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Phoslyra Patient assistance program

Is your Phoslyra 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 Phoslyra medication with our help.

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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 Phoslyra cost savings if eligible

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

Am I eligible for the Phoslyra patient assistance program?

We will review your application to determine whether you are eligible for the Phoslyra 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 Phoslyra patient assistance program?

We make it as easy as possible to apply for the Phoslyra patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our enrollment application. Tell us about any medications you are taking, including Phoslyra. 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 Phoslyra 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 Phoslyra patient assistance program, and we will automatically request your Phoslyra medication refills for up to 1 year.

Is NiceRx a Phoslyra coupon provider?

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

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

We may be able to help you to access Phoslyra patient assistance in a variety of circumstances. This includes when your insurance company will not pay for your Phoslyra 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 does Phoslyra cost without insurance?

Phoslyra cost without insurance will vary depending on where you buy it. As a guide, Phoslyra oral liquid (667 mg/5 mL) usually costs $190 for 473 milliliters. With NiceRx you will pay a flat monthly fee of $49, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

How much does Phoslyra cost with insurance?

The copay for Phoslyra 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 Phoslyra?

Phoslyra is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Lyne Laboratories Brockton, for Fresenius Medical Care. Phoslyra (calcium acetate oral solution) is a phosphate binder indicated as an adjunct to the reduction in dietary intake of phosphate and dialysis to reduce serum phosphorus in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD).

Patients with ESRD retain phosphorus and can develop hyperphosphatemia. High serum phosphorus can precipitate serum calcium resulting in ectopic calcification. Hyperphosphatemia also plays a role in the development of secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients with ESRD.

What doses of Phoslyra are available?

Phoslyra is available in oral solution form, in the following doses: 667 mg calcium acetate per 5mL.

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

Phoslyra active ingredients

Phoslyra contains calcium acetate as the active ingredient.

Phoslyra side effects

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

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea with nutritional supplements that contain maltitol

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

  • Hypercalcemia (high calcium levels) – symptoms include abdominal pain, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, constipation, confusion, dry mouth, increased thirst, and urination. Reduce or interrupt Phoslyra and Vitamin D. Severe hypercalcemia may require hemodialysis and discontinuation of treatment
  • Serious allergic reactions – rash, itching, swelling (especially of the face, tongue, or throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing

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

Phoslyra drug interactions

Phoslyra can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Tetracycline antibiotics – doxycycline, minocycline
  • Fluoroquinolones
  • Levothyroxine
  • Calcium channel blockers such as verapamil
  • Calcium supplements
  • Antacids that contain calcium
  • Antibiotics – ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin
  • Digoxin

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

Phoslyra contraindications

You should not use Phoslyra if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient calcium acetate
  • Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Phoslyra
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant

Talk to your doctor before using Phoslyra if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Phoslyra
  • Have kidney disease
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Phoslyra generic

Phoslyra is the trademark brand name for calcium acetate manufactured by Lyne Laboratories Brockton, for Fresenius Medical Care. A generic version of calcium acetate is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Phoslyra 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.