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Uceris Patient assistance program

Is your Uceris 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 Uceris medication with our help.

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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 Uceris cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible for the Uceris patient assistance program, the cost of your medication will be free. We only charge $49 per month for each medication, to cover our service fees. You could receive your Uceris prescription for just $49 a month, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

Am I eligible for the Uceris patient assistance program?

We will review your application to determine whether you are eligible for the Uceris patient assistance program. Each program has its own eligibility criteria which are set by the pharmaceutical companies, however, 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 Uceris patient assistance program?

We make it as easy as possible to apply for the Uceris patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our enrollment application. Tell us about any medications you are taking, including Uceris. We will also ask for details about your healthcare provider, 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 for Uceris assistance, we will handle the application process for you. We will work directly with your healthcare provider to prepare your application documents. Once we have received the signed application and supporting documents, we will submit them to the patient assistance program on your behalf. Our service continues once you are enrolled in the Uceris patient assistance program, and we will automatically request your Uceris medication refills for up to 1 year.

Is NiceRx an Uceris coupons provider?

We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Uceris patient assistance program. That means that we do not offer printable Uceris manufacturer coupons, Uceris discounts, or free Uceris samples. We are not an Uceris coupon provider or Uceris discount card. Our service extends to assisting eligible individuals to access the medications they need through patient assistance programs.

Can NiceRx help me get Uceris if I have insurance?

We may be able to help you to access Uceris patient assistance in a variety of circumstances. This includes when your insurance company will not pay for your Uceris medication or if you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. We may also be able to help you if you do not have insurance. Please apply online to find out more.

How much does Uceris cost without insurance?

Uceris cost without insurance will vary depending on where you buy it. As a guide, Uceris oral tablets, extended-release 9 mg usually cost $1,900 for 30 tablets. With NiceRx you will pay a flat monthly fee of $49, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

How much does Uceris cost with insurance?

The copay for Uceris with insurance depends on the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out how much this is, your healthcare provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance.

What is Uceris?

Uceris is an FDA-approved medication indicated for the induction of remission in patients with active, mild to moderate ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s Disease which are types of inflammatory bowel disease.

What doses of Uceris are available?

Uceris is available in extended-release tablet form, in the following doses: 9 mg.

The recommended dosage for the induction of remission in adult patients with active, mild to moderate ulcerative colitis is one 9 mg tablet once daily in the morning, with or without food for up to 8 weeks.

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

Uceris active ingredients

Uceris contains budesonide, which is classed as a glucocorticosteroid.

Uceris side effects

The most common adverse events of Uceris in clinical trials compared to placebo include:

  • Headache, dizziness
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Decreased blood cortisol
  • Upper abdominal pain, bloating, flatulence, constipation
  • Tiredness
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Arthralgia
  • Cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat

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

  • Signs of too much steroid medicine in your blood-thinning skin, easy bruising, increased acne or facial hair, changes in shape and location of body fat
  • Swollen ankles
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Pain or burning when you urinate
  • Menstrual problems (in women)
  • Impotence or loss of interest in sex (in men)
  • Hypercorticism and adrenal suppression
  • Immunosuppression – potential worsening of infections. More serious or even fatal course of chickenpox or measles can occur in susceptible patients
  • Anaphylactic reactions have occurred with other budesonide formulations

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

Uceris drug interactions

Uceris can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Cytochrome P450 3A4 inhibitors – (ketoconazole, grapefruit juice) may cause increased systemic corticosteroid effects

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

Uceris contraindications

You should not use Uceris if you:

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

Talk to your doctor about any other medical conditions before using Uceris if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Uceris
  • Have tuberculosis
  • Have an infection, including chickenpox or measles
  • Have high blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Have a weak immune system
  • Have osteoporosis or low bone mineral density
  • Have a stomach ulcer
  • Have liver disease – monitor for signs and/or symptoms of hypercorticism
  • Have eczema
  • Have a family history of diabetes, cataracts, or glaucoma
  • You are pregnant or plan to become pregnant – it is not known if treatment with Uceris will harm an unborn baby. However, untreated or uncontrolled ulcerative colitis during pregnancy can cause complications leading to preterm delivery or low birth weight
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Uceris generic

Uceris is the trademark brand name for budesonide. A generic version of budesonide is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Uceris 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 the different programs and filling out all the required paperwork for each program. Subject to medication availability.

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.