Your monthly Rilutek cost savings if eligible
If you are eligible for the Rilutek 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 Rilutek prescription for just $49 a month, regardless of the retail price of your medication.
Am I eligible for the Rilutek patient assistance program?
We will review your application to determine whether you are eligible for the Rilutek patient assistance program. Each program has its own eligibility criteria which is 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 Rilutek patient assistance program?
We make it as easy as possible to apply for the Rilutek patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our enrollment application. Tell us about any medications you are taking, including Rilutek. 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 Rilutek 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 Rilutek patient assistance program, and we will automatically request your Rilutek medication refills for up to 1 year.
Is NiceRx a Rilutek coupons provider?
We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Rilutek patient
assistance program. That means that we do not offer printable Rilutek manufacturer coupons, Rilutek discounts, or free Rilutek samples. We are not a Rilutek coupon provider or Rilutek discount card. Our service extends to assisting eligible individuals to access the medications they need through patient assistance programs.
Can NiceRx help me get Rilutek if I have insurance?
We may be able to help you to access Rilutek patient assistance in a variety of circumstances. This includes when your insurance company will not pay for your Rilutek 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 Rilutek cost without insurance?
Rilutek cost without insurance will vary depending on where you buy it. As a guide, Rilutek oral tablet 50 mg usually costs $3,200 for 60 tablets. With NiceRx you will pay a flat monthly fee of $49, regardless of the retail price of your medication.
How much does Rilutek cost with insurance?
The copay for Rilutek 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 Rilutek?
Rilutek is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Sanofi. It is indicated for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). ALS is also called Lou Gehrig’s disease, a condition that affects the nervous system and severely limits physical function. Riluzole works by blocking the release of glutamate. Too much glutamate is believed to injure nerve cells.
What doses of Rilutek are available?
Rilutek is available in tablet form, in the following doses: 50 mg.
Take the tablets by mouth on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal twice daily. Measure serum aminotransferases before and during treatment
Always speak with your healthcare provider for medical advice or about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.
Rilutek active ingredients
Rilutek contains riluzole as the active ingredient.
Rilutek side effects
The most common side effects of riluzole in clinical trials compared to placebo include:
- Nausea, vomiting, dizziness, tiredness
- Decreased lung function
- Numbness, tingling around the mouth
In rare instances, Rilutek can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Hepatic injury – loss of appetite, stomach pain/abdominal pain, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine
- Interstitial lung disease
- Sudden chest pain, wheezing, shortness of breath
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Rilutek against your risk of adverse effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Rilutek to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Rilutek drug interactions
Rilutek can interact with other medications. These include:
- Strong to moderate CYP1A2 inhibitors – enoxacin, fluvoxamine, methoxsalen, mexiletine, oral contraceptives, thiabendazole
- Strong to moderate CYP1A2 inducers
- Hepatotoxic drugs – allopurinol, methyldopa, sulfasalazine
This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Rilutek. This includes nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicines and herbal or vitamin supplements.
You should not use Rilutek if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient riluzole
- Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Rilutek
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
Talk to your doctor about your medical condition before using Rilutek if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Rilutek
- Have Japanese ancestry – you may need a lower dose of this medicine to avoid unwanted effects
- Have liver disease
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
Rilutek is the trademark brand name for riluzole manufactured by Sanofi. A generic version of riluzole is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Rilutek 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.