What Options Are There?

There may be options to help you afford RITUXAN HYCELA, no matter what type of health insurance you have.

Referrals to Independent Co-pay Assistance Foundations

If you need help with your co-pay for RITUXAN HYCELA, Genentech BioOncology 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 Genentech BioOncology Access Solutions at (888) 249-4918 for a referral.

If you would like to contact a foundation directly, you can use the information below:

No funds are available at this time.

Please call Genentech Access Solutions at (866) 4ACCESS /
(866) 422-2377. We may be able to help.

No funds are available at this time.

Please call Genentech Access Solutions at (866) 4ACCESS /
(866) 422-2377. We may be able to help.

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 help you.

Referrals to the Genentech® Access to Care Foundation

The Genentech Access to Care Foundation, or GATCF, can help you receive RITUXAN HYCELA free of charge, if you qualify.

GATCF helps people who are:

  • Uninsured—People who do not have insurance
  • Rendered uninsured—People whose health insurance does not cover their medicine
  • Underinsured—People who have health insurance (including commercial or government insurance plans), but pay more than a certain amount for RITUXAN HYCELA each year

Other eligibility criteria must be met to qualify for free medicine from GATCF. You might qualify if you meet the requirements below.

  • Do you have health insurance?

  • Is your yearly household income less than $100,000?

  • Is your yearly household income less than $150,000?

  • Do you spend 5% or more of your yearly household income on the out-of-pocket costs for RITUXAN HYCELA?

You Might Qualify for Free Medicine From GATCF

To apply for GATCF, you’ll need to complete the PAN form and your doctor’s office will need to complete the SMN form. 

Be sure to fill out Sections 5 and 6 on the PAN form.

Download the SMN and PAN

Other Options May Be Available

You do not appear to qualify for free medicine from GATCF. However, other patient assistance options may be available to help you.

Find Out Which Option May Be Right for You

You can also call Genentech BioOncology Access Solutions at (888) 249-4918 and speak with one of our Specialists.

You’ll have to fill out Sections 5 and 6 of the PAN form to apply for GATCF.

If you have health insurance, you must have already tried other types of patient assistance to qualify for free medicine from GATCF. 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, you must meet different financial criteria.

Referrals to the Genentech BioOncology Co-pay Card

Genentech BioOncology Access Solutions can refer you to the Genentech BioOncology Co-pay Card. It can help you with the out-of-pocket costs of RITUXAN HYCELA, 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 Genentech BioOncology® Access Solutions

Step 1

Enroll in Genentech BioOncology Access Solutions.

How do I enroll?

Step 2

We work with you, your doctor’s office, your health insurance plan and your specialty pharmacy. We might contact you for more information.

What will we find out?

Step 3

We refer you to patient assistance options.

What options are there?

PAN=Patient Authorization and Notice of Request for Transmission of Health Information to Genentech Access Solutions and Genentech® Access to Care Foundation.

SMN=Statement of Medical Necessity.

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: Patients must tell their healthcare provider or get medical help right away if they get any of these symptoms at any time during treatment with RITUXAN HYCELA: painful sores or ulcers on the skin, lips, or in the mouth; blisters; peeling skin; rash or pustules.
  • Hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation: Before a patient receives RITUXAN HYCELA, the patient’s doctor will do blood tests to check for HBV infection. If the patient has had hepatitis B or is 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. The patient’s healthcare provider will monitor for hepatitis B infection during and for several months after the patient stops receiving RITUXAN HYCELA. Patients must tell their healthcare provider right away if they get worsening tiredness, or yellowing of the skin or white part of the 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. Patients must tell their healthcare provider right away if they have any new or worsening symptoms or if anyone close to them notices these symptoms: confusion; dizziness or loss of balance; difficulty walking or talking; decreased strength or weakness on one side of the 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.
    Patients must tell their healthcare provider or get medical help right away if they get any of these symptoms during or after an injection of RITUXAN HYCELA: hives (red itchy welts) or rash; itching; swelling of the lips, tongue, throat, or face; sudden cough; shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, or wheezing; weakness; dizziness or feeling faint; palpitations (feeling the 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 the patient to have kidney failure, the need for dialysis treatment, and an abnormal heart rhythm. TLS can happen within 12 to 24 hours after an injection of RITUXAN HYCELA. The patient’s healthcare provider may do blood tests to check for TLS. The patient’s healthcare provider may give medicine to help prevent TLS. Patients must tell their healthcare provider right away if they 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 death. Rituximab products can increase the risk of getting infections and can lower the ability of the 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. Patients must tell their healthcare provider right away if they 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. The patient’s healthcare provider may monitor the patient’s heart during and after treatment with RITUXAN HYCELA if they have symptoms of heart problems or have a history of heart problems. Patients must tell their healthcare provider right away if they 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. The patient’s healthcare provider should do blood tests to check how well the patient’s 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 the patient receives RITUXAN HYCELA with chemotherapy medicines. Patients must tell their healthcare provider right away if they have severe stomach-area (abdomen) pain or repeated vomiting during treatment with RITUXAN HYCELA.

The patient’s healthcare provider will stop treatment with RITUXAN HYCELA if the patient has 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, patients must tell their healthcare provider about all of their medical conditions, including if they:

  • 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.