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Your monthly Rayos cost savings if eligible

The Rayos patient assistance program can provide your medication for free. We simply charge $49 a month per medication to cover the cost of our services. With NiceRx, you will only pay $49 to obtain your Rayos, regardless of the retail price.

Am I eligible for the Rayos patient assistance program?

To find out if you are eligible for Rayos assistance you can apply online using our enrollment application. Each pharmaceutical company sets its eligibility criteria, and we will review your application individually to determine if you may be eligible. The three main factors to consider 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 Rayos patient assistance program?

Our application process aims to make it as easy as possible to apply for the Rayos patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our online enrollment application. We will ask you for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income as this information is required by the pharmaceutical companies. We may be able to help you apply for other patient assistance programs too, so be sure to tell us about any medications you are taking as well as Rayos.

NiceRx will review your application and determine whether you may be eligible for Rayos assistance. If so, we will handle the full enrollment process for you and prepare all required documents for your healthcare provider to sign. Once you are successfully enrolled in the Rayos patient assistance program, we will help you manage your prescription refills by requesting refills on your behalf throughout your enrollment period. At the end of your enrollment period we will contact you for updated information and seek to re-enroll you so you can continue to access affordable Rayos.

Is NiceRx a Rayos coupons provider?

NiceRx is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Rayos patient assistance program. We do not offer trial offers or free Rayos samples. When obtaining your medication through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month per medication. This will likely save you more money than if you were to use Rayos coupons, discount cards, or Rayos copay cards.

Can NiceRx help me get Rayos if I have insurance?

NiceRx may be able to help you if your insurance company will not pay for your Rayos medication. We may also be able to help if you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. Whether you have insurance or not, apply online using our enrollment application to find out more.

How much is Rayos with insurance?

The cost of Rayos will vary by the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out what you might need to pay for Rayos with insurance, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to help you calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.

How much does Rayos cost without insurance?

Rayos prices without insurance will vary depending on how much you get. Prices will also vary by retailer. As a guide, Rayos oral delayed-release tablets 1 mg typically costs $2,900 for 30 tablets.

What is Rayos?

Rayos contains the prescription medicine prednisone. It is classed as a corticosteroid and is used in the body to stop the normal action of your immune system and to help reduce inflammation.

Rayos is used for the treatment of:

  • Allergic conditions – hayfever, skin reactions, reactions to medicines
  • Skin (dermatologic) diseases – contact dermatitis, mycosis fungoides, pemphigus
  • Gastrointestinal diseases – Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis
  • Hematologic diseases – autoimmune hemolytic anemia, pure red cell aplasia, secondary thrombocytopenia in adults
  • Pulmonary diseases – asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Specific infectious diseases
  • Rheumatologic conditions – gout, ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis
  • Ophthalmic conditions – uveitis and ocular inflammatory conditions
  • Neoplastic conditions – acute leukemia, aggressive lymphomas

This list is not exhaustive and other conditions can be treated with the use of prednisone. Also, it should be noted that prednisone is generally for short-term use, but may be used long-term. If it is used long-term prednisone should not be stopped suddenly. Your doctor will advise you on how to reduce your medicine gradually.

Rayos active ingredients

Prednisone is a synthetic adrenocortical steroid medicine that has mainly corticosteroid-like characteristics. Some of the actions of prednisone on the body are the same as glucocorticoids found naturally in the body however, prednisone does have actions that are not similar to glucocorticoids, and are seen only after large doses of the medicine is given.

Corticosteroid actions of prednisone are:

  • Increased gluconeogenesis – the production of sugar for use in the body
  • Increase in glycogen storage in the liver
  • Reduction in the use of glucose in the body
  • Anti-insulin action
  • Increased breakdown of proteins
  • Increased fat production and storage in the body
  • Increase in kidney production of urine

Prednisone reduces the production of certain white blood cells, such as lymphocytes, but can stimulate the production of other white blood cells such as leukocytes. Prednisone can also block the natural wound healing process of the body. Prednisone can cause a reduction of naturally occurring corticosteroids in the body as well as an increase in sodium levels in the body and a reduction of potassium. This can lead to hypertension (high blood pressure).

Rayos side effects

The most common side effects caused by Rayos include:

  • Weight gain, increased appetite, bloating
  • Slow wound healing
  • Nausea, headaches, dizziness
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Acne

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

  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Rapid weight gain, swelling, difficulty breathing
  • Tiredness, muscle weakness, change in skin color
  • Cramps, increased urination, thirsty, constipation
  • Changes in vision
  • Depression, changes in mood or behavior

Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Rayos against your risk of side effects.

Rayos drug interactions

Rayos can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Treatment for auto-immune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease -adalimumab, certolizumab, dinutuximab, etanercept
  • Treatments for cancer – baricitinib, tofacitinib, upadacitinib
  • Vaccines – BCG, varicella, yellow fever, zoster, influenza, measles, mumps, polio
  • Antibiotics for bacterial infections – ciprofloxacin, gatifloxacin
  • Treatment for multiple sclerosis – fingolimod, ozanimod, siponimod
  • Immuno-suppressants – voclosporin
  • DMARDs (disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs) for rheumatoid arthritis – leflunomide, teriflunomide

This list is not exhaustive and other drugs may interact with Rayos.

Rayos warning and precautions

You should not use Rayos if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient prednisone
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Rayos
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Talk to your doctor before using Rayos if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Rayos
  • Have any heart problems, high blood pressure, or have had a heart attack
  • Have any infections of the eye, cataracts, or glaucoma
  • Have any other infections, past or present
  • Have any stomach or gastrointestinal problems
  • Have any thyroid problems
  • Have diabetes
  • Have any liver problems, especially cirrhosis
  • Have any mental health problems
  • Have osteoporosis
  • Have low calcium or potassium blood levels
  • Have any muscle problems
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant

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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.