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Opdivo Patient assistance program

Is your Opdivo 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 Opdivo medication.

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  • 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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  • An introduction to NiceRx
  • Next steps after qualifying
  • Uploading documents and billing
  • SSN & billing information
  • Medication delivery time

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 Opdivo cost savings if eligible

The cost of Opdivo medication with NiceRx is just $49 per month. This flat monthly fee covers the full cost of your Opdivo medicine, regardless of the retail price. You could save:

Strength Avg. monthly price at
a US pharmacy
NiceRx monthly
Monthly savings
with NiceRx
2 vials of Opdivo 40mg/4mL
2 vials of Opdivo 100mg/10mL

Am I eligible for the Opdivo patient assistance program?

All of the patient assistance program applications we review are done so on an individual basis. We take into account all your personal circumstances. Most programs consider the following factors:

  • 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 Opdivo patient assistance program? 

Applying for the Opdivo patient assistance program with NiceRx is simple and straightforward. Just fill in our enrollment application, and tell us about any medications you’re taking, including Opdivo. You will also need to include information about your healthcare provider, insurance, and household income. 

Once we determine that you may be eligible for assistance we handle the application process on your behalf. We will help to enroll you, and once enrolled, request your Opdivo medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year.

Is NiceRx an Opdivo coupon provider?

We are not an Opdivo coupons provider. Our service doesn’t include Opdivo manufacturer coupons, Opdivo discounts, rebates, Opdivo savings cards, trial offers, or free Opdivo samples. 

NiceRx is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Opdivo patient assistance program. By working with your healthcare provider, we help you to get access to the medication you need at an affordable monthly price. 

Can NiceRx help me get Opdivo if I have insurance?

Every application for the patient assistance program will be reviewed individually. This means that we may be able to help if your insurance company won’t pay for your Opdivo medication, or you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. You can even apply if you don’t have insurance.

How much is Opdivo with insurance?

The cost of Opdivo will vary by the healthcare plan. Contact your healthcare provider or pharmacist to find out your copay with your current insurance. Remember, if you’re approved for the patient assistance program, you’ll likely save more if you get your Opdivo medication through NiceRx.

How much is Opdivo without insurance?

Opdivo prices without insurance will vary depending on the dose and where you buy it. As a guide, the lowest dose, 4 ml, will cost around $1,000, the highest dose, 24 ml, can cost around $7,500. 

What is Opdivo?

Opdivo is a prescription medication used to treat a number of different cancers in adults. Opdivo treats cancer by helping your immune system attack and kill cancerous cells. It’s usually given via an intravenous drip (a solution delivered directly into a vein) under the supervision of a doctor or nurse.

It’s used most often to treat melanoma (a type of skin cancer). Opdivo can also be prescribed to treat other advanced forms of cancer. This includes advanced non-small cell lung cancer, advanced renal cell carcinoma (a type of kidney cancer), advanced cancer of the head and neck, advanced urothelial carcinoma (urinary tract and bladder cancer), Hodgkin lymphoma that has returned or not responded to other therapies.

Cancer is a disease where some of the cells in your body grow out of control. Usually your cells go through a lifecycle. They grow, and as they age, they are killed by your body and replaced with new ones. Cancer happens when your body’s control mechanisms stop working and old cells don’t die. They grow instead, multiply, and create new, abnormal cells. The cancerous cells may form masses of cells, called tumors, and they may spread around your body. Cancerous cells disrupt the normal functioning of your body, resulting in a wide range of symptoms.

Opdivo active ingredients

The active ingredient in Opdivo is called nivolumab. It works by helping your body to kill certain cancerous cells. When you have cancer, cells produced by your immune system called T-cells attack and kill the cancerous cells. But some cancers produce a substance called PD-1 that attaches to T-cells and turns them off. Opdivo helps by attaching itself to PD-1, blocking it from working. This stops your T-cells from being turned off and lets them fight your cancer.

Opdivo side effects & Opdivo drug interactions

When you take Opdivo you may experience some side effects. The most common side effects Opdivo can cause are nausea, diarrhea, feeling weak or tired, skin rashes, and a decrease in some of your white blood cells. In rarer cases, Opdivo can cause more serious side effects. These can include heart problems like an abnormal rhythm, breathing difficulties, problems with glands that produce hormones, and inflammation of the intestines, kidneys, liver, skin, muscles, and the brain. Your physician will assess your suitability for Opdivo against the risk of side effects. 

You can learn more about Opdivo side effects in the leaflet that comes with your medication. If you have any concerns about side effects, talk to your physician or a pharmacist.

Opdivo warnings & precautions

Don’t take Opdivo if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient nivolumab
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Opdivo (listed in the leaflet which comes with the medication)
  • Are under 18 years of age

Talk to your physician before taking Opdivo if you:

  • Have had an organ transplant
  • Have melanoma of the eye
  • Your cancer has spread to your brain
  • Have liver problems
  • Have problems with your lungs or breathing
  • Have any immune system problems, like autoimmune disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, lupus, or sarcoidosis
  • Have ever had a bad reaction to the medication ipilimumab
  • Are taking medications to suppress your immune system
  • Are pregnant or trying to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding

*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.