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Nesina Patient assistance program

Is your Nesina 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 Nesina 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 Nesina cost savings if eligible

The Nesina patient assistance program can provide your medication for free. We simply charge $49 per month for each medication to cover the cost of our services. With NiceRx, you will only pay $49 to obtain your Nesina, regardless of the retail price.

Am I eligible for the Nesina patient assistance program?

To find out if you are eligible for Nesina assistance you can apply online using our enrollment application. Each pharmaceutical company sets its eligibility criteria, and we will review your application individually to determine if you may be eligible. The three main factors to consider 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 Nesina patient assistance program?

Our application process aims to make it as easy as possible to apply for the Nesina patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our online enrollment application. We will ask you for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income as this information is required by the pharmaceutical companies. We may be able to help you apply for other patient assistance programs too, so be sure to tell us about any medications you are taking as well as Nesina.

NiceRx will review your application and determine whether you may be eligible for Nesina assistance. If so, we will handle the full enrollment process for you and prepare all required documents for your healthcare provider to sign. Once you are successfully enrolled in the Nesina patient assistance program, we will help you manage your prescription refills by requesting refills on your behalf throughout your enrollment period. At the end of your enrollment period, we will contact you for updated information and seek to re-enroll you so you can continue to access affordable Nesina.

Is NiceRx a Nesina coupons provider?

NiceRx is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Nesina patient assistance program. We do not offer trial offers or free Nesina samples. When obtaining your medication through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month per medication. This will likely save you more money than if you were to use Nesina coupons, discount cards, or Nesina copay cards.

Can NiceRx help me get Nesina if I have insurance?

NiceRx may be able to help you if your insurance company will not pay for your Nesina medication. We may also be able to help if you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. Whether you have insurance or not, apply online using our enrollment application to find out more.

How much does Nesina cost without insurance?

Nesina prices without insurance will vary depending on much you buy. Prices will also vary by retailer. As a guide, Nesina oral tablet 6.25 mg typically costs $440 for 30 tablets.

How much does Nesina cost with insurance?

The copay for Nesina will vary by the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out what you might need to pay for Nesina with insurance, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to help you calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.

What is Nesina?

Nesina is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals. Kazano and Oseni are also Type 2 diabetes medications manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals. These medicines help stimulate the pancreas to release more insulin after meals to control blood glucose levels.

Nesina is a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor indicated with diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Nesina is not indicated for the treatment of type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis.

Kazano combines alogliptin with metformin. As well as controlling blood sugar levels by blocking DPP-4, the metformin in Kazano reduces the amount of sugar absorbed into the blood from the intestines, reduces the amount of sugar produced by the liver, and makes the body more sensitive to insulin. Oseni combines alogliptin with Actos (pioglitazone) and also blocks DPP-4, pioglitazone works by increasing the body’s sensitivity to insulin.

What doses of Nesina are available?

Nesina is available in tablet form, in the following doses: 25 mg, 12.5 mg, and 6.25 mg.

The recommended dose in patients with normal renal function or mild renal impairment is 25 mg once daily. The tablets can be taken with or without food. The dose should be adjusted if there is moderate or severe renal impairment or end-stage renal disease (ESRD).

Please read the full medication guide and always speak with a healthcare professional for medical advice about your medical condition or about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Nesina active ingredients

Nesina contains alogliptin as the active ingredient.

Nesina side effects

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

  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Headache
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Headache
  • Cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sinus pain, sore throat

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

  • Acute pancreatitis
  • Heart failure – shortness of breath, rapid weight gain, swelling (especially in your feet, legs, or midsection)
  • Hypersensitivity such as anaphylaxis, angioedema, and severe cutaneous adverse reactions, including Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • Liver problems – nausea, upper stomach pain, tiredness, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
  • Hypoglycemia – reduce the dose of sulfonylurea or insulin when used in combination with Nesina. Symptoms of low blood sugar levels, include extreme weakness, blurred vision, sweating, fast heartbeat, trouble speaking, tremors, stomach pain, confusion, and seizures
  • Arthralgia – severe joint pain
  • Bullous pemphigoid
  • Severe autoimmune reaction – itching, blisters, breakdown of the outer layer of skin

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

Nesina drug interactions

Nesina can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Diuretics – bendroflumethiazide bumetanide, furosemide
  • Corticosteroids – betamethasone, cortisone, dexamethasone
  • Antipsychotics – clozapine
  • Antibiotics – clarithromycin, ofloxacin

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

Nesina contraindications

You should not use Nesina if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient alogliptin
  • Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Nesina
  • Are younger than 18 years of age

Talk to your doctor before using Nesina if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Nesina
  • Have liver disease
  • Have heart disease
  • Have kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis)
  • Have pancreatitis
  • Have gallstones
  • Suffer from alcoholism
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Nesina generic

Nesina is the trademark brand name for alogliptin manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals. A generic version of alogliptin is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Nesina 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.