Saxenda 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.
Your monthly Saxenda cost savings if eligible
With our assistance, you could access the Saxenda 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 Saxenda patient assistance?
We review each Saxenda 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 Saxenda patient assistance program?
Our process makes it as easy as possible to apply for the Saxenda patient assistance program. Begin by completing the enrollment application form on our website. Tell us about any medications that you are taking, including Saxenda. You must also provide details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. This 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 Saxenda coupons provider?
NiceRx is not a Saxenda coupon, Saxenda discount card, or Saxenda copay card provider. We do not offer Saxenda manufacturer coupons, Saxenda discounts, rebates, Saxenda savings cards, trial offers, or free Saxenda samples. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Saxenda patient assistance program.
Can NiceRx help me get Saxenda if I have insurance?
NiceRx may be able to help you get Saxenda if:
- You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Saxenda
- Your insurance company will not pay for your Saxenda prescription
- Your healthcare plan does not cover Saxenda medication
- You do not have insurance
Please apply online to find out if we can help you.
How much is Saxenda with insurance?
The cost of Saxenda with insurance 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.
How much does Saxenda cost without insurance?
Saxenda prices without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy. Prices will also vary by retailer. As a guide, Saxenda subcutaneous solution (18 mg/3 mL) will cost around $1,400 for 15 milliliters.
What is Saxenda?
Saxenda contains the prescription medicine liraglutide. Liraglutide is similar to a naturally occurring hormone in the body that controls digestion, insulin levels, and blood sugar levels. Saxenda is recommended alongside a reduced-calorie diet and an increase in exercise. It is used to help manage obesity in adult patients with a body mass index (BMI) of
- 30 kg/m2 or more, or
- 27 kg/m2 or more, if you have high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol, triglycerides, or a low HDL cholesterol level that is making plaque build up in your arteries worse
Saxenda is not specifically for the treatment of type 1 or type 2 diabetes or weight loss. Saxenda is part of a treatment plan that will include, diet, exercise, and weight management.
Saxenda is given as a subcutaneous injection under the skin. It can be given at any time of the day, with or without a meal. Saxenda comes in a prefilled pen. You should not inject into the same place two times in a row. If the injection has particles in it or changed color, do not use it. Speak to your pharmacist for a new medicine. You should dispose of used needles and syringes by using a puncture-proof disposal sharps container. Store unopened pens in the refrigerator. In-use pens may be kept at room temperature for up to 30 days. Always remember to store your medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
Saxenda active ingredients
Liraglutide is classed as an acylated human glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist. Liraglutide binds to and activates the GLP-1 receptor. Unlike naturally occurring GLP-1 in the body, which has a half-life of up to 2 minutes, liraglutide is stable against breakdown by enzymes in the body and has a half-life of 13 hours. Because liraglutide has delayed absorption and plasma protein binding and has a half-life of 13 hours it can be given once daily by subcutaneous injection.
GLP-1 is classed as a physiological regulator of appetite and calorie intake. This means it works by a method known as negative feedback. The GLP-1 receptor is seen in several areas of the brain involved in appetite regulation.
Saxenda side effects
The most common side effects caused by Saxenda include:
- Nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain
- Fast heart rate
- Headaches and dizziness
In rare instances, Saxenda can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Increased heart rate
- Suicidal thoughts or sudden changes in behavior and mood
- Severe nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea that will not stop
- Hypoglycemia (very low blood sugar levels) – feeling very weak, shaking, confused, sweating, fainting, or seizures
- Pain or difficulty to urinate, swelling in ankles or feet, tiredness, and difficulty breathing
- Trouble swallowing, lump, or swollen neck
- Jaundice – yellowing of eyes or skin, darker stools, upper stomach pain spreading to back
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Saxenda against your risk of side effects.
Saxenda drug interactions
Saxenda can interact with other medications. These include:
- Bexarotene – cancer treatment
- Gatifloxacin – an antibiotic
- Insulin – aspart, detemir, glargine, lispro
- Oral diabetes medicines – glipizide, glimepiride
- Antiviral medication – amprenavir, atazanavir, darunavir, ritonavir, saquinavir
- Diuretics – bendroflumethaizide, bumetanide, furosemide
- Antibiotics – ciprofloxacin, clarithromycin, norfloxacin
- Corticosteroids – dexamethasone, fludrocortisone, prednisolone
This list is not exhaustive and other drugs may interact with Saxenda.
Saxenda warning and precautions
You should not use Saxenda if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient liraglutide
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Saxenda
- Are using insulin or albiglutide, dulaglutide, or exenatide
- Have multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2
- Have a family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma
- Have diabetic ketoacidosis
- Are under 18 years of age
Talk to your doctor before using Saxenda if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Saxenda
- Have kidney disease
- Have liver disease
- Have high cholesterol or triglycerides
- Have heart problems
- Have problems with your pancreas or gallbladder
- Have depression or suicidal thoughts
- Have stomach or digestion problems
- 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.