Is NiceRx a Varizig coupon provider?
At NiceRx, we help eligible individuals access patient assistance programs. This means that we are not a Varizig coupon, a Varizig discount card, or a Varizig copay card provider. We do not offer any medication trial offers, or free Varizig samples.
Varizig patient assistance program
Patient assistance programs are typically sponsored by pharmaceutical companies and provide free or discounted medications to individuals with low income who are uninsured or under-insured and meet the eligibility criteria that vary by program. There are currently no known patient assistance programs for this medication.
How much does Varizig cost without insurance?
Varizig costs without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy and the retailer you buy it from. As a guide, Varizig intramuscular solution (125 intl units/1.2 mL) will typically cost around $2,100 for 1.2 milliliters.
How much does Varizig cost with insurance?
The copay of Varizig will vary in line with the specific terms of your healthcare plan. For further details about what you may need to pay, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.
What is Varizig?
Varizig is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Cangene Corporation, a subsidiary of Emergent BioSolutions Inc., Winnipeg, Canada R3T 5Y3, U.S. License No. 1201.
Varizig (Varicella-Zoster Immune Globulin (Human)) is indicated for post-exposure prophylaxis of varicella-zoster virus (VZV, chickenpox) or herpes zoster in high-risk patients without evidence of immunity for whom varicella vaccine is contraindicated.
High-risk individuals include immunocompromised children and adults, newborns of mothers with varicella shortly before or after delivery, premature infants, infants less than one year of age, adults without evidence of immunity, and pregnant women. Varizig administration is intended to reduce the severity of varicella.
What doses of Varizig are available?
Varizig is available as a lyophilized powder for solution for intramuscular injection. It is available in a single-use vial of 125 IU. Varizig is accompanied by a vial of 8.5 mL of sterile diluent for reconstitution. Each vial of Varizig is reconstituted with 1.25 mL of sterile diluent.
The dosing of Varizig is based on body weight. Administer a single dose of Varizig intramuscularly as recommended.
The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) recommends the administration of Varizig as soon as possible after exposure to the varicella-zoster virus, ideally within 96 hours for the greatest effectiveness. The CDC also revised the patient groups recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to receive VariZIG by extending the period of eligibility for previously recommended premature infants from exposures to varicella-zoster virus during the neonatal period to exposures that occur during the entire period for which they require hospital care for their prematurity. The CDC recommendations for VariZIG use are now in line with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations
Always speak with your healthcare provider about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.
Varizig active ingredients
Varizig contains Varicella-Zoster Immune Globulin (Human) as the active ingredient.
Varizig side effects
The most common side effects of Varizig in clinical trials include:
- Pain at the injection site pain
In rare instances, Varizig can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Thrombotic events – may occur following treatment with Varizig and other immune globulin products
- Coagulation disorders
- Transmission of infectious agents
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Varizig against your risk of adverse events. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Varizig to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Varizig drug interactions
Varizig can interact with other medications. These include:
- Live attenuated virus vaccines – such as measles, rubella, mumps, and varicella
This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Varizig.
You should not use Varizig if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient Varicella-Zoster Immune Globulin (Human)
- Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Varizig
- Have a history of anaphylactic or severe systemic reactions to human globulins
- Are IgA-deficient with antibodies against IgA and have a history of hypersensitivity
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
Talk to your doctor before using Varizig if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Varicella Zoster Immune Globulin
- Have heart disease, or coronary artery disease
- Have a bleeding or blood clotting disorder
- Have a history of stroke or blood clots
- Have a condition requiring bed rest
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
Varizig is the trademark brand name for Varicella-Zoster Immune Globulin (Human) manufactured by Cangene Corporation. A generic version of Varicella-Zoster Immune Globulin (Human) is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Varizig 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.