The Praluent patient assistance program is available to eligible individuals who are unable to afford their Praluent medication. At NiceRx, we can help you to enroll in the program for $49 per month.* We work directly with your healthcare provider to submit your enrollment application on your behalf. By handling the full enrollment process for you, we can help you get easy and affordable access to the medications you need. If you’re successfully enrolled in the program, we’ll also request prescription refills on your behalf for up to 1 year.
Your monthly Praluent cost savings if eligible
The Praluent patient assistance program can provide your medication for free. We simply charge $49 a month per medication to cover the cost of our services. With NiceRx, you’ll only pay $49 to obtain your Praluent, regardless of the retail price.
Am I eligible for the Praluent patient assistance program?
To find out if you are eligible for Praluent assistance you can apply online using our enrollment application. Each pharmaceutical company sets its eligibility criteria and we will review your application individually to determine if you may be eligible. The three main factors to consider 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 Praluent patient assistance program?
Our application process aims to make it as easy as possible to apply for the Praluent patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our online enrollment application. We’ll ask you for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income as this information is required by the pharmaceutical companies. We may be able to help you apply for other patient assistance programs too, so be sure to tell us about any medications you are taking as well as Praluent.
NiceRx will review your application and determine whether you may be eligible for Praluent assistance. If so, we’ll handle the full enrollment process for you and prepare all required documents for your healthcare provider to sign. Once you are successfully enrolled in the Praluent patient assistance program, we’ll help you manage your prescription refills by requesting refills on your behalf throughout your enrollment period. At the end of your enrollment period, we’ll contact you for updated information and seek to re-enroll you so you can continue to access affordable Praluent.
Is NiceRx a Praluent coupons provider?
NiceRx is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Praluent patient assistance program. We do not offer trial offers or free Praluent samples. When obtaining your medication through NiceRx, you’ll only pay $49 a month per medication. This will likely save you more money than if you were to use Praluent coupons, discount cards, or Praluent copay cards.
Can NiceRx help me get Praluent if I have insurance?
NiceRx may be able to help you if your insurance company won’t pay for your Praluent medication. We may also be able to help if you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. Whether you have insurance or not, apply online using our enrollment application to find out more.
How much is Praluent with insurance?
The cost of Praluent will vary by the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out what you might need to pay for Praluent with insurance, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to help you calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.
How much does Praluent cost without insurance?
Praluent prices without insurance will vary depending on if you buy the self-injecting pens or self-injection syringes. Prices can also vary by retailer. As a guide, a single 1 ml self-injecting pen of either 75 mg or 150 mg Praluent solution will cost around $800. With NiceRx you’ll always pay a flat monthly fee of $49.
What is Praluent?
Praluent is a prescription medication given to adults to:
- Help reduce high ‘bad’ cholesterol, when used alongside diet changes
- Reduce high ‘bad’ cholesterol caused by heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia
- Reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and a type of chest pain called unstable angina in adults with cardiovascular disease
It is a type of cholesterol medication you take by injecting it under your skin (subcutaneous injection) using a self-injecting pen or self-injecting syringe, usually every two to four weeks. It works by helping your body take more LDL cholesterol out of your blood than it would normally, lowering your LDL level and reducing your risk of heart attacks, strokes, and unstable angina.
Praluent active ingredients
The active ingredient in Praluent is called alirocumab. It’s a type of medication called a PCSK9 inhibitor that helps your body remove more LDL cholesterol from your blood than it normally would.
Your body naturally removes excess LDL cholesterol from your blood. It does so with a substance called low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDL-R) that attaches to clumps of LDL cholesterol to pull them out of your blood and into your liver cells, where cholesterol is stored. Your body also produces a protein called PCSK9 that breaks down the LDL-R, to keep your blood cholesterol levels in balance.
When you inject Praluent, the alirocumab it contains blocks the PCSK9 proteins, keeping LDL-R active for longer. This causes more LDL cholesterol to be removed from your blood and stored in your liver.
Praluent side effects & Praluent drug interactions
Common Praluent side effects caused by the medication include:
- Reactions at the site of injection, including redness, itching, swelling, tenderness, and pain
- Common cold symptoms
- Flu-like symptoms
Occasionally Praluent can cause more serious side effects. When it does this will likely include severe allergic reactions that can cause hives, intense itching, and swelling of the face, lips, throat, and tongue that can make it difficult to breathe.
It is important to tell your prescribing doctor about all drugs you’re taking, including vitamins, and herbal and dietary supplements, in case they could interact with Praluent.
Praluent warnings & precautions
Don’t take Praluent if you are allergic to the active ingredient alirocumab, are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Praluent, or are under 18 years of age.
Talk to your doctor before taking Praluent if you:
- Have any liver problems
- Have any kidney problems
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
*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.