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Nourianz Patient assistance program

Is your Nourianz 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 Nourianz medication.

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  • Convenient: We manage the whole process and we’re here to assist you
  • 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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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 Nourianz cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible for the Nourianz patient assistance program you can receive your medication for free. Our monthly service fee 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 Nourianz through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month regardless of the retail price of your medication.

Am I eligible for the Nourianz patient assistance program?

You could receive your Nourianz without paying the full retail price if you meet the eligibility criteria for assistance. The eligibility requirements are set by the pharmaceutical companies that 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 Nourianz 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 Nourianz.

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 Nourianz 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 Nourianz medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year once you are enrolled in the program.

Is NiceRx a Nourianz coupons provider?

At NiceRx, we help eligible individuals access the Nourianz patient assistance program. This means that we are not a Nourianz coupon, a Nourianz discount card, or a Nourianz copay card provider. We do not offer any medication trial offers or free Nourianz samples.

Can NiceRx help me get Nourianz 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 Nourianz 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 does Nourianz cost without insurance?

Nourianz costs without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy and the retailer you buy it from. As a guide, Nourianz oral tablets 20 mg will typically cost around $4950 for 90 tablets. If you obtain your medication through NiceRx, you will pay a flat monthly rate of $49 per medication regardless of its retail price.

How much does Nourianz cost with insurance?

The copay of Nourianz 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.

What is Nourianz?

Nourianz is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Kyowa Kirin, Inc. Bedminster. It is an adenosine receptor antagonist indicated as adjunctive treatment to levodopa/carbidopa in adult patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) experiencing “off” episodes.

Symptoms of PD are mainly caused by low or falling levels of dopamine, a type of neurotransmitter.

What doses of Nourianz are available?

Nourianz is available in tablet form, in the following doses: 20 mg and 40 mg.

The recommended dosage of Nourianz is 20 mg orally once daily, with or without food. The dosage may be increased to 40 mg once daily. For patients with hepatic impairment, the maximum recommended dosage with moderate hepatic impairment is 20 mg once daily. The use of Nourianz in patients with severe hepatic impairment is not recommended. For patients who smoke 20 or more cigarettes per day, the recommended dosage is 40 mg once daily.

Nourianz tablets should be stored at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Please see the full Patient Information and drug information for Nourianz, and always speak with your healthcare provider if you need medical advice, or about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Nourianz active ingredients

The exact mechanism by which istradefylline works for Parkinson’s disease is unknown. In studies, istradefylline was shown to be an adenosine A2A receptor antagonist.

Nourianz side effects

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

  • Dyskinesia
  • Dizziness, nausea
  • Constipation
  • Hallucinations
  • Insomnia

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

  • Psychotic behavior
  • Compulsive behaviors – urges to gamble, increased sexual urges, strong urges to spend money, binge eating

Some people can have an allergic reaction after taking Nourianz. However, this side effect wasn’t reported in clinical trials. Your caregiver will assess the benefits of using Nourianz against your risk of adverse effects.

Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Nourianz to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Nourianz drug interactions

Nourianz can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Strong CYP 3A4 inhibitors
  • Strong CYP 3A4 inducers – carbamazepine, rifampin, phenytoin, St. John’s wort

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

Nourianz contraindications

You should not use Nourianz if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient istradefylline

To make sure Nourianz is safe for you, tell your doctor about any other medical conditions you have or if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Nourianz
  • Are pregnant or planning to become pregnant – may cause fetal harm
  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed
  • Have abnormal muscle movements
  • Have a mental illness or psychosis
  • Have liver disease
  • Smoke

Nourianz generic

Nourianz is the trademark brand name for istradefylline manufactured by Kyowa Kirin, Inc. A generic version of istradefylline is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Nourianz 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 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.