Your monthly Kevzara cost savings if eligible
If you are eligible for the Kevzara patient assistance program, the cost of your medication will be free. We only charge $49 per month for each medication, to cover our service fees. You could receive your Kevzara prescription for just $49 a month, regardless of the retail price of your medication.
Am I eligible for the Kevzara patient assistance program?
We will review your application to determine whether you are eligible for the Kevzara patient assistance program. Each program has its own eligibility criteria which are set by the pharmaceutical companies, however, 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 Kevzara patient assistance program?
We make it as easy as possible to apply for the Kevzara patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our enrollment application. Tell us about any medications you are taking, including Kevzara. We will also ask for details about your healthcare provider, insurance, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers who ship your medication.
If we determine that you may be eligible for Kevzara assistance, we will handle the application process for you. We will work directly with your healthcare provider to prepare your application documents. Once we have received the signed application and supporting documents, we will submit them to the patient assistance program on your behalf. Our service continues once you are enrolled in the Kevzara patient assistance program, and we will automatically request your Kevzara medication refills for up to 1 year.
Is NiceRx a Kevzara coupons provider?
We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Kevzara patient assistance program. That means that we do not offer printable Kevzara manufacturer coupons, Kevzara discounts, or free Kevzara samples. We are not a Kevzara coupon provider or Kevzara discount card. Our service extends to assisting eligible individuals to access the medications they need through patient assistance programs.
Can NiceRx help me get Kevzara if I have insurance?
We may be able to help you to access Kevzara patient assistance in a variety of circumstances. This includes when your insurance company will not pay for your Kevzara medication or if you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. We may also be able to help you if you do not have insurance. Please apply online to find out more.
How much does Kevzara cost without insurance?
Kevzara’s cost without insurance will vary depending on where you buy it. As a guide, Kevzara subcutaneous solution (150 mg/1.14 mL) usually costs $3,800 for 2.28 milliliters. With NiceRx you will pay a flat monthly fee of $49, regardless of the retail price of your medication.
How much does Kevzara cost with insurance?
The copay for Kevzara with insurance depends on the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out how much this is, your healthcare provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance.
What is Kevzara?
Kevzara is an FDA-approved medication manufactured by Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. It is an interleukin-6 (IL-6) receptor antagonist indicated for the treatment of adult patients with moderate to severely active rheumatoid arthritis who have not had an adequate response or have an intolerance to one or more disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs).
What doses of Kevzara are available?
Kevzara is available in injection form, in the following doses: 150 mg/1.14 mL or 200 mg/1.14 mL solution in a single-dose pre-filled syringe.
Kevzara may be used as monotherapy or with methotrexate (MTX) or other conventional DMARDs. The recommended dosage of Kevzara is 200 mg once every two weeks, given as a subcutaneous injection. Modification of dosage to manage neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, and/or elevated liver transaminases is required.
Blood tests are used to monitor for any changes to liver enzymes, cholesterol, and for reductions in blood cell counts while taking sarilumab.
Always speak with a healthcare professional about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.
Kevzara active ingredients
Sarilumab is classed as an Interleukin inhibitor. Interleukin inhibitors are immunosuppressive agents that block the action of interleukins. Interleukins are a group of cytokines that are made by lymphocytes, monocytes, macrophages, and certain other cells. They function in the regulation of the immune system.
Sarilumab binds to both soluble and membrane-bound IL-6 receptors. It has been shown to block IL-6-mediated signaling through these receptors. IL-6 is a pro-inflammatory cytokine produced by a variety of cell types including T-and B-cells, lymphocytes, monocytes, and fibroblasts. IL-6 has been shown to be involved in a wide range of processes such as T-cell activation, induction of immunoglobulin secretion, initiation of hepatic acute phase protein production, and stimulation of hematopoietic precursor cell growth. IL-6 is also produced by synovial and endothelial cells leading to local production of IL-6 in joints affected by inflammatory processes such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Kevzara side effects
The most common side effects caused by Kevzara in clinical trials include:
- Increased ALT
- Injection site erythema
- Upper respiratory infections
- Urinary tract infections – pain when urinating
- Abnormal liver function tests
- Skin redness where an injection was given
In rare instances, Kevzara can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Serious infections leading to hospitalization or death including bacterial, viral, invasive fungal, and other opportunistic infections
- Tuberculosis (TB)
- Neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, elevated liver enzymes
- Gastrointestinal (GI) perforation – the risk may be increased with diverticulitis or with the use of NSAIDs or corticosteroids
- Hypersensitivity reactions
- Fever, chills, sweating, body aches
- Cough with bloody mucus
- Feeling short of breath
- Diarrhea, stomach pain, weight loss
- Sores on your skin
- Feeling very tired
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Kevzara against your risk of side effects.
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives, chest pain, trouble breathing, feeling faint, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Sanofi-Aventis at 1-800-633-1610 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Kevzara drug interactions
Kevzara can interact with other medications. These include:
- Live vaccines – increased risk of infection
- Treatments for rheumatoid arthritis – abatacept, adalimumab, anakinra, certolizumab, tocilizumab, or tofacitinib
This list is not exhaustive and other drugs may interact with Kevzara.
This list is not complete and many other drugs may affect Kevzara. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
You should not use Kevzara if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient sarilumab
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Kevzara
Talk to your doctor before using Kevzara if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Kevzara
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed – monoclonal antibodies can be passed in small amounts in human milk
- Have had a Live vaccine
- Or if anyone in your household has tuberculosis. Tuberculosis and some fungal infections are more common in certain parts of the world. Tell your doctor if you have recently traveled.
- Have an active infection
- Have diabetes
- Have HIV or AIDS
- Have a weak immune system
- Have hepatitis or other liver problems
- Have stomach pain, diverticulitis, or stomach or intestinal ulcers
- Have a low platelet count
- Have cancer
Kevzara is the trademark brand name for sarilumab manufactured by Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. A generic version of sarilumab is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Kevzara 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.