Herceptin Patient assistance program
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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.
Your monthly Herceptin cost savings if eligible
The Herceptin patient assistance program can provide your medication for free. We simply charge $49 a month per medication to cover the cost of our services. With NiceRx you will only pay $49 to obtain your Herceptin, regardless of the retail price.
Am I eligible for the Herceptin patient assistance program?
To find out if you are eligible for Herceptin assistance you can apply online using our enrollment application. Each pharmaceutical company sets its eligibility criteria and we will review your application individually to determine if you may be eligible. The three main factors to consider 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 Herceptin patient assistance program?
Our application process aims to make it as easy as possible to apply for the Herceptin patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our online enrollment application. We will ask you for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan and your household income as this information is required by the pharmaceutical companies. We may be able to help you apply for other patient assistance programs too, so be sure to tell us about any medications you are taking as well as Herceptin.
NiceRx will review your application and determine whether you may be eligible for Herceptin assistance. If so, we will handle the full enrollment process for you and prepare all required documents for your healthcare provider to sign. Once you are successfully enrolled in the Herceptin patient assistance program we will help you manage your prescription refills by requesting refills on your behalf throughout your enrollment period. At the end of your enrollment period we will contact you for updated information and seek to re-enroll you so you can continue to access affordable Herceptin.
Is NiceRx a Herceptin coupon provider?
NiceRx is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Herceptin patient assistance program. We do not offer trial offers or free Herceptin samples. When obtaining your medication through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month per medication. This will likely save you more money than if you were to use Herceptin coupons, discount cards or Herceptin copay cards.
Can NiceRx help me get Herceptin if I have insurance?
NiceRx may be able to help you if your insurance company will not pay for your Herceptin medication. We may also be able to help if you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. Whether you have insurance or not, apply online using our enrollment application to find out more.
How much is Herceptin with insurance?
The cost of Herceptin will vary by the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out what you might need to pay for Herceptin with insurance your insurance provider or Pharmacist will be able to help you calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.
How much does Herceptin cost without insurance?
Herceptin prices without insurance will vary depending on the number of bottles you buy per pack. Prices will also vary by retailer. Herceptin can cost up to $70,000 annually (nearly $6,000 per month).
What is Herceptin?
Herceptin is a prescription cancer medication given to adults. It is used to treat cancers called HER2-overexpressing cancers. These are cancers where the out-of-control cell growth is caused by a fault in the DNA that makes a cell produce too much of a substance called HER2 (human epidermal growth factor receptor 2). This includes certain forms of breast, gastric (lining of the stomach) or gastroesophageal (stomach or the tube that leads to your stomach) cancer.
The medication helps by blocking HER2 to prevent it being stimulated, stopping the cancerous cells from multiplying and spreading. It may also help your immune system to kill your cancerous cells. Herceptin can be used alone or alongside other cancer treatments, like chemotherapy. It is given to you as an infusion directly into a vein (intravenous infusion) by a Doctor or other healthcare professional. Infusions are typically given weekly, but this will depend on your cancer and your condition. The Doctor who prescribes your Herceptin to you will decide on your treatment schedule.
Herceptin active ingredients
The active ingredient in Herceptin is called trastuzumab. It is an antibody protein that has been designed specifically to target HER2-overexpressing cancers. When Herceptin is injected into your bloodstream the trastuzumab it contains attaches to the HER2 on the surface of your cancerous cells. This blocks the HER2 and stops it being stimulated by the human epidermal growth factor in your blood. This has been shown to stop the cancerous cells multiplying, preventing the spread of your cancer and making it easier to kill – usually with other treatments like chemotherapy. There is also evidence that suggests when trastuzumab attaches to the outside of a cancerous cell it triggers the immune system to kill the cell.
Herceptin side effects
The most common side effects caused by Herceptin include:
- Feeling sick (nausea)
- Increase in upper respiratory tract infections (like throat, nose and sinuses)
- Increase in common colds (nasopharyngitis)
- Inflammation of the mouth and lips (stomatitis)
- Weight loss
- A decrease in red blood cells (anemia)
- A decrease in white blood cells (neutropenia)
- A decrease in blood platelets (thrombocytopenia)
- Problems sleeping (insomnia)
- Skin rashes
- Changes in your sense of taste (dysgeusia)
In rare instances Herceptin can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Heart problems, including congestive heart failure and reduced heart function that can be fatal in serious cases
- Severe allergic reactions to the medication
- A severe fall in white blood cells (neutropenia), particularly when Herceptin is used in combination with chemotherapy. This can increase your risk of contracting infections including serious infections
Herceptin drug interactions
Medications can interact with each other, altering how they work and making some side effects more likely. Tell your prescribing Doctor about all drugs you are taking, including vitamins and herbal and dietary supplements.
Herceptin warning and precautions
Herceptin can harm your unborn baby. You should use effective contraception whilst taking Herceptin and for 7 months after receiving your last dose. Contact your doctor right away if you think you are pregnant.
Do not take Herceptin if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient trastuzumab
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Herceptin
- Are under 18 years of age
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
Talk to your Doctor before taking Herceptin if you:
- Have any lung problems
- Have heart disease, congestive heart failure or have had a heart attack
- Have a low white blood cell count
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
*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 down the different programs and filling out all the required paperwork for each program.
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.