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Procrit Patient assistance program

Is your Procrit 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 Procrit medication.

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  • 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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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 Procrit cost savings if eligible

You could receive your Procrit prescription for a flat fee of $49 per month. You could save:

Strength Avg. monthly price at
a US pharmacy
NiceRx monthly
price
Monthly savings
with NiceRx
10000/ml, 2 vials$550.00$49.00$501.00
40000/ml, 1 vial$1,100.00$49.00$1,051.00
4000/ml, 10 vials$1,100.00$49.00$1,051.00
20000/ml, 1 vial$550.00$49.00$501.00
20000/2ml, 1 vial$550.00$49.00$501.00
2000/ml, 6 vials$330.00$49.00$281.00
3000/ml, 4 vials$330.00$49.00$281.00

Am I eligible for the Procrit patient assistance program?

To be accepted into the patient assistance program you will need to meet the eligibility criteria for Procrit assistance. Each patient assistance program requires different eligibility criteria, although most programs will consider the following factors:

  • 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 Procrit patient assistance program? 

Begin by completing our enrollment application, and tell us about any medications you’re taking, including Procrit. We’ll 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 Procrit assistance, we’ll handle the full application process for you. We will help to enroll you in the Procrit patient assistance program and we’ll also request your Procrit medication refills on your behalf for up to 12 months.

Is NiceRx a Procrit coupons provider?

We are not a Procrit coupon, a Procrit discount card, or a Procrit copay card. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Procrit patient assistance program. That means that we don’t offer printable Procrit manufacturer coupons, Procrit discounts, rebates, Procrit savings cards, trial offers, or free Procrit samples.

We understand the need to find an affordable solution for your essential medication. Your total cost for the medication will always be $49 per month when obtaining your Procrit medication through NiceRx.  

Can NiceRx help me get Procrit if I have insurance? 

We may be able to help if your insurance company won’t pay for your Procrit medication, or you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. We may even be able to help even if you don’t have insurance. 

How much is Procrit with insurance?

The cost of Procrit with insurance will depend on your healthcare plan. To understand your copay with your current insurance, contact your insurance provider or pharmacist, or speak to a pharmacist. 

How much does Procrit cost without insurance?

Procrit prices without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy, the dose, and where you buy the medication. As a guide, a typical supply of Procrit for one month’s use (6 x 1 ml of 10,000 units of Procrit) will cost around $1,600. 

What is Procrit?

Procrit is a medication prescribed to treat anemia caused by:

  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chemotherapy to treat cancer
  • A medicine called zidovudine (also called azidothymidine), taken to prevent or treat HIV/AIDS

Procrit can also be used to reduce the likelihood of needing an RBC transfusion if you’re going to have a surgery where a lot of blood loss can occur. 

Anemia is a blood disorder that can be caused by not having enough red blood cells (RBCs). If anemia develops slowly, it can make you gradually feel more tired, weak, and short of breath. If anemia happens quickly, it can cause confusion and fainting and loss of consciousness. Anemia can make daily activities feel more demanding and it can reduce your quality of life. 

A fall in red blood cells can be caused by a range of conditions. It can result from a fall in kidney function, chemotherapy that lowers your bone marrow activity, and medicines like zidovudine used to treat HIV/AIDS.

Procrit helps with anemia by stimulating your body to produce more RBCs. It can decrease the symptoms of anemia and reduce the need for an RBC transfusion. Procrit is taken by injecting it under your skin. This may be done by a doctor or a nurse, or they may train you to do it for yourself.

Procrit active ingredients

The active ingredient in Procrit is called epoetin alfa. It’s a type of human protein (called an erythropoietin), produced by DNA technology.

Epoetin alfa stimulates the process in your body that creates red blood cells. It does this by attaching itself to areas on the outside of the cells in your bone marrow called erythropoietin receptors. This activates the receptors and begins the process that creates red blood cells. This helps to reduce and alleviate the symptoms of anemia. 

Procrit side effects 

As with all medications, Procrit can have side effects. The most common side effects caused by Procrit include:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Coughs
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Joint, muscle, or bone pain
  • Rashes 
  • Soreness in your mouth
  • Respiratory infections
  • Low white blood cells
  • High blood sugar
  • Low potassium levels in your blood
  • Blood vessel blockages
  • Muscle spasms
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Weight loss
  • Redness and pain at the site of injection

In rare instances, Procrit can cause more serious side effects, including:

  • Severe allergic reactions to the medication
  • Serious heart problems, including heart attack, heart failure, and strokes
  • Blood clots
  • High blood pressure
  • Seizures
  • Severe anemia caused by your body making antibodies to Procrit that block your production of RBCs
  • Severe skin reactions, including blisters, sores, and skin peeling off

These aren’t all the side effects Procrit can cause. You can read more about Procrit side effects in the leaflet that comes with your medication. Talk to your physician if you have any concerns about side effects.

Procrit warnings & precautions

Procrit isn’t suitable for everyone. Don’t take Procrit if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient epoetin alfa
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Procrit 
  • Have cancer and you aren’t being treated with chemotherapy that can cause anemia
  • Have cancer that doesn’t have a high chance of being cured
  • Have anemia caused by chemotherapy that can be managed by RBC transfusion
  • Have cancer and haven’t been counseled by your healthcare provider about treatment with Procrit
  • Have high blood pressure that isn’t controlled (uncontrolled hypertension).
  • Have or have ever had a type of anemia called pure red cell aplasia (PRCA)

Talk to your physician before taking Procrit if you:

  • Have heart disease
  • Have high blood pressure
  • Have ever had a seizure (convulsion) or stroke
  • Are receiving dialysis treatment
  • Are pregnant or are planning to get pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

You should seek medical attention after taking Procrit if you:

  • Show signs of a serious allergic reaction, like itching, a skin rash, shortness of breath, dizziness and fainting, sweating, a fast pulse, swelling of your face, throat, and other parts of your body like your hands and feet 
  • Have any chest pain 
  • Have a seizure
  • Suddenly feel confused, or have trouble speaking or understanding others
  • Suddenly feel numbness or weakness in your face, arms, or legs, especially on one side of your body
  • Suddenly have problems with your vision
  • Suddenly have problems walking, with your balance and coordination, or feel dizzy
  • Feel unusually tired, have low energy, dizzy, or you faint – these could be signs of worsening anemia caused by your body producing antibodies in response to Procrit
  • Have signs of a severe skin reaction, including blisters, sores, and skin peeling off

Don’t use Procrit from multiple-dose vials for newborns, infants, or if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. Procrit multiple-dose vials contain benzyl alcohol, which can cause brain damage, death, and other serious side effects in newborn and premature babies. 

If you use multiple-dose vials you should not breastfeed for at least two weeks after the last dose. Procrit in single-dose vials does not contain benzyl alcohol.

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*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.