At Simplefill, our mission is to help Americans who are struggling to pay for the medications they need to manage long-term medical conditions such as macular degeneration. Learn more about Lucentis patient assistance programs, and enroll with Simplefill today.
What is Lucentis?
Lucentis (ranibizumab) is a monoclonal antibody prescribed for adults with the “wet” type of age-related macular degeneration, proliferative diabetic retinopathy, or macular edema—serious eye conditions that can cause vision loss.
Lucentis is administered via monthly injection by a medical professional into the vitreous humor of the eye. In some cases, the administration schedule may be altered to increase the number of months between injections.
What Does Simplefill Provide?
The prospect of extensive vision loss or even complete blindness is a frightening one. Adding the financial stress caused by the high cost of Lucentis treatments can have a serious negative impact on one’s quality of life.
Simplefill knows that prescription assistance is available and is committed to connecting people who truly need it with the programs and organizations offering it.
How Does Lucentis Work?
The wet form of AMD is the result of a protein called vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) causing an overgrowth of blood vessels in the back of the eye. This damages the eye’s macula and results in loss of vision in the center of one’s field of vision. Lucentis inhibits the action of VEGF and the associated angiogenesis (growth of new blood vessels from existing ones).
Proliferative diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema occur when swollen blood vessels in the retina block blood flow and increase production of VEGF. This results in the growth of new, abnormal blood vessels that tend to bleed into the center of the eye and cause scarring of the retina. Lucentis is more effective than laser therapy at preventing loss of vision from this bleeding and scarring.
How to get Prescription Assistance
Take the first step toward getting the prescription assistance you need by becoming a Simplefill member today. You have the option of applying online or calling us at 1(877)386-0206. Within 24 hours, one of our patient advocates will call and ask you to participate in an interview.
We will use the answers you provide to create your Simplefill member profile, which will give us the basis for identifying the Lucentis assistance programs most likely to meet your specific needs.
We’ve designed our process to be as easy for our members as possible. Once we’ve created your profile, you can leave everything else to us. We’ll apply on your behalf to the Lucentis assistance programs we’ve short-listed for you, and upon their approval, we’ll also take care of getting you enrolled.
From that point on, you’ll have no more reason to worry about the cost of your Lucentis treatments. For as long as you remain a Simplefill member, we’ll update your profile to reflect any changes to your treatment plan and find you some assistance paying for any new medications prescribed for you.
Simplefill will stand by you for as long as you need us.
Enroll in Simplefill today, and you’ll be amazed at how much less you’ll be paying for your Lucentis.