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How Panzyga 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 Panzyga?
Immune globulin (pronounced [i MYUN GLOB yoo lin]) is also known by the brand name Panzyga. It is available in several other brand names as well, the most common ones being Cuvitru, Gammagard, GamaSTAN, Gammaked, Gamunex-C, Hizentra, Hyqvia, Octagram, and Privigen, among many others. Immune globulin is a blood product derivative. Treatment with immune globulin is typically referred to as IVIG (intravenous immune globulin).
What To Avoid While Taking Panzyga
While taking Panzyga 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 Panzyga.
How Is Panzyga Used?
Panzyga has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for males to treat many different types of cancers, including breast, head/neck, lung, cervical, prostate, bladder, ovarian cancer, and many more. It can be prescribed alone or with other medications simultaneously. Immune globulin contains IgG antibodies capable of opsonizing and neutralizing microbes and toxins. Immune globulin can be used for a wide variety of different conditions and diseases; however, the brand Panzyga is specifically used to:
- Treat immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)
- Treat chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP)
- Prevent hypogammaglobulinemia (by stopping or lowering the harshness of other infections in people with a weak immune system)
Panzyga is only available as a solution for intravenous infusion. It is available in many different sizes, including 10 ml, 25 ml, 50 ml, 100 ml, 200 ml, and 300 ml. It contains a 100 mg/ml concentration.
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
Panzyga Side Effects
Serious side effects of Panzyga include:
- Allergic reaction/hypersensitivity
- Aseptic meningitis syndrome (AMS)
- Blood composition changes
- Cardiac complications
- Infusion-related reactions
- Pulmonary edema
- Kidney dysfunction/failure
Other common side effects include:
- Eye pain/blurred vision
- Increased heart rate
- Hair loss
- Back/limb pain
- Stomach discomfort
- Urine discoloration
Due to its many side effects, monitoring is an important part of managing Panzyga therapy. The following includes what you can expect with Panzyga use:
- Blood pressure should be regularly checked for cardiac monitoring.
- Frequent blood tests should be done to monitor labs, especially blood protein and sodium levels.
- Liver function should be monitored, especially in patients with preexisting liver complications.
- Panzyga may not be recommended in patients with severe liver impairment.
- Some Panzyga formulations contain alcohol; the non-alcohol formulation would be less harmful to the liver.
- Some brands of immune globulin (like Panzyga) may contain sorbitol; do not use in patients with hereditary fructose intolerance (HFI). Symptoms of HFI include recurrent vomiting, abdominal pain, and lower blood sugar.
- Patients should be monitored for cardiac complications, especially thrombosis.
- The risk for thrombosis is increased with advanced age, prolonged immobilization, history of thrombosis, use of estrogens, indwelling catheters, and hyperviscosity (thickening) of blood.
- For patients with higher risk, it is recommended to infuse immune globulin at the minimum dose and infusion rate possible.