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Ellence Patient assistance program

Is your Ellence 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 Ellence medication with our help.

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    Ongoing refills: We request your medication refills on your behalf

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 Ellence cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible for the Ellence patient assistance program, the cost of your medication will be free. We only charge $49 per month for each medication, to cover our service fees. You could receive your Ellence prescription for just $49 a month, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

Am I eligible for the Ellence patient assistance program?

We will review your application to determine whether you are eligible for the Ellence patient assistance program. Each program has its own eligibility criteria which are set by the pharmaceutical companies, however the 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 the Ellence patient assistance program?

We make it as easy as possible to apply for the Ellence patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our enrollment application. Tell us about any medications you are taking, including Ellence. We will also ask for details about your healthcare provider, insurance, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers who ship your medication.

If we determine that you may be eligible for Ellence assistance, we will handle the application process for you. We will work directly with your healthcare provider to prepare your application documents. Once we have received the signed application and supporting documents, we will submit them to the patient assistance program on your behalf. Our service continues once you are enrolled in the Ellence patient assistance program, and we will automatically request your Ellence medication refills for up to 1 year.

Is NiceRx an Ellence coupon provider?

We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Ellence patient assistance program. That means that we do not offer printable Ellence manufacturer coupons, Ellence discounts, or free Ellence samples. We are not an Ellence coupon provider or Ellence discount card. Our service extends to assisting eligible individuals to access the medications they need through patient assistance programs.

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

We may be able to help you to access Ellence patient assistance in a variety of circumstances. This includes when your insurance company will not pay for your Ellence medication or if you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. We may also be able to help you if you do not have insurance. Please apply online to find out more.

How much does Ellence cost without insurance?

Ellence cost without insurance will vary depending on where you buy it. As a guide, Ellence intravenous solution (2 mg/mL) usually costs $60 for 25 milliliters. With NiceRx you will pay a flat monthly fee of $49, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

How much does Ellence cost with insurance?

The copay for Ellence with insurance depends on the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out how much this is, your healthcare provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance.

What is Ellence?

Ellence is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by
Pfizer Inc. Ellence is a cytotoxic anthracycline topoisomerase II inhibitor used as part of an adjuvant therapy in patients with signs of axillary node tumor involvement following resection of primary breast cancer. Ellence is not recommended for use in pediatric patients.

What doses of Ellence are available?

Ellence is available in injection form, in the following doses: 2 mg per mL.

Always speak with a healthcare professional for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Ellence active ingredients

Ellence contains epirubicin hydrochloride as the active ingredient. It belongs to a class of drugs called Antineoplastics, anthracycline. Ellence is a cancer treatment that stops the growth and spread of cancer cells in your body.

Ellence side effects

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

  • Leukopenia, neutropenia, anemia, thrombocytopenia
  • Amenhorrhea
  • Lethargy
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Mucositis
  • Diarrhea
  • Infection – pyerxia, flu symptoms, mouth sores, shortness of breath, pale skin, conjunctivitis, keratitis, alopecia (hair loss), local toxicity and rash
  • Menopausal effects including hot flashes and vaginal dryness

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

  • Severe local tissue necrosis associated with extravasation during administration
  • Cardiac toxicity, including potentially fatal congestive heart failure (CHF)
  • Secondary acute myelogenous leukemia (AML)
  • Severe myelosuppression – low blood counts. Your white blood cells and red blood cells and platelets may temporarily decrease
  • Hyperuricemia
  • Thrombophlebitis and thromboembolic phenomena, including pulmonary embolism
  • Fetal harm

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

Ellence drug interactions

Ellence can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Other cardiotoxic agents
  • Cimetidine
  • Cyclophosphamide and fluorouracil
  • Live-attenuated vaccines

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

Ellence contraindications

You should not use Ellence if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient epirubicin hydrochloride or similar medications (such as daunorubicin, doxorubicin, idarubicin, mitoxantrone, or valrubicin
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Ellence
  • Have a baseline neutrophil count < 1500 cells/mm3
  • Have cardiomyopathy and/or heart failure
  • Have had recent myocardial infarction
  • Have severe arrhythmias
  • Have had previous treatment with anthracyclines up to the maximum cumulative dose
  • Have severe hepatic dysfunction
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant – Men and women both using this medicine should use effective birth control (contraception) during treatment and for 6 months after the last dose

Talk to your doctor before using Ellence if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Ellence
  • Are female and 70 years of age or older
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Ellence generic

Ellence is the trademark brand name for epirubicin hydrochloride manufactured by
Pfizer Inc. A generic version of epirubicin hydrochloride is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Ellence 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.