Your monthly Sutent cost savings if eligible
If you are eligible to receive your Sutent prescription through the patient assistance program, your medication will be free. We charge a flat monthly price of $49 per medication to cover the cost of our services.
Am I eligible for Sutent patient assistance?
To be eligible for the Sutent patient assistance program, you will need to meet specific eligibility criteria set by the pharmaceutical company. At NiceRx, we review each Sutent 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 Sutent patient assistance program?
Applying for the Sutent 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 Sutent, so please tell us about any medications that you have been prescribed.
If we determine that you may be eligible for Sutent 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 Sutent patient assistance program, we will also request your Sutent medication refills 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 a Sutent coupons provider?
NiceRx does not provide Sutent coupons, discount cards or copay cards. We do not offer printable Sutent manufacturer coupons, Sutent discounts, rebates, Sutent 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 Sutent medication with NiceRx.
Can NiceRx help me get Sutent if I have insurance?
NiceRx may be able to help you access Sutent patient assistance if:
- You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Sutent
- Your insurance company will not pay for your Sutent prescription
- You do not have insurance
Complete your enrollment application online to find out more.
How much is Sutent with insurance?
Your individual healthcare plan will determine the cost of Sutent 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.
How much does Sutent cost without insurance?
Sutent prices without insurance will vary by retailer. As a guide, Sutent oral capsule 12.5 mg will typically cost around $5,900 for 28 capsules.
What is Sutent?
Sutent contains the prescription medicine sunitinib. Sutent is used for the treatment of:
- A rare cancer of the stomach, bowel, or esophagus called gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST). It is used when you have tried imatinib mesylate, but it has either not stopped the tumor from growing, or you can not take imatinib
- Advanced kidney cancer (renal cell carcinoma (RCC))
- Adults with kidney cancer that has not spread but are at high risk of RCC coming back after having kidney surgery
- Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (pNET), a type of pancreatic cancer that has gotten worse and cannot be treated with surgery
It is not known if Sutent is safe and effective in children.
Sutent active ingredients
Sunitinib blocks the action of certain enzymes in the body known as tyrosine kinases. Some of these enzymes are involved in the development, spread, and growth of tumors. In tests, it has been seen that regorafenib stops the spread and growth of tumors in the body.
Sutent should be taken as prescribed by your doctor. Sutent is taken with or without food once per day. Sutent is taken for 4 weeks, followed by a 2-week break off the drug. The Sutent capsule should be taken whole and not crushed, chewed, or opened. You will need regular blood, urine, liver, and heart function tests while taking this medicine. Your doctor will decide how many treatment cycles you will need.
Sutent side effects
The most common side effects caused by Sutent include:
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
- Indigestion, loss of appetite
- Feeling weak or tired
- Mouth sores, altered sense of taste
- Blisters or rash on your hands or feet
- Bruising or bleeding
- Increased blood pressure
In rare instances, Sutent can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Irregular heartbeats, shortness of breath, feeling light-headed
- Severe headaches, blurred vision, dizziness
- Feeling weak
- Blood in your urine, pain and swelling in your stomach, bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
- Muscle cramps, tingling in your hands and feet or around your mouth
- Severe and worsening tiredness, depression, agitation, shaking, feeling nervous, sweating, hair loss, weight changes, irregular menstrual periods
- Pain, redness, numbness, and peeling skin on your hands or feet
- Easily bruised, unusual bleeding, purple or red spots under your skin
- Jaw pain or numbness, red or swollen gums, loose teeth, or slow healing after dental work
- Confusion, vision loss, seizure
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Sutent against your risk of side effects.
Sutent drug interactions
Sutent can interact with other medications. These include:
- Treatments for heart arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat) – amiodarone, dronedarone
- Anticonvulsants to prevent seizures – carbamazepine, phenytoin, phenobarbital
- Antidepressants – citalopram, escitalopram
- Treatments for mood disorders such as schizophrenia – clozapine, haloperidol
- Antimalarial treatments – chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine
- Treatments for multiple sclerosis – fingolimod, ozanimod, siponimod
- DMARDs (disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs) for rheumatoid arthritis – leflunomide, teriflunomide
This list is not exhaustive and other drugs may interact with Sutent.
Sutent warning and precautions
You should not use Sutent if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient sunitinib
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Sutent
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
- Are younger than 18 years old
Talk to your doctor before using Sutent if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Sutent
- Have kidney disease
- Have liver disease
- Have heart disease
- Have high or low blood pressure
- Have diabetes
- Have bleeding problems or any other blood cell disorders
- Are currently taking steroids
- Are receiving chemotherapy or any other form of radiation therapy
- Have a family history of prolonged QT syndrome
- Have a thyroid disorder
- Have had surgery or are planning to have surgery
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.