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Gliadel Wafer Patient assistance program

Is your Gliadel Wafer 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 Gliadel Wafer 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 Gliadel Wafer cost savings if eligible

With our assistance, you could access the Gliadel Wafer patient assistance program and obtain your medication for free. We only charge a flat monthly fee of $49 per medication for our services.

Am I eligible for Gliadel Wafer patient assistance?

We review each Gliadel Wafer enrollment application individually to determine if you are eligible. Each assistance program has its own eligibility criteria and 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 Gliadel Wafer patient assistance program?

Our process makes it as easy as possible to apply for the Gliadel Wafer patient assistance program. Begin by completing the enrollment application form on our website. Tell us about any medications that you are taking, including Gliadel Wafer, your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers who will supply the medication, so it is important to make sure this information is accurate and up to date.

We will review the information that you have provided to determine whether you are eligible for patient assistance. If we can pre-qualify you for assistance, NiceRx will handle the full enrollment process on your behalf. If you are approved by the pharmaceutical company, you will typically start receiving your medication in 6 – 8 weeks.

Is NiceRx a Gliadel Wafer coupon provider?

NiceRx is not a Gliadel Wafer coupon, Gliadel Wafer discount card, or Gliadel Wafer copay card provider. We do not offer Gliadel Wafer manufacturer coupons, Gliadel Wafer discounts, rebates, Gliadel Wafer savings cards, trial offers, or free Gliadel Wafer samples. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access their medication directly from the U.S. pharmaceutical company.

Can NiceRx help me get Gliadel Wafer cheaper if I have insurance?

NiceRx may be able to help you if:

  • You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Gliadel Wafer
  • Your insurance company will not pay for your Gliadel Wafer prescription
  • Your healthcare plan does not cover your medication
  • You do not have insurance

Please apply online to find out if we can help you.

How much does Gliadel Wafer cost without insurance?

Without insurance, Gliadel Wafer costs will vary depending on where you buy the medication as prices will vary by retailer. As a guide, a Gliadel Wafer implant device 7.7 mg will cost around $35,800 for 8.

How much does Gliadel Wafer cost with insurance?

The copay for Gliadel Wafer will depend on the terms of your healthcare plan. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance. Contact them to find out more.

What is Gliadel Wafer?

Gliadel Wafer (carmustine implant) is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Eisai Inc. for Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC. It is used to treat certain types of brain tumor, glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), newly diagnosed high-grade malignant glioma in combination with surgery and radiation, and recurrent glioblastoma in combination with surgery.

Gliadel Wafer is made of carmustine and polifeprosan 20. Carmustine is classed as an alkylating agent. Polifeprosan 20 helps to control the release of carmustine in the brain.

What doses of Gliadel Wafer are available?

Gliadel Wafer is available in the following doses: 7.7 mg of carmustine.

Please read the prescribing information and medication labeling provided and always speak with a healthcare professional about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Gliadel Wafer active ingredients

The active ingredient of Gliadel Wafer is carmustine which is classed as a nitrosourea alkylating agent.

Gliadel Wafer side effects

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

  • For newly-diagnosed High-Grade Glioma, the most common adverse reactions (incidence >10%) are cerebral edema, asthenia, nausea, vomiting, constipation, wound healing abnormalities, and depression
  • For recurrent High-Grade Glioma, the most common reactions are (incidence >10%) are urinary tract infection, wound healing abnormalities, and pyrexia
  • Seizures, confusion
  • Chest pain, back pain
  • Brain edema
  • Weakness down one side of the body
  • Difficulty with speech
  • Problems with vision

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

  • Intracranial hypertension
  • Meningitis and central nervous system (CNS) infection
  • Wafer migration – monitor for signs of obstructive hydrocephalus
  • Embryo-fetal toxicity

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

Gliadel Wafer drug interactions

Other drugs may interact with Gliadel Wafer, including prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your health care provider about all of your medication including any supplements you are taking.

Gliadel Wafer contraindications

You should not use Gliadel Wafer if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient carmustine
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Gliadel Wafer
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant – carmustine wafer can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. Females of reproductive potential are advised to use effective contraception for 6 months after implantation of Gliadel Wafer
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed – Do not breastfeed while receiving a Gliadel injection, or for at least 7 days after implantation

Talk to your doctor before using Gliadel Wafer if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Gliadel Wafer
  • Have lung disease or breathing problems
  • Have bone marrow suppression
  • Have kidney disease

Gliadel Wafer generic

Gliadel Wafer is the trademark brand name for carmustine manufactured by Eisai Inc. for Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC. A generic version of carmustine is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Gliadel Wafer 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.