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Your monthly Rectiv cost savings if eligible

The Rectiv 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 Rectiv, regardless of the retail price.

Am I eligible for the Rectiv patient assistance program?

To find out if you are eligible for Rectiv 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 Rectiv patient assistance program?

Our application process aims to make it as easy as possible to apply for the Rectiv 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 Rectiv.

NiceRx will review your application and determine whether you may be eligible for Rectiv 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 Rectiv 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 Rectiv.

Is NiceRx a Rectiv coupons provider?

NiceRx is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Rectiv patient assistance program. We do not offer trial offers or free Rectiv 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 Rectiv coupons, discount cards, or Rectiv copay cards.

Can NiceRx help me get Rectiv if I have insurance?

NiceRx may be able to help you if your insurance company will not pay for your Rectiv 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 Rectiv with insurance?

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

How much does Rectiv cost without insurance?

Rectiv prices without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy. Prices will also vary by retailer. As a guide, Rectiv rectal ointment 0.4% typically costs $680 for 30 grams.

What is Rectiv?

Rectiv contains the prescription medicine nitroglycerin. Nitroglycerin is classed as a nitrate which has the effect of widening blood vessels in the body. Rectiv ointment is used for the treatment of moderate to severe pain caused by tears in the skin lining of your rectum (chronic anal fissures).

Rectiv should not be used if you are taking certain other medications such as riociguat, sildenafil, or tadalafil as it could lower your blood pressure suddenly. Rectiv should not be used without consulting your doctor if you have low blood pressure, congestive heart failure, glaucoma, liver disease, a history of circulation problems, heart attack, or stroke.

Rectiv can cause severe headaches each time you use the medication. Your doctor may recommend treating this with a pain reliever such as Tylenol.

Rectiv active ingredients

Nitroglycerin is converted in the body into nitric oxide. Nitric oxide stimulates an enzyme called guanylate cyclase causing an increase in the production of cyclic GMP. This happens in specific types of muscle known as smooth muscle which are in blood vessels in your body. This chemical process causes the smooth muscle to relax and the blood vessels to widen.

Rectiv can take up to 3 weeks to work, you should speak to your doctor if you have any concerns or if your symptoms become worse.

Rectiv side effects

The most common side effects caused by Rectiv include:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness

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

  • Increased or decreased heart rate
  • Feeling light headed or faint
  • Chest pain or pressure spreading to your shoulder or jaw with nausea and sweating

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

Rectiv drug interactions

Rectiv can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Treatments for erectile dysfunction – avanafil, sildenafil, tadalafil, vardenafil
  • Topical anesthetics (pain killers) – prilocaine
  • Treatments for pulmonary hypertension – riociguat
  • Calcium channel blockers for the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension) – amlodipine, felodipine, nifedipine
  • Treatments for high blood pressure – captopril, enalapril, lisinopril, ramipril, diltiazem
  • Blood thinners – heparin

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

Rectiv warning and precautions

You should not use Rectiv if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient nitroglycerin
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Rectiv
  • Have severe anemia (lack of red blood cells)
  • Have signs of a heart attack
  • Are younger than 18 years of age

Talk to your doctor before using Rectiv if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Rectiv
  • Have congestive heart failure
  • Have had a heart attack
  • Have a blood vessel disorder
  • Have low blood pressure
  • Suffer from headaches
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

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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.