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Vumerity Patient assistance program

Is your Vumerity 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 Vumerity medication with our help.

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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. 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 Vumerity cost savings if eligible

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

Am I eligible for the Vumerity patient assistance program?

You could receive your Vumerity 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 Vumerity 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 Vumerity.

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

Is NiceRx a Vumerity coupons provider?

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

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

Vumerity costs without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy and the retailer you buy it from. As a guide, Vumerity oral delayed-release capsules 231 mg will typically cost around $6,700 for 106 capsules. 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 Vumerity cost with insurance?

The copay of Vumerity 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 Vumerity?

Vumerity is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Biogen. Vumerity is indicated for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), including clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), and active secondary progressive disease, in adults.

What doses of Vumerity are available?

Vumerity is available in delayed-release capsule form, in the following doses: 231 mg.

The recommended starting dose of Vumerity is 231 mg twice a day, orally, for 7 days. The maintenance dose after 7 days is 462 mg, given as two 231 mg capsules twice a day. Swallow the capsules whole, do not crush, chew, or sprinkle capsule contents on food. Avoid taking Vumerity with a high-fat, high-calorie meal or snack, and avoid taking Vumeritywith alcohol.

Please read the full patient information leaflet for the prescribing details and patient safety information and always speak with your healthcare provider for medical advice or about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet, or treatment discontinuation.

Vumerity active ingredients

Vumerity contains diroximel fumarate as the active ingredient.

Vumerity side effects

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

  • Flushing
  • Gastrointestinal adverse reactions – abdominal pain, diarrhea, and nausea

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

  • Anaphylaxis and angioedema
  • Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) – a rare brain infection
  • Lymphopenia – consider interruption of treatment if lymphocyte counts are low
  • Liver injury – nausea, vomiting that doesn’t stop, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, yellowing of eyes or skin, dark urine

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

Vumerity drug interactions

Vumerity can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Drugs that weaken the immune system – natalizumab, rituximab
  • Dimethyl fumarate (which is also metabolized to monomethyl fumarate)

This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Vumerity. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take including prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Vumerity contraindications

You should not use Vumerity if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient diroximel fumarate, dimethyl fumarate (Tecfidera), or monomethyl fumarate
  • Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Vumerity
  • Have herpes zoster or other serious infections

Talk to your doctor before using Vumerity if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Vumerity
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
  • Have liver problems
  • Have renal impairment
  • Have low white blood cell counts

Vumerity generic

Vumerity is the trademark brand name for diroximel fumarate manufactured by Biogen. A generic version of diroximel fumarate is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Vumerity savings through NiceRx.

Related medications

*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.