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Varizig Patient assistance program

Is your Varizig 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 Varizig 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 Varizig cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible for the Varizig patient assistance program you can receive your medication for free. Our monthly service fee of $49 per medication covers the cost of our services in applying for the program and requesting your ongoing refills on your behalf. If you obtain your Varizig through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month regardless of the retail price of your medication.

Am I eligible for the Varizig patient assistance program?

You could receive your Varizig without paying the full retail price if you meet the eligibility criteria for assistance. The eligibility requirements are set by the pharmaceutical companies that are providing assistance programs. At NiceRx, we review each application individually, although the main 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 Varizig patient assistance?

We do everything that we can to take the hassle and stress out of applying for patient assistance programs. Simply start by filling in our enrollment application. We will ask for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical companies you are applying to for assistance. We may also be able to help you access patient assistance for other medications that you have been prescribed, so be sure to tell us about any medications you are taking as well as Varizig.

NiceRx will review the information you have provided, and if we determine that you may be eligible for assistance, we will seek to enroll you in the Varizig patient assistance program. We will handle the enrollment process for you by working with your healthcare provider and preparing all the required paperwork for your doctor to sign. We will also request your Varizig medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year once you are enrolled in the program.

Is NiceRx a Varizig coupon provider?

At NiceRx, we help eligible individuals access the Varizig patient assistance program. 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.

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

We may be able to help you if you have insurance, including if your insurance company will not pay for your Varizig medication, or you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. We may even be able to assist if you do not have insurance. Please fill in our enrollment application to find out more.

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. If you obtain your medication through NiceRx, you will pay a flat monthly rate of $49 per medication regardless of its retail price.

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
  • Headache

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
  • Hypersensitivity
  • 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.

Varizig contraindications

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 generic

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.

*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.