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Zykadia Patient assistance program

Is your Zykadia medication too expensive? Start receiving your medication for only $49 per month.*

Complete a free online enrollment application to find out if you’re eligible to pay only $49 per month for your Zykadia medication with our help.

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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
  • Secure: Your personal and medical information is safe with us
  • 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.

An introduction to NiceRx

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How it works

  • Apply Online

    Get started by filling out the online enrollment application to find out if you are eligible.

  • Qualification

    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.

  • Upload Documents

    You may be required to submit further information and documents required by the pharmaceutical company which can be securely uploaded online.

  • Application Created

    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.

  • Receive Medication

    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.

Medically reviewed by  Jamie Winn, PharmD

Your monthly Zykadia cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible for the Zykadia patient assistance program you can receive your medication for free. Our monthly service fee of $49 per medication covers the cost of our services in applying for the program and requesting your ongoing refills on your behalf. If you obtain your Zykadia through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month regardless of the retail price of your medication.

Am I eligible for the Zykadia patient assistance program?

You could receive your Zykadia without paying the full retail price if you meet the eligibility criteria for assistance. The eligibility requirements are set by the pharmaceutical companies that are providing assistance programs. At NiceRx, we review each application individually, although the main 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 Zykadia patient assistance?

We do everything that we can to take the hassle and stress out of applying for patient assistance programs. Simply start by filling in our enrollment application. We will ask for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical companies you are applying to for assistance. We may also be able to help you access patient assistance for other medications that you have been prescribed, so be sure to tell us about any medications you are taking as well as Zykadia.

NiceRx will review the information you have provided, and if we determine that you may be eligible for assistance, we will seek to enroll you in the Zykadia patient assistance program. We will handle the enrollment process for you by working with your healthcare provider and preparing all the required paperwork for your doctor to sign. We will also request your Zykadia medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year once you are enrolled in the program.

Is NiceRx a Zykadia coupon provider?

At NiceRx, we help eligible individuals access the Zykadia patient assistance program. This means that we are not a Zykadia coupon, a Zykadia discount card, or a Zykadia copay card provider. We do not offer any medication trial offers, or free Zykadia samples.

Can NiceRx help me get Zykadia cheaper if I have insurance?

We may be able to help you if you have insurance, including if your insurance company will not pay for your Zykadia medication, or if you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. We may even be able to assist if you do not have insurance. Please fill in our enrollment application to find out more.

How much does Zykadia cost without insurance?

Zykadia costs without insurance will vary depending on how many you buy and the retailer you buy it from. As a guide, Zykadia oral tablets 150 mg will typically cost around $11,700 for 84 tablets. If you obtain your medication through NiceRx, you will pay a flat monthly rate of $49 per medication regardless of its retail price.

How much does Zykadia cost with insurance?

The copay of Zykadia will vary in line with the specific terms of your healthcare plan. For further details about what you may need to pay, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.

What is Zykadia?

Zykadia is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved cancer treatment manufactured by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. It is a kinase inhibitor indicated for the treatment of adults with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors are anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive and who have progressed on or are intolerant to crizotinib.

What doses of Zykadia are available?

Zykadia is available in capsule or tablet form, in the following doses: 150 mg.

The recommended dosage is 450 mg orally once daily with food. Continue therapy until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. If you miss a dose make up the missed dose unless it is 12 hours or less until your next scheduled dose.

Always speak with a healthcare professional for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Zykadia active ingredients

Zykadia contains the active ingredient ceritinib.

Zykadia side effects

The most common side effects of Zykadia in clinical trials include:

  • Diarrhea, constipation, nausea, abdominal pain vomiting, decreased appetite, and weight loss
  • Tiredness
  • Lightheadedness

In rare instances, Zykadia can cause more serious side effects. These can include:

  • Liver problems – right-sided stomach pain, loss of appetite, bruising or bleeding, dark urine, yellowing of your skin or eyes, fever, cough, chest pain, irregular heartbeats, shortness of breath, or sudden dizziness
  • Interstitial lung disease/pneumonitis
  • QT interval prolongation
  • Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar)
  • Bradycardia – monitor heart rate and blood pressure regularly
  • Pancreatitis – elevations of lipase and/or amylase and pancreatitis can occur
  • Embryo-fetal toxicity

Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Zykadia against your risk of adverse effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Zykadia to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Zykadia drug interactions

Zykadia can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Strong CYP3A inducers
  • Strong CYP3A inhibitors – ketoconazole
  • CYP3A substrates
  • CYP2C9 substrates
  • Grapefruit juice or grapefruit

This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Zykadia. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription medicines, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Zykadia contraindications

You should not use Zykadia if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient ceritinib
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Zykadia
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant – Females who are able to become pregnant should use an effective method of birth control during treatment and for 6 months after

Talk to your doctor about your medical condition before using Zykadia if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Zykadia
  • Have a severe hepatic impairment
  • Have heart problems
  • Have long QT syndrome (in you or a family member)
  • Have an electrolyte imbalance
  • Have a pancreas disorder
  • Have diabetes or high blood sugar
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Zykadia generic

Zykadia is the trademark brand name for ceritinib manufactured by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. A generic version of ceritinib is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Zykadia 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.