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Protonix Patient assistance program

Is your Protonix 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 Protonix medication with our help.

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  • Convenient: We manage the whole process and we’re here to assist you
  • 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 Protonix cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible for the Protonix patient assistance program you can receive your medication for free. Our monthly service fee of $49 per medication covers the cost of our services in applying for the program and requesting your ongoing refills on your behalf. If you obtain your Protonix through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month regardless of the retail price of your medication.

Am I eligible for the Protonix patient assistance program?

You could receive your Protonix without paying the full retail price if you meet the eligibility criteria for assistance. The eligibility requirements are set by the pharmaceutical companies that are providing assistance programs. At NiceRx, we review each application individually, although the main 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 Protonix patient assistance?

We do everything that we can to take the hassle and stress out of applying for patient assistance programs. Simply start by filling in our enrollment application. We will ask for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical companies you are applying to for assistance. We may also be able to help you access patient assistance for other medications that you have been prescribed, so be sure to tell us about any medications you are taking as well as Protonix.

NiceRx will review the information you have provided, and if we determine that you may be eligible for assistance, we will seek to enroll you in the Protonix patient assistance program. We will handle the enrollment process for you by working with your healthcare provider and preparing all the required paperwork for your doctor to sign. We will also request your Protonix medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year once you are enrolled in the program.

Is NiceRx a Protonix coupon provider?

At NiceRx, we help eligible individuals access the Protonix patient assistance program. This means that we are not a Protonix coupon, a Protonix discount card, or a Protonix copay card provider. We do not offer any medication trial offers, or free Protonix samples.

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

We may be able to help you if you have insurance, including if your insurance company will not pay for your Protonix medication, or if you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. We may even be able to assist if you do not have insurance. Please fill in our enrollment application to find out more.

How much does Protonix cost without insurance?

Protonix costs without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy and the retailer you buy it from. As a guide, Protonix oral delayed-release tablet 20 mg will typically cost around $1,600 for 90 tablets. If you obtain your medication through NiceRx, you will pay a flat monthly rate of $49 per medication regardless of its retail price.

How much does Protonix cost with insurance?

The copay of Protonix will vary in line with the specific terms of your healthcare plan. For further details about what you may need to pay, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.

What is Protonix?

Protonix is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Pfizer. Protonix is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) used for the:

  • Short-term treatment of erosive esophagitis (damage to the esophagus from stomach acid reflux caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD/heartburn))
  • Maintenance of healing of erosive esophagitis
  • Pathological hypersecretory conditions including Zollinger Ellison Syndrome

Antacids may be taken in combination with this medication.

What doses of Protonix are available?

Protonix is available as delayed-release tablets, 20 mg, and 40 mg, or as delayed-release granules in packets for preparation of oral suspension, 40 mg.

Please read the prescribing information and medication guide provided and always speak with a healthcare professional for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Protonix active ingredients

Protonix contains pantoprazole sodium as the active ingredient.

Protonix side effects

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

  • Headache, dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, flatulence
  • Joint pain
  • Fever
  • Stomach pain
  • Rash

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

  • Atrophic gastritis
  • Bone fracture and increased risk for osteoporosis-related fractures of the hip, wrist, or spine from long-term use
  • Hypomagnesemia
  • Vitamin B-12 deficiency

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

Protonix drug interactions

Protonix can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Atazanavir or nelfinavir
  • Warfarin
  • Methotrexate
  • Rilpivirine
  • Certain azole antifungals – itraconazole, ketoconazole, posaconazole

This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Protonix. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take methotrexate, digoxin, or a diuretic.

Protonix contraindications

You should not use Protonix if you:

  • Are allergic to pantoprazole or lansoprazole, or omeprazole
  • Have had breathing problems, kidney problems, or a severe allergic reaction after taking pantoprazole in the past
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Protonix
  • Take rilpivirine
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant

Talk to your doctor before using Protonix if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Protonix
  • Have low magnesium levels in your blood – monitor magnesium and calcium levels prior to treatment
  • Have systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Have osteoporosis or low bone mineral density
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed – This medication passes into breast milk

Protonix generic

Protonix is the trademark brand name for pantoprazole manufactured by Pfizer. A generic version of pantoprazole is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Protonix savings through NiceRx.

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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.

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.