What Options Are There?
There may be options to help you afford VENCLEXTA, no matter what
type of health insurance you have.
If you need help with your co-pay for VENCLEXTA, VENCLEXTA 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 VENCLEXTA Access Solutions at (888) 249-4918 for a referral.
If you would like to contact a foundation directly, you can use the information below:
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
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, or GATCF, can help you receive VENCLEXTA 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 VENCLEXTA
Underinsured—People who have health insurance (including
commercial or government insurance plans), but pay more than a
certain amount for VENCLEXTA 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 VENCLEXTA?
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.
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.
You can also call VENCLEXTA 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
If you have health insurance, you must have already tried other
types of patient assistance to qualify for free medicine from GATCF.
This includes 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.
How to Work With VENCLEXTA Access Solutions
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
VENCLEXTA® (venetoclax) is a prescription medicine used to treat people with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) with 17p deletion who have received at least one prior treatment.
Important Safety Information
What is the most important information I should know about VENCLEXTA?
VENCLEXTA can cause serious side effects, including:
Tumor lysis syndrome (TLS). TLS is caused by the fast breakdown of cancer cells. TLS can cause kidney failure, the need for dialysis treatment, and may lead to death. Your doctor will do tests for TLS. It is important to keep your appointments for blood tests. You will receive other medicines before starting and during treatment with VENCLEXTA to help reduce your risk of TLS. You may also need to receive intravenous (IV) fluids into your vein. Tell your doctor right away if you have any symptoms of TLS during treatment with VENCLEXTA, including fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, confusion, shortness of breath, seizures, irregular heartbeat, dark or cloudy urine, unusual tiredness, or muscle or joint pain.
Drink plenty of water when taking VENCLEXTA to help reduce your risk of getting TLS. Drink 6 to 8 glasses (about 56 ounces total) of water each day, starting 2 days before your first dose, on the day of your first dose of VENCLEXTA, and each time your dose is increased.
Who should not take VENCLEXTA?
Certain medicines must not be taken when you first start taking VENCLEXTA and while your dose is being slowly increased.
- Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. VENCLEXTA and other medicines may affect each other, causing serious side effects
- Do not start new medicines during treatment with VENCLEXTA without first talking with your doctor
What should I tell my doctor before taking VENCLEXTA?
Before taking VENCLEXTA, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
- Have kidney or liver problems
- Have problems with your body salts or electrolytes, such as potassium, phosphorus, or calcium
- Have a history of high uric acid levels in your blood or gout
- Are scheduled to receive a vaccine. You should not receive a “live vaccine” before, during, or after treatment with VENCLEXTA, until your doctor tells you it is okay
- Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. VENCLEXTA may harm your unborn baby. If you are able to become pregnant, your doctor should do a pregnancy test before you start treatment with VENCLEXTA, and you should use effective birth control during treatment and for 30 days after the last dose of VENCLEXTA
- Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if VENCLEXTA passes into your breast milk. Do not breastfeed during treatment with VENCLEXTA
What should I avoid while taking VENCLEXTA?
You should not drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruit, Seville oranges (often used in marmalades), or starfruit while you are taking VENCLEXTA. These products may increase the amount of VENCLEXTA in your blood.
What are the possible side effects of VENCLEXTA?
VENCLEXTA can cause serious side effects, including:
- Low white blood cell count (neutropenia). Low white blood cell counts are common with VENCLEXTA, but can also be severe. Your doctor will do blood tests to check your blood counts during treatment with VENCLEXTA. Tell your doctor right away if you have a fever or any signs of an infection
The most common side effects of VENCLEXTA include diarrhea, nausea, low red blood cell count, upper respiratory tract infection, low platelet count, and feeling tired.
VENCLEXTA may cause fertility problems in males. This may affect your ability to father a child. Talk to your doctor if you have concerns about fertility.
These are not all the possible side effects of VENCLEXTA. Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.