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Tarceva patient assistance program

If you need assistance to pay for Tarceva medication, we may be able to help. With Prescription Care you may be able to get Tarceva for just $49 per month.*

Prescription Care works directly with your healthcare provider to help you enroll in the Tarceva patient assistance program. The full application process will be handled by us, providing you with access to affordable Tarceva medication without any hassle. 

Your monthly Tarceva cost savings if eligible

You could receive your Tarceva prescription for a flat fee of just $49 per month, every month. This fee covers the full cost of your Tarceva medicine, irrespective of the retail price. You could save:

$8,627.42
Average 30-day price
at US Pharmacy
$49.00
Your 30-day price
at Prescription Care
$8,578.42
Your 30-day savings
with Prescription Care
$7,628.45
Average 30-day price
at US Pharmacy
$49.00
Your 30-day price
at Prescription Care
$7,579.45
Your 30-day savings
with Prescription Care
$8,627.42
Average 30-day price
at US Pharmacy
$49.00
Your 30-day price
at Prescription Care
$8,578.42
Your 30-day savings
with Prescription Care
 

Am I eligible for the Tarceva patient assistance program?

If you meet the eligibility criteria, you could receive your Tarceva medication without paying the full retail price. Each Tarceva assistance program application is reviewed individually. The main factors that are likely to be considered by most programs include:

  • 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 Tarceva patient assistance program? 

We take the stress out of applying for the Tarceva patient assistance program. 

Begin the process by completing our enrollment application. We will need to know about any medications you’re taking, as well as Tarceva. You will need to tell us about your healthcare provider, your insurance, and your household income, as this important information is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers that ship your medication.

If we determine that you may be eligible for assistance, we will help to enroll you in the Tarceva patient assistance program. Prescription Care will handle all of the application process and will request your Tarceva medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year, once you are enrolled. 

Is Prescription Care a Tarceva coupon provider?

Prescription Care is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Tarceva patient assistance program. This means that we are not a Tarceva coupon or a Tarceva discount card. Prescription Care does not offer printable coupons, manufacturer coupons, rebates, Tarceva savings cards, trial offers, or free samples of Tarceva.

Remember that when obtaining your Tarceva medication through Prescription Care, your total cost for the medication will always be $49 per month.

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

If your insurance company won’t pay for your Tarceva medication, you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility, or you don’t have any insurance, we may be able to help.

How much is Tarceva with insurance?

The cost of Tarceva will vary by the healthcare plan. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance. Remember, you’ll likely save more if you get your Tarceva medication through Prescription Care, if you’re approved for assistance.

How much is Tarceva without insurance?

Tarceva prices without insurance will vary depending on where you buy it and the strength of the medication. You can expect to pay around $2,850 for a pack of 30x 25mg tablets, around $7,800 for a pack of 30x 100mg tablets, and $8,830 for a pack of 30x 150mg tablets. With Prescription Care you’ll always pay a flat monthly fee of $49.

What is Tarceva?

Tarceva is a medication that is taken to treat cancer. It’s used most often to treat late-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and pancreatic cancers. For NSCLC, Tarceva can be used in combination with some types of chemotherapy, especially if the first round of chemotherapy isn’t effective. For pancreatic cancer, Tarceva can be taken in combination with gemcitabine if your cancer is metastatic (has spread).

The medication is taken orally, usually swallowed as a tablet. It can be prescribed as the first medication to treat cancer but is most often used in combination with other treatments, or when other treatments have been unsuccessful. 

Tarceva active ingredients

The active ingredient in Tarceva is called erlotinib. Some non-small cell lung cancer cells and pancreatic cancer cells can have a mutation in a protein called EGFR. This mutation can help the cancer cells grow and divide. Erlotinib works by interfering with the way EGFR proteins function, limiting how well they help cancerous cells grow and divide.

Tarceva side effects & drug interactions

Like all medications, Tarceva can have side effects. The most common Tarceva side effects may affect more than 1 in 10 people. These include headaches, depression, loss of appetite, susceptibility to infection, nausea, fatigue, and diarrhea and vomiting. More serious, but rarer side effects can include interstitial lung disease, gastrointestinal perforation, and kidney and liver problems.

These are only some of the side effects Tarceva can cause. See the leaflet that comes with your Tarceva medication for a full list. Talk to your physician or a pharmacist if you have any concerns about Tarceva’s side effects.

Tarceva and other medications can interact. These interactions can increase or decrease the effectiveness of the medications and make side effects more likely. Tell your physician about all the medications you’re taking, including any supplements, particularly:

  • Antifungal medications
  • Protease inhibitors
  • Proteasome inhibitors
  • Erythromycin
  • Clarithromycin
  • Phenytoin
  • Carbamazepine
  • Barbiturates
  • Rifampicin
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Omeprazole
  • Ranitidine
  • Anticoagulant medications
  • Statins
  • St. John’s Wort

Tarceva warnings & precautions

Don’t take Tarceva if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient erlotinib
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients found in Tarceva (listed in the leaflet which comes with the medication)

If you become pregnant when taking Tarceva, talk to your physician about whether you should continue taking it. Don’t breastfeed if you’re taking Tarceva. 

Talk to your physician before taking Tarceva if you:

  • Are under 18 years of age
  • Have severe liver or kidney disease
  • Have a glucuronidation disorder like Gilbert’s syndrome
  • Are intolerant to some sugars
  • Use contact lenses or have a history of eye problems
  • Smoke 

*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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