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How Lupron 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 Lupron?
Leuprolide is also known by the brand names Eligard, Lupron Depot, and Fensolvi. Lupron is an antineoplastic (anti-cancer) drug that belongs to a class called gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists. It is also known as androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) or antiandrogen.
Lupron 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 Lupron Used?
Lupron has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat certain types of prostate cancer for men, and breast cancer and endometriosis for women. It can also treat certain types of anemia and premature puberty in children. It is also used as hormone therapy for transgender females. Lupron can be prescribed alone or with other anti-cancer medications.
Lupron is only available as a solution for intramuscular or subcutaneous injections into the muscle under the skin. It is available in several different dosage strengths, which are available as 1-month, 3-month, 4-month, or 6-month long injections.
This medicine must be given on a fixed schedule. If you miss a dose, contact your physician for further instructions immediately.
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
Lupron Side Effects
Serious side effects include:
- Allergic reaction/hypersensitivity
- Cardiac complications
- Decreased bone density
- Endometriosis, vaginal bleeding
- Blood sugar impairment
- Pituitary apoplexy
- Psychiatric events
- Spinal cord compression
- Urinary tract obstruction
- Tumor flare
Other common side effects include:
- Dizziness or weakness
- Lack of appetite
- Upset stomach or vomiting
- Trouble sleeping
- Injection-site reaction (pain, redness, or swelling)
- Back, muscle, or joint pain
- Flu or cold-like symptoms
- Mood changes
- Hot flashes/night sweats
- Vaginal bleeding or discharge
Directions for Use
Lupron injections can be given every day, once a month, or once every several months, depending on the condition treated. Verify the correct dose and frequency with your provider. The dose should not be more or less than what is prescribed. Most of the time, it is administered by a health care provider but can be self-administered as well. Wash hands before and after injection.
General injection administration instructions:
- Use a new needle and syringe every time you inject the medicine.
- Do not concurrently administer partial doses of different formulations or combine different doses.
- Avoid using a combination of syringes to achieve a particular dose.
- Choose an injection site that does not have skin discoloration, nodules, lesions, scars, or excess hair.
- Avoid areas that may be compressed or rubbed (e.g., belt or waistband area).
- If a syringe is required, use insulin syringes.
- Alternate injection sites periodically.
Brand-specific injection information:
- Intramuscular Lupron Depot injections: Administer within 2 hours of preparation as a single injection into the gluteal area, outer thigh, or upper arm.
- Subcutaneous leuprolide acetate injections: Inject into areas on the arm, thigh, or abdomen.
- Subcutaneous Eligard injections: Administer within 30 minutes of preparation to an area with adequate tissue like the upper or mid-abdomen or upper buttocks area.
- Subcutaneous Fensolvi injections: Fensolvi should be administered by a health care professional as a single subcutaneous injection into the abdomen, upper buttocks, or other location with adequate tissue.