or evening by mouth. Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush, chew, or split the tablets. Do not take Intuniv with a high-fat meal as this may increase the amount of drug you absorb, causing increased side effects.

Do not switch between different forms of this medication as different forms may not provide the same amount of guanfacine and always speak with a healthcare professional for medical advice or about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Intuniv active ingredients

The active ingredient of Intuniv is guanfacine hydrochloride.

Intuniv side effects

The most common side effects of Intuniv in clinical trials compared to placebo include:

  • Somnolence, tiredness, drowsiness
  • Nausea, abdominal pain, stomach pain, constipation
  • Hypotension (low blood pressure)
  • Dizziness, dry mouth

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

  • Chest pain
  • Seizures
  • Loss of strength
  • Need to urinate frequently
  • Itchy skin
  • High blood pressure
  • Sedation and somnolence

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

Intuniv drug interactions

Intuniv can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Strong CYP3A4 inhibitors – ketoconazole
  • Strong CYP3A4 inducers – rifampin
  • CNS depressants including alcohol, barbiturates, antihistamines, or other sedatives

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

Intuniv contraindications

You should not use Intuniv if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient guanfacine hydrochloride
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Intuniv

Talk to your doctor about your medical conditions before using Intuniv if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Intuniv
  • Have a hepatic or renal impairment
  • Have a history of bradycardia, cardiovascular disease, heart block, hypotension, and syncope
  • Are taking antihypertensives to reduce high blood pressure – measure your heart rate and blood pressure before starting treatment, any dose increases, and periodically while on therapy
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Intuniv generic

Intuniv is the trademark brand name for guanfacine hydrochloride manufactured by Shire Pharmaceuticals. A generic version of guanfacine hydrochloride is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Intuniv savings through NiceRx.

Related medications

*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.