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Tysabri Patient assistance program

Is your Tysabri 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 Tysabri medication with our help.

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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. 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 Tysabri cost savings if eligible

With our assistance, you could access the Tysabri patient assistance program and obtain your medication for free. We only charge a flat monthly fee of $49 per medication for our services.

Am I eligible for Tysabri patient assistance?

We review each Tysabri enrollment application individually to determine if you are eligible. Each assistance program has its own eligibility criteria and the factors 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 Tysabri patient assistance program?

Our process makes it as easy as possible to apply for the Tysabri patient assistance program. Begin by completing the enrollment application form on our website. Tell us about any medications that you are taking, including Tysabri. You must also provide details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. This is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers who will supply the medication, so it is important to make sure this information is accurate and up to date.

We will review the information that you have provided to determine whether you are eligible for patient assistance. If we can pre-qualify you for assistance, NiceRx will handle the full enrollment process on your behalf. If you are approved by the pharmaceutical company, you will typically start receiving your medication in 6 – 8 weeks.

Is NiceRx a Tysabri coupons provider?

NiceRx is not a Tysabri coupon, Tysabri discount card, or Tysabri copay card provider. We do not offer Tysabri manufacturer coupons, Tysabri discounts, rebates, Tysabri savings cards, trial offers, or free Tysabri samples. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Tysabri patient assistance program.

Can NiceRx help me get Tysabri if I have insurance?

NiceRx may be able to help you get Tysabri if:

  • You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Tysabri
  • Your insurance company will not pay for your Tysabri prescription
  • Your healthcare plan does not cover Tysabri medication
  • You do not have insurance

Please apply online to find out if we can help you.

How much is Tysabri with insurance?

The cost of Tysabri with insurance will depend on the terms of your healthcare plan. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance. Contact them to find out more.

How much does Tysabri cost without insurance?

Tysabri prices without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy. Prices will also vary by retailer. As a guide, Tysabri intravenous concentrate (300 mg/15 mL) will cost around $7,700 for 15 milliliters.

What is Tysabri?

Tysabri is an FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Biogen. It contains the prescription medicine natalizumab, a monoclonal antibody designed to act on specific cells only. It acts on the immune system in the body.

Tysabri is used as a monotherapy to treat:

  • Relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis in adults, which includes relapsing-remitting disease, active secondary progressive disease, and clinically isolated syndrome
  • Moderate to severe Crohn’s disease in adults, usually if other medicines did not work or have stopped working

The safety and effectiveness of Tysabri in children under 18 years of age are unknown.

Treatment with Tysabri may increase the risk of PML (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy). PML is a serious infection of the brain and is caused by a mutation of the JC virus. It is normally kept under control by the immune system, but if your immune system is weakened, which may occur when taking Tysabri, the JC virus can become active and cause inflammation and damage to the brain. Symptoms of PML can seem like an attack of MS. If you are using this drug or have stopped using it within the last 6 months, tell your doctor immediately of any new or worsening symptoms that have lasted for several days. Symptoms such as clumsiness, confusion, difficulty concentrating, difficulty moving muscles, seizure, problems with speech, changes in vision. Patients must be registered to follow up, in order to find any possible cases of PML as soon as possible.

What doses of Tysabri are available?

Tysabri is available as an injection of 300 mg in 15 mL for intravenous infusion. Always speak with a healthcare professional about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Tysabri active ingredients

Tysabri belongs to a class of medicines known as integrin receptor antagonists. It binds to specific points on the surface of certain leukocytes (a type of white blood cell). This binding prevents those leukocytes from attaching to the receptors they would normally attach to.

Tysabri binds to immune cells in the bloodstream, preventing them from passing from the blood into the central nervous system where they can damage nerves.

Clinical trials show that adding Tysabri treatment with another medicine, interferon beta-1a, is more effective than adding a placebo, helping to reduce the number of relapses. The study raised concerns that combination with interferon beta-1a had a higher risk of serious brain infection PML.

Tysabri side effects

The most common side effects of Tysabri include:

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea, stomach pains
  • Arms, legs, or joint pain
  • Cold-like symptoms – blocked nose, sore throat, sneezing, feeling tired
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Vaginal discharge or itching

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

  • Increased risk of brain infection or spinal cord caused by the herpes infection, leading to severe disability or death
  • Liver damage – jaundice (yellowing of eyes or skin), darker urine, loss of appetite, nausea, upper stomach pain, feeling tired
  • Cough with yellow or green mucus
  • Fever and chills

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives, rash, wheezing, difficult breathing, chest pain, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Tysabri against your risk of side effects.

Tysabri drug interactions

Tysabri can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Treatments for cancer – abemaciclib, everolimus, ribociclib, dactinomycin
  • Corticosteroids – betamethasone, dexamethasone, prednisolone
  • Immunosuppressants – azathioprine, cyclosporine, methotrexate
  • Treatment for rheumatoid arthritis – leflunomide, teriflunomide
  • Other monoclonal antibodies – obinutuzumab, rituximab, venetoclax
  • Treatments that prevent organ transplant rejection – sirolimus, tacrolimus

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

Tysabri contraindications

You should not use Tysabri if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient natalizumab
  • Have hypersensitivity or are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Tysabri
  • Have ever had PML (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy)
  • Are younger than 18 years old

Talk to your doctor before using Tysabri if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Tysabri
  • Have herpes or shingles
  • Have leukemia or lymphoma
  • Have a fever or an infection
  • Have HIV or AIDS
  • Have any other medical condition that can weaken your immune system
  • Have liver disease
  • Have had an organ transplant
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Tysabri is only available from certified pharmacies under a special program called the TOUCH Prescribing Program. You must be registered in the program and understand the risks and benefits of taking this medicine.

Tysabri generic

Tysabri is the trademark brand name for natalizumab manufactured by Biogen. A generic version of natalizumab is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Tysabri savings through NiceRx.

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*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.