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How Amicar Copay Assistance Works
1 – Check Your Coverage/Benefits Verification
Our team of expert billers finds the best avenues of coverage that minimize out-of-pocket costs.
2 – Transfer Prescription to AmeriPharma
We process your prescription by working with your previous pharmacy or prescriber, making the transition quick and easy.
3 – Prior Authorization
Our team of specialists obtains approval from your insurance companies within 24 to 72 hours.
4 – Copay Assistance & Financial Aid
We secure financial aid and decrease copays, out-of-pocket expenses, and high deductibles. To date, AmeriPharma Specialty Care has secured $55 million in financial assistance for our patients.
5 – Nursing Care Coordination
AmeriPharma puts your schedule and home environment first when scheduling and coordinating one of our specialized nurses for your in-home infusions.
6 – Delivery Coordination
Medications are always delivered in strict compliance with the specific requirements for immune globulin shipping. Next-day and overnight cold-chain deliveries are coordinated around your schedule.
What Is Amicar?
Amicar (aminocaproic acid) belongs to a family of drugs called hemostatics or antifibrinolytic agents. Other names for this medication include:
- ε-aminocaproic acid
- ε-aminohexanoic acid
How Does Amicar Work?
Your body reacts to an injury by stopping bleeding and repairing damaged tissues. While doing so, it is critical that you do not develop excessive blood clots; otherwise, they might obstruct blood flow in your vessels.
Numerous proteins and enzymes regulate this delicate bleeding-clotting mechanism. For example, a protein—fibrin—helps form blood clots. On the other hand, an enzyme called plasminogen dissolves fibrin clots to prevent excessive clotting in a process known as fibrinolysis.
Some people have unusually rapid fibrinolysis, putting them at a higher risk of bleeding-associated complications. Amicar works by delaying or stopping fibrinolysis. Hence, it is also known as an antifibrinolytic agent.
What Is Amicar Used to Treat?
- Acute bleeding (causes may include cardiac surgery, hematologic disorders, neoplastic disorders, abruptio placentae, hepatic cirrhosis, and urinary fibrinolysis).
- Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, refractory bleeding (off-label use)
- Intracranial hemorrhage associated with thrombolytic treatment (off-label use)
- Mouth and mucosal bleeding in patients with hemostatic defects
- Perioperative prevention of blood loss and transfusion (off-label use)
- Thrombocytopenia (off-label use)
Copay and Financial Assistance
AmeriPharma Specialty Care alleviates financial burdens for patients and their families
Advanced software locates funding sources to match you with top-dollar foundation programs
One of our copay assistance specialists will assist with the application process
Automatic updates will be sent to you and your physician on the status of the funding
Amicar Side Effects
Amicar is well tolerated, though some users may experience severe side effects.
Mild side effects
Mild side effects usually go away as the treatment progresses. However, call your doctor if any of them are severe or persist. Mild side effects include:
- Stomach pain
- Pain at the injection site
- Itchy skin
- Feeling of illness
- Nose stuffiness
Severe side effects
Call your doctor immediately if you experience:
- Hallucinations (experiencing things that do not exist)
- Swollen arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Hives or rashes
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Muscle weakness
- Shortness of breath
- Rapid breathing
- Chest pain
- Excessive sweating
- Sudden weakness, numbness, or coldness in an arm or leg
- Slowed speech
- Irregular heartbeat
- Coughing up blood
- Decreased urine output or brown urine
How Is Amicar Supplied and Used?
Aminocaproic acid comes in the following preparations and strengths:
- Oral tablets (500 mg, 1000 mg)
- Oral liquid (1.25 g/5 ml)
- Solution for intravenous (IV) infusion (250 mg/ml)
Store at room temperature in a dry place.
- Tablets: Take with or without food as directed by your physician.
- Oral Liquid: Measure the liquid dose carefully using the measuring device that comes with the drug. Take with or without food as directed by your physician.
Store the intact vial at room temperature. Diluted solutions are stable at 39°F and 73°F for 7 days.
Your healthcare provider administers the IV solution by infusion, using NaCl injection 0.9%, dextrose injection 5%, or Ringer’s Injection as a vehicle (diluent). The manufacturer does not recommend injecting the undiluted solution into the vein.
You will typically receive a higher dose during the first hour and a lower dose afterward. The treatment lasts for about 8 hours or until the bleeding is controlled.