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Cytalux Patient assistance program

Is your Cytalux 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 Cytalux 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.

An introduction to NiceRx

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  • An introduction to NiceRx
  • Next steps after qualifying
  • Uploading documents and billing
  • SSN & billing information
  • Medication delivery time

How it works

  • Apply Online

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

  • 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.

  • Upload Documents

    You may be required to submit further information and documents required by the pharmaceutical company which can be securely uploaded online.

  • Application Created

    Your application is created and sent to your doctor for signature. At this stage, you will be billed $49 and will not be billed again until you receive your first medication delivery.

  • Receive Medication

    Your application is sent to the pharmaceutical company. You will be billed again once you receive your medication. We handle the entire ordering process including requesting ongoing refills.

Medically reviewed by  Jamie Winn, PharmD

Your monthly Cytalux cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible for the Cytalux patient assistance program you can receive your medication for free. Our monthly service fee 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 Cytalux through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month regardless of the retail price of your medication.

Am I eligible for the Cytalux patient assistance program?

You could receive your Cytalux without paying the full retail price if you meet the eligibility criteria for assistance. The eligibility requirements are set by the pharmaceutical companies that 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 Cytalux 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 Cytalux.

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 Cytalux 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 Cytalux medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year once you are enrolled in the program.

Is NiceRx a Cytalux coupon provider?

At NiceRx, we help eligible individuals access the Cytalux patient assistance program. This means that we are not a Cytalux coupon, a Cytalux discount card, or a Cytalux copay card provider. We do not offer any medication trial offers or free Cytalux samples.

Can NiceRx help me get Cytalux cheaper 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 Cytalux medication, or if 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 does Cytalux cost without insurance?

Cytalux 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 Cytalux cost with insurance?

The copay of Cytalux 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 Cytalux?

Cytalux is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by On Target Laboratories, Inc. FDA approval of Cytalux is based on data from clinical studies, demonstrating that 27% of patients were identified to have additional lesions which would have been otherwise left behind without Cytalux use.

Cytalux is an optical imaging agent indicated in adult patients with ovarian cancer as an adjunct for the intraoperative identification of malignant lesions. It illuminates under a near-infrared fluorescence imaging system.

Ovarian cancer cells cause the body to produce a specific protein in cell membranes called a folate receptor. Cytalux binds to these cancer cell proteins to illuminate under fluorescent light, allowing surgeons to identify the cancerous tissue during cancer surgery.

What doses of Cytalux are available?

Cytalux is available as an intravenous injection, in the following doses: 2 mg/mL in a single-dose vial.

Always speak with your healthcare provider about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Cytalux active ingredients

Cytalux contains pafolacianine as the active ingredient. The safety and effectiveness of Cytalux were evaluated in a multi-center, open-label study of women with ovarian cancer or with a high clinical suspicion of ovarian cancer scheduled to undergo surgery. Almost 27% had at least one cancerous lesion detected through using Cytalux that was not detected by standard visual or tactile checks

Cytalux side effects

The most common side effects of Cytalux in clinical trials include:

  • Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, flushing, dyspepsia, chest discomfort, itching, and hypersensitivity – your doctor may prescribe you antihistamines or anti-nausea medication

In rare instances, Cytalux can cause more serious side effects. These can include:

  • Infusion-related reactions
  • Risk of misinterpretation – non-fluorescing tissue does not rule out the presence of a tumor, and fluorescence may be seen in non-cancerous tissues
  • Embryo-Fetal toxicity
  • Risk of pafolacianine aggregation

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

Cytalux drug interactions

Cytalux can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Folate supplements – folate, folic acid, or folate-containing supplements within 48 hours before administration of Cytalux

This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Cytalux.

Cytalux contraindications

You should not use Cytalux if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient pafolacianine
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Cytalux
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant – may cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman

Talk to your doctor before using Cytalux if you:

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

Cytalux generic

Cytalux is the trademark brand name for pafolacianine manufactured by On Target Laboratories, Inc. A generic version of pafolacianine is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Cytalux 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.