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Velphoro Patient assistance program

Is your Velphoro 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 Velphoro medication.

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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.

  • 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.

Your monthly Velphoro cost savings if eligible

The Velphoro patient assistance program can provide your medication for free. We simply charge $49 a month per medication to cover the cost of our services. With NiceRx, you will only pay $49 to obtain your Velphoro, regardless of the retail price.

Am I eligible for the Velphoro patient assistance program?

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

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

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

Is NiceRx a Velphoro coupons provider?

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

Can NiceRx help me get Velphoro if I have insurance?

NiceRx may be able to help you if your insurance company will not pay for your Velphoro 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 is Velphoro with insurance?

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

How much does Velphoro cost without insurance?

Velphoro prices without insurance will vary depending on how many you buy. Prices will also vary by retailer. As a guide, Velphoro chewable tablets (2500 mg (500 mg elemental iron)) typically costs $1,500 for 90 tablets.

What is Velphoro?

Velphoro contains the prescription medicine sucroferric oxyhydroxide. It is a phosphate binder and is used to control phosphorus levels in people who have chronic kidney disease and are receiving dialysis treatment.

Velphoro should be taken as prescribed by your doctor. You should not use this medicine for longer than recommended by your doctor or in a different amount to that prescribed. The tablets are chewed or crushed and best taken with meals. You may need regular blood tests while taking Velphoro.

Velphoro active ingredients

Exchange of phosphorus in the patient’s diet with hydroxyl groups or water in sucroferric oxyhydroxide occurs within the gastrointestinal tract. The excess phosphate is removed from a patient’s body in their feces. As a result of this process, of reducing phosphate absorbed from the diet, both phosphorus and calcium-phosphorus product levels are decreased.

Velphoro side effects

The most common side effects caused by Velphoro include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Darker colored stools
  • Nausea
  • Skin rash

Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Velphoro against your risk of side effects.

Velphoro drug interactions

Velphoro can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Treatment for osteoporosis – alendronate, etridonate, ibandronate
  • Treatment for vitamin D deficiency – cholecalciferol, doxercalciferol, ergocalciferol, risedronate, tiludronate
  • Antibiotics for bacterial infections – doxycycline, minocycline, omadacycline, sarecycline, tetracycline
  • Treatment for hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid gland) – levothyroxine, liothyronine

This list is not exhaustive and other drugs may interact with Velphoro.

Velphoro warning and precautions

You should not use Velphoro if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient sucroferric oxyhydroxide
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Velphoro
  • Are under the age of 18 years old

Talk to your doctor before using Velphoro if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Velphoro
  • Have liver disease
  • Have any stomach or intestinal problems
  • Have hemochromatosis (iron overload)
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

*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.