Vectibix Patient assistance program
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NiceRx works with your healthcare provider to help you access affordable medications directly from U.S. pharmaceutical companies.
How it works
Get started by filling out the online enrollment application to find out if you are eligible for assistance.
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.
We will request documents to be submitted by you and your healthcare provider that are required by the pharmaceutical company to complete your enrollment.
Once approved, the pharmaceutical company typically ships a 90-day supply of medication to your home or healthcare provider’s address.
Your monthly Vectibix cost savings if eligible
If you are eligible for the Vectibix patient assistance program, the cost of your medication will be free. We only charge $49 a month, per medication, to cover our service fees. You could receive your Vectibix prescription for just $49 a month, regardless of the retail price of your medication.
Am I eligible for the Vectibix patient assistance program?
We will review your application to determine whether you are eligible for the Vectibix patient assistance program. Each program has its own eligibility criteria which is 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 Vectibix patient assistance program?
We make it as easy as possible to apply for the Vectibix patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our enrollment application. Tell us about any medications you are taking, including Vectibix. 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 Vectibix 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 Vectibix patient assistance program, and we will automatically request your Vectibix medication refills for up to 1 year.
Is NiceRx a Vectibix coupons provider?
We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Vectibix patient
assistance program. That means that we do not offer printable Vectibix manufacturer coupons, Vectibix discounts, or free Vectibix samples. We are not a Vectibix coupon provider or Vectibix discount card. Our service extends to assisting eligible individuals to access the medications they need through patient assistance programs.
Can NiceRx help me get Vectibix if I have insurance?
We may be able to help you to access Vectibix patient assistance in a variety of circumstances. This includes when your insurance company will not pay for your Vectibix 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 is Vectibix with insurance?
The cost of Vectibix 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.
How much does Vectibix cost without insurance?
Vectibix prices without insurance will vary depending on where you buy it and how much you buy. As a guide, Vectibix intravenous solution (20 mg/mL) usually costs around $1,400 for 5 milliliters. With NiceRx you will pay a flat monthly fee of $49, regardless of the retail price of your medication.
What is Vectibix?
Cancer is a disease where cells in the body grow, multiply and spread in an uncontrollable way. Treatment for cancer works by blocking the growth and spread of these abnormal cells. The disease can start in any part of the body. Vectibix contains the prescription medicine panitumumab, which works by binding to certain glycoproteins on both normal and abnormal cells to slow down cell growth.
Vectibix is used to treat advanced-stage colon cancer. This is where the cancer has progressed and spread beyond the colon, even after treatment. Vectibix is used only if your tumor is a wild-type RAS tumor. Your doctor will test you for this.
Vectibix active ingredients
Panitumumab binds to specific transmembrane glycoproteins on normal and tumor cells in the body. This results in an inhibition of cell growth, promotes normal cell death, a reduction in cytokine, which promotes inflammation and a reduction in vascular growth factors, which are needed to help create new blood vessels for the growth of cells. Tests have shown that panitumumab inhibits the growth and survival of certain human tumor cells, including colon and rectum cancers.
Vectibix is injected into your vein through an intravenous infusion taking up to 60 – 90 minutes to complete. A healthcare professional will give you this injection. The injection is given once every 2 weeks with your doctor’s instructions.
Vectibix can pass into your urine, vomit, and feces for up 48hours after your injection. You must be extremely careful not to allow your body fluids to come into contact with your hands or other surfaces. Use rubber gloves while cleaning up your bodily fluids and when handling contaminated trash, laundry, or changing diapers. Soiled clothing and linens must be washed separately from other laundry. Vectibix can make you more sensitive to sunlight and cause you to sunburn more easily, therefore covering up in the sun and wearing a high SPF is important. Ideally, avoid exposure to sunlight and tanning beds.
Vectibix side effects
The most common side effects caused by Vectibix include:
- Skin irritation
- Loss of appetite
- Blisters or ulcers in your mouth
In rare instances, Vectibix can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Swelling in your face
- Swelling or infection around your fingernails or toenails
- Severe diarrhea
- Vision changes
- Sudden chest pain
- Low potassium levels causing leg cramps, constipation, irregular heartbeats
- Difficulty passing urine
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Vectibix against your risk of side effects.
Vectibix drug interactions
Vectibix can interact with other medications. These include:
- Treatment of irregular heartbeat – amiodarone, dronedarone, dofetilide
- Treatment of keratosis – aminolevulinic acid
- Cancer treatment – arsenic trioxide, bevacizumab, irinotecan, irinotecan liposomal
- Proton pump inhibitors used to reduce stomach acid – lansoprazole, omeprazole, esomeprazole, rabeprazole, pantoprazole, dexlansoprazole
This list is not exhaustive and other drugs may interact with Vectibix.
Vectibix warning and precautions
You should not use Vectibix if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient panitumumab
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Vectibix
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
Talk to your doctor before using Vectibix if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Vectibix
- Have breathing problems
- Have low levels of calcium, magnesium, or potassium in your blood
- Have an ulcer on the cornea of your eye
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
*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 the different programs and filling out all the required paperwork for each program. Subject to medication availability.
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.