Your monthly Lutathera cost savings if eligible
If you are eligible for the Lutathera 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 Lutathera prescription for just $49 a month, regardless of the retail price of your medication.
Am I eligible for the Lutathera patient assistance program?
We will review your application to determine whether you are eligible for the Lutathera 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 Lutathera patient assistance program?
We make it as easy as possible to apply for the Lutathera patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our enrollment application. Tell us about any medications you are taking, including Lutathera. 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 Lutathera 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 Lutathera patient assistance program, and we will automatically request your Lutathera medication refills for up to 1 year.
Is NiceRx a Lutathera coupons provider?
We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Lutathera patient assistance program. That means that we do not offer printable Lutathera manufacturer coupons, Lutathera discounts, or free Lutathera samples. We are not a Lutathera coupon provider or Lutathera discount card. Our service extends to assisting eligible individuals to access the medications they need through patient assistance programs.
Can NiceRx help me get Lutathera if I have insurance?
We may be able to help you to access Lutathera patient assistance in a variety of circumstances. This includes when your insurance company will not pay for your Lutathera 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 Lutathera cost without insurance?
Lutathera cost without insurance will vary depending on where you buy it. As a guide, Lutathera intravenous solution (370 MBq/mL) usually costs $54,000 for a supply of 1 solution. With NiceRx you will pay a flat monthly fee of $49, regardless of the retail price of your medication.
How much does Lutathera cost with insurance?
The copay for Lutathera 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 Lutathera?
Lutathera has FDA approval (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) based on the NETTER-1 phase III clinical trial. It is distributed by Advanced Accelerator Applications USA, Inc.
Lutathera is a radiolabeled somatostatin analog for the treatment of somatostatin receptor-positive gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs), of the gastrointestinal tract (pancreas, small and large intestine, midgut, and hindgut) in adults. (sometimes also referred to as carcinoid tumors).
Before you begin Lutathera treatment, you will meet with a nuclear medicine doctor. They will take scans of your body. These scans, with your medical history and blood tests, will help your doctors decide if Lutathera works for you.
The treatment has been shown to improve overall survival and quality of life in clinical studies.
What doses of Lutathera are available?
Lutathera is available as an injection in the following doses: 370 MBq/mL (10 mCi/mL) in a single-dose vial.
Give long-acting octreotide 30 mg intramuscularly, 4 to 24 hours after each Lutathera dose, and short-acting octreotide for symptomatic management.
Continue long-acting octreotide 30 mg intramuscularly every 4 weeks after completing Lutathera until disease progression or for up to 18 months following initial treatment.
Start recommended intravenous amino acid solution 30 minutes before Lutathera infusion and continue during and for 3 hours after Lutathera infusion.
Do not reduce the dose of the amino acid solution if the Lutathera dose is reduced. Alter the Lutathera dose depending on any adverse reactions.
Always speak with your healthcare provider about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.
Lutathera active ingredients
Lutathera is a Radiopharmaceutical, containing lutetium-177, a type of radiation therapy or peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT).
Lutetium Lu 177 dotatate attaches to somatostatin receptors. Once bound to somatostatin receptor-expressing cells, including malignant somatostatin receptor-positive tumor cells, the compound is internalized. The beta emission from Lu 177 causes damage to the cells by the formation of free radicals in somatostatin receptor-positive cells and in neighboring cells.
Lutathera side effects
The most common side effects of Lutathera in clinical trials include:
- Increased GGT
- Vomiting, nausea, increased ALT and AST
- Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar)
- Hypokalemia (low potassium)
- Abnormal liver function tests
In rare instances, Lutathera can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Radiation exposure
- Myelosuppression – decreased bone marrow activity
- Secondary myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and leukemia
- Renal toxicity
- Neuroendocrine hormonal crisis
- Embryo-fetal toxicity
- Risk of infertility
- Low blood cell counts
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Lutathera against your risk of side effects.
Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Lutathera to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Lutathera drug interactions
Lutathera can interact with other medications. These include:
- Somatostatin Analogs – Stop taking long-acting analogs for at least 4 weeks and short-acting octreotide at least 24 hours before each Lutathera dose
This list is not exhaustive and other drugs may interact with Lutathera.
You should not use Lutathera if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient lutetium Lu 177 dotatate
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Lutathera
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
Talk to your doctor before using Lutathera if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Lutathera
- Have kidney disease
- Have liver disease
- Have diabetes
- Have high blood pressure
- Have had any type of radiation treatment
- Have had repeated high doses of glucocorticosteroids
Lutathera is the trademark brand name for lutetium Lu 177 dotatate manufactured by Advanced Accelerator Applications USA, Inc. A generic version of lutetium Lu 177 dotatate is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Lutathera 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.