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Herzuma Patient assistance program

Is your Herzuma 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 Herzuma medication with our help.

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  • Convenient: We manage the whole process and we’re here to assist you
  • Ongoing refills: We request your medication refills on your behalf
  • Secure: Your personal and medical information is safe with us
  • Convenient: We manage the whole process and we’re here to assist you
  • 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.

An introduction to NiceRx

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How it works

  • Apply Online

    Get started by filling out the online enrollment application to find out if you are eligible.

  • 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.

  • Upload Documents

    You may be required to submit further information and documents required by the pharmaceutical company which can be securely uploaded online.

  • Application Created

    Your application is created and sent to your doctor for signature. At this stage, you will be billed $49 and will not be billed again until you receive your first medication delivery.

  • Receive Medication

    Your application is sent to the pharmaceutical company. You will be billed again once you receive your medication. We handle the entire ordering process including requesting ongoing refills.

Medically reviewed by  Jamie Winn, PharmD

Your monthly Herzuma cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible for the Herzuma 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 Herzuma prescription for just $49 a month, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

Am I eligible for the Herzuma patient assistance program?

We will review your application to determine whether you are eligible for the Herzuma patient assistance program. Each program has its own eligibility criteria which is 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 Herzuma patient assistance program?

We make it as easy as possible to apply for the Herzuma patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our enrollment application. Tell us about any medications you are taking, including Herzuma. 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 Herzuma 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 Herzuma patient assistance program, and we will automatically request your Herzuma medication refills for up to 1 year.

Is NiceRx a Herzuma coupon provider?

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

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

We may be able to help you to access Herzuma patient assistance in a variety of circumstances. This includes when your insurance company will not pay for your Herzuma 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 Herzuma cost without insurance?

Herzuma cost without insurance will vary depending on where you buy it. As a guide, Herzuma intravenous powder for injection pkrb 150 mg usually costs $1,500 for 1 powder for injection. With NiceRx you will pay a flat monthly fee of $49, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

How much does Herzuma cost with insurance?

The copay for Herzuma 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 Herzuma?

Herzuma is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Celltrion Inc. and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

It is a HER2/neu receptor antagonist indicated for:

Adjuvant Breast Cancer

  • For the adjuvant treatment of HER2-overexpressing node-positive or node-negative (ER/PR negative or with one high-risk feature) breast cancer
  • As part of a treatment regimen consisting of doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, and either paclitaxel or docetaxel
  • As part of a treatment regimen with docetaxel and carboplatin
  • As a single agent following multi-modality anthracycline-based therapy

HER2 positive metastatic breast cancer

  • In combination with paclitaxel for first-line treatment of HER2-overexpressing metastatic breast cancer
  • As a single agent for the treatment of HER2-overexpressing breast cancer in patients who have received one or more chemotherapy regimens for metastatic disease

Metastatic Gastric Cancer

  • In combination with cisplatin and capecitabine or 5-fluorouracil, for the treatment of patients with HER2-overexpressing metastatic gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma who have not received prior treatment for metastatic disease

Herzuma (trastuzumab-pkrb) is biosimilar to Herceptin (trastuzumab), a registered trademark of Genentech, Inc. Biosimilar means that the biological product is approved based on data demonstrating that it is highly similar to an FDA-approved biological product, known as a reference product and that there are no clinically meaningful differences between the biosimilar product and the reference product.

What doses of Herzuma are available?

Herzuma is available in injection form, in the following doses: 150 mg lyophilized powder in a single-dose vial for reconstitution, 420 mg lyophilized powder in a multiple-dose vial for reconstitution.

Please see the full prescribing information for the complete boxed warning, and always speak with a healthcare professional about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Herzuma active ingredients

Herzuma contains trastuzumab, a monoclonal antibody, as the active ingredient. Trastuzumab binds to the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2 receptor) overexpressed on the surface of breast cancer cells, as an antibody, to prevent the proliferation and rapid growth of breast cancer cells.

Herzuma side effects

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

  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Chills, fever
  • Insomnia
  • Cough
  • Rash
  • Fatigue
  • Anemia
  • Stomatitis
  • Weight loss
  • Upper respiratory tract infections
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Mucosal inflammation
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Dysgeusia

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

  • Exacerbation of chemotherapy-induced neutropenia
  • Subclinical and clinical cardiac failure manifesting as congestive heart failure, and decreased LVEF, with the greatest risk when administered concurrently with anthracyclines
  • Infusion reactions
  • Pulmonary toxicity
  • Embryo-fetal toxicity – patients are advised of the need for effective contraception

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

Herzuma drug interactions

Herzuma can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Anthracycline-based therapy – avoid for up to 7 months after stopping trastuzumab products

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

Herzuma contraindications

You should not use Herzuma if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient trastuzumab
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Herzuma
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant – Contraception should be used while receiving treatment and for 7 months after your last dose

Talk to your doctor before using Herzuma if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Herzuma
  • Have heart disease
  • Have congestive heart failure
  • Have had a heart attack
  • Have any allergies or breathing problems
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Herzuma generic

Herzuma is the trademark brand name for trastuzumab manufactured by Celltrion Inc. and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. A generic version of trastuzumab is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Herzuma 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 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.

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.