Your monthly Faslodex cost savings if eligible
If you are eligible for the Faslodex patient assistance program you can get your medication for free. Our monthly flat rate 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 Faslodex through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month regardless of the retail price of your medication.
Am I eligible for the Faslodex patient assistance program?
You could receive your Faslodex without paying the full retail price if you meet the eligibility criteria for assistance. This criteria is 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 Faslodex 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 Faslodex.
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 Faslodex 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 Faslodex medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year once you are enrolled in the program.
Is NiceRx a Faslodex coupons provider?
At NiceRx, we help eligible individuals access the Faslodex patient assistance program. This means that we are not a Faslodex coupon, a Faslodex discount card, or a Faslodex copay card provider. We do not offer any medication trial offers or free Faslodex samples.
Can NiceRx help me get Faslodex 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 Faslodex medication, or 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 is Faslodex with insurance?
The cost of Faslodex 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.
How much does Faslodex cost without insurance?
Faslodex costs without insurance will vary depending on the amount you buy and the retailer you buy it from. As a guide, Faslodex intramuscular solution (50 mg/mL) will typically cost around $2,000 for 10 milliliters. If you obtain your medication through NiceRx, you will pay a flat monthly rate of $49 per medication regardless of its retail price.
What is Faslodex?
Faslodex contains the prescription medicine fulvestrant, an anti-estrogen medication. Faslodex blocks the effect of estrogen in the body. Estrogen can be used by some breast cancers to grow and spread in the body. Faslodex is used for the treatment of advanced breast cancer or breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body (metastatic).
Faslodex may be used on its own if you have gone through menopause, and your advanced breast cancer is:
- hormone receptor (HR)-positive and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) negative and has not been already been treated with endocrine (hormone) therapy, or
- HR-positive and has progressed after endocrine therapy.
Faslodex may be given with ribociclib if you have gone through menopause, and your advanced or metastatic breast cancer is HR-positive and HER2-negative, and has not already been treated with endocrine therapy or has progressed after endocrine therapy.
Faslodex may be used with palbociclib or abemaciclib if your advanced or metastatic breast cancer is HR-positive and HER2-negative, and has progressed after endocrine therapy.
Faslodex active ingredients
Many breast cancers have estrogen receptors (ER) and the growth of these tumors can be stimulated by estrogen. Fulvestrant is an estrogen receptor blocker. It attaches to the receptor instead of estradiol, blocking the growth of the tumor.
Fulvestrant has been shown to block the growth of breast cancer resistant to the medication tamoxifen.
Treatment with Faslodex is as an injection into the muscle in your buttocks, once every 2 weeks to start, then once a month. Injections can take up to 2 minutes to complete. Abemaciclib or palbociclib are taken orally if you are taking these in combination with Faslodex.
Faslodex side effects
The most common side effects caused by Faslodex include:
- Pain where the shot was given
- Headache, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite
- Diarrhea, constipation
- Feeling weak or tired
- Pain in your arms, legs, feet, back, muscles, bones, or joints
- Hot flushes
- Abnormal liver function
In rare instances, Faslodex can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Severe allergic reaction – hives, problems breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat
- Nerve damage – tingling, weakness, numb or burning pain in your back, leg, or buttocks
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Faslodex against your risk of side effects.
Faslodex drug interactions
Faslodex can interact with other medications. These include:
- Omacetaxine – treatment for chemotherapy
This list is not exhaustive and other drugs may interact with Faslodex.
Faslodex warning and precautions
You should not use Faslodex if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient fulvestrant
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Faslodex
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
Talk to your doctor before using Faslodex if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Faslodex
- Have liver disease
- Have any bleeding disorder
- Have low blood platelets (thrombocytopenia)
- Are taking a blood thinner medication
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
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.