Is NiceRx an Omegaven coupon provider?
We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Omegaven patient assistance program. That means that we do not offer printable Omegaven manufacturer coupons, Omegaven discounts, or free Omegaven samples. We are not an Omegaven coupon provider or Omegaven discount card. Our service extends to assisting eligible individuals to access the medications they need through patient assistance programs.
Omegaven patient assistance program
Patient assistance programs are typically sponsored by pharmaceutical companies and provide free or discounted medications to individuals with low income who are uninsured or under-insured and meet the eligibility criteria that vary by program. There are currently no known patient assistance programs for this medication.
Can NiceRx help me get Omegaven cheaper if I have insurance?
How much does Omegaven cost without insurance?
Omegaven cost without insurance will vary depending on where you buy it. With NiceRx you will pay a flat monthly fee of $49, regardless of the retail price of your medication.
How much does Omegaven cost with insurance?
The copay for Omegaven 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 Omegaven?
Omegaven is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC. Omegaven is a fat emulsion used as a source of calories and fatty acid supplementation in pediatric patients with parenteral nutrition-associated cholestasis (PNAC) and where oral or enteral nutrition is not possible, inadequate, or not recommended. Fish is a high-protein nutrient food source that is also a source of two long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).
Omegaven is not recommended for the prevention of PNAC. It has not been proven that the outcomes seen in patients treated with Omegaven are a result of the omega-6:omega-3 fatty acid ratio of the product.
What doses of Omegaven are available?
Omegaven is available as an injectable emulsion, in the following doses: 5 g/50 mL and 10 g/100 mL in a single-dose bottle.
Omegaven is for intravenous infusion only. When given with dextrose and/or amino acids, solutions with an osmolarity of 900 mOsm/L or higher must be infused through a central line. Before administration, correct severe fluid and electrolyte disorders and measure serum triglycerides to find a baseline level.
Initiate dosing in PN-dependent pediatric patients as soon as direct or conjugated bilirubin levels are 2 mg/dL or greater. The recommended daily dose in pediatric patients is 1 g/kg/day.
Always speak with your healthcare provider about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.
Omegaven active ingredients
Omegaven contains fish oil triglycerides as the active ingredient.
Omegaven side effects
The most common side effects of Omegaven in clinical trials include:
- Viral infection
In rare instances, Omegaven can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Risk of death in preterm infants due to pulmonary lipid accumulation after infusion of intravenous soybean oil-based lipid emulsions. Monitor for signs and symptoms of pleural or pericardial effusion
- Hypersensitivity reactions
- Risk of infections, fat overload syndrome, refeeding syndrome, and hypertriglyceridemia
- Aluminum toxicity increased in patients with renal impairment, including preterm infants. Monitor for essential fatty acid deficiency (EFAD)
- Intestinal failure-associated liver disease (IFALD) or parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease (PNALD) – Premature neonates may be at increased risk due to a reduced ability to clear intravenous lipid emulsions and an increase in free fatty acid plasma concentrations after administration. Monitor liver function
Postmarketing, life-threatening hemorrhage after a central venous catheter change was reported in a 9-month-old with intestinal failure who had received parenteral nutrition with Omegaven.
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Omegaven against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions to Omegaven to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Omegaven drug interactions
Omegaven can interact with other medications. These include:
- Antiplatelet agents and anticoagulants
This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Omegaven.
You should not use Omegaven if you:
- Are allergic to fish oil triglycerides or egg protein
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Omegaven
- Have severe hyperlipidemia or severe disorders of lipid metabolism with serum triglycerides greater than 1,000 mg/dL
- Have severe bleeding disorders or coagulopathy due to a potential effect on platelet aggregation
Talk to your doctor before using Omegaven if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Omegaven
- Have blood coagulation disorders
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
Omegaven is the trademark brand name for fish oil triglycerides manufactured by Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC. A generic version of fish oil triglycerides is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Omegaven savings through NiceRx.
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.