Kazano Patient assistance program
Complete a free online enrollment application to find out if you’re eligible to pay only $49 per month for your Kazano medication with our help.Get started today
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- 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.
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How it works
Get started by filling out the online enrollment application to find out if you are eligible.
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.
You may be required to submit further information and documents required by the pharmaceutical company which can be securely uploaded online.
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.
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 Kazano cost savings if eligible
If you are eligible to receive your Kazano prescription through the patient assistance program, your medication will be free. We charge a flat monthly service fee of $49 per medication to cover the cost of our services.
Am I eligible for Kazano patient assistance?
To be eligible for the Kazano patient assistance program, you will need to meet specific eligibility criteria set by the pharmaceutical company. At NiceRx, we review each Kazano enrollment application individually. The main factors considered 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 Kazano patient assistance program?
Applying for the Kazano patient assistance program through NiceRx is simple. Begin by completing the enrollment application on our website. We will ask for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers that supply your medication. We may be able to help you access patient assistance for other medications as well as Kazano, so please tell us about any medications that you have been prescribed.
If we determine that you may be eligible for Kazano assistance, we will handle the full enrollment process on your behalf. We will work with your healthcare provider to prepare and submit all the documents required for you to enroll. If you are successfully enrolled in the Kazano patient assistance program, we will also request your Kazano medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year. At the end of your enrollment period, we will contact you for updated details and seek to re-enroll you in the program.
Is NiceRx a Kazano coupon provider?
NiceRx does not provide Kazano coupons, discount cards or copay cards. We do not offer printable Kazano manufacturer coupons, Kazano discounts, rebates, Kazano savings cards, trial offers, or free samples. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access patient assistance programs. Our service cost is $49 a month per medication, so you will likely save more on your Kazano medication with NiceRx.
Can NiceRx help me get Kazano cheaper if I have insurance?
NiceRx may be able to help you access Kazano patient assistance if:
- You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Kazano
- Your insurance company will not pay for your Kazano prescription
- You do not have insurance
Complete your enrollment application online to find out more.
How much does Kazano cost without insurance?
Kazano prices without insurance will vary by retailer. As a guide, Kazano oral tablets (12.5 mg-500 mg) will typically cost around $440 for 60 tablets.
How much does Kazano cost with insurance?
Your individual healthcare plan will determine the copay of Kazano with insurance. To find out what you will need to pay, contact your pharmacist or insurance provider. They will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance.
What is Kazano?
Kazano is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. It is a dipeptidyl-peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor and a biguanide combination used with diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Kazano is not recommended for the treatment of type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis.
Lactic acidosis can occur due to metformin accumulation. This risk increases with conditions such as sepsis, dehydration, excess alcohol intake, hepatic impairment, renal impairment, and acute congestive heart failure. Symptoms include malaise, muscle pain, respiratory distress, increasing somnolence, and nonspecific abdominal distress. If acidosis is suspected, stop treatment and hospitalize the patient immediately.
What doses of Kazano are available?
Kazano is available in tablet form, in the following doses: 12.5 mg alogliptin and 500 mg metformin HCl, 12.5 mg alogliptin and 1000 mg metformin HCl.
Kazano should be taken twice daily with food. Adjust the dose based on effectiveness and tolerability. Do not exceed the maximum recommended daily dose of 25 mg alogliptin and 2000 mg metformin HCl.
Please read the drug information and medication guide provided and always speak with your healthcare provider for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.
Kazano active ingredients
Kazano contains alogliptin and metformin HCl as the active ingredients.
Kazano side effects
The most common side effects of Kazano in clinical trials include:
- Upper respiratory tract infection
- Upset stomach, diarrhea
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Back pain and urinary tract infection
- Cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sinus pain, sore throat
In rare instances, Kazano can cause more serious adverse effects. These can include:
- Severe or ongoing joint pain
- Pain or burning when you urinate
- Liver problems – nausea, upper stomach pain, tiredness, loss of appetite, dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
- Symptoms of heart failure – shortness of breath, swelling in your legs or feet, rapid weight gain
- Lactic acidosis, a dangerous build-up of lactic acid in your blood. Symptoms of lactic acidosis include muscle pain, trouble breathing, stomach pain, dizziness, feeling cold, or feeling very weak or tired
- Acute pancreatitis
- Vitamin B12 deficiency
- Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Kazano against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions to Kazano to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Kazano drug interactions
Kazano can interact with other medications. These include:
- Topiramate or other carbonic anhydrase inhibitors such as zonisamide, acetazolamide, or dichlorphenamide
- Cationic drugs – amiloride, cimetidine, digoxin, morphine, procainamide, quinidine, quinine, ranitidine, triamterene, trimethoprim, or vancomycin
- Thiazides and other diuretics
- Thyroid products
- Oral contraceptives
- Nicotinic acid
- Calcium channel blocking drugs
This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Kazano. 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 Kazano if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient alogliptin or metformin HCl
- Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Kazano
- Have metabolic acidosis, including diabetic ketoacidosis
- Are younger than 18 years of age
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
Talk to your doctor about your medical condition before using Kazano if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Kazano
- Have had any type of x-ray or CT scan using a dye that is injected into your veins
- Have kidney disease
- Have heart disease
- Have liver disease
- Have pancreatitis
- Have gallstones
- Have alcoholism
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
Kazano is the trademark brand name for alogliptin and metformin HCl manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. A generic version of alogliptin and metformin HCl is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Kazano savings through NiceRx.
*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.