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Mycobutin Patient assistance program

Is your Mycobutin 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 Mycobutin 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 Mycobutin cost savings if eligible

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

Am I eligible for the Mycobutin patient assistance program?

We will review your application to determine whether you are eligible for the Mycobutin 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 Mycobutin patient assistance program?

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

Is NiceRx a Mycobutin coupon provider?

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

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

We may be able to help you to access Mycobutin patient assistance in a variety of circumstances. This includes when your insurance company will not pay for your Mycobutin 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 does Mycobutin cost without insurance?

Mycobutin cost without insurance will vary depending on where you buy it. As a guide, Mycobutin oral capsules 150 mg usually cost $2050 for 100 capsules. With NiceRx you will pay a flat monthly fee of $49, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

How much does Mycobutin cost with insurance?

The copay for Mycobutin 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.

What is Mycobutin?

Mycobutin is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication distributed by Pfizer, Pharmacia & Upjohn Co Division of Pfizer Inc. Mycobutin is an antibiotic that works against bacteria. It is used to prevent mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) in people with advanced HIV infection (human immunodeficiency virus).

What doses of Mycobutin are available?

Mycobutin is available in capsule form, in the following doses: 150 mg.

Take Mycobutin for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared, however skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics. Mycobutin may cause certain body fluids to turn red-brown. This includes tears and saliva. This is a harmless side effect, but discolored tears or saliva could permanently stain your contact lenses or dentures.

If you miss a dose take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Store the capsules at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Read the prescribing information and always speak with a healthcare professional for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Mycobutin active ingredients

Mycobutin contains rifabutin as the active ingredient.

Mycobutin side effects

The most common side effects of Mycobutin in clinical trials include:

  • Red, or brown-orange discoloration of your skin, tears, sweat, saliva, urine, or stools
  • Gas, burping, upset stomach
  • Rash
  • Muscle pain

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

  • Severe stomach pain
  • Watery or bloody diarrhea
  • Severe eye redness, small white or yellow patches on the surface of your eye
  • Neutropenia
  • Leukopenia (low white blood cell count) – symptoms include fever, swollen gums, painful mouth sores, pain when swallowing, skin sores, cold or flu symptoms, cough, chest pain, problems breathing
  • Thrombocytopenia

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

Mycobutin drug interactions

Mycobutin can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Delavirdine
  • Birth control pills can become less effective. Ask your doctor about using non-hormonal contraceptives (condom, diaphragm with spermicide)
  • Antibiotics – clarithromycin, erythromycin, telithromycin
  • Antifungal treatments – fluconazole, itraconazole, posaconazole, voriconazole
  • Hepatitis C medicine – boceprevir, simeprevir, telaprevir
  • Antipneumocystis agents – dapsone
  • HIV or AIDS medicine–fosamprenavir, indinavir, lopinavir, nelfinavir, ritonavir, saquinavir, zidovudine

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

Mycobutin contraindications

You should not use Mycobutin if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient rifabutin, rifapentine or rifampin
  • Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Mycobutin
  • Have active tuberculosis
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed – It is not known whether rifabutin passes into breast milk

Talk to your doctor before using Mycobutin if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Mycobutin
  • Are allergic to Mycobutin or to other rifamycins
  • Have kidney disease
  • Have liver disease
  • Have uveitis
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant

Mycobutin generic

Mycobutin is the trademark brand name for rifabutin distributed by Pfizer, Pharmacia & Upjohn Co Division of Pfizer Inc.  A generic version of rifabutin is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Mycobutin 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.