Simplefill is committed to helping Americans who are struggling to pay for the prescription medications they need to manage chronic medical conditions, such as diarrhea associated with certain medications and illnesses. Continue reading to learn about our Mytesi patient assistance program, and apply today.
What Is Mytesi?
Mytesi (crofelemer) is a botanical drug used to treat diarrhea occurring as a side effect of protease inhibitors and other medications taken by people living with HIV. It may also be prescribed for people with inflammatory bowel diseases. It is made from the latex, called “dragon’s blood for its bright red color, produced by the South American Croton lechleri tree.
Mytesi comes in tablet form and is taken by mouth, with or without food, usually twice daily. It may take several months for Mytesi to reach its maximum effectiveness.
What Does Simplefill Provide?
Severe diarrhea is more than an annoyance. It can be a debilitating condition that causes dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, nutritional deficiencies, and can have a significant negative impact on one’s social and professional activities. When severe diarrhea is a side effect of medication, it may be necessary to discontinue the medication. Stress tends to exacerbate the symptoms of any disease, and not being able to afford an uninterrupted supply of essential medications is certainly stressful.
Simplefill aims to make life easier and less stressful for those with chronic diseases that require costly medications. We do that by raising awareness of prescription assistance and connecting people who need it with the programs and organizations that can provide it.
How Does Mytesi Work?
Mytesi reduces the number of watery stools by blocking two unrelated chloride channels in the gut. This reduces the chloride ions excreted, which has the effect of reducing intestinal fluid secretion and preventing water and sodium ions from entering the intestines.
How to Get Mytesi Prescription Assistance
We specifically designed our process to make it as easy as possible to get the prescription assistance you need. The first step is to become a Simplefill member by applying online or calling 1(877)386-0206. The only other thing required of you is your participation in a brief telephone interview with one of our patient advocates.
We will take care of everything else, including:
- Using the information you provided during the intake interview to build your Simplefill member profile,
- Comparing your profile to available prescription assistance programs and identifying the ones most likely to help you,
- Filling out and submitting applications to those programs on your behalf, and
- Getting you enrolled upon acceptance.
Before you know it, you will pay little or even nothing for your Mytesi prescription.
But that’s not the end of our involvement. We’ll stay on top of things to make sure you continue to get help to pay for your Mytesi and update your profile as needed to reflect any changes in your medical condition, finances, or insurance status. And if at some point you need help to pay for a new medication that’s a doctor prescribes for you, we’ll find you prescription assistance for that as well.
What are you waiting for? Let us connect you with the prescription assistance you need to pay for your Mytesi. Apply with Simplefill today.