This Copay Card Programa is intended to help eligible patients with commercial insurance offset the cost of their prescription copay. The Program parameters are as follows:
Obtaining and Activating the Copay Card
There are 2 ways for you to receive the copay card:
What is PROGRAF® (tacrolimus)?
PROGRAF is a prescription medicine used with other medicines to help prevent organ rejection in people who have had a kidney, liver, or heart transplant.
What is ASTAGRAF XL® (tacrolimus extended-release capsules)?
ASTAGRAF XL is a prescription medicine used with other medicines to help prevent organ rejection in adults who have had a kidney transplant. ASTAGRAF XL is an extended-release capsule and is not the same as tacrolimus immediate-release capsules. Your doctor should decide what medicine is right for you.
aEligible participants in the Copay Card Program ("Program") may receive annual savings up to $3000 for PROGRAF or ASTAGRAF XL. Patients must have prescription drug coverage for PROGRAF or ASTAGRAF XL, however, this Program offer is not valid for patients whose prescription claims are reimbursed, in whole or in part, by any federal or state-government funded prescription drug benefit program including but not limited to Medicaid, Medicare, Medigap, Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Defense (DoD), TRICARE, Puerto Rico Government Insurance, or any state patient or pharmaceutical assistance program. PROGRAF patients who reside in the states of Massachusetts and California are not eligible to participate in the Program. Furthermore, this offer for PROGRAF is not valid in the state of California. The Copay Card Program is valid for twelve (12) months from date of enrollment. Annual reenrollment in the Program is required and subject to eligibility. Restrictions may apply. This offer is void where prohibited by law. Astellas reserves the right to rescind, revoke, or amend this offer without notice.
bIf you receive your prescriptions by mail, you can also take advantage of the Copay Card. You may utilize our mail-in option by visiting www.patientrebateonline.com.
What is the most important information I should know about PROGRAF?
PROGRAF can cause serious side effects, including:
Do not take PROGRAF if you are allergic to tacrolimus or any of the ingredients in PROGRAF.
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking PROGRAF?
Before you take PROGRAF, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, and when you start a new medicine or stop taking a medicine, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines; vitamins; natural, herbal or nutritional supplements. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take:
Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist if you are not sure if you take any of the medicines listed above. PROGRAF may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how PROGRAF works. Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of your medicines and show it to your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
How Should I Take PROGRAF?
What should I avoid while taking PROGRAF?
PROGRAF may cause serious side effects, including:
The most common side effects of PROGRAF in people who have received a kidney, liver or heart transplant are:
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of PROGRAF. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist. Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects.
General information about the safe and effective use of PROGRAF.
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Patient Information leaflet. Do not use PROGRAF for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give PROGRAF to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them. You can ask your pharmacist or healthcare provider for information about PROGRAF that is written for health professionals.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about ASTAGRAF XL?
ASTAGRAF XL can cause serious side effects, including:
Who should not take ASTAGRAF XL?
Do not take ASTAGRAF XL if you are allergic to tacrolimus or any of the ingredients in ASTAGRAF XL.
Before you take ASTAGRAF XL tell your doctor if you:
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements.
How should I take ASTAGRAF XL?
What should I avoid while taking ASTAGRAF XL?
What are the possible side effects of ASTAGRAF XL?
ASTAGRAF XL may cause serious side effects, including:
The most common side effects of ASTAGRAF XL are diarrhea, constipation, nausea, swelling of the hands, ankles or legs, and tremors (shaking of the body).
These are not all the possible side effects of ASTAGRAF XL. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.