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Your monthly Veltassa cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible to receive your Veltassa prescription through the patient assistance program, your medication will be free. We charge a flat monthly price of $49 per medication to cover the cost of our services.

StrengthAvg. monthly price at
a US pharmacy
NiceRx monthly
Monthly savings
with NiceRx
8.4g - 4 powder for reconstitution$185.00$49.00$136.00
16.8g - 30 powder for reconstitution$999.00$49.00$950.00
25.2g - 30 powder for reconstitution$999.00$49.00$950.00

Am I eligible for Veltassa patient assistance?

To be eligible for the Veltassa patient assistance program, you will need to meet specific eligibility criteria set by the pharmaceutical company. At NiceRx, we review each Veltassa enrollment application individually. The main factors considered 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 Veltassa patient assistance program?

Applying for the Veltassa patient assistance program through NiceRx is simple. Begin by completing the enrollment application on our website. We will ask for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers that supply your medication. We may be able to help you access patient assistance for other medications as well as Veltassa, so please tell us about any medications that you have been prescribed.

If we determine that you may be eligible for Veltassa assistance, we will handle the full enrollment process on your behalf. We will work with your healthcare provider to prepare and submit all the documents required for you to enroll. If you are successfully enrolled in the Veltassa patient assistance program, we will also request your Veltassa medication refills for up to 1 year. At the end of your enrollment period, we will contact you for updated details and seek to re-enroll you in the program.

Is NiceRx a Veltassa coupons provider?

NiceRx does not provide Veltassa coupons, discount cards, or copay cards. We do not offer printable Veltassa manufacturer coupons, Veltassa discounts, rebates, Veltassa savings cards, trial offers, or free samples. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access patient assistance programs. Our service cost is $49 a month per medication, so you will likely save more on your Veltassa medication with NiceRx.

Can NiceRx help me get Veltassa if I have insurance?

NiceRx may be able to help you access Veltassa patient assistance if:

  • You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Veltassa
  • Your insurance company will not pay for your Veltassa prescription
  • You do not have insurance

Complete your enrollment application online to find out more.

How much is Veltassa with insurance?

Your individual healthcare plan will determine the cost of Veltassa with insurance. To find out what you will need to pay, contact your pharmacist or insurance provider. They will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance.

How much does Veltassa cost without insurance?

Veltassa prices without insurance will vary by retailer. As a guide, Veltassa oral powder for reconstitution will typically cost around $180 for a supply of 4 powders of 8.4 g.

What is Veltassa?

Veltassa is an FDA-approved medication manufactured by Vifor Pharma. Veltassa is a potassium binder used for the treatment of hyperkalemia (high levels of potassium in the blood) in adults. Hyperkalemia occurs in patients with acute or chronic kidney disease (CKD) or heart failure, especially in those who are taking drugs that inhibit the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS). Veltassa is not absorbed into your bloodstream and acts directly on the intestines. Veltassa works by binding itself to potassium in your digestive tract. This helps to stop your body from absorbing excess potassium. This drug does have a limitation of use and is not to be used as an emergency treatment for hyperkalemia because of its delayed onset of action.

Veltassa dry form powder needs to be mixed with water before you take it. It is normally taken once daily with or without food. It should not be taken with hot liquid or hot food. The unmixed oral powder should be stored in the refrigerator, but you may store Veltassa at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. The powder must be used within 3 months of being taken out of the refrigerator.  A healthcare professional will decide how often you take Veltassa depending on the desired target range for you.

What doses of Veltassa are available?

Veltassa is available as a powder for oral suspension in doses of 8.4g.

Always speak with your healthcare provider about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Veltassa active ingredients

Veltassa is a polymer containing calcium-sorbitol, which exchanges calcium for the excess potassium in the intestinal tract. Veltassa’s mechanism of action is to increase the excretion of potassium in stools from the body by binding with the potassium in the gastrointestinal tract. This mopping up of the excess potassium helps to reduce the amount of potassium that is free in the gastrointestinal tract and therefore helps to lower body serum potassium levels.

Veltassa side effects

The most common side effects or adverse effects caused by Veltassa include:

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal discomfort or flatulence
  • Low magnesium blood levels (hypomagnesemia) – your doctor may prescribe a magnesium supplementation

In rare instances, Veltassa can cause more serious side effects or adverse reactions. These can include:

  • Seizures
  • Tiredness
  • Muscle pain, weakness, or muscles feeling numb
  • Involuntary back and forth movement of eyes
  • Get emergency treatment if you have signs of an allergic reaction – hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Veltassa drug interactions

Veltassa can interact with other medications. This drug should be taken at least 3 hours before or 3 hours after other oral medications. These include:

  • Antacids used to neutralize acid – aluminum carbonate, aluminum hydroxide, calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate, magnesium hydroxide
  • Medication used to reduce stomach acid – esomperazole, lansoprazole, pantoprazole, rabeprazole
  • Medication taken for irregular heartbeats – amiodarone, dronedarone
  • Antipsychotics taken for mental health conditions – droperidol, pimozide, or ziprasidone
  • Steroids such as beclomethasone, dexamethasone, and prednisolone
  • Iron supplements taken for anemia – ferrous fumarate, ferrous gluconate, and ferrous sulfate

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

Veltassa contraindications

You should not use Veltassa if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient patiromer sorbitex calcium
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Veltassa
  • Are younger than 18 years of age

Talk to your doctor before using Veltassa if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Veltassa
  • Have a bowel obstruction, slow digestion, severe constipation, or impaction
  • Have any bowel problems caused by surgery
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Veltassa generic

Veltassa is the trademark brand name for patiromer manufactured by Vifor Pharma. A generic version of patiromer sorbitex calcium is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Veltassa savings through NiceRx.

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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.