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Is NiceRx a Scenesse coupon provider?

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

Scenesse patient assistance program

Patient assistance programs are typically sponsored by pharmaceutical companies and provide free or discounted medications to individuals with low income who are uninsured or under-insured and meet the eligibility criteria that vary by program. There are currently no known patient assistance programs for this medication.

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

How much does Scenesse cost without insurance?

Scenesse cost without insurance will vary depending on where you buy it.

How much does Scenesse cost with insurance?

The copay for Scenesse 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 Scenesse?

Scenesse (afamelanotide implant) is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Clinuvel Inc. It is a melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1-R) agonist used to increase pain free light exposure in adult patients with a history of phototoxic reactions from erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP).

EPP is a rare disease that causes intolerance to light (photosensitivity). It is caused by mutations leading to impairment in ferrochelatase (FECH) activity, an enzyme involved in heme production.

Phototoxicity is one of the more common symptoms of EPP, usually starting in early childhood as an intolerance to sun exposure, with people experiencing severe burning pain most often on the face and hands under direct sunlight and some artificial light. EPP is the most common porphyria in children and the third most common in adults.

What doses of Scenesse are available?

Scenesse is available as a subcutaneous implant, in the following doses: 16 mg.

Please read the medication labeling and always speak with a healthcare professional for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Scenesse active ingredients

The Scenesse implant contains afamelanotide as the active ingredient. It increases the levels of eumelanin in the skin, helping to shield against UV radiation and visible light, including direct sunlight.

EPP can affect your quality of life, and lifestyle adjustments are required in order to avoid painful reactions. Sun protective clothing, tanning creams or sunscreens, and tinting of car and home windows can all be of some benefit.

Scenesse side effects

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

  • Implant site reaction
  • Skin irritation
  • Nausea, dizziness
  • Respiratory tract infection
  • Oropharyngeal pain, cough
  • Fatigue, somnolence
  • Skin pigmentation, melanocytic nevus
  • Non-acute porphyria

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

  • Darkening of pre-existing nevi and ephelides. Regular full body skin examination is recommended every 6 months

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

Scenesse drug interactions

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

Scenesse contraindications

You should not use Scenesse if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient afamelanotide
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Scenesse
  • Are younger than 18 years old

Talk to your doctor before using Scenesse if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Scenesse
  • Are over 70 years of age
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Scenesse generic

Scenesse is the trademark brand name for afamelanotide manufactured by Clinuvel Inc. A generic version of afamelanotide is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Scenesse 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.