Tresiba patient assistance program
Have you been prescribed Tresiba? Do you need help paying for your medication? With our assistance, you may be able to get your prescription for a flat fee of $49 per month.*
Prescription Care helps you enroll in patient assistance programs for prescription medications, by working directly with your healthcare provider. We handle the full enrollment process for you, helping you to get easy, affordable, and ongoing access to the medications you need.
Your monthly Tresiba cost savings if eligible
With our help, you could get your Tresiba prescription for a flat fee of $49 per month.
Am I eligible for the Tresiba patient assistance program?
In order to be eligible for the Tresiba patient assistance program, you will need to meet the eligibility criteria. At Prescription Care we review each Tresiba enrollment application individually, but you should know that the main factors likely to be considered will include:
How do I apply for the Tresiba patient assistance program?
Our process to apply for the Tresiba patient assistance program is simple and straightforward. All you need to do is fill in our online enrollment application. It’s quick and easy to do online. At this stage, you will need to provide accurate information about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. We will also need full details of any medications you’re taking. This includes Tresiba.
Once you have completed your enrollment application, we will determine whether you may be eligible for assistance. If so, we’ll handle the full enrollment process for you. When enrolled in the Tresiba patient assistance program, we’ll also request your medication refills on your behalf for up to 12 months.
Is Prescription Care a Tresiba coupons provider?
We are not a Tresiba coupon, a Tresiba discount card, or a Tresiba copay card provider. We don’t offer printable Tresiba manufacturer coupons, Tresiba discounts, rebates, Tresiba savings cards, trial offers, or free Tresiba samples. Prescription Care is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Tresiba patient assistance program.
Can Prescription Care help me get Tresiba if I have insurance?
Please note that we review each Tresiba patient assistance program enrollment application individually. This means you could be eligible for assistance in a range of scenarios, including if:
- You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Tresiba
- Your insurance company won’t pay for your Tresiba prescription
- You don’t have insurance
Apply online through Prescription Care to find out more.
How much is Tresiba with insurance?
The price of Tresiba with insurance will depend on your healthcare plan. To understand what you may need to pay, contact your insurance provider or pharmacist and ask them to calculate your copay with your current insurance.
How much does Tresiba cost without insurance?
Tresiba prices without insurance will vary depending on whether you buy a vial of Tresiba or a prefilled FlexTouch self-injecting pen, as well as the dose you buy (100 ml or 200 ml). Prices will also vary by retailer. As a guide, a 200 ml FlexTouch self-injecting pen will cost around $610.
What is Tresiba?
Tresiba is a prescription medication used to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes in adults and children over 1 year old. Tresiba is a long-acting form of insulin, meaning it can help lower your blood sugar over longer periods. You take the medication by injecting it under your skin (subcutaneous injection), using either a syringe of a pre-filled FlexTouch self-injecting pen. You typically inject Tresiba every 24 hours at the same time each day.
Tresiba active ingredients
The active ingredient in Tresiba is called insulin degludec. It’s a type of synthetic (man-made) insulin that works in the same way as the insulin your body makes naturally, except it’s been designed to be slower acting, so it works over a longer time period. When you inject Tresiba under your skin, insulin degludec is released into your bloodstream. It travels around your body and helps your cells absorb sugar from your blood. Insulin degludec can be active for over 40 hours, so it can cover your insulin needs for well over a day.
Tresiba side effects & Tresiba drug interactions
The most common side effects caused by Tresiba include:
- Allergic reactions that can cause swelling of your face, tongue, or throat
- Swelling of your hands and feet
- Reactions at the site of injection, like itching, rashes, skin thickening, or pits forming in your skin (lipodystrophy)
- Weight gain
Tresiba can occasionally cause more serious side effects. They can include:
- Severe allergic reactions to the medication that can cause anaphylaxis
- Blood sugar falling to dangerously low levels (hypoglycemia)
- Low potassium levels in your blood (hypokalemia)
- Heart failure, if you take Tresiba with other medications called TZDs (thiazolidinediones)
Tresiba can interact with the following medications, which can change how it and the other medications work. It can even make some side effects more likely:
- Thiazolidinedione medications (TZDs), taken to treat diabetes
- Any other diabetes medications
- Any medications that contain alcohol
Tresiba warnings & precautions
Don’t take Tresiba if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient insulin degludec
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Tresiba (you can find these listed in the leaflet which comes with the medication)
- Have diabetic ketoacidosis – a condition where high blood sugar causes high levels of ketones to build up in your body
Don’t drink alcohol or use any medicines that contain alcohol whilst taking Tresiba. Tresiba can cause certain side effects that can interfere with your ability to drive, use machinery, or perform other dangerous tasks. It is important not to do so until you know how the medication affects you.
Talk to your doctor before taking Tresiba if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Tresiba
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed