Is NiceRx a Cytalux coupon provider?
At NiceRx, we help eligible individuals access patient assistance programs. 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.
Cytalux 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.