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How Jadenu 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 Jadenu?
Jadenu is a prescription medication used to treat patients who have high levels of iron that get stored in their bodies due to repeated blood transfusions or a blood disorder known as non-transfusion-dependent thalassemia. Jadenu works by binding to iron and removing the excess iron from the bloodstream. The generic name for Jadenu is deferasirox. It belongs to a class of drugs called iron chelators.
Patients with certain diseases such as anemia may sometimes require multiple blood transfusions, which can lead to excess iron in the body. Over the long term, this buildup of iron can damage important organs like the heart, liver, and pancreas. Removing the excess iron with Jadenu may reduce the risk of developing certain diseases such as liver cirrhosis, hypothyroidism, and diabetes. Jadenu can be prescribed alone or with other medications.
What Is Jadenu Used To Treat?
Jadenu is used to treat chronic iron overload due to:
- Repeated blood transfusions
- Non-transfusion-dependent thalassemia
Chronic Iron Overload Due to Transfusions
Jadenu can be used for patients who are 2 years or older with chronic iron overload due to transfusions. Use of Jadenu for iron overload due to transfusions is approved under accelerated approval, based on clinical studies that show a reduction of liver iron concentrations and serum ferritin levels.
Chronic Iron Overload Due to Non-Transfusion-Dependent Thalassemia
Jadenu can be used in patients over 10 years of age who have non-transfusion-dependent thalassemia syndromes with a liver iron concentration of at least 5 mg of iron per gram of liver dry weight and a serum ferritin greater than 300 mcg/l. Use of Jadenu for iron overload due to non-transfusion-dependent thalassemia is approved under accelerated approval, based on clinical studies that show a reduction of liver iron concentrations and serum ferritin levels.
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
Jadenu Side Effects
- Skin rash
- Stomach pain
- High levels of protein in the urine
- Changes in kidney function (increased serum creatinine, Fanconi syndrome, renal tubular disease)
- Skin discoloration
- Inflammation of the pancreas
- Gastrointestinal ulcers or bleeding
- Inflammation of the lining of the stomach
- Change in liver functions (ALT)
- Sleep disorders
- Loss of central vision
- Hearing loss
- Throat pain
- Bacterial or viral infection
- Skin lesions (erythema multiforme)
- Increased eye pressure
- Inflammation of the optic nerve
- Damage to the blood vessels of the retina of the eye
Directions for Use
Jadenu comes in 90, 180, and 360 mg tablets. The medication should be taken at the same time each day. The tablets can be ingested with water or other drinks. Jadenu should be taken on an empty stomach or with a very light, low-fat meal (<7% fat content) under 250 calories. Avoid fatty and high-calorie foods close to the time you take Jadenu as this may lead to decreased absorption of the medication and decrease its effect. It is also important to not take any antacids that contain aluminum with Jadenu, as this can affect how Jadenu works.
Patients who have difficulty swallowing tablets may crush the tablets and mix them with soft foods such as yogurt and applesauce. If you do this, make sure you consume the mixture immediately after mixing it. Do not mix the medication and allow it to sit for a period of time. In addition to tablets, Jadenu is available as sprinkle granules for patients who prefer to mix Jadenu with food.
The dosage you are prescribed will depend on your condition, weight, lab tests, and how you respond to the treatment. Certain side effects may make it necessary to lower the dosage or stop treatment.
Jadenu and Pregnancy
Jadenu in pregnancy has not yet been examined in a well-controlled study. Therefore, Jadenu should only be used in pregnancy if the doctor determines that the benefits outweigh the risk to the fetus.