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Qinlock Patient assistance program

Is your Qinlock 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 Qinlock 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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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 Qinlock cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible for the Qinlock patient assistance program, the cost of your medication will be free. We only charge $49 per month for each medication, to cover our service fees. You could receive your Qinlock prescription for just $49 a month, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

Am I eligible for the Qinlock patient assistance program?

We will review your application to determine whether you are eligible for the Qinlock patient assistance program. Each program has its own eligibility criteria which are set by the pharmaceutical companies, however, the 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 the Qinlock patient assistance program?

We make it as easy as possible to apply for the Qinlock patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our enrollment application. Tell us about any medications you are taking, including Qinlock. We will 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 Qinlock assistance, we will handle the application process for you. We will work directly with your healthcare provider to prepare your application documents. Once we have received the signed application and supporting documents, we will submit them to the patient assistance program on your behalf. Our service continues once you are enrolled in the Qinlock patient assistance program, and we will automatically request your Qinlock medication refills for up to 1 year.

Is NiceRx a Qinlock coupons provider?

We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Qinlock patient assistance program. That means that we do not offer printable Qinlock manufacturer coupons, Qinlock discounts, or free Qinlock samples. We are not a Qinlock coupon provider or Qinlock discount card. Our service extends to assisting eligible individuals to access the medications they need through patient assistance programs.

Can NiceRx help me get Qinlock if I have insurance?

We may be able to help you to access Qinlock patient assistance in a variety of circumstances. This includes when your insurance company will not pay for your Qinlock medication or if you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. We may also be able to help you if you do not have insurance. Please apply online to find out more.

How much does Qinlock cost without insurance?

Qinlock cost without insurance will vary depending on where you buy it. As a guide, Qinlock oral tablets 50 mg usually cost $35,000 for 90 tablets. With NiceRx you will pay a flat monthly fee of $49, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

How much does Qinlock cost with insurance?

The copay for Qinlock with insurance depends on the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out how much this is, your healthcare provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance.

What is Qinlock?

Qinlock is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Qinlock is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor indicated for the treatment of adult patients with advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) who have received prior treatment with 3 or more kinase inhibitor therapies including imatinib.

FDA approval of Qinlock was based on the Invictus study, a phase three randomized, international, multi-center, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Patients were those with advanced GIST who had received prior treatment with other targeted therapies, imatinib, sunitinib, and regorafenib.

The trial compared patients who were randomized to receive Qinlock against those randomized to receive placebo, to determine whether progression-free survival (PFS) was longer in the Qinlock group or the placebo group. Patients received Qinlock or placebo until disease progression, or the patient experienced intolerable side effects. On average, the PFS rate in patients in the Qinlock group was 6.3 months, compared to one month for patients in the placebo group.

Most cases of GIST are caused by a variety of mutations. Proto-oncogene c-KIT kinase accounts for 80% of cases, platelet-derived growth factor receptor α (PDGFRA) kinase accounts for 10% of cases.

What doses of Qinlock are available?

Qinlock is available in tablet form, in the following doses: 50 mg.

The recommended dosage is 150 mg orally once daily with or without food.

Always speak with a healthcare professional about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Qinlock active ingredients

Qinlock contains the active ingredient ripretinib.

Qinlock side effects

The most common side effects of Qinlock in clinical trials compared to placebo include:

  • Alopecia (hair loss)
  • Tiredness
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation, diarrhea, decreased appetite
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)

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

  • Palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia syndrome
  • New primary cutaneous malignancies
  • Hypertension
  • Cardiac dysfunction – assess ejection fraction by echocardiogram or MUGA scan before starting and during treatment
  • Impaired wound healing
  • Embryo-fetal toxicity

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

Qinlock drug interactions

  • Strong CYP3A inhibitors
  • Strong CYP3A inducers

This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Qinlock. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription drugs and over‑the‑counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Qinlock contraindications

You should not use Qinlock if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient ripretinib
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Qinlock
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Talk to your doctor before using Qinlock if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Qinlock

Qinlock generic

Qinlock is the trademark brand name for ripretinib manufactured by Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. A generic version of ripretinib is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Qinlock 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.