Simplefill helps patients who struggle to pay for the medications they need to manage chronic conditions such as iron deficiency anemia resulting from kidney disease. Learn more about Auryxia patient assistance programs, and enroll with Simplefill today.
What is Auryxia?
Auryxia (ferric citrate) is prescribed to lower high blood phosphorus levels in people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) who require dialysis. For people with CKD not yet on dialysis, Auryxia is prescribed to treat iron deficiency anemia.
Auryxia comes in tablet form and must be taken three times daily, with meals.
What Does Simplefill Provide?
Chronic kidney disease typically progresses to end-stage renal disease, with the kidneys eventually losing the ability to filter substances from the blood and eliminate them through urination. Patients with CKD face an uncertain future on top of dietary restrictions and severe lifestyle changes required by dialysis. Add to that the financial burden of costly medications and treatments, and the situation becomes pretty stressful.
Simplefill can help relieve some of that stress by connecting CKD patients in need of prescription assistance with the programs that can provide it.
How Does Auryxia Work?
Phosphorus levels can become too high in people with chronic kidney disease because the kidneys’ ability to remove phosphorus from the blood is impaired. High blood phosphorus levels trigger a process that pulls calcium out of the bones, weakening them and increasing the likelihood of fracture.
Auryxia is taken with each meal. The tablet breaks up when it enters the digestive process, releasing iron. The iron binds to the phosphate that was in the food you just ate. The iron carries the phosphate into the colon for excretion.
In people with chronic kidney disease who do not require dialysis, the kidneys still remove enough phosphorus to allow the iron from Auryxia to remain in the bloodstream, making it an effective treatment for iron deficiency anemia.
How to get Prescription Assistance
The first step toward getting prescription assistance is to become a Simplefill member. To do so, simply fill out an online application or call us at 1(877)386-0206. Within 24 hours of applying, you’ll get a call from one of our trained patient advocates. The advocate will ask you some questions about your prescription needs and financial circumstances to establish your Simplefill member profile.
We’ll use your profile to identify the Auryxia assistance programs most likely to provide the financial relief you’re seeking. There’s no need for you to fill out an application or deal with any other paperwork. We’ll take care of it all. Not only will we prepare applications to the programs we’ve matched to your profile, but once you’ve been approved, we’ll do the work to get you enrolled.
Simplefill will be by your side, working on your behalf, for as long as you need us. We’ll make sure you always have the Auryxia you need. If new medications are added to your treatment plan in the future, we’ll find you some prescription assistance for those as well.
Enroll in Simplefill today, and you’ll soon see a drastic reduction in the cost of your Auryxia prescription.