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NiceRx is not a Pemfexy coupon, Pemfexy discount card, or Pemfexy copay card provider. We do not offer Pemfexy manufacturer coupons, Pemfexy discounts, rebates, Pemfexy savings cards, trial offers, or free Pemfexy samples. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access their medication directly from the U.S. pharmaceutical company.
Pemfexy patient assistance program
Patient assistance programs are typically sponsored by pharmaceutical companies and provide free or discounted medications to individuals with low income who are uninsured or under-insured and meet the eligibility criteria that vary by program. There are currently no known patient assistance programs for this medication.
How much does Pemfexy cost without insurance?
Without insurance, Pemfexy costs will vary depending on where you buy the medication as prices will vary by retailer. As a guide, Pemfexy intravenous solution (25 mg/mL) will cost around $4,000 for 20 milliliters.
How much does Pemfexy cost with insurance?
The copay for Pemfexy will depend on the terms of your healthcare plan. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance. Contact them to find out more.
What is Pemfexy?
Pemfexy (pemetrexed injection) is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Eagle Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Pemfexy is a type of antifolate used:
- Alongside cisplatin for the initial treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
- As a single agent for the maintenance treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-squamous NSCLC whose disease has not progressed after four cycles of platinum-based first-line chemotherapy
- As a single agent for the treatment of patients with metastatic non-squamous NSCLC that has returned after prior chemotherapy
Pemfexy is not recommended for the treatment of patients with squamous cell non-small cell lung cancer with cisplatin for the initial treatment of patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma whose disease is unresectable or who are otherwise not suitable for curative surgery.
What doses of Pemfexy are available?
Pemfexy is available in injection form, in the following doses: 25 mg/mL in a single-dose vial.
The recommended dose of Pemfexy as a single agent or with cisplatin, in patients with creatinine clearance of 45 mL/minute or greater, is 500 mg/m2, over ten minutes as an intravenous infusion on Day 1 of each 21-day cycle. Administer until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Start folic acid 400 mcg to 1000 mcg orally once daily, 7 days before the first dose, and continue until 21 days after the last dose. Take vitamin B12, 1 mg intramuscularly 1-week before the first dose and every 3 cycles after. Also, take dexamethasone 4 mg orally twice daily, the day before, on the day, and the day after administration.
Always speak with a healthcare professional about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.
Pemfexy active ingredients
The active ingredient of Pemfexy is pemetrexed.
Pemfexy side effects
The most common side effects of Pemfexy in clinical trials include:
- Tiredness, nausea, constipation, vomiting, and anorexia
In rare instances, Pemfexy can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Renal Failure
- Bullous and exfoliative skin toxicity
- Interstitial pneumonitis
- Radiation recall
- Embryo-Fetal toxicity
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Pemfexy against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Pemfexy to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Pemfexy drug interactions
Pemfexy can interact with other medications. These include:
- Ibuprofen – modify the ibuprofen dosage for patients with a creatinine clearance between 45 mL/min and 79 mL/min
This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Pemfexy.
You should not use Pemfexy if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient pemetrexed
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Pemfexy
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
Talk to your doctor before using Pemfexy if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Pemfexy
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
Pemfexy is the trademark brand name for pemetrexed manufactured by Eagle Pharmaceuticals, Inc. A generic version of pemetrexed is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Pemfexy 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.