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Ruconest Patient assistance program

Is your Ruconest 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 Ruconest medication with our help.

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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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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.

Your monthly Ruconest cost savings if eligible

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

Am I eligible for the Ruconest patient assistance program?

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

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

Is NiceRx a Ruconest coupons provider?

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

Can NiceRx help me get Ruconest if I have insurance?

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

Ruconest cost without insurance will vary depending on where you buy it. As a guide, Ruconest intravenous powder for injection usually costs $6,850 for 1 powder for injection. With NiceRx you will pay a flat monthly fee of $49, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

How much does Ruconest cost with insurance?

The copay for Ruconest 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 Ruconest?

Ruconest is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Pharming Healthcare, Inc. Ruconest is a C1 esterase inhibitor [recombinant] used for the treatment of acute attacks in adults and adolescent patients with hereditary angioedema (HAE). It is not known if Ruconest is effective for treating HAE attacks that affect your throat.

With HAE, you have low levels of C1 esterase inhibitor (C1-INH), or you have a faulty version of it. Ruconest replaces the missing or faulty protein in your blood and helps control attacks of HAE.

What doses of Ruconest are available?

Ruconest is available as 2100 IU lyophilized powder for reconstitution for injection in a single-use vial.

Reconstitute each vial (2100 IU) by adding 14 mL sterile water for injection per vial to make a solution of 150 IU per mL. Administer the solution at room temperature as a slow intravenous injection over 5 minutes.

If the symptoms continue, a second dose can be given at the recommended dose level. Do not exceed 4200 IU per dose and no more than two doses should be administered within a 24 hour period. Your dosage will depend on your body weight in kilograms (kg).

Please read the full prescribing information, including the patient product information, and always speak to a healthcare professional about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Ruconest active ingredients

Ruconest contains the active ingredient conestat alfa, a rhC1INH protein replacement therapy.

Ruconest side effects

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

  • Headache, nausea, and diarrhea

In rare instances, Ruconest can cause more serious adverse effects. These can include:

  • Hypersensitivity reactions – hives, generalized urticaria, chest tightness, wheezing, hypotension, and anaphylaxis
  • Serious arterial and venous thromboembolic (TE) events

Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Ruconest against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Ruconest to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088. Call 911 or your local emergency number if your symptoms feel life-threatening or if you think you’re having a medical emergency.

Ruconest drug interactions

No drug interaction studies have been conducted with Ruconest. Talk to your caregivers about all the medicines you take, including prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Ruconest contraindications

You should not use Ruconest if you:

  • Have had an allergic reaction to the active ingredient conestat alfa
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Ruconest
  • Have a known or suspected allergy to rabbits and rabbit-derived products
  • Have a history of immediate hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis, to C1 esterase inhibitor preparations

Talk to your doctor about all of your medical conditions and for medical advice before using Ruconest if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Ruconest
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Ruconest  generic

Ruconest is the trademark brand name for conestat alfa manufactured by Pharming Healthcare, Inc. A generic version of conestat alfa is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Ruconest savings through NiceRx.

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*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.

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.