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Invanz Patient assistance program

Is your Invanz medication too expensive? Through NiceRx, you may be able to get Invanz 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 Invanz medication.

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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.

  • 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.

Your monthly Invanz cost savings if eligible

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

Am I eligible for Invanz patient assistance?

We review each Invanz 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 Invanz patient assistance program?

Our process makes it as easy as possible to apply for the Invanz patient assistance program. Begin by completing the enrollment application form on our website. Tell us about any medications that you are taking, including Invanz. You must also provide details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. This is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers who’ll 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’ll typically start receiving your medication in 6 – 8 weeks.

Is NiceRx an Invanz coupons provider?

NiceRx is not an Invanz coupon, Invanz discount card, or Invanz copay card provider. We don’t offer Invanz manufacturer coupons, Invanz discounts, rebates, Invanz savings cards, trial offers, or free Invanz samples. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Invanz patient assistance program.

Can NiceRx help me get Invanz if I have insurance?

NiceRx may be able to help you get Invanz if:

  • You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Invanz
  • Your insurance company won’t pay for your Invanz prescription
  • Your healthcare plan doesn’t cover Invanz medication
  • You don’t have insurance

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

How much is Invanz with insurance?

The cost of Invanz with insurance 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.

How much does Invanz cost without insurance?

Invanz prices without insurance will vary by retailer, but as a guide, 10 units of 1 mg Invanz powder for solution will likely cost around $2,000.

What is Invanz?

Invanz is a prescription antibiotic given to adults and children three months and older to treat a range of moderate to severe bacterial infections. Specifically, Invanz is prescribed to treat:

  • Complicated intra-abdominal infections
  • Complicated skin and skin structure infections, including diabetic foot infections without osteomyelitis
  • Complicated urinary tract infections including pyelonephritis
  • Acute pelvic infections including postpartum endomyometritis, septic abortion, and post-surgical gynecologic infections
  • Community-acquired pneumonia
  • Bacterial infections after elective colorectal surgery

Invanz is given by an intravenous infusion (as a liquid solution) directly into a vein, usually by a doctor or other healthcare professional. The dose, frequency, and how many infusions you’ll need will depend on your age, health, and condition.

Invanz active ingredients

The active ingredient in Invanz is an antibiotic drug called ertapenem that can kill a range of bacteria. Ertapenem works by stopping bacteria from making protective cell walls around themselves. It does this by blocking the action of enzymes, called penicillin-binding proteins, that the bacteria use to make their cell walls.

Without proper cell walls, the bacteria can’t divide and grow as effectively. They will then die as the molecules inside their cells leak out into their surroundings (called osmotic disruption).

Invanz side effects & Invanz drug interactions

The most common side effects caused by Invanz include:

  • Headaches
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea (feeling sick)
  • Vomiting (being sick)
  • Problems at the site of injection, including inflammation, swelling, the formation of lumps, pain, and leaking of fluid into surrounding tissue

In rare instances, Invanz can cause more serious side effects, like:

  • Severe allergic reactions to the medication that can cause anaphylaxis and serious skin reactions
  • Seizures and other neurological problems like brain damage (encephalopathy) and coma – this is more likely in patients with kidney problems
  • An increased risk of severe diarrhea caused by a bacterial infection called Clostridium difficile (Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea – CDAD), which can lead to serious and even fatal colitis (an inflammatory bowel disease)

Invanz can interact with other medications, particularly:

  • Medicines called valproic acid or sodium valproate, taken to treat epilepsy, bipolar disorder, migraines, and schizophrenia
  • A medication called probenecid (Probalan), taken to reduce uric acid levels in people with gout

If you’re unsure whether you’re taking any of these, take the packaging of all your medications and supplements to your doctor or pharmacist.

Invanz warnings & precautions

Invanz can cause side effects, like dizziness and sleepiness, that can affect your ability to drive, operate machinery, or perform other dangerous tasks. Avoid such activities when taking Invanz until you’re confident it doesn’t impair your ability to do so.

Invanz isn’t suitable for everyone. Don’t take Invanz if you are allergic to the active ingredient ertapenem, any of the other ingredients in Invanz, or any other antibiotics. Invanz should not be given to infants under three months of age.

Talk to your doctor before taking Invanz if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Invanz
  • Have any kidney problems
  • Have any central nervous system disorders, such as localized tremors or seizures
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

*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.