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Lokelma Patient assistance program

Is your Lokelma medication too expensive? Through NiceRx, you may be able to get Lokelma 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 Lokelma 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 Lokelma cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible for the Lokelma patient assistance program, the cost of your medication will be free. We only charge $49 a month, per medication, to cover our service fees. You could receive your Lokelma prescription for just $49 a month, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

Am I eligible for the Lokelma patient assistance program?

We will review your application to determine whether you are eligible for the Lokelma patient assistance program. Each program has its own eligibility criteria which is 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 Lokelma patient assistance program?

We make it as easy as possible to apply for the Lokelma patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our enrollment application. Tell us about any medications you are taking, including Lokelma. 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 Lokelma 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 Lokelma patient assistance program, and we will automatically request your Lokelma medication refills for up to 1 year.

Is NiceRx a Lokelma coupons provider?

We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Lokelma patient assistance program. That means that we do not offer printable Lokelma manufacturer coupons, Lokelma discounts, or free Lokelma samples. We are not a Lokelma coupon provider or Lokelma discount card. Our service extends to assisting eligible individuals to access the medications they need through patient assistance programs.

Can NiceRx help me get Lokelma if I have insurance?

We may be able to help you to access Lokelma patient assistance in a variety of circumstances. This includes when your insurance company will not pay for your Lokelma 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 is Lokelma with insurance?

The cost of Lokelma 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.

How much does Lokelma cost without insurance?

Lokelma prices without insurance will vary depending on where you buy it and how much you buy. As a guide, Lokelma oral powder for reconstitution usually costs $280 for 5 g for 11 powders for reconstitution. With NiceRx you will pay a flat monthly fee of $49, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

What is Lokelma?

Lokelma is used for the treatment of hyperkalemia (high levels of potassium in the blood) in adults. Lokelma is not absorbed into your bloodstream and acts directly on the intestines. Lokelma has a delayed onset of action and should not be used for life-threatening hyperkalemia treatment in emergencies.

Lokelma powder needs to be mixed with water before drinking. All of the powder from the packet needs to be used to make sure the correct dose is taken. The dose of Lokelma will need to be adjusted depending on your body serum levels.

Other medicines should be taken 2 hours before or 2 hours after you take this medicine as Lokelma can make it harder for your body to absorb other medicines you take by mouth.

Lokelma active ingredients

Lokelma contains the prescription medicine sodium zirconium cyclosilicate. Lokelma has a strong attraction for potassium and works by replacing hydrogen and sodium for the excess potassium in the body. Lokelma increases the excretion of potassium in stools from the body by binding with the potassium in the gastrointestinal tract. This mopping up of the excess potassium helps to reduce the amount of potassium that is free in the gastrointestinal tract and therefore helps to lower body serum levels.

Lokelma side effects

The most common side effects caused by Lokelma included edema (swelling) and hypokalemia (low potassium levels).

Lokelma can cause other less common side effects. These can include:

  • Nausea (feeling sick)
  • Vomiting (being sick)
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Dry mouth, increased thirst, decreased urinating
  • Seizures
  • Feeling tired or weak
  • Loss of appetite
  • Mood changes
  • Muscle pain or cramps, tingling or numb in hands, feet, and lips

Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Lokelma against your risk of side effects.

Lokelma drug interactions

Lokelma can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Medication to lower your cholesterol – atorvastatin
  • Antifungal medication – itraconazole, ketoconazole, and posaconazole
  • Diuretics such as furosemide
  • Antiviral medication – atazanavir, indinavir, nelfinavir, ritinovir, and saquinavir
  • Medications taken to treat certain types of cancer – dasatinib, erlotinib, and nilotinib
  • Anticoagulants taken to prevent blood clotting – dabigatran

This list is not exhaustive and other drugs may interact with Lokelma.

Lokelma warning and precautions

You should not use Lokelma if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient sodium zirconium cyclosilicate
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Lokelma

Talk to your doctor before using Lokelma if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Lokelma
  • Have any heart problems
  • Are on a low-salt diet
  • Have a bowel obstruction, slow digestion, or severe constipation
  • 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.