Comprometidos Con Ayudarle a Conseguir Sus Medicamentos

Saber qué esperar puede suponer una gran diferencia. Podemos ayudarle en todos los pasos necesarios para obtener RITUXAN HYCELA.

Preguntas Frecuentes

Acerca de Genentech BioOncology® Access Solutions

Genentech BioOncology Access Solutions es un recurso para personas que toman RITUXAN HYCELA. Le brindamos acceso al medicamento que necesita.

Me Preocupa Tener Que Pagar RITUXAN HYCELA

Puede haber opciones para ayudarle a conseguir el RITUXAN HYCELA que le ha prescrito el médico. Genentech BioOncology Access Solutions puede derivarle a diversas opciones de asistencia a pacientes.

Hemos cambiado el nombre de GATCF a Genentech Patient Foundation. Hemos hecho este cambio como muestra del compromiso que tenemos por ayudar a los pacientes y para que sea más fácil de recordar.

Cómo Conseguir Mi Medicamento

No puede recoger RITUXAN HYCELA en una farmacia local. Deberá recogerlo en una farmacia especializada.

Una farmacia especializada es diferente a una farmacia normal de pedidos por correo. Sirve fármacos como RITUXAN HYCELA.

Cuando comprobemos su cobertura, también le derivaremos a una farmacia especializada que cubra su plan de seguro médico.

Podría suceder que no le den RITUXAN HYCELA inmediatamente. En primer lugar, la consulta de su médico o la farmacia especializada deberán verificar que su plan de seguro médico cubra esta medicamento. Esto es lo que se llama “investigación de prestaciones” (benefits investigation). Quizá deban también enviar más información antes de que su plan cubra el medicamento. Esto es lo que se llama “autorización previa” (prior authorization).

Cómo Inscribirse en Genentech BioOncology Access Solutions

  1. Debe rellenar el formulario llamado PAN.
  2. Su médico debe rellenar el formulario llamado SMN. Usted no tiene que rellenar nada en este formulario.
  3. Su médico envía los dos formularios a Genentech BioOncology Access Solutions.

Hay dos formas de rellenar el formulario PAN:

  • Puede rellenar el formulario en línea por internet 
  • Puede descargarlo e imprimirlo para cumplimentarlo en papel

El formulario PAN nos permite comentar su información sobre salud con su médico y su plan de seguro médico. No podemos trabajar con usted sin tener el PAN firmado.

Usted no necesita hacer nada más, pero su médico sí. Debe enviar el formulario llamado Declaración de Necesidad Médica (SMN por sus siglas en inglés). Este formulario nos indica que su médico quiere tratarle con RITUXAN HYCELA. Asegúrese de que el médico nos envía el SMN para que le podamos ayudar.

Usted no tiene que rellenar nada en el formulario SMN.

Mi Plan Médico ha Rechazado la Cobertura de RITUXAN HYCELA

Si su plan de seguro médico no cubre RITUXAN HYCELA, usted y la consulta de su médico pueden realizar una apelación. Consulte a su médico para saber si necesita presentar una petición.

Disponemos de recursos para ayudarle a usted y a su médico a realizar una apelación.

Disponemos de recursos para ayudarle a usted y a su médico a realizar una apelación. Usted o la consulta de su médico debe realizar una apelación directamente con su plan de seguro médico.

Esto depende de su plan de seguro médico. Debe preguntar directamente a su plan cuál es su proceso. En ocasiones el proceso de apelación es rápido. No obstante, una apelación puede tardar varios meses si apela varias veces.

Mi Seguro Médico Puede Cambiar

Si su seguro cambia mientras está tomando RITUXAN HYCELA, llámenos. Podemos ayudarle a comprender su nueva cobertura.

Genentech Patient Foundation proporciona RITUXAN HYCELA gratis a las personas que no tienen cobertura de seguro o que tienen problemas financieros, y a personas con determinado nivel de ingresos.

Es responsabilidad suya y de su médico cumplimentar y enviar toda la documentación necesaria a su plan de seguro médico. Genentech y Biogen no pueden garantizar que su plan cubra los tratamientos.

PAN=siglas en inglés de Autorización del Paciente y Aviso de Solicitud Para Transmitir Información Médica a Genentech Access Solutions y a Genentech® Access to Care Foundation.

SMN=siglas en inglés de Declaración de Necesidad Médica.

Important Safety Information & Indication

What it Treats

RITUXAN HYCELA® (rituximab/hyaluronidase human) is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with:

  • Follicular Lymphoma (FL) as a single-agent therapy in patients whose disease recurred or did not respond to initial treatment
  • Follicular Lymphoma as an initial treatment with chemotherapy and, in patients whose initial treatment was successful, as a single-agent follow-up therapy
  • Follicular Lymphoma as a single agent follow-up therapy for patients who did not progress on initial treatment with CVP chemotherapy
  • Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL) as an initial treatment in combination with CHOP or other anthracycline-based chemotherapy regimens
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) in combination with FC chemotherapy as an initial treatment or as a treatment after disease has recurred

Patients can only receive RITUXAN HYCELA after at least one full dose of intravenous (IV) RITUXAN® (rituximab). Read the IV Rituxan Medication Guide for more information about severe infusion reactions, which usually happen during the first dose with IV Rituxan.

RITUXAN HYCELA is not for use to treat medical conditions other than cancers.

It is not known if RITUXAN HYCELA is safe and effective in children.

Important Safety Information

RITUXAN HYCELA can cause serious side effects that can lead to death, including:

  • Severe skin and mouth reactions: Tell your healthcare provider or get medical help right away if you get any of these symptoms at any time during your treatment with RITUXAN HYCELA: painful sores or ulcers on your skin, lips, or in your mouth; blisters; peeling skin; rash or pustules.
  • Hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation: Before you receive RITUXAN HYCELA, your doctor will do blood tests to check for HBV infection. If you have had hepatitis B or are a carrier of hepatitis B virus, receiving RITUXAN HYCELA could cause the virus to become an active infection again. Hepatitis B reactivation may cause serious liver problems including liver failure and death. Your healthcare provider will monitor you for hepatitis B infection during and for several months after you stop receiving RITUXAN HYCELA. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you get worsening tiredness, or yellowing of your skin or white part of your eyes during treatment with RITUXAN HYCELA.
  • Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML): PML is a rare, serious brain infection caused by a virus that can happen in people who receive RITUXAN HYCELA. People with weakened immune systems can get PML. PML can result in death or severe disability. There is no known treatment, prevention, or cure for PML. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any new or worsening symptoms or if anyone close to you notices these symptoms: confusion; dizziness or loss of balance; difficulty walking or talking; decreased strength or weakness on one side of your body; vision problems, such as blurred or loss of vision.
  • Serious allergic reactions and other severe reactions:
    Serious allergic reactions, and reactions due to release of certain substances by the body that can lead to death, can happen with rituximab products, including RITUXAN HYCELA.

Skin reactions at or near the injection site (local), including injection site reactions can happen with RITUXAN HYCELA. Symptoms at or near the injection site may include: pain, swelling, hardness, redness, bleeding, itching, and rash. These reactions sometimes happen more than 24 hours after an injection of RITUXAN HYCELA.

Tell your healthcare provider or get medical help right away if you get any of these symptoms during or after an injection of RITUXAN HYCELA: hives (red itchy welts) or rash; itching; swelling of your lips, tongue, throat, or face; sudden cough; shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, or wheezing; weakness; dizziness or feeling faint; palpitations (feeling like your heart is racing or fluttering); chest pain; fever; chills or shaking chills.

What are possible side effects of RITUXAN HYCELA?

RITUXAN HYCELA can cause serious side effects, including:

  • Tumor Lysis Syndrome (TLS): TLS is caused by the fast breakdown of cancer cells. TLS can cause you to have kidney failure, the need for dialysis treatment, and an abnormal heart TLS can happen within 12 to 24 hours after an injection of RITUXAN HYCELA. Your healthcare provider may do blood tests to check you for TLS. Your healthcare provider may give you medicine to help prevent TLS. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms of TLS: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or lack of energy.
  • Serious Infections: Serious infections can happen during and after treatment with RITUXAN HYCELA and can lead to Rituximab products can increase your risk of getting infections and can lower the ability of your immune system to fight infections. Types of serious infections that can happen with RITUXAN HYCELA include bacterial, fungal, and viral infections. After receiving RITUXAN HYCELA, some people have developed low levels of certain antibodies in their blood for a long period of time (longer than 11 months). Some of these people with low antibody levels developed infections. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any symptoms of infection: fever; cold symptoms, such as runny nose or sore throat that do not go away; flu symptoms, such as cough, tiredness, and body aches; earache or headache; pain during urination; white patches in the mouth or throat; cuts, scrapes, or incisions that are red, warm, swollen, or painful.
  • Heart Problems: RITUXAN HYCELA may cause chest pain, irregular heartbeats, and heart attack. Your healthcare provider may monitor your heart during and after treatment with RITUXAN HYCELA if you have symptoms of heart problems or have a history of heart problems. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have chest pain or irregular heartbeats during treatment with RITUXAN HYCELA.
  • Kidney Problems: RITUXAN HYCELA can cause severe kidney problems that can lead to death. Your healthcare provider should do blood tests to check how well your kidneys are working.
  • Stomach and serious bowel problems that can sometimes lead to death: Bowel problems, including blockage or tears in the bowel, can happen if you receive RITUXAN HYCELA with chemotherapy medicines. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have severe stomach-area (abdomen) pain or repeated vomiting during treatment with RITUXAN HYCELA.

Your healthcare provider will stop treatment with RITUXAN HYCELA if you have severe, serious, or life-threatening side effects.

The most common side effects of RITUXAN HYCELA in people with:

  • FL: infections, low white blood cell count, nausea, constipation, cough, and tiredness.
  • DLBCL: infections, low white blood cell count, loss of hair, nausea, and low red blood cell count.
  • CLL: infections, low white blood cell count, nausea, low platelet count, fever, vomiting, and injection site redness.

Additional Important Safety Information

Before receiving RITUXAN HYCELA, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

  • Have had a severe reaction to a rituximab product or RITUXAN HYCELA.
  • Have had a recent vaccination or are scheduled to receive vaccinations. Patients should not receive certain vaccines before or during treatment with RITUXAN HYCELA.
  • Are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, are breastfeeding, or plan to breastfeed. Patients should talk to their healthcare provider about the risks to their unborn baby if they receive RITUXAN HYCELA during pregnancy. Females who are able to become pregnant should use effective birth control (contraception) during treatment with RITUXAN HYCELA and for 12 months after the last dose of RITUXAN HYCELA. Patients should talk to their healthcare provider about effective birth control. It is not known if RITUXAN HYCELA passes into the patient’s breast milk. Patients must not breastfeed during treatment and for at least 6 months after receiving their last dose of RITUXAN HYCELA.

These are not all of the possible side effects with RITUXAN HYCELA. Patients should call their doctor for medical advice about side effects.

Please see the full Prescribing Information, including BOXED WARNINGS and Medication Guide, for additional Important Safety Information.

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