VALCYTE® (valganciclovir hydrochloride) AND
CELLCEPT® (mycophenolate mofetil) $15 CO-PAY CARDS
Eligible patients pay $15 per monthly co-pay for brand-name Valcyte or CellCept.
Valcyte® and CellCept® $15 Co-pay Cards*
If patients are eligible for the co-pay card, over a 12-month period:
|Patients pay||A $15 co-pay per prescription or refill|
|The Co-pay Card||
For any questions regarding the Co-pay Cards, please call:
- 877-MY-VAL49 (877-698-2549) for more information about the Valcyte® $15 Co-pay Card
- 855-SAV-CELL (855-728-2355) for more information about the CellCept® $15 Co-pay Card
Genentech reserves the right to cancel or change these offers or deny payment at any time without notice. Click here for full terms and conditions.
To be eligible for a Valcyte® or CellCept® Co-pay Card, patients must:
|Be taking Valcyte according to the approved label:
||Be taking CellCept according to the approved label:
|Be over the age of 18 (or have a legal guardian over the age of 18)|
|Have commercial (also known as private) insurance|
|Live in the United States or Puerto Rico, but not be a resident of Massachusetts|
|Not be a government beneficiary and/or not a participant in any state- or federally funded healthcare program, including but not limited to all Medicare, Medicaid, Medigap, VA, DoD, or TRICARE|
|Not be a participant in the Genentech® Access to Care Foundation (GATCF) or any other charitable organization that helps patients pay for their CellCept and/or Valcyte prescription|
|Comply with all Co-pay Card program Terms & Conditions while participating in the program|
If you are not eligible for the Co-pay Card, Genentech® Transplant Access Services may be able to help.
While every effort is made to provide helpful information, Genentech makes no representations about the eligibility or guarantee of coverage or reimbursement for any particular claim. Genentech cannot guarantee success in obtaining third-party insurance reimbursement. Third-party coverage and payment for medical products and services is complex and affected by numerous factors. It is always a provider's responsibility to determine and submit the appropriate codes, charges, and modifiers for services that are rendered. Providers should contact third-party payors for specific information on their coding, coverage, and payment policies. All coding and claims used by a provider in seeking reimbursement must be accurate, complete, and adequately documented in the applicable patient record. All services must be medically appropriate.
By using the Valcyte® Co-pay Card program and/or CellCept® Co-pay Card program, the patient acknowledges and confirms that at the time of usage, (s)he is currently eligible and meet the criteria set forth in the terms and conditions described.
This Co-pay Card is valid ONLY for patients with commercial (private or non-governmental) insurance. Patients using Medicare, Medicaid or any other government funded program to pay for their medications are not eligible. Patients who start utilizing their Government coverage during their enrollment period will no longer be eligible for the program.
This Co-Pay Card program is not health insurance or a benefit plan. Distribution or use of the Co-pay Card does not obligate use or continuing use of any specific product or provider. Patient or guardian is responsible for reporting the receipt of all Co-pay Card program benefits or reimbursement received, to any insurer, health plan, or other third party who pays for or reimburses any part of the prescription filled using the Co-pay Card program, as may be required.
The Co-pay Card is not valid for medications the patient receives for free or that are eligible to be reimbursed by private insurance plans or other healthcare or pharmaceutical assistance programs (such as: GATCF or any other charitable organization) that reimburse the patient in part or for the entire cost of his/her medication. Patient, guardian, pharmacist, prescriber and any other person using the Co-pay Card agree not to seek reimbursement for all or any part of the benefit received by the recipient through the offer.
The Co-pay Card will be accepted by participating pharmacies, physician offices or hospitals. To qualify for the benefits of this Co-pay Card program, the patient may be required to pay out-of-pocket expenses for each treatment. Once enrolled, this Co-Pay Card program will not honor claims with date of service or medication dispensing that precede program enrollment by more than 120 days. This Co-pay Card is only available with a valid prescription and cannot be combined with any other rebate/coupon, free trial, or similar offer for the specified prescription. Use of this Co-pay Card must be consistent with all relevant health insurance requirements and payer agreements. Participating patients, pharmacies, physician offices and hospitals are obligated to inform third-party payers about the use of the Co-pay Card as provided for under the applicable insurance or as otherwise required by contract or law. The Co-pay Card may not be sold, purchased, traded or offered for sale, purchase or trade. The Co-pay Card is limited to 1 per person during this offering period and is not transferable. This program expires within 12 months from enrollment. This program is not valid where prohibited by law. For Massachusetts’ residents, the Co-pay Card is not valid for any prescription drug that has an AB rated generic equivalent as determined by the United States Food and Drug Administration. For Massachusetts’ residents, this program shall expire on or before July 1, 2019.
The patient or their guardian must be 18 years or older to receive Co-pay Card program assistance. This Co-pay Card program is: (1) Void if the card is reproduced; (2) Void where prohibited by law; (3) only valid in the United States and Puerto Rico; and (4) only valid for Genentech products. Healthcare providers may not advertise or otherwise use the program as a means of promoting their services or Genentech’s products to patients. Genentech, Inc. reserves the right to rescind, revoke, or amend the program without notice at any time.
Please see both Co-pay Cards for more terms and conditions.
Indications and Important Safety Information
VALCYTE® (valganciclovir hydrochloride) is indicated for the prevention of cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease in kidney, heart, and kidney-pancreas transplant patients at high risk (Donor CMV seropositive/Recipient CMV seronegative [D+/R-]).
VALCYTE is indicated for the prevention of CMV disease in kidney transplant patients (4 months to 16 years of age) and heart transplant patients (1 month to 16 years of age) at high risk.
Adult patients should use VALCYTE tablets, not VALCYTE for oral solution.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
WARNING: HEMATOLOGIC TOXICITY, IMPAIRMENT OF FERTILITY, FETAL TOXICITY, MUTAGENESIS AND CARCINOGENESIS
- Hematologic Toxicity: Severe leukopenia, neutropenia, anemia, thrombocytopenia, pancytopenia, bone marrow aplasia and aplastic anemia have been reported in patients treated with VALCYTE
- Impairment of Fertility: Based on animal data, VALCYTE may cause temporary or permanent inhibition of spermatogenesis
- Fetal Toxicity: Based on animal data, VALCYTE has the potential to cause birth defects in humans
- Mutagenesis and Carcinogenesis: Based on animal data, VALCYTE has the potential to cause cancers in humans
VALCYTE is contraindicated in patients who have had a demonstrated clinically significant hypersensitivity reaction (eg, anaphylaxis) to valganciclovir, ganciclovir, or any component of the formulation.
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
- Severe leukopenia, neutropenia, anemia, thrombocytopenia, pancytopenia, bone marrow aplasia, and aplastic anemia have been observed in patients treated with VALCYTE or ganciclovir
- VALCYTE should be avoided if the absolute neutrophil count is <500 cells/μL, the platelet count is <25,000/μL, or the hemoglobin is <8 g/dL
- Use with caution in patients with pre-existing cytopenias, or who have received or who are receiving myelosuppressive drugs or irradiation. Cytopenia may occur at any time during treatment and may worsen with continued dosing. Cell counts usually begin to recover within 3 to 7 days after discontinuing drug
- Pregnancy should be avoided in female patients taking VALCYTE and in females with male partners taking VALCYTE. Females of reproductive potential should be advised to use effective contraception during treatment and for at least 30 days following treatment with VALCYTE. Similarly, males should be advised to practice barrier contraception during and for at least 90 days following treatment with VALCYTE
- Animal data indicate that ganciclovir is mutagenic and carcinogenic. VALCYTE should therefore be considered a potential carcinogen in humans
- Acute renal failure may occur in:
- Elderly patients with or without reduced renal function. Caution should be exercised when administering VALCYTE to geriatric patients and dosage reduction is recommended for those with impaired renal function
- Patients receiving potential nephrotoxic drugs. Caution should be exercised when administering VALCYTE to patients receiving potential nephrotoxic drugs
- Patients without adequate hydration. Adequate hydration should be maintained for all patients
Adult Patients: The most common adverse events and laboratory abnormalities reported in at least one indication by ≥20% of patients are diarrhea, pyrexia, nausea, tremor, neutropenia, anemia, graft rejection, thrombocytopenia, and vomiting.
Pediatric Patients: The most common adverse events and laboratory abnormalities reported in ≥20% of pediatric solid organ transplant recipients are diarrhea, pyrexia, hypertension, upper respiratory tract infection, urinary tract infection, vomiting, neutropenia, leukopenia, and headache.
Please click here for Valcyte full Prescribing Information, including Boxed WARNINGS, for additional Important Safety Information.
Indication and Important Safety Information
CellCept® (mycophenolate mofetil) is indicated for the prophylaxis of organ rejection in patients receiving allogeneic renal, cardiac, or hepatic transplants. CellCept should be used concomitantly with cyclosporine and corticosteroids.
CellCept Intravenous is an alternative dosage form to CellCept capsules, tablets, and oral suspension. CellCept Intravenous should be administered within 24 hours following transplantation. CellCept Intravenous can be administered for up to 14 days; patients should be switched to oral CellCept as soon as they can tolerate oral medication.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
WARNING: EMBRYOFETAL TOXICITY, MALIGNANCIES, AND SERIOUS INFECTIONS
Use during pregnancy is associated with increased risks of first trimester pregnancy loss and congenital malformations. Females of reproductive potential (FRP) must be counseled regarding pregnancy prevention and planning.
Immunosuppression may lead to increased susceptibility to infection and possible development of lymphoma. Only physicians experienced in immunosuppressive therapy and management of renal, cardiac, or hepatic transplant patients should prescribe CellCept. Patients receiving the drug should be managed in facilities equipped and staffed with adequate laboratory and supportive medical resources. The physician responsible for maintenance therapy should have complete information requisite for the follow-up of the patient.
CellCept is contraindicated in patients with a hypersensitivity to mycophenolate mofetil, mycophenolic acid or any component of the drug product. CellCept Intravenous is contraindicated in patients who are allergic to Polysorbate 80 (TWEEN).
- Pregnancy category D: Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant female. Use of MMF during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of first trimester pregnancy loss and an increased risk of congenital malformations, especially external ear and other facial abnormalities including cleft lip and palate, and anomalies of the distal limbs, heart, esophagus, kidney, and nervous system. Females of reproductive potential must be made aware of the increased risk of first trimester pregnancy loss and congenital malformations and must be counseled regarding pregnancy prevention and planning.
- Patients receiving immunosuppressive regimens involving combinations of drugs, including CellCept, are at increased risk of developing lymphomas and other malignancies, particularly of the skin.
- CellCept has been administered in combination with the following agents in clinical trials: antithymocyte globulin, OKT3, cyclosporine, and corticosteroids. The efficacy and safety in combination with other immunosuppressive agents have not been determined.
- Patients receiving immunosuppressants, including CellCept, are at increased risk of developing bacterial, fungal, protozoal and new or reactivated viral infections, including opportunistic infections. These infections may lead to serious, including fatal outcomes. Because of the danger of oversuppression of the immune system which can increase susceptibility to infection, combination immunosuppressant therapy should be used with caution.
- Polyomavirus associated nephropathy (PVAN), JC virus associated progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections, reactivation of hepatitis B (HBV) or hepatitis C (HCV) have been reported in patients treated with immunosuppressants, including CellCept. Reduction in immunosuppression should be considered for patients who develop evidence of new or reactivated viral infections. Physicians should also consider the risk that reduced immunosuppression represents to the functioning allograft.
PVAN, especially due to BK virus infection, is associated with serious outcomes, including deteriorating renal function and renal graft loss. Patient monitoring may help detect patients at risk for PVAN.
PML, which is sometimes fatal, commonly presents with hemiparesis, apathy, confusion, cognitive deficiencies, and ataxia. Risk factors for PML include treatment with immunosuppressant therapies and impairment of immune function. In immunosuppressed patients, physicians should consider PML in the differential diagnosis in patients reporting neurological symptoms and consultation with a neurologist should be considered as clinically indicated.
The risk of CMV viremia and CMV disease is highest among transplant recipients seronegative for CMV at time of transplant who receive a graft from a CMV seropositive donor. Therapeutic approaches to limiting CMV disease exist and should be routinely provided. Patient monitoring may help detect patients at risk for CMV disease.
Viral reactivation has been reported in patients infected with HBV or HCV. Monitoring infected patients for clinical and laboratory signs of active HBV or HCV infection is recommended.
- Monitor patients for neutropenia that has been observed most frequently in the period of 31 to 180 days posttransplant. If neutropenia develops [absolute neutrophil count (ANC) <1.3 x 10³/µL], interrupt or reduce dosing with CellCept, perform appropriate diagnostic tests and manage patient appropriately. Severe neutropenia (ANC <0.5 x 10³/µL) developed in up to 2.0% of renal, up to 2.8% of cardiac, and up to 3.6% of hepatic transplant patients receiving CellCept 3g daily. Instruct patients to report immediately any evidence of infection, unexpected bruising, bleeding, or any other manifestation of bone marrow depression.
- Cases of pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) have been reported in patients treated with CellCept in combination with other immunosuppressive agents. The mechanism for CellCept induced PRCA and the relative contribution of other immunosuppressants and their combinations in an immunosuppression regimen are unknown. In some cases, PRCA was found to be reversible with dose reduction or cessation of CellCept. In transplant patients, however, reduced immunosuppression may place the graft at risk.
- CAUTION: CELLCEPT INTRAVENOUS SOLUTION MUST NOT BE ADMINISTERED BY RAPID OR BOLUS INTRAVENOUS INJECTION.
- Females of reproductive potential (including pubertal girls and perimenopausal women) must be made aware of the increased risk of first trimester pregnancy loss and congenital malformations and must be counseled regarding pregnancy prevention and planning.
- Pregnancy Testing: females of reproductive potential should have a serum or urine pregnancy test with a sensitivity of at least 25 mIU/mL immediately before starting CellCept. Another pregnancy test with the same sensitivity should be done 8 to 10 days later. Repeat pregnancy tests should be performed during routine follow-up visits. In the event of a positive pregnancy test, females should be counseled with regard to whether the maternal benefits of mycophenolate treatment may outweigh the risks to the fetus in certain situations, please report the pregnancy to Mycophenolate Pregnancy Registry (1-800-617-8191).
- Contraception: Females of reproductive potential taking CellCept must receive contraceptive counseling and use acceptable contraception (see Table 8 of the full Prescribing Information for acceptable contraception methods). Patients must use acceptable birth control during entire CellCept therapy, and for 6 weeks after stopping CellCept, unless the patient chooses abstinence (she chooses to avoid heterosexual intercourse completely).
- CellCept may be used for cardiac or hepatic transplant patients with severe chronic renal impairment if the potential benefits outweigh the potential risks.
- In cardiac transplant patients, the overall incidence of opportunistic infections was approximately 10% higher in patients treated with CellCept than in those receiving azathioprine therapy.
- CellCept should not be administered concomitantly with azathioprine and used with caution when used in the concomitant administration with drugs that interfere with enterohepatic recirculation.
- CellCept should be avoided in patients with rare hereditary deficiency of hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyl-transferase (HGPRT), such as Lesch-Nyhan or Kelley-Seegmiller syndrome.
- Gastrointestinal bleeding (requiring hospitalization) has been observed.
- During treatment with CellCept, avoid the use of live attenuated vaccines and advise patients that vaccinations may be less effective.
- Care should be taken if CellCept Oral Suspension is administered to patients with phenylketonuria.
- The principal adverse reactions associated with the administration of CellCept include diarrhea, leukopenia, sepsis, vomiting, and there is evidence of a higher frequency of certain types of infections, eg, opportunistic infections (see WARNINGS in full Prescribing Information). The adverse event profile associated with the administration of CellCept Intravenous has been shown to be similar to that observed after administration of oral dosage forms of CellCept. Phlebitis and thrombosis have been reported with intravenous administration. Please refer to the full Prescribing Information for additional ADVERSE REACTIONS.
Please click here for CellCept full Prescribing Information, including Boxed WARNINGS and Medication Guide, for additional Important Safety Information.