How it works
Get started by filling out the online enrollment application to find out if you are eligible for assistance.
NiceRx verifies your eligibility for medication assistance and notifies you if you are pre-qualified. The pharmaceutical company provides your medication for free, and you only pay our service fee.
We will request documents to be submitted by you and your healthcare provider that are required by the pharmaceutical company to complete your enrollment.
Once approved, the pharmaceutical company typically ships a 90-day supply of medication to your home or healthcare provider’s address. Final acceptance is determined by the pharmaceutical company.
Your monthly Lotronex cost savings if eligible
If you are eligible for the Lotronex patient assistance program you can get your medication for free. Our monthly flat rate of $49 per medication covers the cost of our services in applying for the program and requesting your ongoing refills on your behalf. If you obtain your Lotronex through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month regardless of the retail price of your medication.
Am I eligible for the Lotronex patient assistance program?
You could receive your Lotronex without paying the full retail price if you meet the eligibility criteria for assistance. This criteria is set by the pharmaceutical companies who are providing assistance programs. At NiceRx we review each application individually, although the main 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 Lotronex patient assistance?
We do everything that we can to take the hassle and stress out of applying for patient assistance programs. Simply start by filling in our enrollment application. We will ask for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical companies you are applying to for assistance. We may also be able to help you access patient assistance for other medications that you have been prescribed, so be sure to tell us about any medications you are taking as well as Lotronex.
NiceRx will review the information you have provided, and if we determine that you may be eligible for assistance, we will seek to enroll you in the Lotronex patient assistance program. We will handle the enrollment process for you by working with your healthcare provider and preparing all the required paperwork for your doctor to sign. We will also request your Lotronex medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year once you are enrolled in the program.
Is NiceRx a Lotronex coupons provider?
At NiceRx, we help eligible individuals access the Lotronex patient assistance program. This means that we are not a Lotronex coupon, a Lotronex discount card, or a Lotronex copay card provider. We do not offer any medication trial offers, or free Lotronex samples.
Can NiceRx help me get Lotronex if I have insurance?
We may be able to help you if you have insurance, including if your insurance company will not pay for your Lotronex medication, or 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 is Lotronex with insurance?
The cost of Lotronex 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.
How much does Lotronex cost without insurance?
Lotronex costs without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy and the retailer you buy it from. As a guide, Lotronex oral tablets 0.5 mg will typically cost around $1,200 for 30 tablets. If you obtain your medication through NiceRx, you will pay a flat monthly rate of $49 per medication regardless of its retail price.
What is Lotronex?
Lotronex contains the prescription medicine alosetron. Lotronex is a potent blocker of specific serotonin receptors in the gastrointestinal tract in the body. Lotronex is used for the treatment of severe chronic irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in women that have severe diarrhea, and:
- Have not been treated adequately with other medication
- Have had chronic IBS for 6 months or longer
- Do not have any abnormalities of the gastrointestinal tract
The IBS is classed as severe if as well as diarrhea, you have regular bowel urgency or fecal incontinence, severe and regular pain or feeling uncomfortable in the abdominal area, or your daily activities are restricted because of the IBS. Lotronex is not recommended for men and due to the serious adverse reactions that can occur from taking Lotronex, it is only used for patients that will have a clear benefit from taking it.
Lotronex active ingredients
Alosetron is an effective blocker of serotonin receptors in the gastrointestinal tract where these receptors are located in large amounts. Serotonin receptors are also located in other places within the body. Serotonin receptors, when normally stimulated are involved in the control of pain within the trunk area of the body, the passage of food through the digestive system, and secretions from the gastrointestinal tract that are related to the IBS. Lotronex by blocking the serotonin receptors is able to help control all of these processes in the body. The exact causes of IBS are however not fully understood.
Lotronex side effects
The most common side effects caused by Lotronex include:
- A feeling of discomfort or pain in your intestines or stomach
In rare instances, Lotronex can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Dark or bright red blood in your stools
- Bloody diarrhea
- Stomach pains
- New or worsening constipation
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Lotronex against your risk of side effects.
Lotronex drug interactions
Lotronex can interact with other medications. These include:
- Anti-viral treatment – amprenavir, atazanavir, nelfinavir, ritonavir
- Antibiotics for bacterial infections – ciprofloxacin, clarithromycin, erythromycin
- Treatments for heartburn and peptic ulcers – cimetidine
- SSRI’s (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) anti-depressants – fluvoxamine
- Antifungal treatments – itraconazole, ketoconazole, miconazole
- Treatments for cancer – loratinib, ribociclib
- Treatment for irregular heart arrhythmias – propafenone
- DMARDs (disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs) for rheumatoid arthritis – teriflunomide
- Treatment for ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) in children – viloxazine
This list is not exhaustive and other drugs may interact with Lotronex.
Lotronex warning and precautions
You should not use Lotronex if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient alosetron
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Lotronex
- Are younger than 18 years old
Talk to your doctor before using Lotronex if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Lotronex
- Have constipation, severe or ongoing
- Have severe liver disease
- Have Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis, or ulcerative colitis
- Have a perforation or obstruction of your intestines
- Have circulation problems affecting your intestines
- Have blood clots of any kind
- Are taking fluvoxamine
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
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.