Simplefill helps people who are having trouble paying for the pricey medications they must take on an ongoing basis to treat serious conditions such as multiple myeloma. Learn more about Pomalyst patient assistance programs, and enroll with Simplefill today.
What is Pomalyst?
Pomalyst (pomalidomide) is prescribed for the treatment of multiple myeloma, a cancer of a certain type of white blood cell—plasma cells. Plasma cells play an important role in the immune system by producing the antibodies that fight infections. Multiple myeloma plasma cells migrate into and grow in the bone marrow, crowding out healthy blood cells, and inhibiting the formation of new bone cells.
Pomalyst is not used as the initial treatment for multiple myeloma. Rather, it is prescribed for patients who were in remission but have since relapsed. Specifically, it is prescribed for patients who have been treated with at least two other therapies but experienced disease progression within 60 days of the last treatment.
The active ingredient in Pomalyst, pomalidomide, is a derivative of thalidomide. This can cause fetal damage, so Pomalyst is not prescribed for pregnant women, and women taking Pomalyst must not become pregnant. Male patients taking Pomalyst must not engage in unprotected sex or donate sperm for 28 days after discontinuing the medication.
Pomalyst is taken in capsule form once daily on an empty stomach.
What does Simplefill Provide?
Simplefill provides a bridge between people who need prescription assistance and the programs and organizations that can provide it. In the case of a medication used to treat cancers like multiple myeloma, that bridge can be a lifesaver. Becoming a Simplefill member also gives patients fighting multiple myeloma the peace of mind that comes from knowing they will have an uninterrupted supply of the Pomalyst they need.
How does Pomalyst Work?
Pomalyst is classified as an immunomodulator, a group of drugs that cause the immune system to destroy cancer cells, or at least inhibit their growth. It also inhibits angiogenesis, the process through which new blood vessels form from pre-existing vessels. Angiogenesis, or neovascularization, occurs in the bone marrow of multiple myeloma patients and is a hallmark of disease progression.
How to Get Prescription Assistance
Take the important first step toward getting help paying for your Pomalyst prescription by applying online or calling Simplefill at (877)386-0206. Within 24 hours, one of our professional patient advocates will call and ask you some questions. We’ll use your answers to develop a profile that will enable us to identify the Pomalyst assistance programs most suitable for you.
We’ll handle all of the paperwork for you. We’ll prepare and submit applications to the programs we identified for you, and upon the approval of your application, we’ll get you enrolled as well. In practically no time at all, you’ll be paying much less—possibly even nothing—for your Pomalyst prescription.
Moving forward, we’ll make sure your Pomalyst prescription is always current. And if additional medications are prescribed for you, we’ll get you some assistance paying for them, too.
Apply with Simplefill today, and start getting help with the cost of your Pomalyst prescription.