If your healthcare provider determines that Afrezza® is right for you, he or she will write you a prescription. Be sure to work with your pharmacy to help determine your insurance coverage and what your out-of-pocket costs will be for Afrezza®.
Please select from the options below that best describes your health coverage:
With the Afrezza® Savings Card, eligible commercially insured patients may pay as little as $15 per month.*
If you have commercial insurance and your health plan does not cover Afrezza® or requires a prior authorization from your insurance plan, you may still be able to get Afrezza® from your pharmacy for $15 per month while coverage is being pursued.* Please see www.afrezzasavingscard.com for eligibility requirements and program terms and conditions.
While at your healthcare provider’s office, download your savings card so they can include the BIN, PCN, and Group Number when sending your prescription to your pharmacy.
If you do not have prescription drug coverage, cannot afford your medication, or your insurance denies because your insurance doesn’t cover Afrezza®, options may exist to help offset the cost.
MannKind also offers a direct purchase program. You may be eligible to get Afrezza® for as little as $99/month. For more information, and to see full terms and conditions, click here.
Navigate the insurance and approval process for Afrezza® with this guide.
Afrezza® is available at your local neighborhood retail pharmacy, as well as specialty or mail order pharmacies, which often handle medicines that need extra care and ship them directly to your address.
Before you leave your healthcare provider’s office, confirm the name and phone number of the pharmacy that your healthcare provider sent your prescription, and save it to your phone so you can expect the pharmacy’s call.
If your pharmacy doesn’t have Afrezza® in stock, be prepared to give the pharmacy at least 48 hours to fill your order as some locations may need to have Afrezza® shipped to them.
You will pay for your prescription upon pick up or delivery. Be sure to bring your insurance information and download or print your Afrezza® Savings Card.
If your pharmacy experiences any issues ordering Afrezza®, or using the Afrezza® Savings Card, call the MannKind Customer Experience Center at (833) 623-4843, 10:00 am–7:00 pm ET, Monday through Friday
*What you pay for Afrezza® will depend on your insurance plan. Each plan has different preferred drug lists and out-of-pocket amounts, and most include an annual deductible. If you haven’t met your deductible, you’ll see higher prices until the deductible is met, then your out-of-pocket cost will likely drop. This offer is available for patients with commercial drug insurance coverage. It is not valid for patients enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid, or other federal or state healthcare programs. Maximum savings limit applies; patient out-of-pocket expense may vary. If the patient’s health plan does not cover Afrezza® or requires a prior authorization, the patient can qualify for the Bridge Buy-Down offer and receive Afrezza® for $15 while pursuing approval from their health plan. No purchase necessary. See full Program Terms, Conditions, and Eligibility Criteria. If approved by the patient’s health plan to take Afrezza®, a patient will pay as little as $15 per month. This applies to patient out-of-pocket costs, including deductible, co-insurance, and copayments for Afrezza®. See full Program Terms, Conditions, and Eligibility Criteria.
Afrezza® can cause serious side effects, including: Sudden lung problems (bronchospasms). Do not use Afrezza® if you have long-term (chronic) lung problems such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Before starting Afrezza®, your healthcare provider will give you a breathing test to check how your lungs are working.
What is the most important information I should know about Afrezza®?
Afrezza® can cause serious side effects, including:
Sudden lung problems (bronchospasms). Do not use Afrezza® if you have long-term (chronic) lung problems such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Before starting Afrezza®, your healthcare provider will give you a breathing test to check how your lungs are working.
Do not use Afrezza® if you:
Before using Afrezza®, tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions, including if you:
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins or herbal supplements.
Before you start using Afrezza®, talk to your healthcare provider about low blood sugar and how to manage it.
While using Afrezza® do not:
Afrezza® may cause serious side effects that can lead to death, including:
See “What is the most important information I should know about Afrezza®?” at the top of this page.
Treatment with TZDs and Afrezza® may need to be changed or stopped by your healthcare provider if you have new or worse heart failure.
Get emergency medical help if you have:
• Trouble breathing, shortness of breath, fast heartbeat, swelling of your face, tongue, or throat, sweating, extreme drowsiness, dizziness, confusion.
The most common side effects of Afrezza® include:
These are not all the possible side effects of Afrezza®. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).
Active ingredient: human insulin
Inactive ingredients: fumaryl diketopiperazine, polysorbate 80
General information about the safe and effective use of Afrezza®.
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use Afrezza® for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give Afrezza® to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them.
This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about Afrezza®. If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You can ask your pharmacist or healthcare provider for information about Afrezza® that is written for health professionals.
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