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How Erleada 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 Erleada?
Erleada is a type of chemotherapy that prevents cancer cells from multiplying and restricts their growth.
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 Erleada Used?
Erleada has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for males to treat many different types of prostate cancer. It can be prescribed alone or with other medications simultaneously.
At this time, Erleada is only available as a 60 mg oral tablet.
This medicine needs to be given on a fixed schedule. If you miss a dose, administer it as soon as possible on the same day and return to the normal dosing schedule the following day. Do not administer extra tablets to make up for a missed dose. If you miss more than one dose, call your doctor immediately.
Store tablets in their original containers in a cool, dry place at room temperature and ensure the bottle is tightly closed. Keep the bottle away from direct sunlight. Do not discard desiccant in the bottle, as the medication needs to be protected from moisture.
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
Erleada Side Effects
Serious side effects include:
- Cardiac complications
- Skin rash
- Fall or fracture risk
- Thyroid impairment
Other common side effects include:
- Feeling tired or weak
- Decreased appetite
- Weight loss
- Hot flashes
- Upset stomach
- Joint pain
Directions for Use
Erleada is typically dosed at 240 mg once a day. Most of the time, it is prescribed in combination with other continuous androgen deprivation therapy. Verify the correct dose and frequency with your provider. The dose should not be more or less than what is prescribed. Administer at the same time each day. Erleada may be taken with or without food. Swallow tablets whole with water; do not break, crush, chew, or allow the tablets to be dissolved in your mouth. If tablets are accidentally broken or damaged, avoid inhalation or contact with skin or mucous membranes.
If unable to swallow tablets whole, mix tablets in 120 ml of applesauce without crushing them. Allow mixture to sit for 15 minutes, stir the mixture, let the mixture sit another 15 minutes, and then stir the mixture again until tablets are dispersed without any chunks remaining. Once dispersed, swallow the applesauce mixture immediately using a spoon. Rinse the container with 60 ml of water and immediately drink the contents. Repeat with a second 60 ml of water to ensure the entire dose is administered. Consume mixture within 1 hour of preparation; do not store for later use.