Is NiceRx a Vpriv coupon provider?
At NiceRx, we help eligible individuals access patient assistance programs. 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.
Vpriv patient assistance program
Patient assistance programs are typically sponsored by pharmaceutical companies and provide free or discounted medications to individuals with low income who are uninsured or under-insured and meet the eligibility criteria that vary by program. There are currently no known patient assistance programs for this medication.
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.
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
- 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.
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 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.
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.