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Prograf Patient assistance program

Is your Prograf 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 Prograf medication with our help.

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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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  • An introduction to NiceRx
  • Next steps after qualifying
  • Uploading documents and billing
  • SSN & billing information
  • Medication delivery time

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 Prograf cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible to receive your Prograf prescription through the patient assistance program, your medication will be free. We charge a flat monthly service fee of $49 per medication to cover the cost of our services.

Am I eligible for Prograf patient assistance?

To be eligible for the Prograf patient assistance program, you will need to meet specific eligibility criteria set by the pharmaceutical company. At NiceRx, we review each Prograf enrollment application individually. The main factors considered 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 Prograf patient assistance program?

Applying for the Prograf patient assistance program through NiceRx is simple. Begin by completing the enrollment application on our website. We will ask for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers that supply your medication. We may be able to help you access patient assistance for other medications as well as Prograf, so please tell us about any medications that you have been prescribed.

If we determine that you may be eligible for Prograf assistance, we will handle the full enrollment process on your behalf. We will work with your healthcare provider to prepare and submit all the documents required for you to enroll. If you are successfully enrolled in the Prograf patient assistance program, we will also request your Prograf medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year. At the end of your enrollment period, we will contact you for updated details and seek to re-enroll you in the program.

Is NiceRx a Prograf coupon provider?

NiceRx does not provide Prograf coupons, discount cards or copay cards. We do not offer printable Prograf manufacturer coupons, Prograf discounts, rebates, Prograf savings cards, trial offers, or free samples. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access patient assistance programs. Our service cost is $49 a month per medication, so you will likely save more on your Prograf medication with NiceRx.

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

NiceRx may be able to help you access Prograf patient assistance if:

  • You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Prograf
  • Your insurance company will not pay for your Prograf prescription
  • You do not have insurance

Complete your enrollment application online to find out more.

How much does Prograf cost without insurance?

Prograf prices without insurance will vary by retailer. As a guide, Prograf intravenous solution (5 mg/mL) will typically cost around $2,400 for 10 milliliters.

How much does Prograf cost with insurance?

Your individual healthcare plan will determine the copay of Prograf with insurance. To find out what you will need to pay, contact your pharmacist or insurance provider. They will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance.

What is Prograf?

Prograf is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Astellas Pharma US, Inc. Prograf prevents the rejection of transplanted organs by suppressing your immune system. It is classed as a calcineurin-inhibitor immunosuppressant for the prevention of organ rejection in transplant patients receiving allogeneic liver, kidney, or heart transplants. It may be used in combination with corticosteroids, azathioprine, or mycophenolate mofetil. Prograf is not used in combination with cyclosporine, or with sirolimus in liver, heart, or kidney transplants.

What doses of Prograf are available?

Prograf is available in capsule, granules for oral suspension, or in injection form for intravenous use.

Only doctors experienced in immunosuppressive therapy and management of organ transplant patients should prescribe Prograf.

The injection is given to you not long after your transplant until you are ready to take the pill form. Take Prograf at the same time each day, with or without food, with a full glass of water. Prograf oral granules must be mixed with water right before you take them.

Prograf may increase your risk of skin cancer. Limit your time in the sun. Avoid ultraviolet light from tanning booths and sunlamps and use sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors.

Store Prograf at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Read the full patient information provided and always speak with your healthcare provider about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Prograf active ingredients

Prograf contains tacrolimus as the active ingredient.

Prograf side effects

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

  • Increased risk of infection
  • Nausea, diarrhea, constipation, stomach pain, loss of appetite
  • Weakness, headache
  • Cough, trouble breathing, shortness of breath
  • High blood sugar
  • Low levels of magnesium or phosphate
  • Trouble sleeping
  • High blood pressure

In rare instances, Prograf can cause more serious adverse effects. These can include:

  • Increased risk of development of lymphoma and other malignancies including post transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PLTD)
  • Serious infections
  • Kidney problems – swelling, urination less, feeling tired or short of breath
  • High potassium levels – nausea, weakness, chest pain, irregular heartbeats, loss of movement
  • QT prolongation – irregular heartbeat, dizziness, and fainting
  • Polyoma virus infections
  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections
  • New-onset diabetes after transplant – African American and Hispanic patients have a higher risk of developing diabetes during their treatment
  • Nephrotoxicity
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Anaphylactic reactions with IV formulation
  • Myocardial hypertrophy
  • Pure red cell aplasia

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

Prograf drug interactions

Prograf can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Aluminum and magnesium antacids
  • Other drugs that weaken the immune system and increase the risk of infection such as natalizumab, and rituximab
  • Cimetidine, danazol, nefazodone, ethinyl estradiol, methylprednisolone, St. John’s wort
  • Azole antifungals such as itraconazole, ketoconazole, voriconazole
  • HIV and HCV protease inhibitors such as nelfinavir, ritonavir, boceprevir, telaprevir
  • Rifamycins such as rifampin, and rifabutin
  • Certain anti-seizure drugs such as phenobarbital, phenytoin
  • Live vaccines
  • Grapefruit Juice

This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Prograf. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you are taking including prescription medicines and nonprescription medicines, natural or herbal remedies, nutritional supplements, and vitamins.

Prograf contraindications

You should not use Prograf if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient tacrolimus
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Prograf
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant

Talk to your doctor before using Prograf if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Prograf
  • Have hepatic or renal impairment
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Prograf generic

Prograf is the trademark brand name for tacrolimus manufactured by Astellas Pharma US, Inc. A generic version of tacrolimus is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Prograf 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 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.

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.