Nucala Patient assistance program
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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
NiceRx works with your healthcare provider to help you access affordable medications directly from U.S. pharmaceutical companies.
Your monthly Nucala cost savings if eligible
If you are eligible for the Nucala patient assistance program you can get your medication for free. Our monthly flat rate 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 Nucala through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month regardless of the retail price of your medication.
Am I eligible for the Nucala patient assistance program?
You could receive your Nucala without paying the full retail price if you meet the eligibility criteria for assistance. This criteria is set by the pharmaceutical companies who 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 Nucala 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 Nucala.
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 Nucala 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 Nucala medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year once you are enrolled in the program.
Is NiceRx a Nucala coupons provider?
At NiceRx, we help eligible individuals access the Nucala patient assistance program. This means that we are not a Nucala coupon, a Nucala discount card, or a Nucala copay card provider. We do not offer any medication trial offers, or free Nucala samples.
Can NiceRx help me get Nucala 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 Nucala 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 is Nucala with insurance?
The cost of Nucala 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.
How much does Nucala cost without insurance?
Nucala costs without insurance will vary by retailer. As a guide, 100 mg of Nucala powder for injection will typically cost around $3,500. If you obtain your medication through NiceRx, you will pay a flat monthly rate of $49 per medication regardless of its retail price.
What is Nucala?
Nucala is a prescription medication taken to reduce symptoms and prevent flare-ups of the following inflammatory autoimmune disorders:
- Asthma in adults and children aged 6 years and over (Nucala is used in addition to a current asthma medication)
- Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) in adults
- Hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) in adults and children aged 12 years and over
The medication is injected under your skin (subcutaneous injection) once every 4 weeks. The injection can be given by your doctor or another healthcare professional. It can also be administered at home using a prefilled syringe or prefilled autoinjector, either by yourself or by a caregiver. Nucala reduces how much inflammation you have in your body, easing your symptoms and making flare-ups of more severe symptoms less likely.
Nucala active ingredients
The active ingredient in Nucala is called mepolizumab. Mepolizumab is a type of medicine called a humanized monoclonal antibody that has been designed to target a substance in your body that triggers inflammation.
Your immune system triggers inflammation in your tissues through a complex process with a number of steps. Mepolizumab works by blocking one of these steps. It attaches to and blocks a signaling molecule released by your white blood cells called interleukin. This stops interleukin from activating the next step in the inflammatory process and reduces how much inflammation you have in your body.
Inflammation in the body is an important part of how asthma develops. Eosinophils are one of the many cells in your body involved in inflammation. Blocking interleukin helps to reduce the production of eosinophils, reduce the inflammation and help to treat asthma.
Nucala side effects
The most common side effects caused by Nucala include:
- Reactions at the site of injection – pain, itching, a burning feeling, redness, and swelling
- Back pain
In rarer instances Nucala can cause more serious side effects. These include:
- Severe allergic reactions to the medication which can trigger anaphylaxis. This can also cause rashes and hives to break out on your skin, as well as a fall in blood pressure, and swelling of your face, mouth, and throat that can make it difficult to breathe
- Red or blistering skin rash and a burning or tingling sensation in your body
- Reactivation of herpes zoster infection (shingles) if you have previously had the infection
Currently no formal drug interaction studies have been carried out for Nucala however, it is advised to discuss all medications you are taking with your doctor before using Nucala.
Nucala warning and precautions
Nucala is not intended to relieve sudden onsets of asthma symptoms. If you experience a sudden onset of symptoms or have bronchospasm, use a rescue inhaler or other medicine you have been prescribed for sudden and severe symptoms.
Nucala should not be given to:
- Adults under 18 years of age to treat eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis
- Children under 12 years of age to treat hypereosinophilic syndrome
- Children under 6 years of age to treat asthma
Nucala is not suitable for everyone. Do not take Nucala if you are allergic to the active ingredient mepolizumab or any of the other ingredients in Nucala.
Talk to your doctor before taking Nucala if you:
- Are taking any medications that contain steroids or corticosteroids for your asthma
- Have a parasitic infection (roundworm or tapeworm)
- Are over 65 years of age
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
*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.