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 Privigen cost savings if eligible
The Privigen patient assistance program can provide your medication for free. We simply charge $49 per month for each medication to cover the cost of our services. With NiceRx, you will only pay $49 to obtain your Privigen, regardless of the retail price.
Am I eligible for the Privigen patient assistance program?
To find out if you are eligible for Privigen 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 Privigen patient assistance program?
Our application process aims to make it as easy as possible to apply for the Privigen patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our online enrollment application. We will 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 Privigen.
NiceRx will review your application and determine whether you may be eligible for Privigen assistance. If so, we will 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 Privigen patient assistance program, we will help you manage your prescription refills by requesting refills on your behalf throughout your enrollment period. At the end of your enrollment period, we will contact you for updated information and seek to re-enroll you so you can continue to access affordable Privigen.
Is NiceRx a Privigen coupons provider?
NiceRx is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Privigen patient assistance program. We do not offer trial offers or free Privigen samples. When obtaining your medication through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month per medication. This will likely save you more money than if you were to use Privigen coupons, discount cards, or Privigen copay cards.
Can NiceRx help me get Privigen if I have insurance?
NiceRx may be able to help you if your insurance company will not pay for your Privigen 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 does Privigen cost without insurance?
Privigen prices without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy. Prices will also vary by retailer. As a guide, Privigen intravenous solution of 10% typically costs $800 for 50 milliliters.
How much does Privigen cost with insurance?
The copay for Privigen will vary by the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out what you might need to pay for Privigen with insurance, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to help you calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.
What is Privigen?
Privigen is an FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by CSL Behring.
Privigen is an Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human), 10% Liquid indicated for the treatment of:
- Primary humoral immunodeficiency
- Chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) in patients age 15 years and older to increase platelet counts
- Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) in adults. Maintenance therapy in CIDP has not been studied past 6 months
- Thrombosis may occur with immune globulin products 1-3, including Privigen. Risk factors may include – advanced age, prolonged immobilization, hypercoagulable conditions, history of venous or arterial thrombosis, use of estrogens, indwelling central vascular catheters, hyperviscosity, and cardiovascular risk factors. Thrombosis may occur in the absence of known risk factors
- Renal dysfunction, acute renal failure, osmotic nephrosis, and death may occur with immune globulin intravenous (IGIV) products in predisposed patients. Patients predisposed to renal dysfunction include those with any degree of pre-existing renal insufficiency, diabetes mellitus, age greater than 65, volume depletion, sepsis, paraproteinemia, or patients receiving known nephrotoxic drugs
- Renal dysfunction and acute renal failure occur more commonly in patients receiving IGIV products containing sucrose. Privigen does not contain sucrose.
- For patients at risk of thrombosis, renal dysfunction, or failure, administer Privigen at the minimum dose and infusion rate practicable. Ensure adequate hydration in patients before administration. Monitor for signs and symptoms of thrombosis and assess blood viscosity in patients at risk for hyperviscosity
What doses of Privigen are available?
Privigen is available as a liquid solution containing 10% IgG (0.1 g/mL)
Privigen is injected directly into a vein through an IV. You may be shown how to use an IV yourself. Privigen should not be injected into a muscle or under the skin.
Privigen is usually given every 3 to 4 weeks. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your healthcare provider may change your dose. Do not take Privigen in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. You may need regular blood tests while using this medication. Your kidney function may also need to be checked.
Privigen can be stored at room temperature for up to 36 months. Keep Privigen in its original packaging to protect it from light. For additional information, refer to the full prescribing information for complete prescribing details.
Privigen active ingredients
Privigen is a replacement therapy for primary humoral immunodeficiency and supplies a broad spectrum of IgG antibodies that work against bacterial, viral, parasitic, and mycoplasma agents and their toxins. The exact mechanism of action in PI or the mechanism of action of high doses of immunoglobulins in the treatment of chronic Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (chronic ITP) is not been fully understood.
Privigen side effects
The most common side effects caused by Privigen in clinical studies include:
- Headache, back pain
- Fever, chills, sweating, warmth, or tingling
- Stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea
- Increased blood pressure (hypertension), faster heartbeats
- Dizziness, feeling tired
- Stuffy nose, sinus pain
- Reaction at the injection site
In rare instances, Privigen can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Blood cell disorder
- Kidney problems – little or no urination, swelling, rapid weight gain, feeling short of breath
- Chest pain, trouble breathing
- Blood clot – shortness of breath, chest pain with deep breathing, fast heart rate, numbness or weakness down one side of the body, warmth or discoloration in an arm or leg
- Serious blood clots – such as pulmonary embolism, stroke, heart attack, deep vein thrombosis
- Serious inflammation of the brain (aseptic meningitis syndrome)
- Transfusion-Related Acute Lung Injury (TRALI) – noncardiogenic pulmonary edema may follow treatment with IGIV products. TRALI symptoms include severe respiratory distress, pulmonary edema, hypoxemia, normal left ventricular function, and fever. Patients should be monitored for pulmonary adverse reactions. If TRALI is suspected, test for anti-neutrophil and anti-human leukocyte antigen (HLA) antibodies
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Privigen against your risk of side effects.
Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Privigen to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Privigen drug interactions
Privigen can interact with other medications. These include:
- Live Virus Vaccines such as measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella
This list is not exhaustive and other drugs may interact with Privigen.
You should not use Privigen if you:
- Have an allergic reaction to the active ingredient ImmunoGlobulin Human
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Privigen
- Have immune globulin A (IgA) deficiency with antibody to IgA
- Are allergic to corn
Privigen can cause blood clots or kidney problems, especially in older adults or in people with certain conditions. Talk to your doctor before using Privigen if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Privigen
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
- Have heart problems or blood circulation problems
- Have had a stroke or blood clot
- Have kidney disease
- Have diabetes
- Have sepsis (an infection)
- Use birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy
- Have a central intravenous (IV) catheter in place
- Have a history of anaphylactic or severe systemic reaction to human immune globulin
- Have hyperprolinemia
- Are IgA-deficient with antibodies to IgA and have a history of hypersensitivity
You may need to adjust your dose if you are exposed to measles, or if you travel to an area where this disease is common.
Immune globulin is made from donated human plasma and may contain viruses or other infectious agents. Donated plasma is tested and treated to reduce the risk of contamination, but there is still a possibility of infection.
Privigen is the trademark brand name for ImmunoGlobulin Human manufactured by CSL Behring. A generic version of ImmunoGlobulin Human is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Privigen savings through NiceRx.
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.