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Risperdal Consta Patient assistance program

Is your Risperdal Consta 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 Risperdal Consta medication.

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  • Convenient: We manage the whole process and we’re here to assist you
  • Ongoing refills: We request your medication refills on your behalf
  • Secure: Your personal and medical information is safe with us
  • Convenient: We manage the whole process and we’re here to assist you
  • 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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  • An introduction to NiceRx
  • Next steps after qualifying
  • Uploading documents and billing
  • SSN & billing information
  • Medication delivery time

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.

  • 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.

Your monthly Risperdal Consta cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible for the Risperdal Consta patient assistance program, the cost of your medication will be free. We only charge $49 a month, per medication, to cover our service fees. You could receive your Risperdal Consta prescription for just $49 a month, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

Am I eligible for the Risperdal Consta patient assistance program?

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

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

Is NiceRx a Risperdal Consta coupons provider?

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

Can NiceRx help me get Risperdal Consta if I have insurance?

We may be able to help you to access Risperdal Consta patient assistance in a variety of circumstances. This includes when your insurance company will not pay for your Risperdal Consta 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 is Risperdal Consta with insurance?

The cost of Risperdal Consta 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.

How much does Risperdal Consta cost without insurance?

Risperdal Consta prices without insurance will vary depending on where you buy it and how much you buy. As a guide, Risperdal Consta intramuscular powder for injection, extended-release (12.5 mg/2 weeks) will cost around $290 for 1 powder for injection. With NiceRx you will pay a flat monthly fee of $49, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

What is Risperdal Consta?

Risperdal Consta is known as an antipsychotic medication. It contains the prescription medicine risperidone which is used to treat certain mental health and mood disorders. The exact way in which Risperdal Consta works is unclear, but it does alter the balance of dopamine and serotonin in your brain. By changing the effects of these chemicals in your brain, Risperdal Consta can help to reduce or prevent you from experiencing extreme mood swings, hearing voices, or thoughts not based on reality. Your thoughts, feelings, and understanding will become more reasonable after taking this medication.

Risperdal Consta active ingredients

Risperdal Consta is a long-acting medicine that is given to you as an injection directly into a muscle. The injection will be given to you by a healthcare professional, generally once every 2 weeks. It is possible you may also need to take risperidone by mouth during the first 3 weeks of your treatment with the injections. Your doctor will inform you if you need to do this. Your doctor will keep a close eye on your progress if you are using Risperdal Consta injections long-term.

Risperdal Consta can make you more sensitive to very hot or cold conditions. You must try to avoid getting too cold, too hot, or dehydrated. Drink plenty of fluids, especially in hot weather and during exercise. It is easy to become severely overheated and dehydrated while you are taking this medication.

Risperdal Consta side effects

The most common side effects caused by Risperdal Consta include:

  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Dry mouth
  • Weight gain
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Pain in your arms or legs

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

  • Uncontrolled muscle movements in your face
  • Breast swelling or tenderness in men or women
  • High fever
  • Confusion
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • High blood sugar
  • Low blood cell count

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

Risperdal Consta drug interactions

Risperdal Consta can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Opioid pain killers – codeine, fentanyl, hydrocodone, oxycodone, alfentanil, meperidine, methadone, morphine
  • Treatments for multiple sclerosis – fingolimod, ozanimod, siponimod
  • Antibiotics for bacterial infection – gatifloxacin, sparfloxacin, grepafloxacin
  • SSRI’s (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) anti-depressants – citalopram, escitalopram
  • Treatments for an irregular heartbeat – amiodarone, dronedarone, disopyramide
  • Treatments for mood disorders such as schizophrenia – clozapine, haloperidol
  • Anticonvulsants for the treatment of seizures – carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin

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

Risperdal Consta warning and precautions

You should not use Risperdal Consta if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient risperidone
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Risperdal Consta
  • Are an older adult with dementia-related psychosis
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant

Talk to your doctor before using Risperdal Consta if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Risperdal Consta
  • Have had heart disease
  • Have had Parkinson’s disease
  • Have difficulty swallowing
  • Have a low white blood cell count
  • Have diabetes
  • Have liver disease
  • Have kidney disease
  • Suffer from seizures
  • Have a low bone mineral density
  • Have breast cancer
  • Drive for leisure or work
  • Are required to be awake and alert
  • 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.