How Can We Help You?
There may be options to help you afford your Genentech medicine, no
matter what type of health insurance you have.
If you need help with the co-pay for your Genentech medicine, Erivedge Access Solutions can refer you to an independent co-pay assistance foundation.
An independent co-pay assistance foundation is a charitable
organization that gives financial assistance for medicines.
Call Erivedge Access Solutions at (888) 249-4918 for a referral.
If you would like to contact a foundation directly, you can use the information below:
Advanced Basal Cell Carcinoma
Independent co-pay assistance foundations have their own rules for
eligibility. We cannot guarantee a foundation will help you. We only
can refer you to a foundation that supports your disease state. This
information is provided as a resource for you. We do not endorse or
show financial preference for any particular foundation. The
foundations in this list are not the only ones that might be able to
The Genentech® Access to Care Foundation is now the Genentech Patient Foundation.
We are still focused on giving free medicines to patients in need, but we've made some changes to provide better support to more patients, more quickly.
The Genentech Patient Foundation provides free medicines to
- Who don't have insurance
- Whose treatment is not covered by insurance
are struggling with high out-of-pocket costs
To learn more and to apply for help, visit GenentechPatientFoundation.com.
If you have health insurance coverage for your medicine, you must have already tried other types of patient assistance to qualify for free Genentech medicine from the Genentech Patient Foundation. This includes the Genentech BioOncology Co-pay Card and support from independent co-pay assistance foundations. You must also meet financial criteria. If you do not have insurance or your insurance does not cover your medicine, you must meet different financial criteria.
Erivedge Access Solutions can refer you to the Genentech BioOncology Co-pay Card. It can help you with the out-of-pocket costs for your Genentech medicine, if you’re eligible.
The Genentech BioOncology Co-pay Card helps patients with commercial
health insurance. This might be a plan you get through your employer
or one you purchased through a Health Insurance Marketplace like
HealthCare.gov. To qualify, you must also meet other criteria.
In order to be eligible for the Genentech BioOncology Co-pay Card,
the patient must have commercial insurance, must not have Medicare,
Medicaid or other government insurance, and must meet other
eligibility criteria. They also must agree to the rules set forth in
the terms and conditions for the program. Please visit CopayAssistanceNow.com for the full list of
terms and conditions.
How to Work With Erivedge Access Solutions
Important Safety Information & Indication
Erivedge® (vismodegib) capsule 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, talk with your healthcare provider about the risks of Erivedge to your unborn child. Your healthcare provider will do a pregnancy test within 7 days before you start taking Erivedge. Avoid pregnancy by using birth control during treatment and for 24 months after your final dose. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have unprotected sex or think that your birth control has failed
- 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 you or your female partner could be pregnant or thinks she is pregnant while you are taking Erivedge
Exposure to Erivedge during pregnancy:
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. You should not breastfeed during treatment and for 24 months after your final dose of Erivedge.
- About all the medicines you take
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
- Decreased appetite
- Joint pain
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.