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Panhematin Patient assistance program

Is your Panhematin 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 Panhematin medication with our help.

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    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. The pharmaceutical company provides your medication for free and you only pay our service fee.

  • 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.

Medically reviewed by  Jamie Winn, PharmD

Your monthly Panhematin cost savings if eligible

With our assistance, you could access the Panhematin patient assistance program and obtain your medication for free. We only charge a flat monthly fee of $49 per medication for our services.

Am I eligible for Panhematin patient assistance?

We review each Panhematin enrollment application individually to determine if you are eligible. Each assistance program has its own eligibility criteria and the 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 the Panhematin patient assistance program?

Our process makes it as easy as possible to apply for the Panhematin patient assistance program. Begin by completing the enrollment application form on our website. Tell us about any medications that you are taking, including Panhematin, your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers who will supply the medication, so it is important to make sure this information is accurate and up to date.

We will review the information that you have provided to determine whether you are eligible for patient assistance. If we can pre-qualify you for assistance, NiceRx will handle the full enrollment process on your behalf. If you are approved by the pharmaceutical company, you will typically start receiving your medication in 6 – 8 weeks.

Is NiceRx a Panhematin coupon provider?

NiceRx is not a Panhematin coupon, Panhematin discount card, or Panhematin copay card provider. We do not offer Panhematin manufacturer coupons, Panhematin discounts, rebates, Panhematin savings cards, trial offers, or free Panhematin samples. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access their medication directly from the U.S. pharmaceutical company.

Can NiceRx help me get Panhematin cheaper if I have insurance?

NiceRx may be able to help you if:

  • You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Panhematin
  • Your insurance company will not pay for your Panhematin prescription
  • Your healthcare plan does not cover your medication
  • You do not have insurance

Please apply online to find out if we can help you.

How much does Panhematin cost without insurance?

Without insurance, Panhematin costs will vary depending on where you buy the medication as prices will vary by retailer. As a guide, Panhematin intravenous powder for injection 350 mg will cost around $8,900 for 1 powder for injection.

How much does Panhematin cost with insurance?

The copay for Panhematin will depend on the terms of your healthcare plan. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance. Contact them to find out more.

What is Panhematin?

Panhematin is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Recordati Rare Diseases Inc. Panhematin (hemin for injection) is an enzyme inhibitor indicated for amelioration of recurrent attacks of acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) temporally related to the menstrual cycle in susceptible women after initial carbohydrate therapy is known or suspected to be inadequate. Panhematin is not recommended for the repair of neuronal damage due to the progression of porphyria attacks.

What doses of Panhematin are available?

Panhematin is available as a sterile, lyophilized powder for reconstitution for injection, in the following doses: 350 mg hemin, 240 mg sodium carbonate, and 335 mg of sorbitol. When mixed with Sterile Water for Injection, each 48 mL provides the equivalent of approximately 336 mg hematin (7 mg/mL).

Before therapy begins, the presence of acute porphyria must be diagnosed using the following criteria:

  • Presence of clinical symptoms
  • Positive Watson-Schwartz or Hoesch test. (A negative Watson-Schwartz or Hoesch test indicates a porphyric attack is highly unlikely. When in doubt quantitative measures of δ-aminolevulinic acid and porphobilinogen (PBG) in serum or urine may aid in diagnosis).

Before administering Panhematin, consider an appropriate period of carbohydrate loading (400 g glucose/day for 1 to 2 days).

Always speak with a healthcare professional for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Panhematin active ingredients

The active ingredient of Panhematin is hemin for injection.

Panhematin side effects

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

  • Headache
  • Pyrexia
  • Infusion site reactions

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

  • Phlebitis – use a large arm vein or a central venous catheter for administration to minimize the risk
  • Elevated iron and serum ferritin
  • Reversible renal shutdown
  • Risk of transmitting infectious agents such as viruses, and theoretically, the Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) agent

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

Panhematin drug interactions

Panhematin can interact with other medications. These include:

  • CYP inducing drugs such as estrogens
  • Barbiturates such as pentobarbital
  • Anticoagulants such as heparin, warfarin
  • Corticosteroids such as prednisone

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

Panhematin contraindications

You should not use Panhematin if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient hemin for injection
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Panhematin
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant

Talk to your doctor about any medical conditions you have before using Panhematin if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Panhematin
  • Have iron overload syndrome (hemochromatosis)
  • Take iron supplements
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Panhematin generic

Panhematin is the trademark brand name for hemin for injection manufactured by Recordati Rare Diseases Inc. A generic version of hemin for injection is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Panhematin 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.