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Gilotrif patient assistance program

Have you been prescribed Gilotrif to treat your cancer? Do you need help to pay for your essential medication? Try Prescription Care. With our assistance, you may be able to get your Gilotrif for a flat fee of $49 per month.*

Prescription Care helps you enroll in patient assistance programs for prescription medications by working directly with your healthcare provider. We handle the full enrollment process for you, helping you to get easy, affordable, and ongoing access to the medications you need.

Your monthly Gilotrif cost savings if eligible

With our help, you could get your Gilotrif medication for a flat fee of $49 per month. This single monthly fee will be the only cost you will need to pay. Each month, you could save:

Average 30-day price
at US Pharmacy
Your 30-day price
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with Prescription Care
Average 30-day price
at US Pharmacy
Your 30-day price
at Prescription Care
Your 30-day savings
with Prescription Care
Average 30-day price
at US Pharmacy
Your 30-day price
at Prescription Care
Your 30-day savings
with Prescription Care

Am I eligible for the Gilotrif patient assistance program?

Each patient assistance program has specific eligibility criteria for successful applicants, although most programs will likely consider the below factors. At Prescription Care we review each Gilotrif assistance program application individually in line with the information provided in your enrollment application.  

  • US residency
  • Combined household income
  • Insurance status
General income criteria
  • Up to $36,000
  • Up to $50,000
  • Up to $100,000

How do I apply for the Gilotrif patient assistance program? 

We do everything to make it as easy as possible to apply for the Gilotrif patient assistance program. Just fill in our online enrollment application to start the process. You’ll need to tell us about any medications you’re taking, including Gilotrif. We also require some important information that is needed by the pharmaceutical manufacturers who supply your medication. This includes details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. 

Having reviewed your enrollment application, Prescription Care will determine if you may be eligible for Gilotrif assistance. We’ll handle the full enrollment process for you and will also request your Gilotrif medication refills on your behalf for up to one year.

Is Prescription Care a Gilotrif coupons provider?

Prescription Care is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Gilotrif patient assistance program. We are not a Gilotrif coupon, a Gilotrif discount card, or a Gilotrif copay card provider. 

If you’re looking for coupons for Gilotrif or cheap Gilotrif, know that you can likely save more with Prescription Care. The total cost that you will be required to pay when enrolled in the Gilotrif patient assistance program will always be $49 per month, which is likely to be a more cost-effective ongoing option than printable Gilotrif manufacturer coupons, Gilotrif discounts, rebates, Gilotrif savings cards, trial offers, or free Gilotrif samples.

Can Prescription Care help me get Gilotrif if I have insurance? 

At Prescription Care we review every patient assistance program enrollment application individually. This means we may be able to assist in a range of situations if you have insurance. These include if:

  • You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Gilotrif
  • Your insurance company won’t pay for your Gilotrif prescription

We may even be able to assist if you don’t have insurance. Begin your enrollment application online with Prescription Care to find out more.

How much is Gilotrif with insurance?

If you have insurance, the cost of Gilotrif will depend on the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out exactly what you will need to pay, contact your pharmacist or insurance provider. They will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance.

How much does Gilotrif cost without insurance?

Gilotrif prices without insurance can vary by retailer. A pack of 30 Gilotrif tablets at either 20 mg, 30 mg, or 40 mg will cost around $10,600. Please note this is just a guide price. With Prescription Care you’ll always pay a flat monthly fee of $49.

What is Gilotrif?

Gilotrif is a medication prescribed to adults with a type of cancer called non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). It’s used when:

  • Your cancer has spread to other parts of your body (metastatic cancer)


  • Your cancerous cells have a type of mutation in a certain set of genes called epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) genes. This mutation must be one that doesn’t make the cancerous cells resistant to treatments like Gilotrif – you’ll be tested to see if this is the case)
  • You haven’t previously been treated for metastatic lung cancer (cancer that started in your lungs and then spread to other parts of your body)


  • You have a type of non-small cell lung cancer called squamous cell carcinoma (SqCC)
  • Your cancer has previously been treated with a chemotherapy that contains platinum

Gilotrif is a targeted therapy (rather than a traditional chemotherapy) that specifically affects your cancerous cells. It can stop them from growing and spreading, helping to slow the progression of your cancer. You take Gilotrif as a tablet that you swallow.

Gilotrif active ingredients

The active ingredient in Gilotrif is called afatinib. It helps to stop the growth and spread of cancerous cells. As Aafatinib is a targeted therapy, it is designed to specifically attack the cancerous cells that cause your NSCLC. It does this by binding to the faulty epidermal growth factor receptors that help your cancerous cells grow and multiply. This stops the receptors working, making it harder for your cancer to spread.

Gilotrif side effects & Gilotrif drug interactions

As is the case with all medications, Gilotrif can cause side effects, with the most common including:

  • Feeling sick (nausea)
  • Being sick (vomiting)
  • Diarrhea
  • Dry skin
  • Itching
  • Skin rashes
  • Acne
  • Sores in your mouth
  • Inflammation of your nails
  • A decreased appetite

Gilotrif can also cause more serious side effects, although these are rarer. When severe side effects do occur, they can include:

  • Severe allergic reactions to the medication
  • Severe diarrhea 
  • Serious skin reactions that can cause blistering and peeling
  • New or worsening heart problems 
  • Lung problems that can make it hard to breathe and that can be fatal
  • Liver problems that can reduce your liver function, cause liver failure, and that can be fatal
  • Tears (perforations) in your stomach or intestines
  • Eye problems, including swelling, redness, sensitivity to light, blurred vision and other vision defects

Gilotrif can interact with other medications, which can change how Gilotrif and the other medications work and can make some side effects more likely. These medications include:

  • Any medications you’re taking to treat a heart condition, particularly verapamil, quinidine, or amiodarone
  • Any medications that affect how your immune system works
  • Any medications you’re taking to treat fungal infections, particularly ketoconazole or itraconazole
  • Any antibiotics you’re taking to treat a bacterial infection, particularly erythromycin or rifampicin
  • Any HIV/AIDS medications, particularly ritonavir or nelfinavir
  • Any medications you’re taking to treat seizures, particularly carbamazepine, phenytoin, or phenobarbital
  • Rosuvastatin, taken to lower your cholesterol
  • Sulfasalazine, taken to treat inflammatory autoimmune conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s disease

Gilotrif warnings & precautions

Gilotrif can harm your unborn baby. If you become pregnant or think you’re pregnant, contact your doctor immediately. Women who can become pregnant should use effective birth control when taking Gilotrif, for up to two weeks after the last dose.

You should limit your time in the sun when taking Gilotrif, as it can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Try to avoid strong sun. Wear sunscreen, a hat, and clothes that cover your skin if you must be out in the sun.

You should not take Gilotrif if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient afatinib, or are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Gilotrif 
  • Are under 18 years of age
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant

Talk to your doctor before taking Gilotrif if you:

  • Have any heart, kidney, or liver problems
  • Have lung or breathing problems other than your cancer
  • Have ever had any stomach or intestinal problems, like ulcers, tears (perforations), or diverticulitis (inflammation in your large intestine)
  • Have a history of eye problems
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

*Qualifying persons may obtain medications directly from patient assistance programs without any out-of-pocket cost (or for less than $49 per medication). However, our monthly flat rate of just $49 per medication spares you the hassle of tracking down the different programs and filling out all the required paperwork for each program.

Enrollees enjoy a full-service solution, as Prescription Care assists them and their physicians with the entire process. We prepare all required documents for the physician to sign, help enrollees manage all prescription refills, monitor eligibility criteria, and maintain enrollment.

**If you do not receive medications because you were determined to be ineligible for the prescription assistance by the applicable pharmaceutical companies and you have a letter of denial, we will refund any fees you paid toward medications for which you did not qualify to receive prescription assistance (Refund).

To receive a Refund, you must send the letter of denial to us by fax to 866-262-2603, or by e-mail to [email protected] within 30 days of your receipt of such letter. The Refund is your sole and exclusive remedy for any fees you may wish to dispute.

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