Stelara patient assistance program
Do you need help paying for your Stelara? Prescription Care may be able to help you get your Stelara prescription for just $49 per month.*
We help eligible individuals enroll in assistance programs by working directly with healthcare providers. We’ll handle the full application process on your behalf, helping you to get easy access to the medications you need at an affordable price.
Your monthly Stelara cost savings if eligible
If you’re eligible for the patient assistance program you could receive your Stelara prescription for a flat fee of just $49 per month. This fee covers the full cost of your Stelara medicine, regardless of the retail price. You could save:
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Am I eligible for the Stelara patient assistance program?
At Prescription Care we review each Stelara assistance program application individually.
- US residency
- Combined household income
- Insurance status
Up to $36,000
Up to $50,000
Up to $100,000
How do I apply for the Stelara patient assistance program?
Our application process is simple and straightforward. Begin by completing our enrollment application, and tell us about any medications you’re taking, including Stelara. We’ll ask for details about your healthcare provider, insurance, and your household income, as this information is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers who ship your medication.
If we think you may be eligible for Stelara assistance, we’ll handle the application process on your behalf and help to enroll you in the Stelara patient assistance program. Our service continues once you’re enrolled in the program, as we’ll also request your Stelara medication refills on your behalf for up to a full year.
Is Prescription Care a Stelara coupons provider?
Prescription Care is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Stelara patient assistance program. We are not a Stelara coupon, a Stelara discount card, or a Stelara copay card. We don’t provide printable Stelara manufacturer coupons, Stelara discounts, rebates, Stelara savings cards, trial offers, or free Stelara samples.
If you’re looking for coupons for Stelara or cheap Stelara, you will likely save more with Prescription Care. Remember, as part of a patient assistance program, you will pay nothing more than the monthly cost of $49.
Can Prescription Care help me get Stelara if I have insurance?
If your insurance company won’t pay for your Stelara medication, you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility, or you don’t have any insurance at all we may be able to help.
Our customer service representatives are on hand to discuss your personal situation in detail.
How much is Stelara with insurance?
Stelara costs vary in line with different healthcare plans. To find out your copay with your current insurance, speak to either your pharmacist or healthcare provider. Remember, if you’re approved for assistance, you’ll likely save more if you get your Stelara medication through Prescription Care.
How much does Stelara cost without insurance?
Stelara prices without insurance will vary depending on if you buy Stelara for subcutaneous injection (under the skin) or intravenous (into a vein) injection, and the dose you buy. Prices will also vary by retailer. As a guide, you’ll pay around $26,500 for 1 ml of Stelara 90 mg/mL subcutaneous solution. With Prescription Care you’ll always pay a flat monthly fee of $49.
What is Stelara?
Stelara is a type of medicine called an immunosuppressant that’s used to weaken part of your immune system. It’s taken to treat inflammatory diseases, specifically:
- Moderate to severely active Crohn’s disease in adults
- Moderate to severely active ulcerative colitis in adults
- Moderate to severe plaque psoriasis adults and children over 12 years of age
- Active psoriatic arthritis in adults
These four conditions are chronic inflammatory disorders. This means they’re long-lasting (chronic), that they lessen but then flare up again over time, and that their symptoms are caused mostly by inflammation.
Inflammation is a natural process that your immune system uses to clear your body of infections and to heal injuries. However, if inflammation occurs in healthy areas of your body, and if it lasts for long periods, it can cause damage and disrupt the normal functioning of your body.
Crohn’s disease is caused by inflammation of your gastrointestinal tract. This is the tube that runs from your mouth to your anus that digests and absorbs food and expels the waste. The inflammation can happen along any part of your gastrointestinal tract. It can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, weight loss, fatigue, and even anemia and arthritis.
Ulcerative colitis causes inflammation and ulcers to form in your colon and rectum (your large intestine). It can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, weight loss, and anemia. Like Crohn’s disease (above), it causes inflammation in part of your gastrointestinal tract. Ulcerative colitis just affects your large intestine however, whereas Crohn’s disease affects your whole gastrointestinal tract.
Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease that can also cause inflammation. Plaque psoriasis is a skin condition caused by a speeding up of the lifecycle of skin cells. Cells build up on the surface of your skin, resulting in red patches covered in white to silver scales. These patches can occur in a few spots or they can cover large areas of your body.
Psoriatic arthritis happens when psoriasis causes your joints to become inflamed. It can be painful, and it can cause swelling that can damage the joints over time and lead to deformation. Psoriatic arthritis can affect any joint, but it’s most common in the fingers and toes.
Stelara helps with these conditions by reducing the amount of inflammation your immune system can cause. This can provide relief from symptoms and reduce any damage chronic inflammatory diseases may cause. The medication is taken as an injection, usually given by a doctor or nurse. It can be injected under the skin (subcutaneous) or directly into a vein (intravenous).
Stelara active ingredients
The active ingredient in Stelara is ustekinumab. It’s a monoclonal antibody, which means it’s a kind of protein that binds with other specific proteins in your body. Ustekinumab works by binding with proteins produced by your immune system called cytokines. These proteins help to trigger your body’s inflammatory response. By binding with them, ustekinumab stops them from working, reducing the amount of inflammation your immune system causes.
Stelara side effects & Stelara drug interactions
Like any medication, Stelara can cause side effects. Remember that when it comes to side effects, not everyone will experience the same or get any at all. The most common side effects caused by Stelara affect around 1 in 10 people who take it. They include headaches, sore throats, sinus infections, feeling tired, feeling dizzy, redness and pain where the injection is given, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, and pain in your back, muscles, and joints.
In rarer cases, Stelara can cause more serious side effects. These can include allergic reactions to the medication, inflammation of the lungs, and serious skin conditions where you have redness and loose skin over large areas of your body (erythrodermic psoriasis or exfoliative dermatitis).
As Stelara works by suppressing a part of your immune system (your inflammatory response) it can make you more susceptible to catching infections. Infections of your nose and throat are common, but you can catch more serious infections too. Your physician will assess your risk of side effects versus the benefits of taking Stelara. Talk to them if you have any concerns about side effects.
When taken at the same time, some medications can interact with each other. This can affect how they work and make certain side effects more likely. Medicines that may interact with Stelara include:
- Other immunosuppressant drugs
- Other psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis treatments, including UV light therapy
- Live vaccinations
- CYP450 substrate medicines, like warfarin or cyclosporine
Make sure to tell your prescribing physician about all drugs you’re taking, as well as those mentioned above, including any vitamins or dietary supplements.
Stelara warnings & precautions
Don’t take Stelara if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient ustekinumab
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Stelara (you can find these listed in the leaflet which comes with the medication)
- Have an active infection
- Are under 12 years of age
Talk to your doctor before taking Stelara if you:
- Have ever had any type of cancer
- Have had a recent infection
- Have any new or changing lesions within psoriasis areas or on normal skin
- Have an allergy to latex (the container of the product contains latex)
- Are currently having another treatment for psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis
- Are currently having, or have had, injections to treat allergies
- Are over 65 years of age
- Are pregnant or trying to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed