Simplefill helps Americans afford the expensive medications they rely on to manage chronic conditions such as autoimmune diseases. Learn more about Remicade patient assistance programs, and enroll with Simplefill today.
What is Remicade?
Remicade (infliximab) is a biologic, specifically a chimeric monoclonal antibody. It’s prescribed for the treatment of several different autoimmune diseases, such as:
- Inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis)
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Psoriasis arthritis
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Ankylosing spondylitis
People with autoimmune diseases are victims of their own immune systems. The body mounts an immune response when there is no real threat, producing antibodies that attack the body’s own healthy tissues.
Remicade is administered by infusion, usually every six or eight weeks. It can take a few weeks after the first infusion to begin to feel its effects.
What Does Simplefill Provide?
Autoimmune diseases can have a profound impact on one’s quality of life. Couple that with the high cost of biologics, and the resulting stress level can aggravate symptoms that are already distressing. Stress is known to aggravate autoimmune conditions.
Simplefill aims to alleviate the worry of paying large sums for the next Remicade infusion. We do this by connecting the people who need prescription assistance with the programs that can help.
How does Remicade Work?
A monoclonal antibody is created by cloning a unique white blood cell. All subsequent antibodies created in this manner can be traced back to that same white blood cell.
Remicade was originally developed from mouse cells. However, certain parts of that antibody were swapped out for similar parts of a human antibody to prevent the immune reaction that humans have to mouse proteins. That swap makes Remicade a chimeric monoclonal antibody because it combines human and mouse antibody amino acid sequences.
Remicade works by blocking the action of tumor necrosis factor-alpha, a cytokine that facilitates signaling between certain white blood cells, causing inflammation.
How to Get Prescription Assistance
To receive prescription assistance, become a Simplefill member by applying online or calling us at 1(877)386-0206. Within 24 hours, you’ll get a call from one of our patient advocates who will interview you about your medical, insurance, and financial circumstances. We’ll use your answers to create your Simplefill profile, which serves as the basis for matching your prescription assistance needs to the best Remicade programs available.
Once you’ve completed the interview, we’ll handle the rest of the process without you having to fill in a single form. We’ll submit applications on your behalf to the programs we’ve identified for you, and we’ll get you enrolled upon your acceptance.
But that’s not the end of our relationship with our members. For as long as you need our help, we’ll be there for you, ensuring that your Remicaid infusions are costing you as little as possible. And if your treatment plan changes, we’ll update your Simplefill member profile and get you prescription assistance for any new medications that have been added.
Become a Simplefill member today to start saving on your Remicade prescription.