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Vpriv Patient assistance program

Is your Vpriv 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 Vpriv medication with our help.

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  • 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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  • An introduction to NiceRx
  • Next steps after qualifying
  • Uploading documents and billing
  • SSN & billing information
  • Medication delivery time

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 Vpriv cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible for the Vpriv 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 Vpriv through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month regardless of the retail price of your medication.

Am I eligible for the Vpriv patient assistance program?

You could receive your Vpriv 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 Vpriv 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 Vpriv.

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 Vpriv 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 Vpriv medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year once you are enrolled in the program.

Is NiceRx a Vpriv coupon provider?

At NiceRx, we help eligible individuals access the Vpriv patient assistance program. This means that we are not a Vpriv coupon, a Vpriv discount card, or a Vpriv copay card provider. We do not offer any medication trial offers, or free Vpriv samples.

Can NiceRx help me get Vpriv 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 Vpriv 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 Vpriv cost without insurance?

Vpriv costs without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy and the retailer you buy it from. As a guide, Vpriv intravenous powder for injection 400 units will typically cost around $1,500 for 1 powder for injection. 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 Vpriv cost with insurance?

The copay of Vpriv 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 Vpriv?

Vpriv is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Takeda. Vpriv (velaglucerase alfa for injection) is a hydrolytic lysosomal glucocerebroside-specific enzyme indicated for long-term enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for pediatric and adult patients with type 1 Gaucher disease.

Gaucher disease is a rare inherited disorder, in which people do not have enough of an enzyme called glucocerebrosidase, which normally breaks down a fat called glucocerebroside. Without the enzyme, glucocerebroside builds up in the body, typically in the liver, spleen, and bone. Symptoms include anemia (low red-blood-cell counts), thrombocytopenia (reduced platelet count) tiredness, easy bruising, an enlarged spleen and liver, and bone pain and breaks.

What doses of Vpriv are available?

Vpriv is available as a lyophilized powder for reconstitution by dilution with sterile water for injection. It is available in 200 Units and 400 Units single-use vials.

60 Units/kg is administered every other week as a 60-minute intravenous infusion. Patients being treated with imiglucerase for Gaucher disease can be switched to Vpriv. Physicians can make dosage adjustments based on the achievement and maintenance of each patient’s therapeutic goals.

Pretreatment with antihistamines and/or corticosteroids should be considered in patients who show symptoms of hypersensitivity associated with prior velaglucerase alfa product infusions.

Please see the full prescribing information and always speak with a healthcare professional about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Vpriv active ingredients

Vpriv contains velaglucerase alfa as the active ingredient.

Vpriv side effects

The most common side effects of Vpriv in clinical trials include:

  • Infusion-related reactions
  • Headache, dizziness
  • Abdominal pain, nausea
  • Back pain, joint pain
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Activated PTT prolonged
  • Tiredness/asthenia
  • Pyrexia (increased body temperature)
  • Immunogenicity – developing antibodies to Vpriv

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

  • Hypersensitivity reactions including serious allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) – symptoms include headache, dizziness, low blood pressure, high blood pressure, chest discomfort, nausea, tiredness/weakness, and fever. Appropriate medical support should be available when Vpriv is administered

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

Vpriv drug interactions

Other drugs may interact with Vpriv, 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.

Vpriv contraindications

You should not use Vpriv if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient velaglucerase alfa
  • Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Vpriv
  • Are under 4 years of age

Talk to your doctor before using Vpriv if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Vpriv
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Vpriv generic

Vpriv is the trademark brand name for velaglucerase alfa manufactured by Takeda. A generic version of velaglucerase alfa is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Vpriv 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.