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Medically reviewed by  Jamie Winn, PharmD

Is NiceRx a Korsuva coupon provider?

At NiceRx, we help eligible individuals access patient assistance programs. This means that we are not a Korsuva coupon, a Korsuva discount card, or a Korsuva copay card provider. We do not offer any medication trial offers, or free Korsuva samples.

Korsuva patient assistance program

Patient assistance programs are typically sponsored by pharmaceutical companies and provide free or discounted medications to individuals with low income who are uninsured or under-insured and meet the eligibility criteria that vary by program. There are currently no known patient assistance programs for this medication.

Can NiceRx help me get Korsuva cheaper if I have insurance?

Once a program is available for this medication, we may be able to help you if you have insurance, including if your insurance company will not pay for your Korsuva medication, or if you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. We may even be able to assist if you do not have insurance. Please fill in our enrollment application to find out more.

How much does Korsuva cost without insurance?

Korsuva costs without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy and the retailer you buy it from.

How much does Korsuva cost with insurance?

The copay of Korsuva will vary in line with the specific terms of your healthcare plan. For further details about what you may need to pay, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.

What is Korsuva?

Korsuva is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Cara Therapeutics Inc. and Vifor Pharma. FDA approval of Korsuva is as a kappa-opioid receptor agonist (KOR) that targets the body’s peripheral nervous system and is used to treat moderate-to-severe pruritus associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD-aP) in adults hemodialysis patients

Korsuva has certain limitations of use. It has not been studied in peritoneal dialysis patients and is not recommended for use in these individuals.

What doses of Korsuva are available?

Korsuva is available as an intravenous injection form, in the following doses: 50 mcg/mL.

Korsuva injection vials are for single-dose use only. Administer within 60 minutes of syringe preparation. See the full prescribing information and always speak with your healthcare provider about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Korsuva active ingredients

Korsuva contains difelikefalin as the active ingredient.

Korsuva side effects

The most common adverse reactions of Korsuva in clinical trials compared to placebo include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness, headache, nausea
  • Gait disturbances including falls
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Somnolence
  • Mental status change

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

  • May impair mental or physical abilities such as driving or operating machinery

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

Korsuva drug interactions

Other drugs may interact with Korsuva, including prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your health care provider about all of your medications including any supplements you are taking.

Korsuva contraindications

You should not use Korsuva if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient difelikefalin
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Korsuva

Talk to your doctor before using Korsuva if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Korsuva
  • Are taking centrally-acting depressant medications, sedating antihistamines, and opioid analgesics
  • Have hepatic impairment
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Korsuva generic

Korsuva is the trademark brand name for difelikefalin manufactured by Cara Therapeutics Inc. and Vifor Pharma. A generic version of difelikefalin is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Korsuva 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.