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Sancuso Patient assistance program

Is your Sancuso 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 Sancuso 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 Sancuso cost savings if eligible

The Sancuso patient assistance program can provide your medication for free. We simply charge $49 per month for each medication to cover the cost of our services. With NiceRx, you will only pay $49 to obtain your Sancuso, regardless of the retail price.

Am I eligible for the Sancuso patient assistance program?

To find out if you are eligible for Sancuso assistance you can apply online using our enrollment application. Each pharmaceutical company sets its eligibility criteria, and we will review your application individually to determine if you may be eligible. The three main factors to consider 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 Sancuso patient assistance program?

Our application process aims to make it as easy as possible to apply for the Sancuso patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our online enrollment application. We will ask you for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income as this information is required by the pharmaceutical companies. We may be able to help you apply for other patient assistance programs too, so be sure to tell us about any medications you are taking as well as Sancuso.

NiceRx will review your application and determine whether you may be eligible for Sancuso assistance. If so, we will handle the full enrollment process for you and prepare all required documents for your healthcare provider to sign. Once you are successfully enrolled in the Sancuso patient assistance program, we will help you manage your prescription refills by requesting refills on your behalf throughout your enrollment period. At the end of your enrollment period, we will contact you for updated information and seek to re-enroll you so you can continue to access affordable Sancuso.

Is NiceRx a Sancuso coupons provider?

NiceRx is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Sancuso patient assistance program. We do not offer trial offers or free Sancuso samples. When obtaining your medication through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month per medication. This will likely save you more money than if you were to use Sancuso coupons, discount cards, or Sancuso copay cards.

Can NiceRx help me get Sancuso if I have insurance?

NiceRx may be able to help you if your insurance company will not pay for your Sancuso medication. We may also be able to help if you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. Whether you have insurance or not, apply online using our enrollment application to find out more.

How much does Sancuso cost without insurance?

Sancuso prices without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy. Prices will also vary by retailer. As a guide, Sancuso transdermal film, extended-release (3.1 mg/24 hr) typically costs $670 for 1 film.

How much does Sancuso cost with insurance?

The copay for Sancuso will vary by the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out what you might need to pay for Sancuso with insurance, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to help you calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.

What is Sancuso?

The Sancuso patch (granisetron transdermal system) is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Kyowa Kirin Co., Ltd. It is a serotonin -3 (5-HT3) receptor antagonist indicated as an antiemetic (prevention of nausea) and vomiting in patients receiving moderately and/or highly emetogenic chemotherapy for up to 5 consecutive days.

What doses of Sancuso are available?

Sancuso is available as a skin patch dosage form, in the following doses: 52 cm2 patch containing 34.3 mg of granisetron delivering 3.1 mg per 24 hours.

Apply a single transdermal patch to the upper arm a minimum of 24 hours before chemotherapy. The patch may be applied up to a maximum of 48 hours before chemotherapy. Remove the patch a minimum of 24 hours after completion of chemotherapy. The patch can be worn for up to 7 days depending on the duration of the chemotherapy regimen.

The Sancuso patch may not work as well and may affect your skin if exposed to direct sunlight or artificial sunlight from sunlamps or tanning beds. Avoid exposing the granisetron patch and surrounding area to direct external heat sources, such as heating pads.

Safety and effectiveness have not been established in pediatric patients or in those aged over 65. Please read the patient information supplied and always speak with a healthcare professional about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Sancuso active ingredients

Sancuso contains granisetron as the active ingredient.

Sancuso side effects

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

  • Constipation

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

  • Granisetron may mask a progressive ileus and/or gastric distention caused by the underlying condition
  • Serotonin syndrome has been reported with 5-HT3 receptor antagonists alone but more so with other serotonergic drugs
  • Mild application site reactions – remove the patch if severe reactions or generalized skin reactions occur

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

Sancuso drug interactions

Sancuso can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Other drugs that increase serotonin such as MDMA/”ecstasy,” St. John’s wort
  • Antidepressants such as SSRIs (fluoxetine, paroxetine), and SNRIs (duloxetine, venlafaxine)

This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Sancuso. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements.

Sancuso contraindications

You should not use Sancuso if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient granisetron
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Sancuso
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant

Talk to your doctor about your medical condition before using Sancuso if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Sancuso
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed – it is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk

Sancuso generic

Sancuso is the trademark brand name for granisetron manufactured by Kyowa Kirin Co., Ltd. A generic version of granisetron is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Sancuso 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.