Simplefill helps people who are struggling to pay for costly medications they need for long-term treatment of prostate or breast cancer. Learn more about Eligard patient assistance programs, and enroll with Simplefill today.
What is Eligard?
Eligard (leuprolide acetate) is a manufactured hormone used in the treatment of hormone-responsive cancers, specifically prostate and breast cancer. It is also used to treat other hormone-responsive conditions such as endometriosis, uterine fibroid tumors, and early puberty in both girls and boys.
Eligard is administered through a subcutaneous injection known as a depot injection. A depot injection deposits a medication in a mass called a drug delivery depot, to be absorbed into the surrounding tissue at a controlled rate over a period of months.
Eligard comes in two, separate prefilled syringes. One syringe contains the leuprolide acetate and the other contains a gel-like polymer delivery substance. The contents mix together and become one homogenous dose when the two syringes are joined just prior to injection.
What Does Simplefill Provide?
Receiving a cancer diagnosis is, needless to say, distressing. But advances in the treatment of prostate and breast cancers offer much hope—assuming, of course, that those treatments are not beyond one’s financial reach. Imagine how stressful it must be to know that survival can hinge on the size of your bank account or how good your prescription drug coverage is.
Simplefill aims to relieve the stress and uncertainty that go along with having a potentially life-threatening disease requiring expensive medications. We work hard to raise awareness about the availability of prescription assistance. Our goal is to connect those who need prescription assistance with the programs and organizations offering it.
How does Eligard Work?
Eligard is classified as an antineoplastic, GnRH Agonist. Its active ingredient, leuprolide acetate, is a synthetic version of a natural hormone. When continuously administered via depot injection, it inhibits the secretion of gonadotropins produced in the pituitary and suppresses the production of steroids by male and female gonads. The synthetic hormone is actually more potent than the naturally occurring one.
How to Get Prescription Assistance
To start getting help with your Eligard prescription, you’ll need to become a Simplefill member by completing an online application or calling us today at (877)386-0206. Within 24 hours, you’ll get a call from one of our trained patient advocates who will conduct a telephone interview. That interview will give us the information we need about your medical and financial status to create your Simplefill member profile. We’ll then match your profile to the Eligard assistance programs most likely to meet your particular needs.
There’s no paperwork for you to deal with because Simplefill will take care of all of that for you, beginning by preparing and submitting your applications to the programs we’ve identified for you. We’ll also take care of all enrollment paperwork for you once you’ve been approved.
For as long as you’re a Simplefill member, we’ll make sure that your Eligard prescription never lapses. We’ll also update your member profile when changes occur and get you help paying for any new medications prescribed for you by your health care providers. We’re in this with you for the long haul.
Apply with Simplefill today, and before you know it, you’ll soon see the cost of your Eligard prescription plummet.