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Caprelsa Patient assistance program

Is your Caprelsa medication too expensive? Start receiving your medication for only $49 per month.*

Complete a free online enrollment application to find out if you’re eligible to pay only $49 per month for your Caprelsa medication with our help.

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NiceRx works with your healthcare provider to help you access affordable medications directly from U.S. pharmaceutical companies.

How it works

  • Enroll online

    Get started by filling out the online enrollment application to find out if you are eligible for assistance.

  • Pre-qualification

    NiceRx verifies your eligibility for medication assistance and notifies you if you are qualified. The pharmaceutical company provides your medication for free and you only pay our service fee.

  • Submit documents

    We will request documents to be submitted by you and your healthcare provider that are required by the pharmaceutical company to complete your enrollment.

  • Receive medication

    Once approved, the pharmaceutical company typically ships a 90-day supply of medication to your home or healthcare provider’s address.

Medically reviewed by  Jamie Winn, PharmD

Your monthly Caprelsa cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible to receive your Caprelsa prescription through the patient assistance program, your medication will be free. We charge a flat monthly service fee of $49 per medication to cover the cost of our services.

Am I eligible for Caprelsa patient assistance?

To be eligible for the Caprelsa patient assistance program, you will need to meet specific eligibility criteria set by the pharmaceutical company. At NiceRx, we review each Caprelsa enrollment application individually. The main factors considered 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 the Caprelsa patient assistance program?

Applying for the Caprelsa patient assistance program through NiceRx is simple. Begin by completing the enrollment application on our website. We will ask for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers that supply your medication. We may be able to help you access patient assistance for other medications as well as Caprelsa, so please tell us about any medications that you have been prescribed.

If we determine that you may be eligible for Caprelsa assistance, we will handle the full enrollment process on your behalf. We will work with your healthcare provider to prepare and submit all the documents required for you to enroll. If you are successfully enrolled in the Caprelsa patient assistance program, we will also request your Caprelsa medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year. At the end of your enrollment period, we will contact you for updated details and seek to re-enroll you in the program.

Is NiceRx a Caprelsa coupon provider?

NiceRx does not provide Caprelsa coupons, discount cards or copay cards. We do not offer printable Caprelsa manufacturer coupons, Caprelsa discounts, rebates, Caprelsa savings cards, trial offers, or free samples. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access patient assistance programs. Our service cost is $49 a month per medication, so you will likely save more on your Caprelsa medication with NiceRx.

Can NiceRx help me get Caprelsa cheaper if I have insurance?

NiceRx may be able to help you access Caprelsa patient assistance if:

  • You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Caprelsa
  • Your insurance company will not pay for your Caprelsa prescription
  • You do not have insurance

Complete your enrollment application online to find out more.

How much does Caprelsa cost without insurance?

Caprelsa prices without insurance will vary by retailer. As a guide, Caprelsa oral tablets 100 mg will typically cost around $8,500 for 30 tablets.

How much does Caprelsa cost with insurance?

Your individual healthcare plan will determine the copay of Caprelsa with insurance. To find out what you will need to pay, contact your pharmacist or insurance provider. They will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance.

What is Caprelsa?

Caprelsa is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Sanofi Genzyme. Caprelsa is a kinase inhibitor indicated for the treatment of symptomatic or progressive medullary thyroid cancer in patients with unresectable locally advanced or metastatic disease.

Caprelsa can prolong the QT interval. Torsades de pointes and sudden death have occurred in patients receiving treatment. Do not use Caprelsa in patients with hypocalcemia, hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia, or long QT syndrome. Correct hypocalcemia, hypokalemia, and/or hypomagnesemia prior to use.

Only prescribers and pharmacies certified with the restricted distribution program are able to prescribe and dispense Caprelsa. Caprelsa is available only through a restricted distribution program called the Caprelsa REMS Program.

What doses of Caprelsa are available?

Caprelsa is available in tablet form, in the following doses: 100 mg and 300 mg.

Caprelsa may be taken with or without food. Dosage reduction may be necessary in the event of severe toxicities or QTc interval prolongation. The starting dose is 200 mg in patients with moderate to severe renal impairment. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember if it is more than 12 hours before the next dose. If it is less than 12 hours before the next dose, skip the missed dose.

Please read the medication guide and always speak with a healthcare professional for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Caprelsa active ingredients

Caprelsa contains vandetanib as the active ingredient.

Caprelsa side effects

The most common side effects of Caprelsa in clinical trials compared to placebo include:

  • Diarrhea, colitis
  • Rash, acneiform dermatitis
  • Nausea, headache
  • Upper respiratory tract infections
  • Loss of appetite and abdominal pain
  • Changes in taste, dry mouth
  • Blurred vision
  • Nail problems – nail bed swelling, tenderness, infection
  • Temporary hair loss

In rare instances, Caprelsa can cause more serious adverse effects. These can include:

  • Abnormal ECG or severe side effects
  • Serious heart problems – dangerously high blood pressure, severe headache, pounding in your neck or ears, anxiety, irregular heartbeats
  • Sudden numbness or weakness (especially on one side of the body)
  • Prolonged QT interval, torsades de pointes, and sudden death – monitor electrocardiograms and levels of serum potassium, calcium, magnesium, and TSH
  • Severe skin reactions, including toxic epidermal necrolysis and Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • Interstitial lung disease (ILD)
  • Ischemic cerebrovascular events, hemorrhage, heart failure, diarrhea, hypertension, and reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome (RPLS)
  • Risk of impaired wound healing – do not administer for at least 2 weeks following major surgery and until adequate wound healing
  • Embryo-fetal toxicity
  • Wheezing, dry cough, feeling short of breath
  • Extreme tiredness, dry skin, joint pain or stiffness, muscle pain or weakness, hoarse voice, feeling more sensitive to cold temperature
  • Confusion, trouble speaking

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Caprelsa (hives, difficult breathing, swelling in your face or throat) or a severe skin reaction (fever, sore throat, burning eyes, skin pain, red or purple skin rash with blistering and peeling)

Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Caprelsa against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Caprelsa to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Caprelsa drug interactions

Caprelsa can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Strong CYP3A4 inducers – rifampicin
  • Agents that prolong the QT interval
  • St. John’s wort
  • Digoxin

This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Caprelsa. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Caprelsa contraindications

You should not use Caprelsa if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient vandetanib
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Caprelsa
  • Have congenital long QT syndrome
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant

Talk to your doctor before using Caprelsa if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Caprelsa
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Caprelsa generic

Caprelsa is the trademark brand name for vandetanib manufactured by Sanofi Genzyme. A generic version of vandetanib is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Caprelsa savings through NiceRx.

*Qualifying persons may obtain medications directly from patient assistance programs without any out-of-pocket cost (or for less than $49 per medication). However, our monthly flat rate of just $49 per medication spares you the hassle of tracking the different programs and filling out all the required paperwork for each program. Subject to medication availability.

Enrollees enjoy a full-service solution, as NiceRx assists them and their physicians with the entire process. We prepare all required documents for the physician to sign, help enrollees manage all prescription refills, monitor eligibility criteria, and maintain enrollment.

**If you do not receive medications because you were determined to be ineligible for the prescription assistance by the applicable pharmaceutical companies and you have a letter of denial, we will refund any fees you paid toward medications for which you did not qualify to receive prescription assistance (“Refund”).

To receive a refund, you must send the letter of denial to us by fax to 888-517-7444, or by e-mail to [email protected] within 30 days of your receipt of such letter. The Refund is your sole and exclusive remedy for any fees you may wish to dispute.

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.