Simplefill is committed to helping Americans who are struggling to pay for the prescription medications they need to manage chronic medical conditions such as hormone-responsive cancers. Continue reading to learn about our Lupron Depot patient assistance program, and apply today.
What Is Lupron Depot?
Lupron Depot (leuprorelin) is prescribed for treating hormone-responsive cancers, such as breast or prostate cancer, and for estrogen-dependent medical conditions such as endometriosis or uterine fibroids. It also is used to treat precocious puberty in both males and females.
Lupron Depot is administered via intramuscular injection by a healthcare professional in a medical setting. There are several dosing options: monthly, or every three, four, or six months.
What Does Simplefill Provide?
The cancers for which Lupron Depot is prescribed can be life-threatening, and even benign conditions it is used to treat, such as endometriosis and fibroid tumors can cause extreme pain and impair the quality of life. The stress of living with such conditions is exacerbated when patients find the cost of Lupron Depot beyond their reach. If not covered by insurance, Lupron Depot can cost more than $2,000 per treatment. Even people with prescription insurance may be hard-pressed to cover their out-of-pocket costs for Lupron Depot.
There are patient assistance programs that can help with the cost of Lupron Depot, but people who are eligible for such programs may not know they exist. Raising awareness of the availability of patient assistance programs is a large part of what we do at Simplefill. We also bridge the gap between people in need of patient assistance and the programs that offer it.
How Does Lupron Depot Work?
Lupron Depot is classified as a gonadotropin-releasing hormone analog—a manufactured version of a naturally occurring hormone. Initially, it causes an increase in testosterone. After a few weeks, however, it decreases gonadotropin production, which in turn decreases testosterone and estradiol production.
In men, suppressing testosterone can slow the growth of some prostate cancers. (Not all prostate cancers are hormone dependent.) In women, Lupron Depot suppresses the signals from the pituitary gland to the ovaries that stimulate estrogen production. Shutting down the ovaries stops them from producing estrogen—the hormone that causes endometrial tissue to grow and fuels the growth of hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer.
How to Get Lupron Depot Prescription Assistance
To ensure that people seeking help with the cost of Lupron Depot get the assistance they need, we have made our process as easy as possible.
There are only two simple steps for you to take:
- Apply for Simplefill membership online or by calling us at 1(877)386-0206.
- Take a call from one of our patient advocates and answer a few questions during a brief intake interview.
From that point on, Simplefill is in the driver’s seat, and you can sit back and relax.
To facilitate the identification of the Lupron Depot assistance programs most suitable for you, we’ll use your answers to the intake interview questions to construct your Simplefill member profile. And we’ll prepare and submit applications to those programs on your behalf and handle the enrollment process when you’re approved. Before you know it, you’ll be getting Lupron Depot assistance, and our task will shift to making sure your treatment continues without interruption for as long as necessary.
Moving forward, we hope you will view Simplefill as your partner on your health care journey for as long as you need us. When you alert us to changes in your medical condition, income, or insurance status, we’ll update your member profile accordingly. And if there are changes to your medications, we’ll find you some patient assistance for any new prescriptions that have been added.
Enroll with Simplefill today, and you’ll soon be paying much less for your Lupron Depot prescription.