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Viokace Patient assistance program

Is your Viokace 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 Viokace medication with our help.

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    Convenient: Your medication is delivered straight to your door
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    Ongoing refills: Your medication is refilled automatically
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    Convenient: We manage the whole process and we’re here to assist you
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    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 Viokace cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible for the Viokace 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 Viokace prescription for just $49 a month, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

Am I eligible for the Viokace patient assistance program?

We will review your application to determine whether you are eligible for the Viokace patient assistance program. Each program has its own eligibility criteria which is 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 Viokace patient assistance program?

We make it as easy as possible to apply for the Viokace patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our enrollment application. Tell us about any medications you are taking, including Viokace. 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 Viokace 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 Viokace patient assistance program, and we will automatically request your Viokace medication refills for up to 1 year.

Is NiceRx a Viokace coupon provider?

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

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

We may be able to help you to access Viokace patient assistance in a variety of circumstances. This includes when your insurance company will not pay for your Viokace 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 Viokace cost without insurance?

Viokace cost without insurance will vary depending on where you buy it. As a guide, Viokace oral tablets (10,440 units-39,150 units-39,150 units) usually cost $350 for 100 tablets. With NiceRx you will pay a flat monthly fee of $49, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

How much does Viokace cost with insurance?

The copay for Viokace 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 Viokace?

Viokace is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Aptalis Pharma U.S. Inc. It is a combination of digestive enzymes (porcine-derived lipases, proteases, and amylases). Viokace is used in combination with a proton pump inhibitor in adults for the treatment of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency due to chronic pancreatitis (swelling of the pancreas) or pancreatectomy.

The safety and effectiveness of Viokace in pediatric patients have not been established. Use in pediatric patients may result in a reduction in growth due to tablet degradation in the gastric environment. Delayed-release capsules should be used for pediatric patients.

What doses of Viokace are available?

Viokace is available in tablet formulation, in the following doses: 10,440 USP units of lipase; 39,150 USP units of protease; 39,150 USP units of amylase, 20,880 USP units of lipase; 78,300 USP units of protease; 78,300 USP units of amylase.

Viokace is not interchangeable with any other pancrelipase products. Viokace tablets should be swallowed whole. Do not crush or chew tablets. Dosing should not exceed the dosage set by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Consensus Conferences Guidelines.

Initiate with 500 lipase units/kg of body weight per meal up to a maximum of 2,500 lipase units/kg of body weight per meal (or less than or equal to 10,000 lipase units/kg of body weight per day), or less than 4,000 lipase units/g fat ingested per day. Dosage should be based on clinical symptoms, the degree of steatorrhea, and the fat content of the diet.

Store Viokace at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Please read the full drug information and medication guide. Always speak with a healthcare professional for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Viokace active ingredients

Viokace contains pancrelipase as the active ingredient.

Viokace side effects

The most common side effects of Viokace in clinical trials compared to placebo include:

  • Biliary tract stones
  • Anal pruritus
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea, flatulence, constipation
  • Nausea
  • Pruritus, urticaria, and rash

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

  • Fibrosing colonopathy associated with high-dose use of pancreatic enzyme replacement

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

Viokace drug interactions

Other drugs may interact with Viokace, including prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your health care provider about all of your medicines including any supplements you are taking.

Viokace contraindications

You should not use Viokace if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient pancrelipase
  • Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Viokace

Talk to your doctor before using Viokace if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Viokace
  • Have gout
  • Have renal impairment
  • Have hyperuricemia
  • Have a known allergy to proteins of porcine origin
  • Have trouble swallowing tablets
  • Are lactose intolerant
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed – It is not known if Viokace passes into your breastmilk

Viokace generic

Viokace is the trademark brand name for pancrelipase manufactured by Aptalis Pharma U.S. Inc. A generic version of pancrelipase is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Viokace 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.