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How Nubeqa 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.
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 Nubeqa (Darolutamide)?
Darolutamide (pronounced [DAR oh LOO ta mide]) is also known by the brand name, Nubeqa.
It is a type of chemotherapy and an antineoplastic (anticancer) drug that belongs to a class called antiandrogens. It works by counteracting the effects of testosterone, the primary sex hormone produced by males.
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 Nubeqa Used?
Nubeqa has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a first-line agent to treat prostate cancer. When used in conjunction with other treatments, Nubeqa can help to slow the growth of tumors and prevent them from spreading to other parts of the body. Using this drug, men in certain stages of the disease can remain symptom-free for longer periods of time.
Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests can be used to determine how well Nubeqa is treating the cancer. Nubeqa is most commonly used in conjunction with a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analog to help the body inhibit the production of certain hormones (like testosterone). Some of the common GnRH analogs are histrelin (Vantas), triptorelin (Trelstar), goserelin (Zoladex), and leuprolide (Lupron Depot).
Nubeqa is only available as tablets and must be administered orally. The tablets are only available in 300 mg strength. The tablets are oval-shaped, white, and marked with “300” on one side and “BAYER” on the other side. Nubeqa is typically dosed twice a day, and the dose is dependent on the cancer type and severity. Verify the correct dose and frequency with your provider.
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
Nubeqa Side Effects
The most common side effects include:
- Pain in the extremities
- Tiredness and fatigue
- Urinary retention
- Cardiac complications
- Bone marrow suppression
Other common side effects include:
- Falls and fractures
- Increased liver enzymes
Directions for Use
Nubeqa must be taken with food. When taking the pill, swallow it whole; do not open, break, crush, chew, or allow it to dissolve in your mouth.
If you accidentally miss a dose, take it as soon as possible prior to the next scheduled dose. Do not take two doses at the same time to make up for a missed dose.
Store pills in a cool, dry place at room temperature and ensure the bottle is tightly closed.
Pregnancy and Nubeqa
This drug is not approved for females. Males with female partners who can become pregnant should use effective contraception during treatment and for 1 week after the last dose as Nubeqa may cause fetal harm.