Is NiceRx an Axumin coupon provider?
At NiceRx, we help eligible individuals access the Axumin patient assistance program. This means that we are not an Axumin coupon, an Axumin discount card, or an Axumin copay card provider. We do not offer any medication trial offers or free Axumin samples.
Axumin patient assistance program
Patient assistance programs are typically sponsored by pharmaceutical companies and provide free or discounted medications to individuals with low income who are uninsured or under-insured and meet the eligibility criteria that vary by program. There are currently no known patient assistance programs for this medication.
Can NiceRx help me get Axumin cheaper if I have insurance?
How much does Axumin cost without insurance?
Axumin costs without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy and the retailer you buy it from. If you obtain your medication through NiceRx, you will pay a flat monthly rate of $49 per medication regardless of its retail price.
How much does Axumin cost with insurance?
The copay of Axumin 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.
What is Axumin?
Axumin (fluciclovine F18) PET/CT Scan is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Blue Earth Diagnostics Ltd. It is a radioactive imaging agent used for positron emission tomography (PET imaging) in men with suspected recurrence of prostate cancer based on raised blood prostate-specific antigen levels following prior treatment. Axumin uses a very low amount of radiation which has a very low risk of cancer and hereditary abnormalities.
What doses of Axumin are available?
Axumin is available as an injection, in the following doses: 335-8200 MBq/mL at calibration time and date. Imaging begins 3-5 minutes after administration. Scanning should start from the mid-thigh and proceed to the base of the skull, with a total scan time of about 20-30 minutes.
The spread of prostate cancer can be detected using different tests such as ultrasound, CT, MRI, and a radionuclide bone scan. Your doctor will help decide which tests are best for you. Please read the prescribing information and always speak with your healthcare provider about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.
Axumin active ingredients
Axumin contains the fluorine 18 (F18) labeled synthetic amino acid analog fluciclovine, a radioactive agent used with CT imaging. Axumin scans use positron emission tomography with computed tomography (PET/CT), a nuclear medicine imaging tool that pinpoints metabolic activity within the body.
Prostate cancers absorb amino acids at a faster rate than healthy cells. Axumin is able to link its radiotracer to amino acid activity, capturing recurrent disease in the prostate area, as well as other areas of the body, such as the pancreas, bone marrow, and myocardium. The greatest benefit of fluciclovine PET/CT is localizing small metastatic lymph nodes.
Axumin side effects
The most common side effects of Axumin in clinical studies include:
- Injection site pain
In rare instances, Axumin can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Image interpretation errors can occur with Axumin PET imaging. Negative results do not rule out recurrent prostate cancer and positive results do not confirm recurrent prostate cancer. The detection rate of Axumin is affected by PSA levels. Fluciclovine F 18 uptake may occur with other types of cancer
- Axumin contributes to long-term cumulative radiation exposure
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Axumin against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Axumin to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Axumin drug interactions
Other drugs may interact with Axumin, including prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your health care provider about all of your medications including any supplements you are taking.
You should not use Axumin if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient fluciclovine F18
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Axumin
Talk to your doctor before using Axumin if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Axumin
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
Axumin is the trademark brand name for fluciclovine F18 manufactured by Blue Earth Diagnostics Ltd. A generic version of fluciclovine F18 is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Axumin savings through NiceRx.
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.