Is NiceRx a Zomacton coupon provider?
NiceRx is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Zomacton patient assistance program. We do not offer trial offers or free Zomacton 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 Zomacton coupons, discount cards, or Zomacton copay cards.
Zomacton 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.
Can NiceRx help me get Zomacton cheaper if I have insurance?
How much does Zomacton cost without insurance?
Zomacton prices without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy. Prices will also vary by retailer. As a guide, Zomacton injectable powder for injection of 5 mg typically costs $315 for 1 powder for injection.
How much does Zomacton cost with insurance?
The copay for Zomacton will vary by the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out what you might need to pay for Zomacton with insurance, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to help you calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.
What is Zomacton?
Zomacton is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured for Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. It is a recombinant human growth hormone for the:
- Treatment of pediatric patients with growth failure due to inadequate secretion of endogenous growth hormone (GH), idiopathic short stature, short stature associated with Turner syndrome, short stature born small for gestational age with no catch-up growth by 2 to 4 years of age, and short stature or growth failure in short stature homeobox-containing gene deficiency
- Replacement of endogenous GH in adults with GH deficiency
What doses of Zomacton are available?
Zomacton is available as an injection formulation, in the following doses:
- 5 mg/5 mL vial of bacteriostatic 0.9% NaCl (preserved with benzyl alcohol)
- 10 mg/1 mL of bacteriostatic water (preserved with 0.33% metacresol), with a 25G reconstitution needle
- 10 mg vial with a syringe of 1 mL of bacteriostatic water (preserved with 0.33% metacresol), with a vial adapter
Administer by subcutaneous injection to the back of the upper arm, abdomen, buttock, or thigh with a regular rotation of injection sites.
Always speak with a healthcare professional for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.
Zomacton active ingredients
Zomacton contains somatropin as the active ingredient.
Zomacton side effects
The most common side effects of Zomacton in clinical trials include:
- Upper respiratory infection
- Fever, headache, flu syndrome
- Otitis media
- Arthralgia, myalgia
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Peripheral edema
- Impaired glucose tolerance
In rare instances, Zomacton can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Increased risk of neoplasm in childhood cancer survivors – monitor patients with preexisting tumors
- Glucose intolerance and diabetes mellitus
- Intracranial hypertension
- Serious hypersensitivity reactions – seek medical attention in the case of an allergic reaction
- Fluid retention
- Hypothyroidism – monitor thyroid function
- Slipped capital femoral epiphysis in pediatric patients – monitor patients with onset of a limp or hip/knee pain
- Progression of preexisting scoliosis in pediatric patients
- Pancreatitis – monitor patients with abdominal pain
- Risk of serious adverse reactions in neonates and infants due to benzyl alcohol preservative
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Zomacton against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Zomacton to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Zomacton drug interactions
Zomacton can interact with other medications. These include:
- Cytochrome P450-metabolized drugs
- Oral estrogen
- Insulin and/or other hypoglycemic agents
This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Zomacton.
You should not use Zomacton if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient somatropin
- Have hypersensitivity to any of the other excipients, or diluents in Zomacton
- Have an acute critical illness
- Have a history of upper airway obstruction or sleep apnea
- Have severe respiratory impairment due to the risk of sudden death
- Have an active malignancy
- Have active proliferative or severe non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy
- Are a pediatric patient with closed epiphysis
- Are a pediatric patient with Prader-Willi syndrome and are severely obese
Talk to your doctor before using Zomacton if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Zomacton
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed – it is not known if this medication passes into breast milk during lactation
Zomacton is the trademark brand name for somatropin manufactured for Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. A generic version of somatropin is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Zomacton 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.