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Parsabiv Patient assistance program

Is your Parsabiv 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 Parsabiv 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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  • 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 Parsabiv cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible for the Parsabiv patient assistance program, the cost of your medication will be free. We only charge $49 a month, per medication, to cover our service fees. You could receive your Parsabiv prescription for just $49 a month, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

Am I eligible for the Parsabiv patient assistance program?

We will review your application to determine whether you are eligible for the Parsabiv patient assistance program. Each program has its own eligibility criteria which is set by the pharmaceutical companies, however 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 Parsabiv patient assistance program?

We make it as easy as possible to apply for the Parsabiv patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our enrollment application. Tell us about any medications you are taking, including Parsabiv. We will also ask for details about your healthcare provider, insurance, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers who ship your medication.

If we determine that you may be eligible for Parsabiv assistance, we will handle the application process for you. We will work directly with your healthcare provider to prepare your application documents. Once we have received the signed application and supporting documents, we will submit them to the patient assistance program on your behalf. Our service continues once you are enrolled in the Parsabiv patient assistance program, and we will automatically request your Parsabiv medication refills for up to 1 year.

Is NiceRx a Parsabiv coupons provider?

We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Parsabiv patient assistance program. That means that we do not offer printable Parsabiv manufacturer coupons, Parsabiv discounts, or free Parsabiv samples. We are not a Parsabiv coupon provider or Parsabiv discount card. Our service extends to assisting eligible individuals to access the medications they need through patient assistance programs.

Can NiceRx help me get Parsabiv if I have insurance?

We may be able to help you to access Parsabiv patient assistance in a variety of circumstances. This includes when your insurance company will not pay for your Parsabiv medication or if you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. We may also be able to help you if you do not have insurance. Please apply online to find out more.

How much is Parsabiv with insurance?

The cost of Parsabiv 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.

How much does Parsabiv cost without insurance?

Parsabiv prices without insurance will vary depending on where you buy it and how much you buy. As a guide, Parsabiv intravenous solution (5 mg/mL) usually costs $860 for 5 milliliters. With NiceRx you will pay a flat monthly fee of $49, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

What is Parsabiv?

Parsabiv contains the prescription medicine etelcalcetide and is classed as a calcimimetic. Parsabiv is used for the treatment of an overactive parathyroid gland (hyperparathyroidism) in adults with chronic kidney failure that are on dialysis. Parsabiv is not recommended for adult patients with parathyroid carcinoma, primary hyperparathyroidism, or chronic kidney disease who are not on dialysis.

Parsabiv active ingredients

Etelcalcetide is a calcimimetic agent that has an effect on calcium-sensing receptors (CaSR) in the body. Etelcalcetide attaches itself to these receptors, improving the activation of these receptors by calcium in your blood. These receptors then have an effect on parathyroid cells of reducing their parathyroid hormone production.

Parsabiv is given as an infusion directly into a vein. A healthcare professional will give you this injection as part of your dialysis treatment. Parsabiv is given at the end of dialysis, usually 3 times per week. Your doctor may change your dose or how often you are given your infusion. Also, you may require regular medical tests by your doctor while using Parsabiv to check how effective this medicine is for you.

Parsabiv side effects

The most common side effects caused by Parsabiv include:

  • Nausea, vomiting, headache, diarrhea
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Muscle spasms
  • Low calcium

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

  • Seizures
  • Feeling short of breath
  • Rapid weight gain
  • Irregular heartbeats
  • Muscle spasms, numbness, or tingly feeling around your mouth, or on your fingers and toes
  • Bloody or dark stools, vomit that looks like coffee grounds, coughing up blood

Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Parsabiv against your risk of side effects.

Parsabiv drug interactions

Parsabiv can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Treatment for osteoporosis – alendronate, ibandronate, risedronate, calcitonin
  • Treatment for Paget’s disease -etidronate, tiludronate
  • Diuretics for water retention, high blood pressure, and heart failure – bumetanide, furosemide, torsemide
  • Monoclonal antibody treatments – burosumab, denosumab, romosozumab
  • Treatment for secondary hyperparathyroidism – cinacalcet
  • Treatment for high levels of calcium in the blood caused by cancer spreading to your bones – zolendronic acid, pamidronate

This list is not exhaustive and other drugs may interact with Parsabiv.

Parsabiv warning and precautions

You should not use Parsabiv if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient etelcalcetide
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Parsabiv
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Talk to your doctor before using Parsabiv if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Parsabiv
  • Have ever had congestive heart failure
  • Have had stomach or intestinal bleeding
  • Suffer from seizures
  • Have a family history of long QT syndrome
  • Have used cinacalcet within the past 7 days
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant

*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.