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How Enbrel 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 Enbrel?
Enbrel is the brand name for etanercept. It is classified as a biologic, and doctors prescribe it to patients with autoimmune disorders. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves its use for the following conditions:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in patients aged 4 years and older
- Moderate to severe polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis in children aged 2 or older
- Psoriatic arthritis
Enbrel can help relieve joint pain, stop permanent joint damage, decrease plaque formation on the skin, and relieve stiffness and pain in the back.
Patients with autoimmune disorders experience inflammation in healthy tissue, causing pain and discomfort. Enbrel is effective in alleviating symptoms in as little as two weeks. However, its use comes with potentially serious side effects, and patients should only take it under the supervision of their physician.
How Does Enbrel Work?
Enbrel is available as a subcutaneous injectable solution. It works as an immunosuppressant to reduce inflammation, improve overall physical function, and decrease joint damage. Doctors may prescribe it in combination with methotrexate to treat rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis, but it is safe and effective to take alone.
Enbrel is a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blocker. It works by decreasing the TNF protein that the immune system uses to fight infections. Overproduction of TNF causes the immune system to attack healthy cells. Because etanercept decreases the immune system’s response, there is an increased risk of infections that can be life-threatening.
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
Enbrel Side Effects
Some side effects from Enbrel may be serious and severe due to its immunosuppression of the body. Patients who experience any of the following symptoms or conditions should consult with their physician immediately:
- Severe cold
- Fungal infections
- Neurological reactions
- Hepatitis B
- Shortness of breath
Monitor for signs of an infection when using Enbrel. Signs of an infection include skin redness and sores, fever and chills, sweating, body aches, burning during urination, shortness of breath, and fatigue. Less severe side effects of Enbrel are diarrhea and injection site reactions (redness, swelling, itching, bleeding, bruising).
Directions for Use
Etanercept is an injectable solution that patients can self-administer at home. First, remove the autoinjector pen from the refrigerator and let it reach room temperature for 30 minutes. Next, check the window of the pen to ensure it is colorless. Signs of cloudiness or discoloration could indicate that the medication is unsafe to use. Then, choose a site on the skin on the thigh or stomach to administer the injection and clean it with an alcohol wipe. Remove the cap and stretch or pinch the skin to create a firm surface.
Finally, place the autoinjector straight down at a 90-degree angle, press down firmly onto the skin, and press the purple button to release the medication. A clicking sound indicates the administration of a full dose. Each pen contains one dose and is safe to use for a maximum of two weeks when left out at room temperature. Keep the medication refrigerated during storage and away from light and heat to increase its lifespan. Once used, dispose of both the pen and the cap in a sharps container approved for safe biohazard disposal.