Paying for REMICADE®

Paying for REMICADE®

Helping make REMICADE® more affordable for eligible patients

No matter what type of insurance you have – or even if you don’t have insurance – Janssen CarePath can help explain your medication insurance coverage and benefits. We can also help find programs that may help with your REMICADE® out-of-pocket costs.

Summary of Resources to help you pay for REMICADE®

If you use commercial or private health insurance to pay for your medication:

If you are eligible, you may be able to lower your out-of-pocket costs for REMICADE®, including deductible, co-pay, and coinsurance medication costs. With Janssen CarePath Savings Program for REMICADE®, eligible patients pay just $5 for each infusion for your REMICADE® medication costs, with a $20,000 maximum program benefit each calendar year. Patients using Medicare, Medicaid or any other federally funded programs to pay for REMICADE® are not eligible to participate in the program. Click here for full eligibility requirements.

To determine if you are eligible for Janssen CarePath Savings Program and get a Card, if you don’t have one:

Enroll or activate your card

or

Complete and send a Patient Enrollment Form

Already enrolled? Create your online account to manage your program benefits.

If your specialty pharmacy is unable to process your Card, you can complete, sign and return the rebate form (instructions on form), with required proof of purchase, to receive your rebate benefit. Click here to get the rebate form.

Or call a Janssen CarePath Care Coordinator at 877-CarePath (877-227-3728) for help getting started.

If you are using government insurance to pay for your medication:

JanssenPrescriptionAssistance.com provides information on affordability programs and up-to-date information about independent foundations that may have available funding to help minimize medication costs for REMICADE®.

If you are enrolled in Medicare and using Medicare insurance to pay for your medication, our Medicare Resource Guide provides additional information on sources for cost support that may be available for you.

Get Medicare Resource Guide

Or call a Janssen CarePath Care Coordinator at 877-CarePath (877-227-3728) for help getting started.

If you have no health insurance or no coverage for REMICADE®:

JanssenPrescriptionAssistance.com provides information on affordability programs and up-to-date information about independent foundations that may have available funding to help minimize medication costs for REMICADE®.

Or call a Janssen CarePath Care Coordinator at 877-CarePath (877-227-3728) for help getting started.

Other Resources:

Johnson & Johnson Patient Assistance Foundation

Johnson & Johnson Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc. (JJPAF) provides free prescription medications to eligible individuals who do not have insurance coverage for their medications and do not have adequate financial resources to pay for them. Please contact a JJPAF program specialist at 800-652-6227, 9 AM to 6 PM ET, or visit the foundation Web site at JJPAF.org to see if you might qualify for assistance.

What conditions is REMICADE® used to treat?

REMICADE® is a prescription medication used to treat:

Crohn's Disease

  • Can reduce signs and symptoms and induce and maintain remission in adult patients with moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease who haven't responded well to other therapies

Pediatric Crohn's Disease

  • Can reduce signs and symptoms and induce and maintain remission in children (ages 6-17) with moderately to severely active Crohn's disease who haven't responded well to other therapies

Ulcerative Colitis

  • Can reduce signs and symptoms, induce and maintain remission, promote intestinal healing, and reduce or stop the need for steroids in adult patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis who haven't responded well to other therapies

Pediatric Ulcerative Colitis

  • Can reduce signs and symptoms and induce and maintain remission in children (ages 6-17) with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis who haven’t responded well to other therapies

Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Can reduce signs and symptoms, help stop further joint damage, and improve physical function in patients with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis, in combination with methotrexate

Psoriatic Arthritis

  • Can reduce signs and symptoms of active arthritis, help stop further joint damage, and improve physical function in patients with psoriatic arthritis

Ankylosing Spondylitis

  • Can reduce signs and symptoms in patients with active ankylosing spondylitis

Plaque Psoriasis

  • Approved for the treatment of adult patients with chronic severe (extensive and/or disabling) plaque psoriasis under the care of a physician who will determine if REMICADE® is appropriate considering other available therapies

Important Safety Information For REMICADE®

Only your doctor can recommend a course of treatment after checking your health condition. REMICADE® (infliximab) can cause serious side effects such as lowering your ability to fight infections. Some patients, especially those 65 years and older, have had serious infections caused by viruses, fungi or bacteria that have spread throughout the body, including tuberculosis (TB) and histoplasmosis. Some of these infections have been fatal. Your doctor should monitor you closely for signs and symptoms of TB during treatment with REMICADE®.

Unusual cancers have been reported in children and teenage patients taking TNF-blocker medicines. Hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma, a rare form of fatal lymphoma, has occurred mostly in teenage or young adult males with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis who were taking REMICADE® and azathioprine or 6-mercaptopurine. For children and adults taking TNF blockers, including REMICADE®, the chances of getting lymphoma or other cancers may increase.

You should discuss any concerns about your health and medical care with your doctor.

What should I tell my doctor before I take REMICADE®?

You should let your doctor know if you have or ever had any of the following:

  • Tuberculosis (TB) or have been near someone who has TB. Your doctor will check you for TB with a skin test. If you have latent (inactive) TB, you will begin TB treatment before you start REMICADE®.
  • Lived in a region where certain fungal infections like histoplasmosis or coccidioidomycosis are common.
  • Infections that keep coming back, have diabetes or an immune system problem.
  • Any type of cancer or a risk factor for developing cancer, for example, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or had phototherapy for psoriasis.
  • Heart failure or any heart condition. Many people with heart failure should not take REMICADE®.
  • Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection or think you may be a carrier of HBV. Your doctor will test you for HBV.
  • Nervous system disorders (like multiple sclerosis or Guillain-Barré syndrome).

Also tell your doctor if you:

  • Use the medicines Kineret (anakinra), Orencia (abatacept) or Actemra (tocilizumab) or other medicines called biologics used to treat the same problems as REMICADE®.
  • Are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, are breast-feeding, or have a baby and were using REMICADE® during your pregnancy. Tell your baby’s doctor about your REMICADE® use. If your baby receives a live vaccine within 6 months after birth, your baby may develop infections with serious complications that can lead to death.
  • Recently received or are scheduled to receive a vaccine. Adults and children taking REMICADE® should not receive live vaccines or treatment with a weakened bacteria (such as BCG for bladder cancer) while taking REMICADE®.

What should I watch for and talk to my doctor about before or while taking REMICADE®?

The following serious (sometimes fatal) side effects have been reported in people taking REMICADE®.

You should tell your doctor right away if you have any of the signs listed below:

  • Infections (like TB, blood infections, pneumonia)—fever, tiredness, cough, flu, or warm, red or painful skin or any open sores. REMICADE® can make you more likely to get an infection or make any infection that you have worse.
  • Lymphoma, or any other cancers in adults and children.
  • Skin cancer—any changes in or growths on your skin.
  • Heart failure—new or worsening symptoms, such as shortness of breath, swelling of your ankles or feet, or sudden weight gain.
  • Reactivation of HBV—feeling unwell, poor appetite, tiredness, fever, skin rash and/or joint pain.
  • Liver injury—jaundice (yellow skin and eyes), dark brown urine, right-sided abdominal pain, fever, or severe tiredness.
  • Blood disorders—fever that doesn’t go away, bruising, bleeding or severe paleness.
  • Nervous system disorders—numbness, weakness, tingling, changes in your vision or seizures.
  • Allergic reactions during or after the infusion—hives, difficulty breathing, chest pain, high or low blood pressure, swelling of face and hands, and fever or chills.
  • Lupus-like syndrome—chest discomfort or pain that does not go away, shortness of breath, joint pain, rash on the cheeks or arms that gets worse in the sun.
  • Psoriasis—new or worsening psoriasis such as red scaly patches or raised bumps on the skin that are filled with pus.

The more common side effects with REMICADE® are respiratory infections (that may include sinus infections and sore throat), headache, rash, coughing and stomach pain.

Please read the Medication Guide for REMICADE® and discuss it with your doctor. (Requires Adobe® Acrobat® Reader®. Click here to download.)

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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