Apriso Coupons & Assistance Programs

Authored by Nicole Colwell, / Medically Reviewed by Conor Sheehy, PharmD, BCPS
Last Updated: August 1, 2021

Prescription medications are a daily need for many Americans. Unfortunately, medications like Apriso can be very expensive. Apriso is prescribed to treat ulcerative colitis, a chronic disease that never fully goes away. The Rx Advocates can help patients who need Apriso save money each month.

Having to pay large amounts of money each month for prescription medications can be stressful for many people. Monthly bills for rent and utilities are already expensive, and adding high-cost medications can break a budget. No one should have to choose between being healthy and having a place to live.

Estimated Retail Price*

30-Day Supply
$60.00/month

Estimated Retail Price*

One Dose Pack
$351.70/month

* Source: GoodRX.com

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Who are The Rx Advocates?

The Rx Advocates is a prescription advocacy program that is recognized at a national level. We help patients get connected to patient assistance programs. There are over 100 United States-based patient assistance programs that we can help patients gain access to. In addition, we help people afford more than 800 FDA-approved prescription medicines that they need. This includes the top 100 most prescribed medications in the United States.

The Rx Advocates is not an insurance plan. We do not hand out coupons or discount cards for patients to take to the pharmacy. Instead, we take care of the paperwork to help connect patients with the patient assistance programs that are available. These programs are usually offered by the pharmaceutical companies that make the medications.

These programs are not always advertised; many people may not know that they are available. However, these programs can be a tremendous help to patients with lower incomes or no health insurance. The Rx Advocates want to help these patients use the benefits from these programs.

Do I Qualify for Apriso Patient
Assistance with The Rx Advocates?

Most patient assistance programs have some income requirements. With The Rx Advocates, patients also need to meet these income requirements:

  • An individual can qualify earning up to $40,000 annually
  • A couple can qualify earning up to $60,000 annually
  • A large family can qualify earning up to $100,000 annually

Some pharmaceutical company requirements are different. Contact us right away to see if we can help.

Apriso Prescription Discounts:
Frequently Asked Questions

Apriso (mesalamine) is an extended-release medication to treat ulcerative colitis. Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease affecting the large intestine. This disease can go into remission, but it does not fully go away. This disease causes frequent bowel movements, bloody diarrhea, and abdominal pain. It can also cause urgency, an immediate need to find a toilet.

Ulcerative colitis can show up at any age, but it is usually diagnosed in a patient’s teen years to their early 30s. The cause of ulcerative colitis is unknown, but researchers believe it can be autoimmune-related. There is no cure, but medications can help reduce symptoms.

While the cause is unknown there seems to be some risk factors that contribute to the development of ulcerative colitis. Patients are 20% more likely to have ulcerative colitis if an immediate family member has been diagnosed with this disease. In addition, some research suggests that urban settings and industrialization may increase the risk.

Some people should not take Apriso. People who have had an allergic reaction to salicylates or aminosalicylates should not use Apriso. Patients with kidney problems should talk to their doctor to see if they can take Apriso. This medication is for adults, it is not known if it is safe for children.

There are some other FDA-approved medications available to treat ulcerative colitis. They include:

Patients may pay different prices for Apriso. There are a few reasons why this may happen. First, prices can be different based on where in the country a patient lives. Second, pharmacies may have different retail prices for the same prescription. What a patient pays can also be affected by their insurance or lack of insurance.

As of April 2021, the average cost of a 30 day supply is $664.06. Apriso comes as a .375g capsule. Patients take four capsules at one time each morning, with or without food.

A prescription coupon is different from a patient assistance program. The Rx Advocates do not offer prescription drug coupons or discount cards. Instead, we would like to explain how a prescription drug coupon works.

After someone has been prescribed Apriso, they might do an internet search for a coupon. This is a reasonable action since Apriso is expensive. Some people may be concerned that they will not be able to get their prescription because of the cost.

There is a coupon available to use at a Rite Aid pharmacy to get Apriso for $504.32. This does save some money, but there is still a lot to pay each month. In addition, coupons may not be able to be used more than once. Sometimes coupons are available for a limited time, and then patients will have to pay full price.

Get Apriso Discounts Every Month
Through The Rx Advocates

At The Rx Advocates, our goal is to help people afford the prescription medications that they need every month. We understand how expensive prescriptions can be. Ulcerative colitis does not go away. A patient could need medication for the rest of their life. They need to be able to find the best price for their daily medication.

Patient assistance programs can be the best option if someone does not have health insurance. It is even possible that people with insurance but high copays can still qualify for patient assistance programs. Some insurance policies may not cover prescription medications, so the patient would have to pay the retail price at the pharmacy.

The goal of The Rx Advocates is to help people save money by getting them into patient assistance programs. When patients allow us to help, they can be confident they will only pay one monthly service fee for their medications. There are no hidden charges or surprise fees, and it is just $60 to $90 each month.

For one prescription per month, the service fee is $60. The Rx Advocates can help people with more than one prescription. Two drugs each month are $70. If a patient needs three medications, the service fee is $80. If we help a patient with four or more prescriptions each month, the service fee is $90.

Ulcerative colitis is a lifelong battle for patients. With the proper medication, it can go into remission. Accomplishing this can change someone’s life for the better. Apriso can help make that happen, but it could come at a high price. Even with a coupon, this daily medication can be expensive.

The Rx Advocates connect people with patient assistance programs to help them get the medications they need at an affordable rate. No one should have to go without the medicines that will improve their quality of life. The Rx Advocates can help. Please contact us today to get started.

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