How it works
Get started by filling out the online enrollment application to find out if you are eligible for assistance.
NiceRx verifies your eligibility for medication assistance and notifies you if you are pre-qualified. The pharmaceutical company provides your medication for free, and you only pay our service fee.
We will request documents to be submitted by you and your healthcare provider that are required by the pharmaceutical company to complete your enrollment.
Once approved, the pharmaceutical company typically ships a 90-day supply of medication to your home or healthcare provider’s address. Final acceptance is determined by the pharmaceutical company.
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:
- 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
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.