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How Octagam 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 $40 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 Octagam?
Octagam infusion is an intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) that contains high levels of antibodies derived from the plasma of healthy people. It is a sterile liquid preparation used to boost the body’s natural immune system so that it can fight infections and protect the body against diseases.
IVIG therapy such as Octagam is given to immunocompromised people who can not make sufficient antibodies to fight infections.
What Is Octagam Used To Treat?
Octagam IVIG is an FDA-approved therapy for chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) and primary humoral immunodeficiencies (PI), such as:
- Congenital agammaglobulinemia
- Common variable immunodeficiency
- X-linked agammaglobulinemia
- Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome
- Severe combined immunodeficiencies
Octagam infusion is available as Octagam 5% and Octagam 10% liquid preparation.
Octagam 5 is a 5% sterile solution containing 50 mg/ml of human immune globulin G (IgG). It is indicated for the treatment of primary humoral immunodeficiencies (PI) such as X-linked agammaglobulinemia, congenital agammaglobulinemia, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, and severe combined immunodeficiencies.
Octagam 10 is a 10% sterile solution containing 100 mg/ml of human immune globulin G (IgG). It is indicated for the treatment of chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) in adults. It prevents bleeding in adults by quickly increasing platelet count.
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 co-pay assistance specialists will assist with the application process
Automatic updates will be sent to you and your physician on the status of the funding
Octagam Side Effects
Common side effects of Octagam infusion are:
Serious adverse reactions include:
Other side effects include:
- Increased heart rate (reported with >5% incidence)
- Immediate anaphylactic reactions
- Aseptic meningitis
- Thromboembolic events
- Hemolytic anemia
- Back pain
- Muscle cramps
- Abdominal pain
- Chest pain/discomfort
- Pain and swelling at the injection site
Call your healthcare provider immediately if you have symptoms of allergic reactions such as hives, difficulty in breathing, wheezing, neck stiffness, swelling in lips, tongue, throat, and dizziness.
Octagam 5 is administered intravenously only. Its dose for primary humoral immunodeficiency (PI) is 300-600 mg/kg every 3 to 4 weeks with an initial infusion rate of 0.5 mg/kg/min and a 3.33 mg/kg/min maintenance infusion rate if tolerated.
Octagam 5% liquid preparation available strengths: 1 g, 2.5 g, 5 g, 10 g, or 25 g.
Octagam 10 is administered intravenously only. Its dose for the treatment of chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is 1 g/kg daily for two consecutive days with an initial infusion rate of 1 mg/kg/min (0.01 mL/kg/min) and up to a 12 mg/kg/min (Up to 0.12 mL/kg/min) maintenance infusion rate if tolerated.
Octagam 10% liquid preparation available strengths: 2 g, 5 g, 10 g, 20 g, or 30 g.