Once your benefits have been verified, if you need financial assistance, you may qualify for one of the programs offered by United Therapeutics. Notify your Specialty Pharmacy (SP) when scheduling shipment or contact ASSIST directly.
Orenitram Co-Pay Assistance Card
If you have a commercial or private insurance plan, we offer a co-pay assistance card to help cover some of your out-of-pocket expenses.
Eligible patients may pay as little as a $5 of their co-pay expense for their first Orenitram prescription. After the first prescription each month, each subsequent prescription within a 30-day period will have a $0 co-pay. The pharmacy will be reimbursed up to a maximum of $5,000 on the Orenitram prescription filled or maximum of $5,000 per 30-day period in the case of multiple prescriptions filled in the same 30-day period for a given patient. The patient will be responsible for any remaining balance that is not covered by their initial $5 co-pay and the maximum program benefit.*
*Patients must meet certain eligibility criteria to qualify for assistance. Patients receiving reimbursement under Medicare, Medicaid, VA, DoD (TRICARE), Indian Health Services, or similar federal or state programs, may not be eligible for some assistance. Some portion of this patient assistance may be administered by third-party patient assistance organizations. The Program is subject to additional state law restrictions. Patients residing in select states may not be eligible for the Program.
Patient Assistance Program (PAP)
United Therapeutics offers a free medication program for uninsured and underinsured patients who meet eligibility requirements.
Call ASSIST at 1-877-864-8437 to find out if you qualify for financial support.
Other financial support resources
There are independent Patient Assistance Programs* available that offer financial assistance to PAH patients in need. Known patient assistance programs that support PAH are listed below, in no particular order.
The Assistance Fund
Patient Advocate Foundation
Patient Services, Inc.
*Independent patient assistance programs are fully separate from United Therapeutics, and United Therapeutics has no influence or control over these organizations. United Therapeutics has no control or insight into whether an independent PAP may or will approve an individual for assistance, and United Therapeutics does not receive any information about the status or decision of a grant application.
Orenitram is a prescription medicine used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) which is high blood pressure in the arteries of your lungs. Orenitram may improve your ability to exercise. It is not known if Orenitram is safe and effective in children under 18 years of age.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR ORENITRAM
Do not take Orenitram if you have severe liver problems.
Before you take Orenitram, tell your healthcare provider if you:
- Have liver problems, diverticulosis, or any other medical conditions
- Are pregnant, breastfeeding, and/or plan to become pregnant or breastfeed. It is not known if Orenitram will harm your unborn baby or if Orenitram passes into your breast milk. You and your healthcare provider should decide if you will take Orenitram or breastfeed. You should not do both
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Orenitram and other medicines may affect each other causing side effects. Do not start or stop any new medicine until you check with your healthcare provider. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take another medicine that contains the same ingredient, treprostinil. Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them and the dose you take to show to your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
Do not change your dose or suddenly stop taking Orenitram without first talking to your healthcare provider. Stopping Orenitram suddenly may cause worsening of your PAH symptoms. If you miss two or more doses of Orenitram, call your healthcare provider. If you take too much Orenitram, call your healthcare provider or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away.
If Orenitram tablets are not taken whole, they may release too much medicine at one time. This can lead to side effects. Do not split, chew, crush, or break your Orenitram tablets. Do not take Orenitram tablets that are damaged or broken. Take Orenitram with food.
Orenitram can cause serious side effects, including an increased risk of bleeding. This risk could be increased if you are taking blood thinners such as warfarin.
The most common side effects of Orenitram include headache, diarrhea, nausea and flushing. These are not all of the possible side effects of Orenitram. Tell your doctor about any side effects that bother you, get worse over time, or do not go away.