Is NiceRx a Campath coupon provider?
NiceRx is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access patient assistance programs. We do not offer trial offers or free Campath samples. When obtaining your medication through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month per medication. This will likely save you more money than if you were to use Campath coupons, discount cards, or Campath copay cards.
Campath 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.
How much does Campath cost without insurance?
Campath prices without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy. Prices will also vary by retailer. As a guide, Campath typically costs $60,000 for a year’s treatment.
How much does Campath cost with insurance?
The copay for Campath will vary by the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out what you might need to pay for Campath with insurance, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to help you calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.
What is Campath?
Campath is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Genzyme Corporation. It is classed as a monoclonal antibody indicated as a single agent for the treatment of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) and T-cell prolymphocytic leukemia. It is also used to treat skin lymphoma and may be used as part of a stem cell transplant.
What doses of Campath are available?
Campath is available in injection form, in the following doses: 30 mg/1 mL.
Administer Campath as an intravenous infusion over 2 hours. Titrate to the recommended dosing schedule of 30 mg/day three times per week for 12 weeks. Premedicate with diphenhydramine and acetaminophen before starting treatment.
Monitor blood pressure and hypotensive symptoms especially in patients with ischemic heart disease and in patients taking antihypertensives. If treatment is interrupted for 7 or more days, Campath should be restarted with gradual dose escalation.
Always speak with your healthcare provider about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.
Campath active ingredients
Campath contains alemtuzumab as the active ingredient. It belongs to a class of drugs called Antineoplastics, monoclonal antibody (Campath-1H); multiple sclerosis treatments.
Campath binds with CD52, an antigen on the surface of B and T lymphocytes, most monocytes, macrophages, NK cells, and some granulocytes. CD52 is also found on the surface of some bone marrow cells, including some CD34+ cells. Campath has an antibody-dependent cell lysis action after binding to the cell surface of cancer cells.
Campath side effects
The most common side effects of Campath in clinical trials include:
- Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and other infections
- Nausea, vomiting, emesis, diarrhea
- Fever, chills, flushing
- Dizziness, headache
- Shortness of breath
- Mild rash
- Abdominal pain
- Mouth sores
In rare instances, Campath can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Neutropenia or thrombocytopenia, obtain complete blood counts (CBC) and platelet counts
- Infections – severe and prolonged lymphopenia and increased risk of infection. If a serious infection occurs, withhold treatment until the infection resolves
- Pancytopenia, marrow hypoplasia, and autoimmune hemolytic anemia (low red blood cells)
- Serious, including fatal, infusion reactions
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Campath against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Campath to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Campath drug interactions
Other drugs may interact with Campath, including prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your health care provider about all of your medication including any supplements you are taking.
You should not use Campath if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient alemtuzumab
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Campath
- Have an active infection
- Have HIV (human immunodeficiency virus)
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
Talk to your doctor before using Campath if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Campath
- Have tuberculosis or other infections
- Have a thyroid disorder
- Have kidney disease
- Have a weak immune system
- Have a blood disorder
- Have received any vaccine in the past 6 weeks
Campath is the trademark brand name for alemtuzumab manufactured by Genzyme Corporation. A generic version of alemtuzumab is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Campath 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.