Arimidex Patient Assistance Programs

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Arimidex® is the brand name for the prescription drug anastrozole, a breast cancer treatment for post-menopausal women.[1] The medication is manufactured by the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, and may cause side effects in some individuals. These reactions typically include headache, nausea, pains in the bone, muscles, or joints, appetite loss, changes in mood, and depression.[2]

Arimidex® is an expensive medication, with one tablet costing almost $18. AstraZeneca offers several options to help ease the burden on a patient's wallet. Arimidex patient assistance programs help patients save money on this medicine. Options includes a program that offers monthly prescriptions of brand-name Armidex® for only $40 each month. This offer does not require the use of a savings card or coupon. Other options provide the medicine at not cost to qualified individuals.[3]


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Available through AstraZeneca
Phone 800-637-3616 (Arimidex Direct) and 866-993-8442 (prescription card)
Address AstraZeneca Direct to Patient, PO Box 66976, St. Louis, MO 63166-6976
Eligibility All Armidex patients are eligible for Arimidex Direct, income, resident, and other qualifiers for prescription savings program[3]
Benefits Armidex delivered for $40 per month, free medicine, etc.[3]
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Author Allison Hughes
 
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Armimidex Information

Arimidex® is a breast cancer treatment drug that is prescribed by itself or alongside other treatments, including radiation and surgery. It is used to treat early breast cancer in post-menopausal women. It is also prescribed for breast cancer patients who have not responded to the drug tamoxifen. Arimidex® is a nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitor used to decrease the amount of estrogen made by the body. In turn, this can help slow down or stop the growth of breast cancer cells.[2]

Approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1995, Arimidex® is administered in tablet form, and is taken once daily with or without food.[4]


Arimidex Patient Assistance Programs

AstraZeneca, the pharmaceutical company that manufactures Arimidex®, helps patients pay for Arimidex® in several ways. These include patient support programs, prescription savings programs, and other assistance programs.

  • AtraZenica offers a program called Arimidex® Direct that allows patients to order the drug through the mail for $40 per monthly prescription. The program does not accept any type of insurance, and is available to those with or without prescription coverage. All patients who have been prescribed Arimidex® are eligible for the program, and there are no coupons or discount cards used. The $40 price includes shipping of the medicine. The enrollment form for Arimidex® Direct is available on the main Arimidex® consumer website.[3]
  • AstraZeneca also offers the AZ&Me Prescription Savings Program for people without insurance, or those with Medicare Part D. Arimidex® is among the list of over 20 medications covered by this program. The AZ&Me discount plan is only open to those who meet certain income requirements, and is intended to help those who would not otherwise be capable of affording their Arimidex®. Eligible individuals cannot make more than $35,000 a year for one person, $48,000 a year for a couple, $60,000 a year for families of three, $70,000 a year for families of four, and $80,000 a year for families of five.[5]
  • AstraZeneca also provides help for cancer patients, including breast cancer patients who need to take Arimidex®. The program is called AstraZeneca Cancer Support Network (AZCSN), and is open to those who do not have any prescription drug coverage and earn less than $30,000 per year as individuals, $40,000 for couples, $50,000 for families of three people, or $60,000 for families of four people.[6]
  • In some cases, doctors or healthcare providers may be available to supply free samples of Arimidex® to their patients.

About Patient Assistance Programs

How to get drug discounts from patient assistance programs
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References

  1. http://www.arimidex.com/
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0000982
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 http://www.arimidex.com/arimidex-direct.aspx
  4. http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=72816
  5. http://www.astrazeneca-us.com/medicines/help-affording-your-medicines/azandme-prescription-savings-programs
  6. http://www.astrazeneca-us.com/medicines/help-affording-your-medicines/other-resources