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Stelara Patient assistance program

Is your Stelara 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 Stelara medication.

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

  • 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.

 Your monthly Stelara cost savings if eligible

If you’re eligible for the patient assistance program you could receive your Stelara prescription for a flat fee of just $49 per month. This fee covers the full cost of your Stelara medicine, regardless of the retail price. You could save:

Strength Avg. monthly price at
a US pharmacy
NiceRx monthly
price
Monthly savings
with NiceRx
Stelara 45mg/0.5ml 1 syringe$10,138.50$49.00$10,089.50
Stelara 90mg/1ml 1 syringe
$20,448.80$49.00$20,399.80

Am I eligible for the Stelara patient assistance program?

At NiceRx we review each Stelara assistance program application individually. 

  • 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 Stelara patient assistance program? 

Our application process is simple and straightforward. Begin by completing our enrollment application, and tell us about any medications you’re taking, including Stelara. We’ll ask for details about your healthcare provider, insurance, and your household income, as this information is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers who ship your medication.

If we think you may be eligible for Stelara assistance, we’ll handle the application process on your behalf and help to enroll you in the Stelara patient assistance program. Our service continues once you’re enrolled in the program, as we’ll also request your Stelara medication refills on your behalf for up to a full year.

Is NiceRx a Stelara coupons provider?

NiceRx is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Stelara patient assistance program. We are not a Stelara coupon, a Stelara discount card, or a Stelara copay card. We don’t provide printable Stelara manufacturer coupons, Stelara discounts, rebates, Stelara savings cards, trial offers, or free Stelara samples.

If you’re looking for coupons for Stelara or cheap Stelara, you will likely save more with NiceRx. Remember, as part of a patient assistance program, you will pay nothing more than the monthly cost of $49.

Can NiceRx help me get Stelara if I have insurance? 

If your insurance company won’t pay for your Stelara medication, you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility, or you don’t have any insurance at all we may be able to help. 

Our customer service representatives are on hand to discuss your personal situation in detail.

How much is Stelara with insurance?

Stelara costs vary in line with different healthcare plans. To find out your copay with your current insurance, speak to either your pharmacist or healthcare provider. Remember, if you’re approved for assistance, you’ll likely save more if you get your Stelara medication through NiceRx.

How much does Stelara cost without insurance?

Stelara prices without insurance will vary depending on if you buy Stelara for subcutaneous injection (under the skin) or intravenous (into a vein) injection, and the dose you buy. Prices will also vary by retailer. As a guide, you’ll pay around $26,500 for 1 ml of Stelara 90 mg/mL subcutaneous solution. With NiceRx you’ll always pay a flat monthly fee of $49.

What is Stelara?

Stelara is a type of medicine called an immunosuppressant that’s used to weaken part of your immune system. It’s taken to treat inflammatory diseases, specifically:

  • Moderate to severely active Crohn’s disease in adults
  • Moderate to severely active ulcerative colitis in adults
  • Moderate to severe plaque psoriasis adults and children over 12 years of age
  • Active psoriatic arthritis in adults

These four conditions are chronic inflammatory disorders. This means they’re long-lasting (chronic), that they lessen but then flare up again over time, and that their symptoms are caused mostly by inflammation.

Inflammation is a natural process that your immune system uses to clear your body of infections and to heal injuries. However, if inflammation occurs in healthy areas of your body, and if it lasts for long periods, it can cause damage and disrupt the normal functioning of your body.

Crohn’s disease is caused by inflammation of your gastrointestinal tract. This is the tube that runs from your mouth to your anus that digests and absorbs food and expels the waste. The inflammation can happen along any part of your gastrointestinal tract. It can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, weight loss, fatigue, and even anemia and arthritis.

Ulcerative colitis causes inflammation and ulcers to form in your colon and rectum (your large intestine). It can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, weight loss, and anemia. Like Crohn’s disease (above), it causes inflammation in part of your gastrointestinal tract. Ulcerative colitis just affects your large intestine however, whereas Crohn’s disease affects your whole gastrointestinal tract.

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease that can also cause inflammation. Plaque psoriasis is a skin condition caused by a speeding up of the lifecycle of skin cells. Cells build up on the surface of your skin, resulting in red patches covered in white to silver scales. These patches can occur in a few spots or they can cover large areas of your body.

Psoriatic arthritis happens when psoriasis causes your joints to become inflamed. It can be painful, and it can cause swelling that can damage the joints over time and lead to deformation. Psoriatic arthritis can affect any joint, but it’s most common in the fingers and toes.

Stelara helps with these conditions by reducing the amount of inflammation your immune system can cause. This can provide relief from symptoms and reduce any damage chronic inflammatory diseases may cause. The medication is taken as an injection, usually given by a doctor or nurse. It can be injected under the skin (subcutaneous) or directly into a vein (intravenous). 

Stelara active ingredients

The active ingredient in Stelara is ustekinumab. It’s a monoclonal antibody, which means it’s a kind of protein that binds with other specific proteins in your body. Ustekinumab works by binding with proteins produced by your immune system called cytokines. These proteins help to trigger your body’s inflammatory response. By binding with them, ustekinumab stops them from working, reducing the amount of inflammation your immune system causes.

Stelara side effects & Stelara drug interactions

Like any medication, Stelara can cause side effects. Remember that when it comes to side effects, not everyone will experience the same or get any at all. The most common side effects caused by Stelara affect around 1 in 10 people who take it. They include headaches, sore throats, sinus infections, feeling tired, feeling dizzy, redness and pain where the injection is given, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, and pain in your back, muscles, and joints.

In rarer cases, Stelara can cause more serious side effects. These can include allergic reactions to the medication, inflammation of the lungs, and serious skin conditions where you have redness and loose skin over large areas of your body (erythrodermic psoriasis or exfoliative dermatitis).

As Stelara works by suppressing a part of your immune system (your inflammatory response) it can make you more susceptible to catching infections. Infections of your nose and throat are common, but you can catch more serious infections too. Your physician will assess your risk of side effects versus the benefits of taking Stelara. Talk to them if you have any concerns about side effects.

When taken at the same time, some medications can interact with each other. This can affect how they work and make certain side effects more likely. Medicines that may interact with Stelara include:

  • Other immunosuppressant drugs
  • Other psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis treatments, including UV light therapy
  • Live vaccinations
  • CYP450 substrate medicines, like warfarin or cyclosporine

Make sure to tell your prescribing physician about all drugs you’re taking, as well as those mentioned above, including any vitamins or dietary supplements.

Stelara warnings & precautions

Don’t take Stelara if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient ustekinumab
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Stelara (you can find these listed in the leaflet which comes with the medication)
  • Have an active infection
  • Are under 12 years of age

Talk to your doctor before taking Stelara if you:

  • Have ever had any type of cancer
  • Have had a recent infection
  • Have any new or changing lesions within psoriasis areas or on normal skin
  • Have an allergy to latex (the container of the product contains latex)
  • Are currently having another treatment for psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis 
  • Are currently having, or have had, injections to treat allergies
  • Are over 65 years of age
  • Are pregnant or trying to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed

Related medications

*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.