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Your monthly Retisert cost savings if eligible

With our assistance, you could access the Retisert patient assistance program and obtain your medication for free. We only charge a flat monthly fee of $49 per medication for our services.

Am I eligible for Retisert patient assistance?

We review each  Retisert enrollment application individually to determine if you are eligible. Each assistance program has its own eligibility criteria and 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 Retisert patient assistance program?

Our process makes it as easy as possible to apply for the Retisert patient assistance program. Begin by completing the enrollment application form on our website. Tell us about any medications that you are taking, including Retisert, your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers who will supply the medication, so it is important to make sure this information is accurate and up to date.

We will review the information that you have provided to determine whether you are eligible for patient assistance. If we can pre-qualify you for assistance, NiceRx will handle the full enrollment process on your behalf. If you are approved by the pharmaceutical company, you will typically start receiving your medication in 6 – 8 weeks.

Is NiceRx a Retisert coupon provider?

NiceRx is not a Retisert coupon, Retisert discount card, or Retisert copay card provider. We do not offer Retisert manufacturer coupons, Retisert discounts, rebates, Retisert savings cards, trial offers, or free Retisert samples. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access their medication directly from the U.S. pharmaceutical company.

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

NiceRx may be able to help you if:

  • You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Retisert
  • Your insurance company will not pay for your Retisert prescription
  • Your healthcare plan does not cover your medication
  • You do not have insurance

Please apply online to find out if we can help you.

How much does Retisert cost without insurance?

Without insurance, Retisert costs will vary depending on where you buy the medication as prices will vary by retailer. As a guide, a Retisert intravitreal implant 0.59 mg will cost around $20,000 for 1 implant.

How much does Retisert cost with insurance?

The copay for Retisert will depend on the terms of your healthcare plan. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance. Contact them to find out more.

What is Retisert?

Retisert (fluocinolone acetonide implant) is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Bausch & Lomb Incorporated. Retisert is a corticosteroid (steroid) indicated for the treatment of chronic non-infectious uveitis affecting the posterior segment of the eye (back of the eye).

What doses of Retisert are available?

Retisert is available as an eye implant in the following doses: 0.59 mg.

Retisert is surgically implanted into the posterior segment of the affected eye through a pars plana incision. Aseptic technique should be maintained at all times, prior to and during the surgical implantation procedure. Post implantation; patients should be advised to have ophthalmologic follow-up examinations of both eyes at appropriate intervals following implantation of Retisert.

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

Retisert active ingredients

The active ingredient of Retisert is the fluocinolone acetonide.

Retisert side effects

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

  • Ocular adverse events such as procedural complications, eye pain, ocular/conjunctival hyperemia, reduced visual acuity, conjunctival hemorrhage
  • Headaches

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

  • Cataract formation – nearly all phakic patients are expected to develop cataracts and require cataract surgery
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Increase in intraocular pressure (IOP) – use of corticosteroids may result in elevated IOP and/or glaucoma
  • Choroidal detachment, endophthalmitis, hypotony, exacerbation of intraocular inflammation, retinal detachment, vitreous hemorrhage, vitreous loss, and wound dehiscence after the surgical procedure

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

Retisert drug interactions

Other drugs may interact with Retisert, including prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your health care provider about all of your medicines including any supplements you are taking.

Retisert contraindications

You should not use Retisert if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient fluocinolone acetonide
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Retisert
  • Have active viral, bacterial, mycobacterial, and fungal infections of ocular structures
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Talk to your doctor before using Retisert if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Retisert
  • Have glaucoma
  • Have a herpes simplex infection
  • Have had cataract surgery
  • Have a detached retina
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant

Retisert generic

Retisert is the trademark brand name for the fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant manufactured by Bausch & Lomb Incorporated. A generic version of the fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Retisert savings through NiceRx.

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.