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.
Remodulin 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 on commercial, non-government plans may pay as little as a $5 co-pay for each prescription of Remodulin and may receive up to $8,000 per year toward their co-pay.*
*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.
What is Remodulin?
Remodulin is a prescription medication used to treat adults with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH; WHO Group 1), which is high blood pressure in the arteries of your lungs. Remodulin can reduce symptoms associated with exercise. Remodulin was studied mainly in patients with NYHA Functional Class II-IV symptoms. It is not known if Remodulin is safe and effective in children.
In people with PAH who need to switch from epoprostenol, Remodulin is approved to slow the worsening of symptoms.
Important Safety Information for Remodulin
Before you take Remodulin, tell your healthcare provider if you:
- Have other medical conditions or take other medicines that may affect your use of Remodulin by increasing the risk of side effects or decreasing the drug’s effectiveness.
- Have liver or kidney problems. Your Remodulin dose may need to be adjusted if you have liver problems.
- Have low blood pressure or bleeding problems.
- Are taking gemfibrozil (for high cholesterol), rifampin (for infection) or other drugs that affect liver enzymes. Your doctor may need to adjust your Remodulin dosage.
- Are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to become pregnant. It is not known if Remodulin will harm your unborn baby or if Remodulin passes into your breast milk.
What are the serious side effects of Remodulin?
- Continuous intravenous (IV) infusions of Remodulin delivered using an external infusion pump, with a tube placed in a central vein within the chest, are associated with the risk of blood stream infections and sepsis, which may be fatal. Therefore, continuous subcutaneous (SC) infusion delivered just beneath the skin is the preferred type of delivery.
- Worsening of PAH symptoms. Do not stop taking or greatly reduce your Remodulin dose without consulting your doctor.
- Low blood pressure (symptomatic hypotension). If you have low blood pressure or are taking drugs that lower your blood pressure, the risk of low blood pressure is increased.
- Bleeding problems. Remodulin may increase the risk of bleeding in people who take blood thinners (anticoagulants).
What are the possible side effects of Remodulin?
- In clinical studies of SC infusion of Remodulin, most people experienced infusion site pain and infusion site reaction (redness, swelling, and rash). These symptoms were sometimes severe and sometimes required treatment with narcotics or discontinuation of Remodulin.
- IV infusion of Remodulin delivered through an external pump has been associated with the risk of blood stream infections, arm swelling, tingling sensations, bruising, and pain.
- The most common side effects seen with either SC or IV Remodulin were headache, diarrhea, nausea, rash, jaw pain, widening of the blood vessels (vasodilatation), and swelling from fluid retention (edema). These are not all the possible side effects of Remodulin. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.