Simplefill helps Americans who can’t afford the expensive medications they rely on to manage chronic medical conditions, such as exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. Learn more about Creon assistance programs, and enroll with Simplefill today.
What is Creon?
Creon (pancrelipase) is a combination of pancreatic enzymes prescribed for people with malabsorption problems due to exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency is the inability of the pancreas to produce enough pancreatic enzymes for proper digestion of food. This can occur in people with cystic fibrosis, chronic pancreatitis, or following surgical removal of the pancreas.
Creon is prescribed for both adults and children. It comes in a capsule form and is taken by mouth with every meal or snack. Infants and young children with cystic fibrosis who need pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy can take Creon by adding the contents of a capsule to formula, breast milk, or an easily-swallowed food like applesauce.
What Does Simplefill Provide?
Simplefill understands the stress that comes from managing a chronic disease—your own or that of a child—that requires an uninterrupted supply of costly medications. The physical symptoms of malabsorption can include debilitating abdominal pain as well as weight loss. Infants and young children with cystic fibrosis may experience nutritional deficiencies, slow growth, or even failure to thrive. Such symptoms intensify quickly if doses are missed.
The emotional and physical stress of being dependent on a medication such as Creon is exacerbated by the financial stress of coping with high U.S. prescription costs. Simplefill finds it unacceptable for anyone to suffer simply because they cannot afford to pay for essential medication. We know that help is out there for those who need it and have made it our mission to connect people who need prescription assistance with the programs and organizations that provide it.
How does Creon Work?
Creon contains pancrelipase, a combination of the pancreatic enzymes: trypsin (necessary for digesting proteins), amylase (for digesting starches), and lipase (for digesting fats). Pancrelipase is made from the pancreatic enzymes of pigs, which are very similar to human pancreatic enzymes. Taking Creon with every meal or snack enables proper digestion of food to provide the energy needed by the body’s cells.
How to Get Prescription Assistance
Let us help you get the prescription assistance you need. Take the first step by applying online to become a Simplefill member, or by calling us at 1(877)386-0206. Within no more than 24 hours of applying, you’ll be called by one of our trained patient advocates who will engage you in a brief interview. We’ll use your answers to the advocate’s questions about your prescriptions, insurance status, and financial circumstances to build your member profile. That profile will enable us to match your needs to the Creon assistance programs most likely to meet them.
Once you’ve completed the profiling interview, there’s nothing else you’ll need to do to start getting some help paying for your Creon prescription. We’ll take care of all the paperwork for you, from submitting applications on your behalf to getting you enrolled in the ones that accept you.
We look forward to continuing as your partners on your health care journey for as long as you need our help. We’ll make sure your supply of Creon never lapses. When we’re alerted to a change in your treatment plan, we’ll update your Simplefill profile to find you some prescription assistance for any new medications added to your regimen. You’ll never regret taking that first step and becoming a Simplefill member.
Become a Simplefill member today, and you’ll soon be paying much less for your Creon prescription.