Retin-A Patient assistance program
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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.
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How it works
Get started by filling out the online enrollment application to find out if you are eligible.
NiceRx verifies your eligibility for medication assistance and notifies you if you are qualified.
You may be required to submit further information and documents required by the pharmaceutical company which can be securely uploaded online.
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.
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 Retin-A cost savings if eligible
If you are eligible to receive your Retin-A prescription through the patient assistance program, your medication will be free. We charge a flat monthly price of $49 per medication to cover the cost of our services.
Am I eligible for Retin-A patient assistance?
To be eligible for the Retin-A patient assistance program, you will need to meet specific eligibility criteria set by the pharmaceutical company. At NiceRx, we review each Retin-A enrollment application individually. The main factors considered 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 Retin-A patient assistance program?
Applying for the Retin-A patient assistance program through NiceRx is simple. Begin by completing the enrollment application on our website. We will ask for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers that supply your medication. We may be able to help you access patient assistance for other medications as well as Retin-A, so please tell us about any medications that you have been prescribed.
If we determine that you may be eligible for Retin-A assistance, we will handle the full enrollment process on your behalf. We will work with your healthcare provider to prepare and submit all the documents required for you to enroll. If you are successfully enrolled in the Retin-A patient assistance program, we will also request your Retin-A medication refills for up to 1 year. At the end of your enrollment period, we will contact you for updated details and seek to re-enroll you in the program.
Is NiceRx a Retin-A coupons provider?
NiceRx does not provide Retin-A coupons, discount cards or copay cards. We do not offer printable Retin-A manufacturer coupons, Retin-A discounts, rebates, Retin-A savings cards, trial offers, or free samples. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access patient assistance programs. Our service cost is $49 a month per medication, so you will likely save more on your Retin-A medication with NiceRx.
Can NiceRx help me get Retin-A if I have insurance?
NiceRx may be able to help you access Retin-A patient assistance if:
- You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Retin-A
- Your insurance company will not pay for your Retin-A prescription
- You do not have insurance
Please apply online to find out if we can help you.
How much is Retin-A with insurance?
Your individual healthcare plan will determine the cost of Retin-A with insurance. To find out what you will need to pay, contact your pharmacist or insurance provider. They will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance.
How much does Retin-A cost without insurance?
Retin-A prices without insurance will vary depending on if you buy Retin-A gel or cream, the strength of the cream or gel you buy (0.01%, 0.025%, 0.05%, or 0.1%), and the size of the pack (15 gm, 20 gm, or 40 gm). Prices will also vary by retailer. As a guide, a 20 mg tube of 0.05% Retin-A cream will cost around $120.
What is Retin-A?
Retin-A is a prescription topical treatment for acne vulgaris (usually just called acne) for adults and adolescents aged 12 years and older. If you have acne, your doctor may have prescribed Retin-A to you. It comes as either a topical gel or cream you apply directly to your affected skin, usually once a day. Retin-A helps to clear oil and dead skin from your face, reduce inflammation, and increase the speed at which new skin cells are developed which can help clear your skin of spots. The treatment can reduce the severity of your acne, make outbreaks less likely, and can reduce the appearance of acne scars.
Retin-A active ingredients
The active ingredient in Retin-A is called tretinoin. It is an all-trans retinoic acid, also called a retinoid, that is similar to vitamin A. You can think of Retin-A as a synthetic form of vitamin A.
Tretinoin can help fight acne in three ways. It:
- Helps to clear dead skin cells and sebum oil from your face, making it less likely you will get whiteheads and blackheads.
- Can reduce inflammation caused by acne by blocking steps in the process your immune system uses to trigger inflammation.
- Increases the rate at which new skin cells replace old ones, helping to clear spots from your face (this can also reduce the appearance of acne scars).
Retin-A side effects & Retin-A drug interactions
The most common side effects caused by Retin-A are forms of skin irritation, including:
- Dry skin
- Red skin
- A burning feeling on your skin
- Swollen skin
- Skin flaking, peeling, blistering and/or crusting
In rare instances, Retin-A can cause more serious side effects, like:
- Severe allergic reactions to the medication that can cause burning, pain, and serious flaking, peeling, blistering and/or crusting
- An increased sensitivity to UV light that can make you more susceptible to sunburn
Retin-A should not be used alongside other topical products that can dry your skin and make irritation more likely. These include:
- Medicated or abrasive soaps or cleansers
- Topical products that contain alcohol, astringents, or spices
- Topical products that contain sulfur, resorcinol, or salicylic acid
- Topical products that contain lime juice or lime extracts
Retin-A warnings & precautions
Retin-A can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight and ultraviolet (UV) light. Avoid using UV tanning beds or lamps when using Retin-A. Stay out of strong sun, limit your time in the sun, and use sunscreen on treated skin if you have to be outdoors in the sun.
Retin-A is for external use only. Make sure you do not get Retin-A in your eyes, mouth, or other orifices. It should also not be used by children under 12 years of age. Do not use Retin-A if you are allergic to the active ingredient tretinoin or are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Retin-A.
Talk to your doctor before taking Retin-A if you:
- Are using any other topical medications
- Have any other skin conditions
- Have any sunburn
- Spend parts of your day outside, exposed to the sun
- 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.