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Mycapssa Patient assistance program

Is your Mycapssa 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 Mycapssa medication with our help.

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NiceRx works with your healthcare provider to help you access affordable medications directly from U.S. pharmaceutical companies.

How it works

  • Enroll online

    Get started by filling out the online enrollment application to find out if you are eligible for assistance.

  • Pre-qualification

    NiceRx verifies your eligibility for medication assistance and notifies you if you are qualified. The pharmaceutical company provides your medication for free and you only pay our service fee.

  • Submit documents

    We will request documents to be submitted by you and your healthcare provider that are required by the pharmaceutical company to complete your enrollment.

  • Receive medication

    Once approved, the pharmaceutical company typically ships a 90-day supply of medication to your home or healthcare provider’s address.

Medically reviewed by  Jamie Winn, PharmD

Your monthly Mycapssa cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible to receive your Mycapssa prescription through the patient assistance program, your medication will be free. We charge a flat monthly service fee of $49 per medication to cover the cost of our services.

Am I eligible for Mycapssa patient assistance?

To be eligible for the Mycapssa patient assistance program, you will need to meet specific eligibility criteria set by the pharmaceutical company. At NiceRx, we review each Mycapssa enrollment application individually. The main factors considered 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 Mycapssa patient assistance program?

Applying for the Mycapssa patient assistance program through NiceRx is simple. Begin by completing the enrollment application on our website. We will ask for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers that supply your medication. We may be able to help you access patient assistance for other medications as well as Mycapssa, so please tell us about any medications that you have been prescribed.

If we determine that you may be eligible for Mycapssa assistance, we will handle the full enrollment process on your behalf. We will work with your healthcare provider to prepare and submit all the documents required for you to enroll. If you are successfully enrolled in the Mycapssa patient assistance program, we will also request your Mycapssa medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year. At the end of your enrollment period, we will contact you for updated details and seek to re-enroll you in the program.

Is NiceRx a Mycapssa coupon provider?

NiceRx does not provide Mycapssa coupons, discount cards or copay cards. We do not offer printable Mycapssa manufacturer coupons, Mycapssa discounts, rebates, Mycapssa savings cards, trial offers, or free samples. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access patient assistance programs. Our service cost is $49 a month per medication, so you will likely save more on your Mycapssa medication with NiceRx.

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

NiceRx may be able to help you access Mycapssa patient assistance if:

  • You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Mycapssa
  • Your insurance company will not pay for your Mycapssa prescription
  • You do not have insurance

Complete your enrollment application online to find out more.

How much does Mycapssa cost without insurance?

Mycapssa prices without insurance will vary by retailer. As a guide, Mycapssa oral delayed-release capsule 20 mg will typically cost around $3,000 for 28 capsules.

How much does Mycapssa cost with insurance?

Your individual healthcare plan will determine the copay of Mycapssa with insurance. To find out what you will need to pay, contact your pharmacist or insurance provider. They will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance.

What is Mycapssa?

Mycapssa is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Chiasma, Inc. Mycapssa is a somatostatin analog indicated for the long-term maintenance treatment in acromegaly patients who have responded to and tolerated treatment with octreotide or lanreotide. Acromegaly is a condition that occurs when the body makes too much of a certain natural substance called growth hormone.

What doses of Mycapssa are available?

Mycapssa is available as a delayed-release capsule, in the following doses: 20 mg.

Take Mycapssa orally with a glass of water on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before a meal or at least 2 hours after a meal. The recommended starting dose for Mycapssa is 40 mg daily, administered as 20 mg orally twice daily. Monitor insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) levels and the patient’s signs and symptoms every two weeks during the dose titration or as indicated.

Titrate the dose based on IGF-1 levels and the patient’s signs and symptoms. Increase the dosage in steps of 20 mg to a maximum recommended dosage of 80 mg daily. For patients with end-stage renal disease, the recommended starting dose is 20 mg orally once daily.

Please read the full prescribing information for additional information and always speak with your healthcare provider for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Mycapssa active ingredients

Mycapssa contains octreotide as the active ingredient.

Mycapssa side effects

The most common side effects of Mycapssa in clinical trials compared to placebo include:

  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Joint pain, osteoarthritis
  • Asthenia
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Peripheral swelling
  • Blood glucose increased
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Dyspepsia
  • Sinusitis

In rare instances, Mycapssa can cause more serious adverse effects. These can include:

  • Cholelithiasis and complications of cholelithiasis
  • Hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia – monitor blood sugar and adjust anti-diabetic treatment as needed
  • Thyroid function abnormalities. Hypothyroidism may occur
  • Bradycardia, arrhythmia, or conduction abnormalities
  • Decreased vitamin B12 levels and abnormal Schilling’s tests
  • Endocrine disorders – diabetes insipidus, and adrenal insufficiency in patients 18 months of age and under, pituitary apoplexy
  • Gallbladder, liver problems – fever, abdominal pain, severe nausea and/or vomiting, yellowing of eyes and/or skin, unexplained pain in the back and/or right shoulder

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

Mycapssa drug interactions

Mycapssa can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Proton pump inhibitors, H2-receptor antagonists, or antacids
  • Cyclosporine
  • Insulin and antidiabetic drugs
  • Digoxin
  • Lisinopril
  • Levonorgestrel – women should use an alternative non-hormonal method of contraception or a backup method
  • Bromocriptine
  • Beta-blocker and calcium channel blockers
  • Drugs metabolized by CYP 450 enzymes

This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Mycapssa. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Mycapssa contraindications

You should not use Mycapssa if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient octreotide
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Mycapssa
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant

Talk to your doctor about your medical condition before using Mycapssa if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Mycapssa
  • Have liver problems
  • Have kidney problems
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Mycapssa generic

Mycapssa is the trademark brand name for octreotide manufactured by Chiasma, Inc. A generic version of octreotide is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Mycapssa savings through NiceRx.

*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 the different programs and filling out all the required paperwork for each program. Subject to medication availability.

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.

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.