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Relenza Patient assistance program

Is your Relenza 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 Relenza medication with our help.

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    Convenient: Your medication is delivered straight to your door
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    Ongoing refills: Your medication is refilled automatically
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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 Relenza cost savings if eligible

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

Am I eligible for the Relenza patient assistance program?

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

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

Is NiceRx a Relenza coupon provider?

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

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

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

Relenza cost without insurance will vary depending on where you buy it. As a guide, Relenza inhalation powder 5 mg usually costs $70 for 20 powders. With NiceRx you will pay a flat monthly fee of $49, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

How much does Relenza cost with insurance?

The copay for Relenza 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 Relenza?

Relenza is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved antiviral drug manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. Relenza (zanamivir) inhalation powder is an influenza neuraminidase inhibitor used for the treatment of influenza virus (flu virus) due to influenza A and influenza B virus in adults and pediatric patients 7 years of age and older who have had symptoms for no longer than 2 days.

Relenza is not recommended for the treatment or prophylaxis of influenza in people with any breathing problems or for the treatment of people in nursing homes. It is not an alternative to yearly influenza vaccinations (also known as the flu vaccine and flu shot).

What doses of Relenza are available?

Relenza is available in blisters containing oral inhalation powder on a Rotadisk for inhalation via a Diskhaler, in the following doses: 5 mg.

Relenza should be initiated as soon as possible after flu symptoms appear. Use 2 inhalations twice per day for 5 days. On day 1, space your doses at least 2 hours apart. On subsequent days, space doses are at least 12 hours apart. For the prevention of flu symptoms use 2 inhalations every 24 hours for 10 to 28 days. If you miss a dose use the medicine as soon as you can but skip the missed dose if your next dose is due in less than 2 hours.

Do not use a nebulizer or ventilator to give this medicine. If you are using a bronchodilator at the same time as Relenza, use the bronchodilator first. Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Always speak with a healthcare professional about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Relenza active ingredients

Relenza contains zanamivir inhalation powder as the active ingredient. It belongs to a class of drugs called Antivirals, Influenza; Neuraminidase Inhibitors.

Relenza side effects

The most common side effects of Relenza in clinical trials compared to placebo include:

  • Sinusitis, cough, sneezing, sore throat, trouble breathing
  • Dizziness, headaches
  • Fever and/or chills
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Ear pain
  • Arthralgia

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

  • Bronchospasm
  • Allergic reactions
  • Neuropsychiatric events – increased risk of seizures, confusion, or unusual behavior

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

Relenza drug interactions

Relenza can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Live attenuated influenza vaccine, intranasal – do not administer Relenza until 2 weeks after the live attenuated influenza vaccine

This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Relenza. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. The safety and efficacy of Relenza have not been demonstrated in people with high-risk underlying medical conditions.

Relenza contraindications

You should not use Relenza if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient zanamivir or to lactose (which contains milk proteins)
  • Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Relenza

Talk to your doctor before using Relenza if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Relenza
  • Have asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or any other chronic breathing problems
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Relenza generic

Relenza is the trademark brand name for zanamivir manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. A generic version of zanamivir is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Relenza 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.