Your monthly Akynzeo cost savings if eligible
If you are eligible for the Akynzeo patient assistance program you can get your medication for free. Our monthly flat rate of $49 per medication covers the cost of our services in applying for the program and requesting your ongoing refills on your behalf. If you obtain your Akynzeo through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month regardless of the retail price of your medication.
Am I eligible for the Akynzeo patient assistance program?
You could receive your Akynzeo without paying the full retail price if you meet the eligibility criteria for assistance. This criteria is set by the pharmaceutical companies who are providing assistance programs. At NiceRx we review each application individually, although the main factors considered by most programs are:
- I am a permanent, legal resident of the United States or Puerto Rico
- I am uninsured or my insurance doesn’t cover my medication
- I meet certain income eligibility requirements
How do I apply for Akynzeo patient assistance?
We do everything that we can to take the hassle and stress out of applying for patient assistance programs. Simply start by filling in our enrollment application. We will ask for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical companies you are applying to for assistance. We may also be able to help you access patient assistance for other medications that you have been prescribed, so be sure to tell us about any medications you are taking as well as Akynzeo.
NiceRx will review the information you have provided, and if we determine that you may be eligible for assistance, we will seek to enroll you in the Akynzeo patient assistance program. We will handle the enrollment process for you by working with your healthcare provider and preparing all the required paperwork for your doctor to sign. We will also request your Akynzeo medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year once you are enrolled in the program.
Is NiceRx an Akynzeo coupons provider?
At NiceRx, we help eligible individuals access the Akynzeo patient assistance program. This means that we are not an Akynzeo coupon, an Akynzeo discount card, or an Akynzeo copay card provider. We do not offer any medication trial offers, or free Akynzeo samples.
Can NiceRx help me get Akynzeo if I have insurance?
We may be able to help you if you have insurance, including if your insurance company will not pay for your Akynzeo medication, or you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. We may even be able to assist if you do not have insurance. Please fill in our enrollment application to find out more.
How much is Akynzeo with insurance?
The cost of Akynzeo will vary in line with the specific terms of your healthcare plan. For further details about what you may need to pay, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.
How much does Akynzeo cost without insurance?
Akynzeo costs without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy and the retailer you buy it from. As a guide, 1 Akynzeo capsule (300 mg-0.5 mg) will typically cost around $680. If you obtain your medication through NiceRx, you will pay a flat monthly rate of $49 per medication regardless of its retail price.
What is Akynzeo?
Akynzeo contains a combination of the prescription medicines netupitant and palonosetron. Akynzeo stops you from feeling and being sick (nausea and vomiting) when you are receiving chemotherapy. Akynzeo is given with dexamethasone, which is a steroid. Palonosetron stops nausea and vomiting initially. Netupitant also prevents nausea and vomiting at the start as well as for a longer length of time.
You should tell your doctor if you are pregnant or if you are planning to become pregnant. Netupitant and palonosetron may harm your unborn baby. Also, tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or if you plan to breastfeed. You and your doctor will need to decide if you should take Akynzeo or breastfeed. You are not advised to do both.
Akynzeo active ingredients
Chemotherapy treatment triggers the release of a chemical called serotonin in your body. Serotonin acts directly on 5-HT3 receptors, making you feel sick. Palonosetron blocks serotonin from acting on the 5-HT3 receptors in your body and stops you from feeling sick.
The chemical neurokinin causes the longer-term feeling of sickness. Netupitant blocks neurokinin from working at specific points in your body. This helps to stop the long-term feeling of sickness.
Akynzeo should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Akynzeo will not treat nausea or vomiting once you have it. You should take Akynzeo 1 hour before your chemotherapy treatment, with or without food. Dexamethasone should be taken 30 minutes before chemotherapy. You may need to take dexamethasone for up to 3 days afterward.
Akynzeo side effects
The most common side effects caused by Akynzeo include:
- Feeling tired or weak
- Skin reactions
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Akynzeo against your risk of side effects.
Akynzeo drug interactions
Akynzeo can interact with other medications. These include:
- Treatments for irregular heartbeat – amiodarone, dronedarone
- Anticonvulsants for the treatment of seizures – carbamazepine, phenytoin, phenobarbital
- Antidepressants – citalopram, escitalopram, venlafaxine
- Treatment for mood disorders such as schizophrenia – clozapine, haloperidol
- Treatments for multiple sclerosis – fingolimod, ozanimod, siponimod
- Opioid pain killers – fentanyl, hydrocodone, oxycodone
This list is not exhaustive and other drugs may interact with Akynzeo.
Akynzeo warning and precautions
You should not use Akynzeo if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient netupitant and palonosetron
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Akynzeo
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
- Are younger than 18 years old
Talk to your doctor before using Akynzeo if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Akynzeo
- Have or have had liver disease
- Have or have had kidney disease
- Have had an allergic reaction to dolasetron, ondansetron, or palonosetron
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
The content on this website is intended for information purposes only. It does not constitute medical advice. The information on this website should not be relied upon and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always speak to your doctor regarding the risks and benefits of any treatment.