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Steglujan Patient assistance program

Is your Steglujan 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 Steglujan medication with our help.

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    Convenient: We manage the whole process and we’re here to assist you
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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.

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 Steglujan cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible to receive your Steglujan 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 Steglujan patient assistance?

To be eligible for the Steglujan patient assistance program, you will need to meet specific eligibility criteria set by the pharmaceutical company. At NiceRx, we review each Steglujan 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 Steglujan patient assistance program?

Applying for the Steglujan 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 Steglujan, so please tell us about any medications that you have been prescribed.

If we determine that you may be eligible for Steglujan 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 Steglujan patient assistance program, we will also request your Steglujan 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 Steglujan coupon provider?

NiceRx does not provide Steglujan coupons, discount cards, or copay cards. We do not offer printable Steglujan manufacturer coupons, Steglujan discounts, rebates, Steglujan 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 Steglujan medication with NiceRx.

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

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

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

Complete your enrollment application online to find out more.

How much does Steglujan cost without insurance?

Steglujan prices without insurance will vary by retailer. As a guide, Steglujan oral tablets (15 mg-100 mg) will typically cost around $590 for 30 tablets.

How much does Steglujan cost with insurance?

Your individual healthcare plan will determine the copay of Steglujan 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 Steglujan?

Steglujan is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Merck. It is a combination of ertugliflozin, a sodium-glucose co-transporter 2, SGLT2 inhibitor, and sitagliptin, a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor. It is used in combination with diet and exercise to improve control of blood glucose levels in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus when treatment with both ertugliflozin and sitagliptin is appropriate. Steglujan is not recommended for the treatment of type 1 diabetes mellitus or diabetic ketoacidosis and has not been studied in patients with a history of pancreatitis.

What doses of Steglujan are available?

Steglujan is available in tablet form, in the following doses: Steglujan 5 (ertugliflozin 5 mg and sitagliptin 100 mg), and Steglujan 15 (ertugliflozin 15 mg and sitagliptin 100 mg).

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

Steglujan active ingredients

Steglujan contains ertugliflozin and sitagliptin as the active ingredients.

Steglujan side effects

The most common side effects of Steglujan in clinical trials include:

  • Female genital mycotic infections
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Headache
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) when given with sulfonylureas. Consider reducing insulin or insulin secretagogue dose
  • New yeast infection in the vagina or the penis

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

  • Increased risk of pancreatitis – nausea, vomiting that doesn’t stop, loss of appetite, severe stomach, abdominal, and back pain, unusual tiredness, shortness of breath
  • Hypotension, especially in patients with renal impairment, the elderly, or patients on diuretics
  • Ketoacidosis
  • Acute kidney injury and impairment in renal function
  • Urosepsis and pyelonephritis – monitor for signs and symptoms of urinary tract infections
  • Lower limb amputation
  • Heart failure
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Severe and disabling arthralgia (joint pain) in patients taking DPP-4 inhibitors
  • Bullous pemphigoid requiring hospitalization – report the development of blisters or erosions
  • Increases in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C)
  • It may also cause a rare but life-threatening bacterial infection in the genital/anal area (Fournier’s gangrene)

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

Steglujan drug interactions

Steglujan can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Sulfonylurea
  • Insulin

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

Steglujan contraindications

You should not use Steglujan if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredients ertugliflozin or sitagliptin
  • Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Steglujan
  • Have severe renal impairment, end-stage renal disease, or are receiving dialysis
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant

Talk to your doctor before using Steglujan if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Steglujan
  • Have liver or kidney disease
  • Have a bladder infection or urination problems
  • Have problems with your pancreas
  • Have a diabetic foot ulcer or have had an amputation
  • Have heart problems, high or low blood pressure
  • Have gallstones
  • Have high triglycerides
  • Have alcoholism
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Steglujan generic

Steglujan is the trademark brand name for ertugliflozin and sitagliptin manufactured by Merck. A generic version of ertugliflozin and sitagliptin is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Steglujan 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 the different programs and filling out all the required paperwork for each program. Subject to medication availability.

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.