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Zelapar Patient assistance program

Is your Zelapar 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 Zelapar medication with our help.

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NiceRx works with your healthcare provider to help you access affordable medications directly from U.S. pharmaceutical companies.

How it works

  • Enroll online

    Get started by filling out the online enrollment application to find out if you are eligible for assistance.

  • Pre-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.

  • Submit documents

    We will request documents to be submitted by you and your healthcare provider that are required by the pharmaceutical company to complete your enrollment.

  • Receive medication

    Once approved, the pharmaceutical company typically ships a 90-day supply of medication to your home or healthcare provider’s address.

Medically reviewed by  Jamie Winn, PharmD

Your monthly Zelapar cost savings if eligible

The Zelapar 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 Zelapar, regardless of the retail price.

Am I eligible for the Zelapar patient assistance program?

To find out if you are eligible for Zelapar 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 Zelapar patient assistance program?

Our application process aims to make it as easy as possible to apply for the Zelapar 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 Zelapar.

NiceRx will review your application and determine whether you may be eligible for Zelapar 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 Zelapar 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 Zelapar.

Is NiceRx a Zelapar coupon provider?

NiceRx is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Zelapar patient assistance program. We do not offer trial offers or free Zelapar 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 Zelapar coupons, discount cards, or Zelapar copay cards.

Can NiceRx help me get Zelapar cheaper if I have insurance?

NiceRx may be able to help you if your insurance company will not pay for your Zelapar 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 Zelapar cost without insurance?

Zelapar prices without insurance will vary depending on many you buy. Prices will also vary by retailer. As a guide, Zelapar oral tablets, disintegrating 1.25 mg typically cost $5,500 for 60 tablets.

How much does Zelapar cost with insurance?

The copay for Zelapar will vary by the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out what you might need to pay for Zelapar with insurance, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to help you calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.

What is Zelapar?

Zelapar (selegiline) is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Valeant Pharmaceuticals. It is classed as a monoamine oxidase type B (MAO-B) inhibitor, indicated as an adjunct in the management of patients with symptoms of Parkinson’s disease being treated with levodopa/carbidopa who show a deterioration in the quality of their response to this therapy. Zelapar prevents the breakdown of dopamine, a chemical in your brain. Low levels of dopamine are associated with Parkinson’s disease.

What doses of Zelapar are available?

Zelapar is available as an orally disintegrating tablet, in the following doses: 1.25 mg.

You must avoid eating foods that are high in tyramine while taking Zelapar and for 14 days after you stop. These foods include:

  • Air-dried meats, aged or fermented meats, sausage or salami, pickled herring
  • Any spoiled or improperly stored beef, poultry, fish, or liver
  • Beer from a tap or beer that has not been pasteurized
  • Aged cheeses (such as blue, Swiss, cheddar, Parmesan, or Romano cheese)
  • Over-the-counter supplements or cough and cold medicines that contain tyramine
  • Sauerkraut, soy beans, soy sauce, tofu, fava beans
  • Yeast extracts such as Marmite

Always speak with your healthcare provider for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Zelapar active ingredients

Zelapar contains selegiline hydrochloride as the active ingredient.

Zelapar side effects

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

  • Constipation, abdominal pain
  • Skin disorders
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Dyskinesia
  • Insomnia
  • Drowsiness
  • Dyspnea
  • Myalgia, back pain
  • Mouth sores or ulcers

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

  • Hypertension – dangerously high blood pressure, severe headache, blurred vision, pounding in your neck or ears, anxiety, nausea, vomiting, severe chest pain, shortness of breath, pounding heartbeats, or seizure
  • Serotonin syndrome when used with antidepressants – agitation, fever, fast heart rate, overactive reflexes, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of coordination
  • Hypotension or orthostatic hypotension
  • May cause or exacerbate dyskinesia
  • Hallucinations and psychotic-like behavior
  • Problems with impulse control and compulsive behaviors
  • Increased risk of melanoma
  • Increased risk for phenylketonuric patients

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

Zelapar drug interactions

Zelapar can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Meperidine
  • Dextromethorphan
  • Sympathomimetic medications
  • Tyramine/selegiline interaction
  • Dopaminergic antagonists
  • Other MAO inhibitors (MAOIs) – isocarboxazid, linezolid, metaxalone, methylene blue, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, rasagiline, safinamide, tranylcypromine
  • Treatments for seizures – carbamazepine
  • Muscle relaxants – cyclobenzaprine
  • Stimulants – amphetamines, ephedrine
  • Supplements – tryptophan, tyramine
  • St. John’s wort
  • Certain antidepressants including SSRIs (fluoxetine, paroxetine) SNRIs (duloxetine, venlafaxine), and TCAs (amitriptyline, doxepin)
  • Opioid medications – meperidine, methadone, pentazocine, propoxyphene, tramadol, tapentadol

This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Zelapar.

Zelapar contraindications

You should not use Zelapar if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient selegiline hydrochloride
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Zelapar
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant

Talk to your doctor before using Zelapar if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Zelapar
  • Have hepatic impairment
  • Have renal impairment
  • Have high blood pressure
  • Have phenylketonuria
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Zelapar generic

Zelapar is the trademark brand name for selegiline manufactured by Valeant Pharmaceuticals. A generic version of selegiline is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Zelapar 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 the different programs and filling out all the required paperwork for each program. Subject to medication availability.

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.