Your monthly Iressa cost savings if eligible
If you are eligible to receive your Iressa prescription through the patient assistance program, your medication will be free. We charge a flat monthly service fee of $49 per medication to cover the cost of our services.
Am I eligible for Iressa patient assistance?
To be eligible for the Iressa patient assistance program, you will need to meet specific eligibility criteria set by the pharmaceutical company. At NiceRx, we review each Iressa enrollment application individually. The main factors considered 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 Iressa patient assistance program?
Applying for the Iressa patient assistance program through NiceRx is simple. Begin by completing the enrollment application on our website. We will ask for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers that supply your medication. We may be able to help you access patient assistance for other medications as well as Iressa, so please tell us about any medications that you have been prescribed.
If we determine that you may be eligible for Iressa assistance, we will handle the full enrollment process on your behalf. We will work with your healthcare provider to prepare and submit all the documents required for you to enroll. If you are successfully enrolled in the Iressa patient assistance program, we will also request your Iressa medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year. At the end of your enrollment period, we will contact you for updated details and seek to re-enroll you in the program.
Is NiceRx an Iressa coupons provider?
NiceRx does not provide Iressa coupons, discount cards, or copay cards. We do not offer printable Iressa manufacturer coupons, Iressa discounts, rebates, Iressa savings cards, trial offers, or free samples. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access patient assistance programs. Our service cost is $49 a month per medication, so you will likely save more on your Iressa medication with NiceRx.
Can NiceRx help me get Iressa if I have insurance?
NiceRx may be able to help you access Iressa patient assistance if:
- You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Iressa
- Your insurance company will not pay for your Iressa prescription
- You do not have insurance
Complete your enrollment application online to find out more.
How much does Iressa cost without insurance?
Iressa prices without insurance will vary by retailer. As a guide, Iressa oral tablets 250 mg will typically cost around $8,140 for a supply of 30 tablets.
How much does Iressa cost with insurance?
Your individual healthcare plan will determine the copay of Iressa with insurance. To find out what you will need to pay, contact your pharmacist or insurance provider. They will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance.
What is Iressa?
Iressa is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by AstraZeneca for cancer treatment.
Iressa is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor used for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (metastatic NSCLC) whose tumors have epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) exon 19 deletions or exon 21 substitution mutations as detected by an FDA-approved test. EGFR is overexpressed in the cells of certain types of human carcinomas – for example in lung and breast cancers.
The safety and efficacy of Iressa have not been established in patients whose tumors have EGFR mutations other than exon 19 deletions or exon 21 substitution mutations.
What doses of Iressa are available?
Iressa is available in tablet form, in the following doses: 250 mg.
The recommended dose is Iressa 250 mg tablet orally, once daily with or without food, until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Your healthcare provider will do blood tests to check your liver function during your treatment with IRESSA.
If you miss a dose take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if your next dose is less than 12 hours away. Do not take extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.
Always speak with your healthcare provider about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.
Iressa active ingredients
Gefitinib reversibly blocks kinase enzyme activity of wild-type and certain activating mutations of EGFR, preventing autophosphorylation of tyrosine residues associated with the receptor. This inhibits further downstream signaling and blocks EGFR-dependent proliferation.
Iressa side effects
The most common adverse drug reactions of Iressa in clinical trials include:
- Skin reactions – acne, dry skin, and pruritus
In rare instances, Iressa can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Interstitial lung disease (ILD) – withhold treatment for worsening of respiratory symptoms, discontinue if ILD is confirmed
- Hepatotoxicity – obtain regular liver function testing. Withhold treatment for Grade 2 or higher for ALT and/or AST elevations
- Gastrointestinal perforation
- Ocular disorders including keratitis
Call your healthcare provider for medical advice, they will assess the benefits of using Iressa against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Iressa to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Iressa drug interactions
Iressa can interact with other medications. These include:
- Strong CYP3A4 Inducer
- CYP3A4 Inhibitor
- Drugs affecting gastric pH – avoid use with proton pump inhibitors, antacids, H2 blockers
- Warfarin – monitor changes in prothrombin time or INR
This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Iressa.
You should not use Iressa if you:
- Have had an allergic reaction to the active ingredient gefitinib
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Iressa
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant – can cause fetal harm. Use effective contraception
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed – It is not known if this drug passes into breast milk
Before taking Iressa, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Iressa
Iressa is the trademark brand name for gefitinib manufactured by AstraZeneca. A generic version of gefitinib is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Iressa savings through NiceRx.
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.