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How Cabometyx 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 Cabometyx?
Cabozantinib (pronounced [ka boe ZAN ti nib]) is also known by the brand names, Cabometyx or Cometriq. This medication is a type of chemotherapy.
Cabozantinib belongs to a class of drugs known as tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), which work by preventing an abnormal protein from triggering cancer cells to multiply. This aids in slowing or stopping the spread of cancer cells.
What Is Chemotherapy?
Chemotherapy is a cancer treatment in which certain drugs are used to kill cancerous cells. These drugs are usually cytotoxic chemical substances that are toxic to the cells, restrict their growth, prevent their division, and ultimately kill the cells.
How Is Cabometyx Used?
Cabozantinib has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of hepatocellular (HCC), renal cell (RCC), and thyroid carcinomas. Currently, it is not available in generic form but available as the brands, Cabometyx or Cometriq.
Cabozantinib is available in the form of tablets (Cabometyx) or capsules (Cometriq) that must be administered orally. Although both the tablets and capsules are the same drug, they are not interchangeable (you cannot substitute Cabometyx with Cometriq). They are available in four strengths: 20 mg, 40 mg, 60 mg, and 80 mg. The Cabometyx tablets are yellow film-coated, circular (20 mg), triangular (40 mg), or oval (60 mg) shaped with no score, and embossed with “XL” on one side.
Cabozantinib is typically dosed once a day, depending on the cancer type and severity. However, you should verify the correct dose and frequency with your provider.
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
Cabometyx Side Effects
Common side effects include:
- Hair loss
- Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ)
- Fluid/electrolyte imbalance
- Thyroid problems
- Cardiac complications
- Bleeding complications
- Flu-like symptoms
Less common side effects include:
- Change in the ability to taste
- Redness, swelling, sores, or pain in the mouth
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Extreme tiredness or weakness
- Pale and/or dry skin
- Muscle spasms
- Pain in joints, arms, or legs
- Voice changes or hoarseness
- Slow wound healing
Directions for Use
Take cabozantinib on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating (if taken too close to a meal, it may not be absorbed to its full extent). Swallow the tablet/capsule whole; do not crush, chew, open, or allow it to be dissolved in your mouth. It is best to take this medication with a full glass (approximately 8 ounces) of water.
If a dose is missed, take the dose as soon as possible, but if it is within 12 hours of the next dose, then skip the dose and continue with the next scheduled dose.
Store tablets and capsules in a cool, dry place at room temperature and ensure the bottle is tightly closed.
What To Avoid While Taking Cabozantinib
While on the cabozantinib therapy, you must follow some precautions. Always tell your physician about any medication you are already taking. Do not take any drug or medicine (even herbals or over-the-counter medications) without prior consent from your physician or pharmacist, as they may have some significant interactions with cabozantinib.
Avoid grapefruit, grapefruit juice, and any foods or supplements containing grapefruit or grapefruit juice throughout therapy, as they may also interact with this medication.