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 Rapamune cost savings if eligible
If you are eligible for the Rapamune patient assistance program, the cost of your medication will be free. We only charge $49 a month, per medication, to cover our service fees. You could receive your Rapamune prescription for just $49 a month, regardless of the retail price of your medication.
Am I eligible for the Rapamune patient assistance program?
We will review your application to determine whether you are eligible for the Rapamune patient assistance program. Each program has its own eligibility criteria which is 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 Rapamune patient assistance program?
We make it as easy as possible to apply for the Rapamune patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our enrollment application. Tell us about any medications you are taking, including Rapamune. 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 Rapamune 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 Rapamune patient assistance program, and we will automatically request your Rapamune medication refills for up to 1 year.
Is NiceRx a Rapamune coupons provider?
We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Rapamune patient assistance program. That means that we do not offer printable Rapamune manufacturer coupons, Rapamune discounts, or free Rapamune samples. We are not a Rapamune coupon provider or Rapamune discount card. Our service extends to assisting eligible individuals to access the medications they need through patient assistance programs.
Can NiceRx help me get Rapamune if I have insurance?
We may be able to help you to access Rapamune patient assistance in a variety of circumstances. This includes when your insurance company will not pay for your Rapamune 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 is Rapamune with insurance?
The cost of Rapamune 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.
How much does Rapamune cost without insurance?
Rapamune prices without insurance will vary depending on where you buy it and how much you buy. As a guide, Rapamune tablets 0.5 mg usually cost $1,700 for 100 tablets. With NiceRx you will pay a flat monthly fee of $49, regardless of the retail price of your medication.
What is Rapamune?
Rapamune contains the prescription medicine sirolimus which is classed as an immunosuppressant. Immunosuppressants prevent your immune system from working normally. Doing this also stops your immune system from rejecting transplanted organs such as a kidney.
Rapamune is used in combination with other medicines such as cyclosporine and corticosteroids to stop the rejection of kidney transplants in patients aged 13 years of age and older. Rapamune is also given on its own for the treatment of a rare lung disorder called lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM). LAM mainly affects women of childbearing age. LAM causes lung tumors that are not cancerous but can affect breathing.
Rapamune active ingredients
Sirolimus stops certain white blood cells known as T-lymphocytes from being activated and spreading. Sirolimus also stops antibodies from being produced in your body. Both T-Lymphocytes and antibodies are an important part of how your natural immune system works. Animal studies show that sirolimus increases the likelihood of organ survival in mice, rats, pigs, and/or primates. In some studies, the immunosuppressive effect of sirolimus was seen to last up to 6 months after being stopped.
In lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), sirolimus blocks a specific pathway known as the mTOR pathway. The mTOR signaling pathway normally stimulates the growth and spread of growth factors. By blocking the mTOR pathway, sirolimus prevents the growth and spread of LAM cells.
Rapamune side effects
The most common side effects caused by Rapamune include:
- Fever, symptoms of a cold such as stuffy nose, sneezing, or sore throat
- Mouth sores
- Nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain
- Headaches, dizziness
- Muscle aches, chest pain
In rare instances, Rapamune can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Slow healing of skin wounds
- A new skin lesion, or a mole that has changed in shape, size, and color
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
- Sudden chest pain or discomfort, cough, shortness of breath
- Feeling tender around the kidney transplant
- Painful mouth sores, skin sores, flu-like symptoms, pain or burning when you urinate
- Low red blood cells
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Rapamune against your risk of side effects.
Rapamune drug interactions
Rapamune can interact with other medications. These include:
- Vaccines – BCG, measles, mumps, rotavirus, rubella, varicella, yellow fever
- Anticonvulsants for the treatment of seizures – carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin
- Antibiotics for bacterial infection – clarithromycin, erythromycin
- NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) – celecoxib, diclofenac, ibuprofen, meloxicam, naproxen
- Treatments for multiple sclerosis – fingolimod, ozanimod, siponimod
- Antifungal treatments – itraconazole, ketoconazole, voriconazole
- DMARDs (disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs) for rheumatoid arthritis – leflunomide, teriflunomide
This list is not exhaustive and other drugs may interact with Rapamune.
Rapamune warning and precautions
You should not use Rapamune if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient sirolimus
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Rapamune
- Have ever had a lung or liver transplant
- Are a child younger than 13 years old
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
Talk to your doctor before using Rapamune if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Rapamune
- Have high cholesterol or triglycerides
- Have cytomegalovirus (CMV)
- Have liver disease
- Have a family history of skin cancer
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.