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How Nexavar 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.
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 Nexavar?
Sorafenib is also known by the brand name, Nexavar. Sorafenib is currently only available as the brand Nexavar, and there is no generic available. It is an antineoplastic (anti-cancer) drug that belongs to a class called vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibitors (or tyrosine kinase inhibitor), also known as an “anti-androgen treatment.” It is a type of chemotherapy and it is used to treat many different types of cancers. Nexavar slows down the rate of growth of cancer cells by reducing their blood supply, which in turn diminishes the nutrition and oxygen supply of the cancer cells, therefore shrinking the cancer.
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 and reduce cancer.
How Is Nexavar Used?
Nexavar has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat different types of cancers, including hepatocellular, renal cell, and thyroid cancers. It can be prescribed in combination with other chemotherapy agents, depending on the severity and type of cancer. It is typically dosed at 400 mg twice a day, but verify the correct dose and frequency with your provider. The dose should not be more or less than what is prescribed.
Nexavar is only available in the form of an oral tablet. The 200 mg tablets are round and red and stamped with “BAYER” on one side and “200” on the other side.
What To Avoid While Taking Nexavar?
While taking Nexavar therapy, you must follow some precautions. Always tell your physician about any medications you are already taking. Do not take any drug or medicine (even herbals, vitamins, or over-the-counter medications) without prior consent from your physician or pharmacist. They may have some significant interactions with Nexavar.
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
Nexavar Side Effects
Serious side effects include:
- Cardiac complications
- Bleeding or GI complications
- Hand-and-foot syndrome
- Skin rash
- Impaired wound healing
- Thyroid impairment
- Liver complications
Other common side effects include:
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Abdominal pain or nausea
- Vomiting or upset stomach
- Weight loss
- Muscle or joint pain
- Mouth irritation or mouth sores
- Change in taste
- Acne or dry skin
- Hair loss
Directions for Use
Administer Nexavar on an empty stomach (at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal). An oral suspension may be prepared with the tablets. Place two 200 mg tablets into a glass containing 60 ml (2 oz) of water and allow it to sit for 5 minutes before stirring. Stir until tablets are completely disintegrated, forming a uniform suspension. The suspension is ready for administration after 10 minutes. Administer within 1 hour after preparation. Stir suspension again immediately before administration. To ensure the full dose is administered, rinse glass several times with a total of 180 ml (6 oz) water and administer the residue.
If you have accidentally missed a dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double dose. Do not take more than your prescribed dose of Nexavar each day.
Store tablets in a cool, dry place at room temperature and ensure the bottle is tightly closed.