Tukysa Patient assistance program
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- 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.
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How it works
Get started by filling out the online enrollment application to find out if you are eligible.
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.
You may be required to submit further information and documents required by the pharmaceutical company which can be securely uploaded online.
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.
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.
Your monthly Tukysa cost savings if eligible
The Tukysa 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 Tukysa, regardless of the retail price.
Am I eligible for the Tukysa patient assistance program?
To find out if you are eligible for Tukysa 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 Tukysa patient assistance program?
Our application process aims to make it as easy as possible to apply for the Tukysa 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 Tukysa.
NiceRx will review your application and determine whether you may be eligible for Tukysa 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 Tukysa 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 Tukysa.
Is NiceRx a Tukysa coupons provider?
NiceRx is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Tukysa patient assistance program. We do not offer trial offers or free Tukysa 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 Tukysa coupons, discount cards, or Tukysa copay cards.
Can NiceRx help me get Tukysa if I have insurance?
NiceRx may be able to help you if your insurance company will not pay for your Tukysa 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 Tukysa cost without insurance?
Tukysa prices without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy. Prices will also vary by retailer. As a guide, Tukysa oral tablets 150 mg typically cost $10,300 for 60 tablets.
How much does Tukysa cost with insurance?
The copay for Tukysa will vary by the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out what you might need to pay for Tukysa with insurance, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to help you calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.
What is Tukysa?
Tukysa is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Seattle genetics. It is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor used in combination with trastuzumab and capecitabine for the treatment of adult patients with advanced unresectable or metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer, including patients with brain metastases, who have already received one or more anti-HER2-based regimens in the metastatic setting.
HER2 is better known as the human epidermal growth factor receptor-2. Metastatic is when cancer has spread to other parts of the body or cannot be removed with surgery.
What doses of Tukysa are available?
Tukysa is available in tablet form, in the following doses: 50 mg and 150 mg.
The recommended dose of Tukysa is 300 mg, orally twice daily with or without food. For patients with severe hepatic impairment, the recommended dosage is 200 mg orally twice daily. You will need regular blood tests to check your liver function while you are taking this medication.
Follow all directions on your prescription label and read the full prescribing information or instruction sheets. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose. Always speak with your healthcare professional about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.
Tukysa active ingredients
Tukysa contains the active ingredient tucatinib, which is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor. It helps prevent cancer cells from growing.
Tukysa side effects
The most common side effects of Tukysa in clinical trials include:
- Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting
- Palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia
- Fatigue, headache
- Hepatotoxicity (liver problems – yellowing of skin or eyes)
- Decreased appetite, abdominal pain
In rare instances, Tukysa can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Severe diarrhea – including dehydration, acute kidney injury, and death
- Hepatotoxicity – monitor ALT, AST, and bilirubin before starting treatment
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Tukysa against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Tukysa to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Tukysa drug interactions
Tukysa can interact with other medications. These include:
- Strong CYP3A Inducers
- Moderate CYP2C8 Inducers
- Moderate CYP2C8 inhibitors
- Strong CYP2C8 Inhibitors
- CYP3A Substrates – avoid use where minimal concentration changes may lead to serious or life-threatening toxicities
- P-gp Substrates – consider reducing the dose
This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Tukysa. Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
You should not use Tukysa if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient tucatinib
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Tukysa
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant – Embryo-fetal toxicity can occur. Advise females of reproductive potential to use effective contraception. If the mother or father is using this medicine keep using birth control for at least 1 week after the last dose
Talk to your doctor before using Tukysa if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Tukysa
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed – do not breastfeed while using this treatment, and for at least 1 week after your last dose
Tukysa is the trademark brand name for tucatinib manufactured by Seattle genetics. A generic version of tucatinib is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Tukysa 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.