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Somavert Patient assistance program

Is your Somavert 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 Somavert medication with our help.

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  • 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.

Medically reviewed by  Jamie Winn, PharmD

Your monthly Somavert cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible to receive your Somavert prescription through the patient assistance program, your medication will be free. We charge a flat monthly service fee of $49 per medication to cover the cost of our services.

Am I eligible for Somavert patient assistance?

To be eligible for the Somavert patient assistance program, you will need to meet specific eligibility criteria set by the pharmaceutical company. At NiceRx, we review each Somavert enrollment application individually. The main factors considered 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 Somavert patient assistance program?

Applying for the Somavert patient assistance program through NiceRx is simple. Begin by completing the enrollment application on our website. We will ask for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers that supply your medication. We may be able to help you access patient assistance for other medications as well as Somavert, so please tell us about any medications that you have been prescribed.

If we determine that you may be eligible for Somavert assistance, we will handle the full enrollment process on your behalf. We will work with your healthcare provider to prepare and submit all the documents required for you to enroll. If you are successfully enrolled in the Somavert patient assistance program, we will also request your Somavert medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year. At the end of your enrollment period, we will contact you for updated details and seek to re-enroll you in the program.

Is NiceRx a Somavert coupon provider?

NiceRx does not provide Somavert coupons, discount cards or copay cards. We do not offer printable Somavert manufacturer coupons, Somavert discounts, rebates, Somavert savings cards, trial offers, or free samples. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access patient assistance programs. Our service cost is $49 a month per medication, so you will likely save more on your Somavert medication with NiceRx.

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

NiceRx may be able to help you access Somavert patient assistance if:

  • You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Somavert
  • Your insurance company will not pay for your Somavert prescription
  • You do not have insurance

Complete your enrollment application online to find out more.

How much does Somavert cost without insurance?

Somavert prices without insurance will vary by retailer. As a guide, Somavert subcutaneous powder for injection 10 mg will typically cost around $260 for 1 powder for injection.

How much does Somavert cost with insurance?

Your individual healthcare plan will determine the copay of Somavert with insurance. To find out what you will need to pay, contact your pharmacist or insurance provider. They will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance.

What is Somavert?

Somavert is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Pfizer Inc. It is a human growth hormone receptor antagonist indicated for the treatment of acromegaly in patients who have had an inadequate response to surgery or radiation therapy, or for whom these therapies are not appropriate. The goal of treatment is to normalize serum insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I levels).

What doses of Somavert are available?

Somavert is available in injection form, in the following doses: 10, 15, or 20 mg lyophilized powder in single-use vials for reconstitution.

After mixing Somavert powder with a diluent (sterile water for injection), store at room temperature and use within 6 hours after mixing. Initially administer a 40 mg loading dose subcutaneously under physician supervision. On the day after the loading dose, patients or caregivers begin daily subcutaneous injections of 10 mg. Adjust the dose in 5 mg increments or decrements until serum IGF-1 concentrations are maintained within age-adjusted normal range. Do not adjust the dose based on growth hormone (GH) levels or signs or symptoms of acromegaly. The dosage range is 10 to 30 mg once daily.

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

Somavert active ingredients

Somavert contains pegvisomant as the active ingredient.

Somavert side effects

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

  • Infection
  • Pain
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Flu like symptoms
  • Injection site reactions

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

  • Abnormal liver function tests result elevations

Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Somavert against your risk of adverse events. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Somavert to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Somavert drug interactions

Somavert can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Insulin, oral hypoglycemic agents – patients with acromegaly and with diabetes mellitus may require careful monitoring and dose reductions of insulin and/or oral hypoglycemic agents
  • Opioids – patients on opioids may need higher Somavert doses to achieve appropriate IGF-I suppression

This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Somavert. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Somavert contraindications

You should not use Somavert if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient pegvisomant
  • Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Somavert

Talk to your doctor before using Somavert if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Somavert
  • Have diabetes – If you have diabetes, pegvisomant may help improve symptoms of diabetes, such as lowering high blood sugar. Check your blood glucose regularly as directed and share the results with your doctor
  • Have or have had liver problems – The safety and efficacy of Somavert in patients with renal or hepatic impairment have not been established
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed – It is not known whether pegvisomant passes into breast milk

Somavert generic

Somavert is the trademark brand name for pegvisomant manufactured by Pfizer Inc. A generic version of pegvisomant is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Somavert savings through NiceRx.

*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.