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Yervoy Patient assistance program

Is your Yervoy 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 Yervoy medication with our help.

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  • 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
  • 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 Yervoy cost savings if eligible

With our assistance, you could access the Yervoy patient assistance program and obtain your medication for free. We only charge a flat monthly fee of $49 per medication for our services.

Am I eligible for Yervoy patient assistance?

We review each Yervoy enrollment application individually to determine if you are eligible. Each assistance program has its own eligibility criteria and 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 Yervoy patient assistance program?

Our process makes it as easy as possible to apply for the Yervoy patient assistance program. Begin by completing the enrollment application form on our website. Tell us about any medications that you are taking, including Yervoy, your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers who will supply the medication, so it is important to make sure this information is accurate and up to date.

We will review the information that you have provided to determine whether you are eligible for patient assistance. If we can pre-qualify you for assistance, NiceRx will handle the full enrollment process on your behalf. If you are approved by the pharmaceutical company, you will typically start receiving your medication in 6 – 8 weeks.

Is NiceRx a Yervoy coupons provider?

NiceRx is not a Yervoy coupon, Yervoy discount card, or Yervoy copay card provider. We do not offer Yervoy manufacturer coupons, Yervoy discounts, rebates, Yervoy savings cards, trial offers, or free Yervoy samples. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access their medication directly from the U.S. pharmaceutical company.

Can NiceRx help me if I have insurance?

NiceRx may be able to help you if:

  • You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Yervoy
  • Your insurance company will not pay for your Yervoy prescription
  • Your healthcare plan does not cover your medication
  • You do not have insurance

Please apply online to find out if we can help you.

How much does Yervoy cost without insurance?

Without insurance, Yervoy costs will vary depending on where you buy the medication as prices will vary by retailer. As a guide, Yervoy  intravenous solution (5 mg/mL) will cost around $8,240 for 10 milliliters.

How much does Yervoy cost with insurance?

The copay for Yervoy will depend on the terms of your healthcare plan. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance. Contact them to find out more.

What is Yervoy?

Yervoy is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Bristol Myers Squibb. It is a type of cancer treatment called immunotherapy and affects the immune system. Ipilimumab increases the quantity and the activity of a white blood cell called T cells. T cells form part of the immune system helping to kill cancer cells.

Yervoy is a human cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA-4)-blocking antibody indicated for:

  • Treatment of unresectable or metastatic melanoma in adults and pediatric patients 12 years of age and older
  • Adjuvant treatment of patients with cutaneous melanoma (a type of skin cancer) with pathologic involvement of regional lymph nodes of more than 1 mm who have undergone complete resection, including total lymphadenectomy
  • Treatment of patients with intermediate or poor risk, previously untreated advanced renal cell carcinoma, in combination with nivolumab
  • In combination with Opdivo for first-line treatment of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in adults whose tumors express the PD-L1 protein but not any mutations in the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) or anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) genes

The FDA has also granted Yervoy accelerated approval to treat certain forms of colorectal cancer.

Yervoy can result in severe and fatal immune-mediated adverse reactions. Permanently discontinue treatment and initiate systemic high-dose corticosteroid therapy. You should be assessed for signs and symptoms of enterocolitis, dermatitis, neuropathy, and endocrinopathy and be evaluated for clinical chemistries including liver function tests, adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) level, and thyroid function tests at baseline before each dose.

What doses of Yervoy are available?

Yervoy is available in injection form, in the following doses: 50 mg/10 mL (5 mg/mL) and 200 mg/40 mL (5 mg/mL) in a single-use vial.

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

Yervoy active ingredients

The active ingredient of Yervoy is ipilimumab, a monoclonal antibody.

Yervoy side effects

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

  • Tiredness
  • Insomnia
  • Diarrhea, constipation
  • Pruritus, rash
  • Colitis
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Headache, pyrexia
  • Weight loss and decreased appetite
  • Musculoskeletal pain, arthralgia
  • Cough, shortness of breath

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

  • New or worsening cough, shortness of breath, chest pain
  • Severe or ongoing diarrhea, stomach pain, bloody or tarry stools
  • Fever, and swollen glands
  • New or worsening skin rash, itching, or blistering
  • Chest pain, irregular heartbeats
  • Severe muscle weakness, ongoing arthralgia
  • Eye problems – blurry vision, double vision, eye pain, or redness
  • Kidney problems – little or no urination, swelling in your feet or ankles, blood in your urine
  • Liver problems – upper right-sided stomach pain, tiredness, bruising or bleeding, dark urine, yellowing of your skin or eyes
  • Hormonal disorder – headaches, feeling tired, dizziness, fainting, changes in mood, increased thirst or urination, feeling cold, weight gain, or weight loss
  • Confusion, headache, memory problems, hallucinations, neck stiffness, drowsiness, seizure

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

Yervoy drug interactions

There is currently no data available for Yervoy interactions with other medications. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Yervoy contraindications

You should not use Yervoy if you:

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

Talk to your doctor before using Yervoy if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Yervoy
  • Have liver problems
  • Have an autoimmune disorder such as lupus, sarcoidosis, Crohn’s disease, or ulcerative colitis
  • Have had an organ transplant or stem cell transplant
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant – you should use an effective method of birth control during your treatment and for 3 months after the last dose
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed – do not breastfeed during treatment and for 3 months after the last dose

Yervoy generic

Yervoy is the trademark brand name for ipilimumab manufactured by Bristol Myers Squibb. A generic version of ipilimumab is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Yervoy 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.