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Your monthly Tarpeyo cost savings if eligible

The Tarpeyo patient assistance program can provide your medication for free. We simply charge $49 per month for each medication to cover the cost of our services. With NiceRx, you will only pay $49 to obtain your Tarpeyo, regardless of the retail price.

Am I eligible for the Tarpeyo patient assistance program?

To find out if you are eligible for Tarpeyo assistance you can apply online using our enrollment application. Each pharmaceutical company sets its eligibility criteria, and we will review your application individually to determine if you may be eligible. The three main factors to consider 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 Tarpeyo patient assistance program?

Our application process aims to make it as easy as possible to apply for the Tarpeyo patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our online enrollment application. We will ask you for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income as this information is required by the pharmaceutical companies. We may be able to help you apply for other patient assistance programs too, so be sure to tell us about any medications you are taking as well as Tarpeyo.

NiceRx will review your application and determine whether you may be eligible for Tarpeyo assistance. If so, we will handle the full enrollment process for you and prepare all required documents for your healthcare provider to sign. Once you are successfully enrolled in the Tarpeyo patient assistance program, we will help you manage your prescription refills by requesting refills on your behalf throughout your enrollment period. At the end of your enrollment period we will contact you for updated information and seek to re-enroll you so you can continue to access affordable Tarpeyo.

Is NiceRx a Tarpeyo coupon provider?

NiceRx is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Tarpeyo patient assistance program. We do not offer trial offers or free Tarpeyo samples. When obtaining your medication through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month per medication. This will likely save you more money than if you were to use Tarpeyo coupons, discount cards, or Tarpeyo copay cards.

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

NiceRx may be able to help you if your insurance company will not pay for your Tarpeyo medication. We may also be able to help if you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. Whether you have insurance or not, apply online using our enrollment application to find out more.

How much does Tarpeyo cost without insurance?

Tarpeyo prices without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy. Prices will also vary by retailer. As a guide, Tarpeyo oral delayed-release capsules 4 mg typically cost $14,900 for 120 capsules.

How much does Tarpeyo cost with insurance?

The copay for Tarpeyo will vary by the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out what you might need to pay for Tarpeyo with insurance, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to help you calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.

What is Tarpeyo?

Tarpeyo is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Calliditas Therapeutics AB. Tarpeyo is a corticosteroid used to reduce proteinuria in adults with primary immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) at risk of rapid disease progression, generally a urine protein-to-creatinine ratio (UPCR) ≥ 1.5 g/g.

IgA nephropathy is also known as Berger’s disease, a rare kidney disease that occurs when IgA (a type of antibody) deposits build up in the kidneys, causing inflammation that damages kidney tissues. These deposits can cause the kidneys to leak blood and protein into the urine. IgA nephropathy can cause high blood pressure and chronic kidney disease, which may lead to kidney failure.

Approval of Tarpeyo is under accelerated approval based on a decrease in proteinuria. It is not known if Tarpeyo delays kidney function decline in patients with IgAN. Future FDA approval for this indication may depend upon verification and description of clinical benefit in a confirmatory clinical trial.

What doses of Tarpeyo are available?

Tarpeyo is available as a delayed-release capsule formulation, in the following doses: 4 mg.

The recommended dose for IgA nephropathy is 16 mg once daily, in the morning at least 1 hour before a meal. Swallow the capsules whole. Do not crush, chew, or open the capsules.

Please read the prescribing information for the patient safety information and always speak with your healthcare provider about your medical needs or about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Tarpeyo active ingredients

Tarpeyo contains budesonide as the active ingredient.

Tarpeyo side effects

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

  • Hypertension
  • Peripheral edema
  • Muscle spasms
  • Acne, dermatitis
  • Weight increase
  • Dyspnea
  • Face edema
  • Dyspepsia
  • Tiredness
  • Hirsutism

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

  • Hypercorticism and adrenal axis suppression
  • Risks of immunosuppression
  • Other corticosteroid effects – monitor patients with other conditions such as hypertension, and diabetes mellitus, where corticosteroids may have unwanted effects

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

Tarpeyo drug interactions

Tarpeyo can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Potent CYP3A4 Inhibitors – ketoconazole, grapefruit juice
  • Vaccines

This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Tarpeyo.

Tarpeyo contraindications

You should not use Tarpeyo if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient budesonide
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Tarpeyo

Talk to your doctor before using Tarpeyo if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Tarpeyo
  • Have liver problems
  • Are due to have surgery
  • Have chickenpox or measles or have recently been near anyone with chickenpox or measles
  • Have any other infection
  • Have high blood sugar levels or a family history of diabetes
  • Have cataracts
  • Have glaucoma or a family history of glaucoma
  • Have or have had tuberculosis
  • Have high blood pressure
  • Have decreased bone mineral density (osteoporosis)
  • Have stomach ulcers
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Tarpeyo generic

Tarpeyo is the trademark brand name for budesonide manufactured by Calliditas Therapeutics AB. Stockholm, Sweden. A generic version of budesonide is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Tarpeyo 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.