Your monthly Locametz cost savings if eligible
If you are eligible for the Locametz 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 Locametz prescription for just $49 a month, regardless of the retail price of your medication.
Am I eligible for the Locametz patient assistance program?
We will review your application to determine whether you are eligible for the Locametz patient assistance program. Each program has its own eligibility criteria which are 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 Locametz patient assistance program?
We make it as easy as possible to apply for the Locametz patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our enrollment application. Tell us about any medications you are taking, including Locametz. 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 Locametz 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 Locametz patient assistance program, and we will automatically request your Locametz medication refills for up to 1 year.
Is NiceRx a Locametz coupon provider?
We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Locametz patient assistance program. That means that we do not offer printable Locametz manufacturer coupons, Locametz discounts, or free Locametz samples. We are not a Locametz coupon provider or Locametz discount card. Our service extends to assisting eligible individuals to access the medications they need through patient assistance programs.
Can NiceRx help me get Locametz cheaper if I have insurance?
We may be able to help you to access Locametz patient assistance in a variety of circumstances. This includes when your insurance company will not pay for your Locametz 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 Locametz cost without insurance?
Locametz cost without insurance will vary depending on where you buy it. With NiceRx you will pay a flat monthly fee of $49, regardless of the retail price of your medication.
How much does Locametz cost with insurance?
The copay for Locametz 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 Locametz?
Locametz (kit for the preparation of gallium Ga 68 gozetotide injection) is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Advanced Accelerator Applications, the radioligand business of Novartis. Locametz, after radiolabeling with gallium-68, is a radioactive diagnostic agent used for positron emission tomography of prostate-specific membrane antigen, (PSMA-positive lesions) in men with prostate cancer:
- With suspected metastasis who are eligible for initial definitive therapy
- With suspected recurrence based on increased serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels
- For the selection of patients with metastatic prostate cancer, for whom lutetium Lu 177 vipivotide tetraxetan PSMA-directed therapy is indicated
Pluvicto (177Lu-vipivotide tetraxetan), referred to as 177Lu–prostate-specific membrane antigen–617 (177Lu-PSMA-617) is used to treat adult patients with PSMA-positive metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) who have been treated with androgen-receptor pathway inhibition and taxane-based chemotherapy.
What doses of Locametz are available?
Locametz is supplied in a multi-dose vial containing 25 mcg of gozetotide. After radiolabeling with gallium-68, the vial contains a sterile solution of gallium Ga 68 gozetotide at a strength of up to 1,369 MBq in up to 10 mL at the calibration date and time.
Gallium Ga 68 gozetotide uptake may occur in other tumors and in non-malignant processes. Evaluation of Locametz PET imaging with histopathology and other diagnostic procedures is required.
Please see the full prescribing information and always speak with your healthcare provider about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.
Locametz active ingredients
Locametz contains gallium ga 68, a radiopharmaceutical, as the active ingredient.
Locametz side effects
The most common side effects of Locametz in clinical trials include:
- Nausea, and vomiting
In rare instances, Locametz can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Radiation risk – GalliumGa 68 gozetotide contributes to long-term radiation exposure
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Locametz against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions to Locametz to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Locametz drug interactions
Other drugs may interact with Locametz, 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.
You should not use Locametz if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient gallium Ga 68
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Locametz
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant – may cause fetal harm
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
Talk to your doctor before using Locametz if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Locametz
Locametz is the trademark brand name for gallium Ga 68 manufactured by Advanced Accelerator Applications, the radioligand business of Novartis. A generic version of gallium Ga 68 is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Locametz 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.