How to get Erivedge

Here’s what you should know about getting your Erivedge treatment:

  • Erivedge is not available at your local drugstore
  • You can get Erivedge from a specialty pharmacy
  • A specialty pharmacy mails your medicine right to your home
Genentech Access Solutions is a program that helps people who are taking Erivedge. Your health insurance plan and the cost of your medicine might keep you from getting your prescribed treatment. We may be able to help.

Contact Erivedge Access Solutions:

Call (888) 249-4918 from 9 AM to 8 PM EST, Monday through Friday, or visit www.genentech-access.com/erivedge/patients

How can I get Erivedge?

Follow these steps:

Your doctor or other healthcare provider will send in a prescription to a specialty pharmacy or Erivedge Access Solutions.

If your doctor or other healthcare provider chooses to use Erivedge Access Solutions to help you get your prescription filled, a representative may call you to discuss next steps for getting your medicine.*

The specialty pharmacy will call you to collect your co-pay, if applicable, and confirm delivery details. It is very important that you speak with the pharmacy representative.

Erivedge is delivered to your home. Someone must be home to sign for the delivery.

If you are still waiting for your prescription to arrive, you should contact your doctor or other healthcare provider for help.

*If patient is uninsured, or insurer denies coverage, or simply denies prescription, patients may be eligible to receive free Erivedge through the Genentech® Access to Care Foundation (GATCF).

GATCF helps eligible patients who meet specific medical and financial criteria receive Erivedge free of charge. GATCF provides free medicine to eligible patients who are uninsured, rendered uninsured by payer denial or underinsured. To qualify, patients meet specific financial and medical criteria.

 

Important Safety Information

What is the most important information I should know about Erivedge?

  • Erivedge can cause your baby to die before it is born (be stillborn) or cause your baby to have severe birth defects

For females who can become pregnant:

  • You should talk with your healthcare provider about the risks of Erivedge to your unborn child
  • Your healthcare provider will do a pregnancy test before you start taking Erivedge
  • In order to avoid pregnancy, you should use birth control during treatment and for 24 months after your final dose of Erivedge. Talk with your healthcare provider about what birth control method is right for you during this time (continued below)

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Indication

Erivedge is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with a type of skin cancer, called basal cell carcinoma, that has spread to other parts of the body or that has come back after surgery or that your healthcare provider decides cannot be treated with surgery or radiation.

It is not known if Erivedge is safe and effective in children.

Serious Side Effects

Erivedge can cause your baby to die before it is born (be stillborn) or cause your baby to have severe birth defects.

Important Safety Information

What is the most important information I should know about Erivedge?

  • Erivedge can cause your baby to die before it is born (be stillborn) or cause your baby to have severe birth defects

For females who can become pregnant:

  • You should talk with your healthcare provider about the risks of Erivedge to your unborn child
  • Your healthcare provider will do a pregnancy test before you start taking Erivedge
  • In order to avoid pregnancy, you should use birth control during treatment and for 24 months after your final dose of Erivedge. Talk with your healthcare provider about what birth control method is right for you during this time
  • Talk to your healthcare provider right away if you have unprotected sex or if you think that your birth control has failed
  • Tell your healthcare provider right away if you become pregnant or think that you may be pregnant

For males:

  • Erivedge is present in semen. Do not donate semen while you are taking Erivedge and for 3 months after your final dose
  • You should always use a condom, even if you have had a vasectomy, during sex with female partners who are pregnant or who are able to become pregnant, during treatment with Erivedge, and for 3 months after your final dose to protect your female partner from being exposed to Erivedge
  • Tell your healthcare provider right away if your partner becomes pregnant or thinks she is pregnant while you are taking Erivedge

Exposure to Erivedge during pregnancy:

If you think that you or your female partner may have been exposed to Erivedge during pregnancy, talk to your healthcare provider right away. If you become pregnant during treatment with Erivedge, you or your healthcare provider should report your pregnancy to Genentech at (888) 835-2555.

What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking Erivedge?

  • If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
  • If you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if Erivedge passes into your breast milk. You should not breastfeed during treatment and for 24 months after your final dose of Erivedge. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby during this time
  • About all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements

What should I avoid while taking Erivedge?

  • Do not donate blood or blood products while you are taking Erivedge and for 24 months after your final dose
  • Do not donate semen while you are taking Erivedge and for 3 months after your final dose

What are the possible side effects of Erivedge?

  • Bone growth problems. Bone growth problems have happened in children who have been exposed to Erivedge. These problems may continue even after stopping treatment with Erivedge
  • The most common side effects of Erivedge are:
    • Muscle spasms
    • Hair loss
    • Change in how things taste or loss of taste
    • Weight loss
    • Tiredness
    • Nausea
    • Diarrhea
    • Decreased appetite
    • Constipation
    • Joint pain
    • Vomiting

Erivedge can cause absence of menstrual periods (amenorrhea) in females who are able to become pregnant. It is not known if amenorrhea is permanent. Talk to your healthcare provider if you have concerns about fertility.

These are not all of the possible side effects of Erivedge. Because everyone is different, it is not possible to predict what side effects any one person will have or how severe they may be. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at (800) FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch. You may also report side effects to Genentech at (888) 835-2555.

Please see full Prescribing Information for additional Important Safety Information, including serious side effects, and the Medication Guide.