How it works
Get started by filling out the online enrollment application to find out if you are eligible for assistance.
NiceRx verifies your eligibility for medication assistance and notifies you if you are pre-qualified. The pharmaceutical company provides your medication for free, and you only pay our service fee.
We will request documents to be submitted by you and your healthcare provider that are required by the pharmaceutical company to complete your enrollment.
Once approved, the pharmaceutical company typically ships a 90-day supply of medication to your home or healthcare provider’s address. Final acceptance is determined by the pharmaceutical company.
Your monthly Yonsa cost savings if eligible
The Yonsa patient assistance program can provide your medication for free. We simply charge $49 per month for each medication to cover the cost of our services. With NiceRx, you will only pay $49 to obtain your Yonsa, regardless of the retail price.
Am I eligible for the Yonsa patient assistance program?
To find out if you are eligible for Yonsa assistance you can apply online using our enrollment application. Each pharmaceutical company sets its eligibility criteria, and we will review your application individually to determine if you may be eligible. The three main factors to consider 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 Yonsa patient assistance program?
Our application process aims to make it as easy as possible to apply for the Yonsa patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our online enrollment application. We will ask you for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income as this information is required by the pharmaceutical companies. We may be able to help you apply for other patient assistance programs too, so be sure to tell us about any medications you are taking as well as Yonsa.
NiceRx will review your application and determine whether you may be eligible for Yonsa assistance. If so, we will handle the full enrollment process for you and prepare all required documents for your healthcare provider to sign. Once you are successfully enrolled in the Yonsa patient assistance program, we will help you manage your prescription refills by requesting refills on your behalf throughout your enrollment period. At the end of your enrollment period we will contact you for updated information and seek to re-enroll you so you can continue to access affordable Yonsa.
Is NiceRx a Yonsa coupons provider?
NiceRx is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Yonsa patient assistance program. We do not offer trial offers or free Yonsa samples. When obtaining your medication through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month per medication. This will likely save you more money than if you were to use Yonsa coupons, discount cards, or Yonsa copay cards.
Can NiceRx help me get Yonsa if I have insurance?
NiceRx may be able to help you if your insurance company will not pay for your Yonsa medication. We may also be able to help if you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. Whether you have insurance or not, apply online using our enrollment application to find out more.
How much does Yonsa cost without insurance?
Yonsa prices without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy. Prices will also vary by retailer. As a guide, Yonsa oral tablets 125 mg typically cost $10,000 for 120 tablets.
How much does Yonsa cost with insurance?
The copay for Yonsa will vary by the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out what you might need to pay for Yonsa with insurance, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to help you calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.
What is Yonsa?
Yonsa is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Sun Pharma. It is classed as an anti-androgen, CYP17 inhibitor, indicated in combination with the corticosteroids, prednisone, or methylprednisolone for the treatment of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC).
What doses of Yonsa are available?
Yonsa is available in tablet form, in the following doses: 125 mg.
Take Yonsa 500 mg (four 125 mg tablets) orally once daily in combination with prednisone or methylprednisolone twice daily. Patients receiving treatment should also receive a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analog or should have had bilateral orchiectomy.
Yonsa tablets can be taken with or without food. Tablets should be swallowed whole with water. Do not crush or chew tablets. For patients with baseline moderate hepatic impairment reduce the starting dose to 125 mg once daily. For patients who develop hepatotoxicity during treatment, stop treatment until recovery. Discontinue if patients develop severe hepatotoxicity.
Always speak with your healthcare provider for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.
Yonsa active ingredients
Yonsa contains abiraterone acetate as the active ingredient. It is converted in vivo to abiraterone, an androgen biosynthesis inhibitor, that inhibits CYP17. This enzyme is expressed in testicular, adrenal, and prostatic tumor tissues and is required for androgen biosynthesis.
Yonsa side effects
The most common side effects of Yonsa in clinical trials include:
- Joint swelling or discomfort
- Hot flush
- Urinary tract infection
- Elevated alkaline phosphatase
- Elevated AST
- Elevated ALT
In rare instances, Yonsa can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Mineralocorticoid excess – closely monitor patients with cardiovascular disease
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Hypokalemia – monitor serum potassium and symptoms of fluid retention
- Adrenocortical insufficiency
- Hepatotoxicity – monitor liver function and modify, interrupt, or discontinue if required
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Yonsa against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Yonsa to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Yonsa drug interactions
Yonsa can interact with other medications. These include:
- Strong CYP3A4 inducers
- CYP2D6 substrates
This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Yonsa. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
You should not use Yonsa if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient abiraterone acetate
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Yonsa
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant – Men who are sexually active with a woman who may become pregnant must use effective birth control during treatment and for at least 3 weeks after the final dose of Yonsa
Talk to your doctor about your medical condition before using Yonsa if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Yonsa
- Have heart problems
- Have liver problems
- Have a history of adrenal problems
- Have a history of pituitary problems
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
Yonsa is the trademark brand name for abiraterone acetate manufactured by Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Inc. A generic version of abiraterone acetate is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Yonsa 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.