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.
Tyvaso 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 Tyvaso 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 Tyvaso?
Tyvaso (treprostinil) is a prescription medicine used in adults to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH; WHO Group I), which is high blood pressure in the arteries of your lungs. Tyvaso can improve the ability to exercise. Your ability to exercise decreases 4 hours after taking Tyvaso. It is not known if Tyvaso is safe and effective in children under 18 years of age.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Before you take Tyvaso, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
- Have lung disease, such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Have a lung infection
- Have liver or kidney problems
- Have low blood pressure
- Have bleeding problems
- Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Tyvaso will harm your unborn baby.
- Are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed. It is not known if Tyvaso passes into your breast milk. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby during treatment with Tyvaso.
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Tyvaso and other medicines may affect each other.
Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take:
- Medicines used to treat high blood pressure or heart disease
- Medicines that decrease blood clotting (anticoagulants)
- Water pills (diuretics)
- Gemfibrozil (Lopid) or rifampin (Rimactane, Rifadin, Rifamate, Rifater)
What are the possible side effects of Tyvaso?
Tyvaso can cause serious side effects, including:
- Low blood pressure (symptomatic hypotension). If you have low blood pressure, Tyvaso may lower your blood pressure more.
- Bleeding problems. Tyvaso may increase the risk of bleeding in people who take blood thinners (anticoagulants).
The most common side effects of Tyvaso are cough, headache, throat irritation and pain, nausea, reddening of the face and neck (flushing), fainting or loss of consciousness, dizziness, and diarrhea. These are not all the possible side effects of Tyvaso. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.