Simplefill helps people who are having trouble paying for the medications they need to control chronic conditions such as cystic fibrosis. Learn more about Zenpep patient assistance programs, and enroll with Simplefill today.
What is Zenpep?
Zenpep (pancrelipase) is a combination of pancreatic enzymes prescribed for people who are lacking in them—primarily cystic fibrosis patients. The digestive enzymes produced by the human pancreas play an important role in the absorption of nutrients from food.
People with cystic fibrosis (CF) actually manufacture digestive enzymes in the exocrine cells of the pancreas. However, the thick, sticky mucus that is a hallmark of the disease blocks them from entering the small intestine. Consequently, food passes through the intestines without being fully digested, resulting in malabsorption, nutritional deficiencies, and difficulty maintaining a healthy weight.
Zenpep replaces three pancreatic enzymes—trypsin, amylase, and lipase—in people with pancreatic enzyme insufficiency due not only to CF but also from long-term pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, or surgical removal of the pancreas.
Zenpep is prescribed for both children and adults and is taken by mouth with every meal and snack. Dosage is carefully calculated for each patient to avoid potentially serious side effects.
What Does Simplefill Provide?
Although 80% of people born with cystic fibrosis, an inherited disease, now live into adulthood, the average life expectancy is 44 years. Needless to say, CF creates a tremendous amount of stress and uncertainty for both people born with it and their families. The high cost of treatment and prescriptions that are essential for prolonging the life of a CF patient create an additional burden that only makes matters more difficult.
Simplefill is dedicated to relieving that financial burden by increasing awareness that prescription assistance is available. We connect those who need that assistance with the programs and organizations that can provide it.
How does Zenpep Work?
The three different pancreatic enzymes contained in Zenpep all come from pigs, and they all work in different ways. One enzyme hydrolizes proteins, another enzyme hydrolizes starches, and the final enzyme hydrolizes fats.
How to Get Prescription Assistance
The first step in getting assistance paying for Zenpep is becoming a Simplefill member. You can do this by completing an online application or calling us at (877)386-0206. Within 24 hours of applying, you’ll be called by one of our trained patient advocates who will conduct a brief interview. We will use your responses to the advocate’s questions to build your member profile. We’ll then match your profile to the most appropriate Zenpep assistance programs, whether you are uninsured, underinsured, or simply unable to meet high copays.
Simplefill does all of the heavy lifting, ensuring there’s no burdensome paperwork for you to deal with. We’ll submit applications on your behalf to the Zenpep assistance programs we’ve matched to your profile. And upon approval, we’ll also handle your enrollment.
Moving forward, Simplefill will make sure that your Zenpep prescription is always current. And if your health care providers prescribe new medications for you, we’ll update your member profile and get you some help paying for them as well.
Apply with Simplefill today, and before you know it, you’ll be paying much less for your Zenpep prescription.