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Recarbrio Patient assistance program

Is your Recarbrio 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 Recarbrio medication with our help.

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

If you are eligible for the Recarbrio 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 Recarbrio prescription for just $49 a month, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

Am I eligible for the Recarbrio patient assistance program?

We will review your application to determine whether you are eligible for the Recarbrio 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 Recarbrio patient assistance program?

We make it as easy as possible to apply for the Recarbrio patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our enrollment application. Tell us about any medications you are taking, including Recarbrio. 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 Recarbrio 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 Recarbrio patient assistance program, and we will automatically request your Recarbrio medication refills for up to 1 year.

Is NiceRx a Recarbrio coupon provider?

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

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

We may be able to help you to access Recarbrio patient assistance in a variety of circumstances. This includes when your insurance company will not pay for your Recarbrio 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 Recarbrio cost without insurance?

Recarbrio cost without insurance will vary depending on where you buy it. As a guide, Recarbrio intravenous powder for injection of 1.25 g usually costs $7,500 for 25 powders for injection. With NiceRx you will pay a flat monthly fee of $49, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

How much does Recarbrio cost with insurance?

The copay for Recarbrio 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 Recarbrio?

Recarbrio is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Merck & Co., Inc. It is a combination of imipenem, cilastatin, and relebactam, used in patients 18 years of age and older unable to or who have no alternative treatment options, for the treatment of infections caused by susceptible gram-negative bacteria:

  • Complicated urinary tract infections, including pyelonephritis (cUTI)
  • Complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAI)

The FDA has also approved a supplemental New drug application for Recarbrio for the treatment of patients 18 years of age and older with hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (HABP/VABP), caused by:

  • Acinetobacter calcoaceticus-baumannii complex
  • Enterobacter cloacae
  • Escherichia coli
  • Haemophilus influenza
  • Klebsiella aerogenes, Klebsiella oxytoca, Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Serratia marcescens

Recarbrio should only be used to treat or prevent bacterial infections that are proven or strongly associated with susceptible bacteria.

What doses of Recarbrio are available?

Recarbrio is available in injection form, in a single-dose vial containing imipenem 500 mg, cilastatin 500 mg, and relebactam 250 mg.

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

Recarbrio active ingredients

Recarbrio is an antibacterial containing imipenem, a carbapenem antibacterial drug, cilastatin, a renal dehydropeptidase inhibitor, and relebactam, a diazabicyclooctane beta-lactamase inhibitor, for intravenous administration.

Recarbrio side effects

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

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Headache
  • Increased liver enzymes – alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase
  • Phlebitis
  • Infusion site reactions
  • Pyrexia
  • Hypertension
  • Anemia, hypokalemia, and hyponatremia
  • Clostridioides difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD)

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

  • Hypersensitivity reactions associated with beta-lactam drugs
  • Seizures and central nervous system (CNS) adverse reactions

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

Recarbrio drug interactions

Recarbrio can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Ganciclovir
  • Valproic acid or divalproex sodium – concomitant use of Recarbrio may reduce serum concentrations of valproic acid and increase the risk of breakthrough seizures

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

Recarbrio contraindications

You should not use Recarbrio if you:

  • Have had an allergic reaction to the active ingredients imipenem, cilastatin, or relebactam
  • Have a history of known severe hypersensitivity to any of the other ingredients in Recarbrio

Talk to your doctor before using Recarbrio if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Recarbrio
  • Suffer from seizures
  • Have had a stroke
  • Have had an allergic reaction to penicillin or other antibiotics
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Recarbrio generic

Recarbrio is the trademark brand name for imipenem/cilastatin/relebactam manufactured by Merck & Co., Inc. A generic version of imipenem/cilastatin/relebactam is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Recarbrio 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 the different programs and filling out all the required paperwork for each program. Subject to medication availability.

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.