Xalkori Patient assistance program
Complete a free online enrollment application to find out if you’re eligible to pay only $49 per month for your Xalkori medication.Get started today
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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
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.
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 Xalkori cost savings if eligible
With our assistance, you could access the Xalkori patient assistance program and obtain your medication for free. We only charge a flat monthly fee of $49 per medication for our services.
Am I eligible for Xalkori patient assistance?
We review each Xalkori enrollment application individually to determine if you are eligible. Each assistance program has its own eligibility criteria and 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 Xalkori patient assistance program?
Our process makes it as easy as possible to apply for the Xalkori patient assistance program. Begin by completing the enrollment application form on our website. Tell us about any medications that you are taking, including Xalkori. You must also provide details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. This is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers who will supply the medication, so it is important to make sure this information is accurate and up to date.
We will review the information that you have provided to determine whether you are eligible for patient assistance. If we can pre-qualify you for assistance, NiceRx will handle the full enrollment process on your behalf. If you are approved by the pharmaceutical company, you will typically start receiving your medication in 6 – 8 weeks.
Is NiceRx a Xalkori coupons provider?
NiceRx is not a Xalkori coupon, Xalkori discount card, or Xalkori copay card provider. We do not offer Xalkori manufacturer coupons, Xalkori discounts, rebates, Xalkori savings cards, trial offers, or free Xalkori samples. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Xalkori patient assistance program.
Can NiceRx help me get Xalkori if I have insurance?
NiceRx may be able to help you get Xalkori if:
- You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Xalkori
- Your insurance company will not pay for your Xalkori prescription
- Your healthcare plan does not cover Xalkori medication
- You do not have insurance
Please apply online to find out if we can help you.
How much is Xalkori with insurance?
The cost of Xalkori with insurance 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.
How much does Xalkori cost without Insurance?
Xalkori prices without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy. Prices will also vary by retailer. As a guide, the cost for Xalkori oral capsules 200 mg is around $19,000 for a supply of 60 capsules.
What is Xalkori?
Xalkori contains the prescription medicine crizotinib. Crizotinib is used to treat non-small cell lung cancer that has epidermal growth factor receptors as a genetic marker. Your doctor will carry out a test to make sure Xalkori is correct for you. Xalkori can be used alone or with other medications:
- To stop your lung cancer from coming back after you’ve had surgery to remove the tumor
- If your lung cancer has spread to other parts of your body
It is not known if Xalkori is safe and effective in children younger than 1-year-old. Xalkori should not be used if you are pregnant, or if you are a man and your partner is pregnant. Crizotinib can cause life-threatening birth defects or can cause the death of a baby if the mother or the father is taking this medicine at the time of conception or during pregnancy.
Xalkori active ingredients
Crizotinib blocks the action of an enzyme in the body called kinase. Kinase normally attaches to and stimulates the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). Stimulation of this receptor causes epidermal growth factor (EGF) to stimulate the growth and spread of different types of cells in your body. In the body, crizotinib is thought to be converted into two more active versions of itself that have a greater effect on blocking the effect of kinase. This ultimately leads to a reduction in the growth and spread of cancer cells in your body.
Xalkori is usually taken twice per day, with or without food. Swallow the capsule whole and do not crush, chew, break, or open it. You may need frequent medical tests while you are taking Xalkori to be sure it is not causing harmful effects.
Xalkori side effects
The most common side effects caused by Xalkori include:
- Loss of appetite
- Difficulty walking
- Swelling in your hands, feet, or eyes
In rare instances, Xalkori can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Sensitivity to light
- Vision problems
- Feeling like you might pass out
- Difficulty swallowing
- Easy bruising or bleeding
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Xalkori against your risk of side effects.
Xalkori drug interactions
Xalkori can interact with other medications. These include:
- Anti-viral treatments – boceprevir, ritonavir, telaprevir
- SSRI’s (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) anti-depressants – fluoxetine, citalopram, sertraline
- Anti-psychotics – trifluoperazine, triflupromazine, chlorpromazine
- Anthelmintic medication – triclabendazole
- Antibiotics for bacterial infection – gatifloxacin, sparfloxacin, rifampin
- Opioid pain killers – fentanyl, hydrocodone, oxycodone, methadone
This list is not exhaustive and other drugs may interact with Xalkori.
Xalkori warning and precautions
You should not use Xalkori if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient crizotinib
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Xalkori
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
Talk to your doctor before using Xalkori if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Xalkori
- Have liver disease
- Have kidney disease
- Have a heart rhythm disorder
- Have high or low levels of calcium, potassium, or magnesium in your blood or any other electrolyte imbalance
- Have long QT syndrome or a family history of long QT syndrome
- Take heart or blood pressure medicine
- 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 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.