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Mepron Patient assistance program

Is your Mepron medication too expensive? Start receiving your medication 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 Mepron medication.

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  • 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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  • An introduction to NiceRx
  • Next steps after qualifying
  • Uploading documents and billing
  • SSN & billing information
  • Medication delivery time

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 Mepron cost savings if eligible

You could receive your Mepron prescription for a flat fee of just $49 per month if you’re eligible for the patient assistance program. This fee covers the full cost of your Mepron medicine, saving you:

Strength Avg. monthly price at
a US pharmacy
NiceRx monthly
Monthly savings
with NiceRx
Mepron 210ml 1 bottle$1,460.46$49.00$1,411.46
Mepron 300ml 1 bottle$2,082.71$49.00$2,033.71

Am I eligible for the Mepron patient assistance program?

Each patient assistance program will consider a range of factors to determine eligibility, although most will evaluate those mentioned in the table below. We review each Mepron assistance program application individually. 

  • 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 Mepron patient assistance program? 

We do everything we can to make it as easy as possible to apply for the Mepron patient assistance program. Begin the process by completing our online enrollment form. At this early stage it’s important to tell us about all medications you’re taking, including Mepron. To complete the enrollment application, you will also need to provide full details of your healthcare providers, insurance, and your household income. We ask for this information as it is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers who ship your medication.

Having reviewed the details provided, we will determine your potential eligibility for the program. If we determine you may be eligible for Mepron assistance, we’ll handle the application process and help to enroll you in the Mepron patient assistance program. Once enrolled in the program, NiceRx will also request your Mepron medication refills on your behalf for up to a full year.

Is NiceRx a Mepron coupons provider?

NiceRx is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Mepron patient assistance program. This means that we are not a Mepron coupons provider and we don’t offer Mepron discounts, Mepron savings cards, free Mepron samples, or printable Mepron manufacturer coupons. If you think you can find cheaper alternatives for your medication, consider that when accessing your medication with the help of NiceRx, your total cost for the medication will always be $49 per month.

Can NiceRx help me get Mepron if I have insurance? 

You may still be able to be enrolled in the Mepron patient assistance program if you don’t have insurance, if your insurer won’t cover the cost of your prescription, or if you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. 

How much is Mepron with insurance?

The terms of your healthcare plan will impact the cost of Mepron. To find out exactly what you’ll have to pay, your healthcare provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance. With NiceRx you’ll always pay a flat monthly fee of $49.

How much does Mepron cost without insurance?

Mepron prices without insurance will vary depending on the retailer. As a guide, you can expect to pay around $1,650 for 210 ml of 750 mg/5 ml Mepron oral suspension.

What is Mepron?

Mepron is a medication prescribed to prevent and treat a type of pneumonia caused by a fungal infection called Pneumocystis pneumonia. It’s given to adults and children over the age of 13 who can’t be given a medicine called co-trimoxazole.

Pneumonia is a disease that causes the small air sacs in your lungs to become inflamed. This can give you a dry cough, chest pain, fever, and can make it hard to breathe. Pneumonia is usually caused by an infection, and Pneumocystis pneumonia is caused by an infection of a fungus called Pneumocystis jirovecii. The fungus (a small, single-celled organism) infects your lungs, then reproduces and spreads, causing the inflammation and other symptoms of pneumonia. 

Pneumocystis pneumonia develops most often in people who have a weakened immune system. This may happen in the case of AIDS/HIV, when undergoing chemotherapy for cancer, or when taking an immunosuppressant for another condition.

A medication called co-trimoxazole can be taken to treat Pneumocystis pneumonia. Co-trimoxazole isn’t suitable for everyone though. For example, if you’re allergic to it. In this case, Mepron can be taken instead. Mepron is an antiparasitic medication. It helps prevent and treat Pneumocystis pneumonia by killing the Pneumocystis jirovecii fungus that causes it. It’s usually sold in the form of a liquid oral suspension that’s taken alongside food.

Mepron active ingredients

The active ingredient in Mepron is called atovaquone. Atovaquone kills the fungus Pneumocystis jirovecii that causes Pneumocystis pneumonia. It does so by disrupting processes inside fungal cells, particularly by stopping them from producing energy and absorbing metals from their surrounding environment. This stops the fungi from growing and reproducing, helping your body to clear the infection.

Mepron side effects & Mepron drug interactions

Just like any medication, Mepron can cause side effects. Not everyone will experience the same side effects though if any at all.

The most common side effects caused by Mepron include:

  • Headaches
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea 
  • Vomiting
  • Insomnia
  • Fever
  • A rash
  • Itching skin
  • Allergic reactions (usually not severe)

The following may also show up in blood tests:

  • Lower levels of sodium in the blood (hyponatraemia)
  • An increase in liver enzymes
  • A reduced number of red blood cells (anaemia)
  • A reduced number of white blood cells (neutropenia)

Mepron can also cause more serious side effects although this is much rarer. They include:

  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Inflammation of the liver (hepatitis) and liver failure
  • Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis)
  • Kidney damage 
  • Serious skin disorders, like Stevens-Johnson syndrome

Your physician will assess your risk of side effects versus the benefits of taking Mepron.

Medicines that may interact with Mepron include the following. It’s important to note that they could change how it works and potentially make some side effects more likely. 

  • The antibiotics rifampicin, rifabutin, and tetracycline
  • Metoclopramide, used to treat nausea and vomiting
  • Indinavir, zidovudine, and didanosine, used to treat HIV
  • Highly active protease-inhibitors used to treat HIV
  • Efavirenz, used to treat HIV
  • Etoposide, used to treat cancer

Mepron warnings & precautions

Don’t take Mepron if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient atovaquone
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Mepron 
  • Are under 13 years of age

Talk to your physician before taking Mepron if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications listed in the section above that can interact with Mepron
  • Have kidney disease
  • Have liver disease
  • Have diarrhea (as it can reduce how much Mepron you absorb and stop it working)
  • Are pregnant or are planning to get pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
  • Are over 65 years of age

Related medications

*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.