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Tobrex Patient assistance program

Is your Tobrex 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 Tobrex 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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  • An introduction to NiceRx
  • Next steps after qualifying
  • Uploading documents and billing
  • SSN & billing information
  • Medication delivery time

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 Tobrex cost savings if eligible

The Tobrex 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 Tobrex, regardless of the retail price.

Am I eligible for the Tobrex patient assistance program?

To find out if you are eligible for Tobrex 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 Tobrex patient assistance program?

Our application process aims to make it as easy as possible to apply for the Tobrex 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 Tobrex.

NiceRx will review your application and determine whether you may be eligible for Tobrex 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 Tobrex 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 Tobrex.

Is NiceRx a Tobrex coupon provider?

NiceRx is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Tobrex patient assistance program. We do not offer trial offers or free Tobrex 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 Tobrex coupons, discount cards, or Tobrex copay cards.

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

NiceRx may be able to help you if your insurance company will not pay for your Tobrex 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 Tobrex cost without insurance?

Tobrex prices without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy. Prices will also vary by retailer. As a guide, Tobrex ophthalmic ointment 0.3% typically costs $235 for 3.5 grams.

How much does Tobrex cost with insurance?

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

What is Tobrex?

Tobrex (tobramycin ophthalmic ointment) is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Novartis. It is a sterile topical ophthalmic aminoglycoside antibiotic eye ointment used to treat external bacterial eye infections of the eye. These include blepharitis, blepharoconjunctivitis, bacterial conjunctivitis, dacryocystitis, keratitis, keratoconjunctivitis, and acute meibomianitis.

What doses of Tobrex are available?

Tobrex is available in ophthalmic solution form, in the following doses: 3mg in 1mL.

Tobrex eye drops are given as 1 to 2 drops into the affected eye every 4 hours. For more severe infections, you may use 2 drops every hour initially before reducing the dose and number of drops per day.

To apply the eye drops, tilt your head back and pull down your lower eyelid. Hold the dropper tip above the eye and squeeze out a drop. Do not allow the dropper tip to come into direct contact with your eye. This can potentially infect your eye, and lead to serious vision problems.

If you normally wear contact lenses do not use this medicine while wearing them. Tobrex contains a preservative, benzalkonium chloride, that can discolor soft contact lenses. Wait 15 minutes before putting in your contact lenses after using this medicine.

Always speak with a healthcare professional for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Tobrex active ingredients

Tobrex contains tobramycin as the active ingredient.

Tobrex side effects

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

  • Hypersensitivity and localized ocular toxicity
  • Eyelid itching and swelling
  • Conjunctival erythema
  • Mild burning or stinging
  • Eye irritation
  • Blurred vision
  • Increased sensitivity to light

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

  • Damage to the cornea from long-term use
  • Severe burning, stinging, or irritation
  • Severe discomfort, crusting or drainage

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

Tobrex drug interactions

Other drugs may interact with Tobrex, including prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your health care provider about all of your medication including any supplements you are taking.

Tobrex contraindications

You should not use Tobrex if you:

  • Have a known hypersensitivity to the active ingredient tobramycin, or to similar antibiotics such as amikacin, gentamicin, streptomycin, or vancomycin
  • Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Tobrex
  • Have a viral or fungal infection in your eye
  • Are younger than 2 months old

Talk to your doctor before using Tobrex if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Tobrex
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed – tobramycin can pass into breast milk in low concentrations

Tobrex generic

Tobrex is the trademark brand name for tobramycin manufactured by Novartis. A generic version of tobramycin is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Tobrex 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.