Xeloda 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 Xeloda cost savings if eligible
If you are eligible to receive your Xeloda prescription through the patient assistance program, your medication will be free. We charge a flat monthly service fee of $49 per medication to cover the cost of our services.
Am I eligible for Xeloda patient assistance?
To be eligible for the Xeloda patient assistance program, you will need to meet specific eligibility criteria set by the pharmaceutical company. At NiceRx, we review each Xeloda 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 Xeloda patient assistance program?
Applying for the Xeloda 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 Xeloda, so please tell us about any medications that you have been prescribed.
If we determine that you may be eligible for Xeloda 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 Xeloda patient assistance program, we will also request your Xeloda medication refills on your behalf 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 Xeloda coupons provider?
NiceRx does not provide Xeloda coupons, discount cards, or copay cards. We do not offer printable Xeloda manufacturer coupons, Xeloda discounts, rebates, Xeloda 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 Xeloda medication with NiceRx.
Can NiceRx help me get Xeloda if I have insurance?
NiceRx may be able to help you access Xeloda patient assistance if:
- You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Xeloda
- Your insurance company will not pay for your Xeloda prescription
- You do not have insurance
Complete your enrollment application online to find out more.
How much does Xeloda cost without insurance?
Xeloda prices without insurance will vary by retailer. As a guide, Xeloda oral tablets 150 mg will typically cost around $860 for 60 tablets.
How much does Xeloda cost with insurance?
Your individual healthcare plan will determine the copay of Xeloda 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.
What is Xeloda?
Xeloda is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Genetech Inc.
XELODA (capecitabine) is a nucleoside metabolic inhibitor with antineoplastic activity indicated for:
- Adjuvant colon cancer – patients with Dukes’ C colon cancer
- Metastatic colorectal cancer – first-line as monotherapy when treatment with fluoropyrimidine therapy alone is preferred
- Metastatic breast cancer – in combination with docetaxel after the failure of prior anthracycline-containing therapy, or as monotherapy in patients resistant to both paclitaxel and an anthracycline-containing regimen
Xeloda- warfarin interaction. See the full prescribing information for the complete boxed warning. Patients receiving concomitant Xeloda and oral coumarin-derivative anticoagulants such as warfarin and phenprocoumon should have their anticoagulant response (INR or prothrombin time) monitored frequently in order to adjust the anticoagulant dose accordingly.
What doses of Xeloda are available?
Xeloda is available in tablet form, in the following doses: 150 mg and 500 mg.
Always speak with a healthcare professional about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.
Xeloda active ingredients
Xeloda contains capecitabine as the active ingredient. It is classed as an antimetabolite that kills cancer cells by acting as false building blocks in a cancer cell’s genes, causing the cancer cell to die as it gets ready to divide.
Xeloda is in an inactive form when you take it. Your liver, and enzymes in the cancer cells, convert it to its active form, 5-fluorouracil.
Xeloda side effects
The most common side effects of capecitabine in clinical trials include:
- Diarrhea, constipation
- Hand-foot syndrome – pain, tenderness, redness, swelling, blistering, or peeling skin on your hands or feet
- Nausea, vomiting
- Abdominal pain, loss of appetite
- Tiredness, weakness
- Difficulty sleeping
In rare instances, Xeloda can cause more serious adverse effects. These can include:
- Coagulopathy – may result in bleeding and death
- Increased risk of severe or fatal adverse reactions in patients with low or absent dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD) activity
- Dehydration and renal failure
- Skin reactions – skin rash, blisters, and peeling of your skin
- Sores or ulcers in your mouth, redness or swelling of your mouth or tongue, difficulty eating or swallowing
- Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
- Heart problems – chest pain, irregular heartbeats, swelling in your lower legs, rapid weight gain, feeling lightheaded or short of breath
- Decreased white blood cells, platelets, and red blood cell counts
Get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, such as rash, blisters, peeling, itching, swelling of the face or tongue, sore throat, severe dizziness, or trouble breathing
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Xeloda against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Xeloda to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Xeloda drug interactions
Xeloda can interact with other medications. These include:
- Anticoagulants (blood thinners)
- Leucovorin – concentration of 5-fluorouracil is increased and its toxicity may be enhanced by leucovorin
- CYP2C9 substrates
This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Xeloda. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
You should not use Xeloda if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient capecitabine
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Xeloda
- Severe renal impairment
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant – females of reproductive potential are advised to use effective contraception (birth control) during treatment and for 6 months following the last dose
Talk to your doctor about all of your medical conditions before using Xeloda if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Xeloda
- Are over 65
- Have hepatic impairment
- Have renal impairment
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
Xeloda is the trademark brand name for capecitabine manufactured by Genetech Inc. A generic version of capecitabine is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Xeloda 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 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.