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Symbicort Patient assistance program

Is your Symbicort 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 Symbicort 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 Symbicort cost savings if eligible

You can receive your Symbicort prescription for a flat fee of just $49 per month. This monthly fee covers the full cost of your Symbicort medicine, regardless of the retail price. You could save:

Strength Avg. monthly price at
a US pharmacy
NiceRx monthly
price
Monthly savings
with NiceRx
80mcg/4.5mcg 120 doses (1 inhaler)$305.00$49.00$256.00
160mcg/4.5mcg 120 doses (1 inhaler)$355.00$49.00$306.00

Am I eligible for the Symbicort patient assistance program?

If you meet the eligibility criteria, you could receive your Symbicort medication without paying the full retail price. Each Symbicort assistance program application is reviewed individually by NiceRx. The primary criteria 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 the Symbicort patient assistance program? 

NiceRx makes it as easy as possible to apply for the Symbicort patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our enrollment application, and tell us about any medications you’re taking, including Symbicort. We’ll ask for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance, and your household income (this information is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers who ship your medication).

If we determine that you may be eligible, we will help to enroll you in the Symbicort patient assistance program. All of the application process is handled by us. Once enrolled in the program, we’ll also request your Symbicort medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year.

Is NiceRx a Symbicort coupon provider?

NiceRx is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Symbicort patient assistance program. We don’t offer printable Symbicort manufacturer coupons, Symbicort discounts, rebates, Symbicort savings cards, trial offers, or free Symbicort samples.

Keep in mind that you will likely save more when obtaining your Symbicort medication through NiceRx. Your total cost for the medication will always be $49 per month.

Can NiceRx help me get Symbicort if I have insurance?

We may be able to help if you don’t have insurance and your insurance company won’t pay for your Symbicort medication, or you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility.

How much is Symbicort with insurance?

The cost of your Symbicort medication will depend on your healthcare plan. To find out your copay with your current insurance, speak to your healthcare provider or pharmacist. If you are accepted onto the Symbicort patient assistance program, you will likely save more on the cost of your Symbicort medication. 

How much is Symbicort without insurance?

Symbicort prices without insurance will vary depending on where you buy it, the strength of the medication, and the number of inhalers per pack. You can expect to pay between around $235 and $285 for one inhaler with 120 doses at 80/4.5mcg, to between around $250 and $320 for one inhaler with 120 doses at 160/4.5mcg. With NiceRx you’ll always pay a flat monthly fee of $49.

What is Symbicort?

Symbicort is a medication used to treat asthma in adults and children aged 12 and over, as well as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in adults. The medication comes as a dry powder which is inhaled using an inhaler device called a Turbuhaler. You usually take the medicine once a day to prevent symptoms from occurring. It can be taken as a preventative measure before an activity that causes you breathing problems, such as before sport. If you have a sudden attack of symptoms, you should use a relief inhaler, rather than Symbicort.

Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the lungs and airways; it can cause your chest to tighten and make it difficult to breathe. COPD is a condition that also affects the lungs and makes it hard to breathe. Symbicort assists with both of these conditions by reducing inflammation and by relaxing the muscles in the lungs and airways. This helps to reduce the feeling of tightening in your chest and makes it easier for you to breathe. 

Symbicort active ingredients

Symbicort has two active ingredients: budesonide and formoterol fumarate dihydrate. When inhaled into the airways and lungs, formoterol fumarate dihydrate relaxes the muscles in your airways, making it easier to breathe. Budesonide is a corticosteroid that reduces inflammation in the lungs. When both are used in combination, they reduce the incidence of asthma symptoms and can help manage the symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Symbicort side effects & drug interactions

Like all medications, Symbicort can have side effects. The most common Symbicort side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 people) include a mild sore throat and coughing, headaches, trembling and shaking, pneumonia, and thrush infections. Less common Symbicort side effects (may affect up to 1 in 100 people) include disturbed sleep, dizziness, nausea, muscle cramps, and blurred vision.

These aren’t all of the side effects Symbicort can cause. For more detail look in the patient leaflet that comes with your medication. If you have any concerns about side effects, talk to your physician or a pharmacist.

As Symbicort can interact with other medications, potentially impacting its effectiveness, tell your prescribing physician about all drugs you’re taking, including vitamins and dietary supplements. Specifically:

  • Other medications to treat asthma or other breathing problems
  • Beta-blockers
  • Medications for a fast or uneven heartbeat
  • Medications to treat heart failure, like digoxin
  • Diuretics
  • Steroids taken orally
  • Tricyclic antidepressants
  • HIV-protease inhibitors
  • Medications for thyroid problems
  • Medications to treat Parkinson’s disease

Symbicort warnings & precautions

Don’t take Symbicort if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredients budesonide or formoterol fumarate dihydrate
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients found in Symbicort (listed in the leaflet which comes with the medication)
  • Are under 12 years of age (for treating asthma)
  • Are under 18 years of age (for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)

Talk to your physician before taking Symbicort if you:

  • Are diabetic
  • Have a lung infection
  • Have severe liver problems
  • Have high blood pressure
  • Have or have had any heart problems, like narrowing of the arteries, an uneven heartbeat, or heart failure
  • Have problems with your adrenal glands or thyroid
  • Have low levels of potassium in your blood
  • Have an intolerance to any sugars
  • Are pregnant or are breastfeeding

*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.