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Reclast Patient assistance program

Is your Reclast 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 Reclast medication.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

Your monthly Reclast cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible for the Reclast patient assistance program you can get your medication for free. Our monthly flat rate 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 Reclast through NiceRx you will only pay $49 a month regardless of the retail price of your medication.

Am I eligible for the Reclast patient assistance program?

You could receive your Reclast without paying the full retail price if you meet the eligibility criteria for assistance. This criteria is set by the pharmaceutical companies who 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 Reclast 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 Reclast.

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 Reclast 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 Reclast medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year once you are enrolled in the program.

Is NiceRx a Reclast coupons provider?

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

Can NiceRx help me get Reclast 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 Reclast medication or 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 is Reclast with insurance?

The cost of Reclast 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.

How much does Reclast cost without insurance?

Reclast costs without insurance will vary depending on the retailer you buy it from. As a guide, 5 mg/100 ml of Reclast solution for infusion will typically cost around $1,300. If you obtain your medication through NiceRx you will pay a flat monthly rate of $49 per medication regardless of its retail price.

What is Reclast?

Reclast is a prescription medicine given to adults to treat the loss of bone tissue. Specifically it is prescribed to treat:

  1. Osteoporosis in women who have been through the menopause
  2. Osteoporosis in men
  3. Osteoporosis in men or women who will be taking a corticosteroid for at least one year
  4. Paget’s disease in men and women

If you have osteoporosis or Paget’s disease your doctor may prescribe Reclast to you. Reclast can reduce how quickly old bone is broken down, giving your new bone cells enough time to grow and replace the old bone.

The medication is given to you by a healthcare professional as an infusion directly into one of your veins (intravenous infusion). Your doctor will decide how much Reclast you need and how often you will need infusions based on your condition and medical history.

Reclast active ingredients

The active ingredient in Reclast is called zoledronic acid. It is a type of medicine called a bisphosphonate that can help reduce bone loss. Zoledronic acid works by reducing the activity of osteoclast cells in your body. Reducing the activity of these cells slows the rate at which your old bone is broken down, giving more time for enough new bone tissue to be produced and to grow properly. This helps to reduce your risk of bone loss (osteoporosis) and the incorrect growth of new bone that can cause Paget’s disease.

Reclast side effects

The most common side effects caused by Reclast include:

  • Headaches
  • Feeling sick (nausea)
  • Being sick (vomiting)
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, fatigue)
  • Pain in your bones, joints or muscles
  • Pain in your arms and legs

Reclast can also cause more serious side effects, although these are rarer. They can include:

  • Low calcium levels in your blood (hypocalcemia) that can cause problems with your muscles and nervous system
  • Severe kidney problems that can reduce your kidney function and could cause fatal kidney failure in serious cases
  • A severe jawbone problem (osteonecrosis) that can cause bone to weaken and die
  • Severe bone, joint and muscle pain
  • An increased risk of thigh bone fractures
  • Severe allergic reactions to the medication

Your doctor will assess the benefits of taking Reclast against your risk of side effects.

Reclast drug interactions

Reclast can interact with other medications. This can change how Reclast and the other medications work and can make some side effects more likely. They include:

  • A type of antibiotic called an aminoglycoside
  • A diuretic, also called a water pill, usually taken to treat high blood pressure (hypertension)
  • A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine (NSAID), like ibuprofen or naproxen, taken to treat pain and inflammation

Reclast warning and precautions

Do not take Reclast if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient zoledronic acid
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Reclast
  • Have low levels of calcium in your blood
  • Have any kidney problems
  • Are under 18 years of age

Talk to your doctor before taking Reclast if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Reclast
  • Have previously had parathyroid or thyroid surgery
  • Have ever had asthma brought on by taking aspirin
  • Have trouble absorbing minerals in your stomach or intestines (malabsorption syndrome)
  • Have ever had a part of your intestine removed
  • Plan to have a tooth removed or any other form of dental surgery
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

*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.