Your monthly Serostim cost savings if eligible
If you are eligible for the Serostim patient assistance program you can receive your medication for free. Our monthly service fee of $49 per medication covers the cost of our services in applying for the program and requesting your ongoing refills on your behalf. If you obtain your Serostim through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month regardless of the retail price of your medication.
Am I eligible for the Serostim patient assistance program?
You could receive your Serostim without paying the full retail price if you meet the eligibility criteria for assistance. The eligibility requirements are set by the pharmaceutical companies that are providing assistance programs. At NiceRx, we review each application individually, although the main 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 Serostim patient assistance?
We do everything that we can to take the hassle and stress out of applying for patient assistance programs. Simply start by filling in our enrollment application. We will ask for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical companies you are applying to for assistance. We may also be able to help you access patient assistance for other medications that you have been prescribed, so be sure to tell us about any medications you are taking as well as Serostim.
NiceRx will review the information you have provided, and if we determine that you may be eligible for assistance, we will seek to enroll you in the Serostim patient assistance program. We will handle the enrollment process for you by working with your healthcare provider and preparing all the required paperwork for your doctor to sign. We will also request your Serostim medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year once you are enrolled in the program.
Is NiceRx a Serostim coupons provider?
At NiceRx, we help eligible individuals access the Serostim patient assistance program. This means that we are not a Serostim coupon, a Serostim discount card, or a Serostim copay card provider. We do not offer any medication trial offers or free Serostim samples.
Can NiceRx help me get Serostim if I have insurance?
We may be able to help you if you have insurance, including if your insurance company will not pay for your Serostim medication, or you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. We may even be able to assist if you do not have insurance. Please fill in our enrollment application to find out more.
How much does Serostim cost without insurance?
Serostim costs without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy and the retailer you buy it from. As a guide, Serostim powder for injection 4 mg will typically cost around $3,000 for 7 powders for injection. If you obtain your medication through NiceRx, you will pay a flat monthly rate of $49 per medication regardless of its retail price.
How much does Serostim cost with insurance?
The copay of Serostim will vary in line with the specific terms of your healthcare plan. For further details about what you may need to pay, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.
What is Serostim?
Serostim is an FDA-approved medication manufactured by EMD Serono. Serostim [somatropin (rDNA origin) for injection] is a type of human growth hormone. It is used to treat the failure of growth in children and adults who do not have the natural growth hormone and in people with chronic kidney failure, Noonan syndrome, Turner syndrome, short stature at birth with no catch-up growth, and other causes.
Serostim is also indicated for the treatment of HIV patients with weight loss or cachexia to increase their lean body mass and body weight, and improve physical endurance. Antiretroviral therapy is necessary alongside Serostim treatment for this.
What doses of Serostim are available?
Serostim is available as a powder for injection, in the following doses: 4 mg, 5 mg, and 6 mg. Serostim is intended for subcutaneous injection after reconstitution to its liquid form. To reconstitute Serostim, inject the diluent into the vial of Serostim. The storage of this medicine depends on the brand of Serostim and the diluent you are using.
Always speak with your healthcare provider about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.
Serostim active ingredients
Somatropin is an anabolic and anti-catabolic agent. Its works by interacting with specific receptors on a variety of cell types including myocytes, hepatocytes, adipocytes, lymphocytes, and hematopoietic cells. Some of its effects are mediated by insulin-like growth factor-1.
Serostim side effects
The most common side effects caused by Serostim include:
- Nausea, vomiting
- Feeling tired or weak
- Muscle pain
- Reactions at the injection site
- Pain in your arms or legs
- Joint pain or stiffness
- Stuffy nose, sneezing, and sore throat
- Acute Critical Illness
In rare instances, Serostim can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- High blood sugar (hyperglycemia) – increased thirst and urination, tiredness, or trouble concentrating
- Impaired glucose tolerance and diabetes mellitus
- Intracranial hypertension
- Severe hypersensitivity
- Fluid retention, Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Pancreatitis – severe abdominal pain
Speak to a healthcare professional for further medical advice. Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction, such as hives, problems breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat
Serostim drug interactions
Serostim can interact with other medications. These include:
- Corticosteroids – prednisolone
- Oral Estrogen
- Patients with diabetes mellitus may need adjustment of their dose of insulin and/or other hypoglycemic agents
This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines may interact with Serostim.
You should not use Serostim if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient somatropin or benzyl alcohol
- Have a serious illness due to lung failure
- Have complications from recent surgery, injury, or medical trauma
- Have active cancer
- Have eye problems caused by diabetes, such as diabetic retinopathy
- Are being treated for Prader-Willi syndrome and you are overweight or have severe breathing problems
Talk to your doctor before using Serostim if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Serostim
- Have active malignancy
- Have diabetes
- Difficulty breathing
- Have a pituitary gland disorder
- Have abnormal curvature of the spine
- Have an underactive thyroid
- Have a head injury or brain tumor
- Have childhood brain cancer and radiation treatment
- Have acute critical illness – complications following open heart or abdominal surgery, multiple accidental trauma, or acute respiratory failure
- Are pregnant or breastfeeding
Serostim is the trademark brand name for somatropin manufactured by EMD Serono. A generic version of somatropin is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Serostim 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.