Paying for SIMPONI ARIA®

Paying for SIMPONI ARIA®

Helping make SIMPONI ARIA® 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 SIMPONI ARIA® out-of-pocket costs.

Summary of Resources to help you pay for SIMPONI ARIA®

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 SIMPONI ARIA®, including deductible, co-pay, and coinsurance medication costs. With Janssen CarePath Savings Program for SIMPONI ARIA®, eligible patients pay just $5 for each infusion for your SIMPONI ARIA® 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 SIMPONI ARIA® 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 SIMPONI ARIA®.

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 SIMPONI ARIA®:

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 SIMPONI ARIA®.

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.

INDICATION

SIMPONI ARIA® is for adults with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis taken with methotrexate.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION For SIMPONI ARIA®
SERIOUS INFECTIONS

SIMPONI ARIA® (golimumab) is a prescription medicine. SIMPONI ARIA® can lower your ability to fight infections. There are reports of serious infections caused by bacteria, fungi, or viruses that have spread throughout the body, including tuberculosis (TB) and histoplasmosis. Some of these infections have been fatal. Your doctor will test you for TB before starting SIMPONI ARIA® and will closely monitor you for signs of TB during treatment. Tell your doctor if you have been in close contact with people with TB. Tell your doctor if you have been in a region (such as the Ohio and Mississippi River Valleys and the Southwest) where certain fungal infections like histoplasmosis or coccidioidomycosis are common.

You should not receive SIMPONI ARIA® if you have any kind of infection. Tell your doctor if you are prone to or have a history of infections or have diabetes, HIV or a weak immune system. You should also tell your doctor if you are currently being treated for an infection or if you have or develop any signs of an infection such as:

  • fever, sweat, or chills
  • muscle aches
  • cough
  • shortness of breath
  • blood in phlegm
  • weight loss
  • warm, red, or painful skin or sores on your body
  • diarrhea or stomach pain
  • burning when you urinate or urinate more than normal
  • feel very tired
CANCER

Unusual cancers have been reported in children and teenage patients taking TNF-blocker medicines. For children and adults receiving TNF blockers, including SIMPONI ARIA®, the chances for getting lymphoma or other cancers may increase. Hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma, a rare and fatal lymphoma, has occurred mostly in teenage or young adult males with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis who were taking a TNF blocker with azathioprine or 6-mercaptopurine. You should tell your doctor if you have had or develop lymphoma or other cancers.

Some people treated with SIMPONI ARIA® developed skin cancer. Tell your doctor if any changes in the appearance of your skin or growths on your skin occur during or after your treatment with SIMPONI ARIA®. Your doctor should periodically examine your skin, especially if you have a history of skin cancer.

USE WITH OTHER DRUGS

Tell your doctor about all the medications you take including ORENCIA (abatacept), KINERET (anakinra), ACTEMRA (tocilizumab), RITUXAN (rituximab), or another TNF blocker, or if you are scheduled to or recently received a vaccine. People receiving SIMPONI ARIA® should not receive live vaccines or treatment with a weakened bacteria (such as BCG for bladder cancer).

HEPATITIS B INFECTION

Reactivation of hepatitis B virus has been reported in patients who are carriers of this virus and are receiving TNF-blocker medicines, such as SIMPONI ARIA®. Some of these cases have been fatal. Your doctor should do blood tests before and after you start treatment with SIMPONI ARIA®. Tell your doctor if you know or think you may be a carrier of hepatitis B virus or if you experience signs of hepatitis B infection, such as:

  • feel very tired
  • clay-colored bowel movements
  • dark urine
  • fevers
  • skin or eyes look yellow
  • little or no appetite
  • vomiting
  • muscle aches
  • chills
  • stomach discomfort
  • skin rash
HEART FAILURE

Heart failure can occur or get worse in people who use TNF blockers, including SIMPONI ARIA®. If you develop new or worsening heart failure with SIMPONI ARIA®, you may need treatment in a hospital, and it may result in death. Your doctor will closely monitor you if you have heart failure. Tell your doctor right away if you get new or worsening symptoms of heart failure like shortness of breath, swelling of your lower legs or feet, or sudden weight gain.

NERVOUS SYSTEM PROBLEMS

Rarely, people using TNF blockers, including SIMPONI ARIA®, can have nervous system problems such as multiple sclerosis or Guillain-Barré syndrome. Tell your doctor right away if you have symptoms like vision changes, weakness in your arms or legs, or numbness or tingling in any part of your body.

IMMUNE SYSTEM PROBLEMS

Rarely, people using TNF blockers have developed lupus-like symptoms. Tell your doctor if you have any symptoms such as a rash on your cheeks or other parts of the body, sensitivity to the sun, new joint or muscle pain, becoming very tired, chest pain or shortness of breath, swelling of the feet, ankles or legs.

LIVER PROBLEMS

Serious liver problems can happen in people using TNF blockers, including SIMPONI ARIA®. Contact your doctor immediately if you develop symptoms such as feeling very tired, skin or eyes look yellow, poor appetite or vomiting, or pain on the right side of your stomach.

BLOOD PROBLEMS

Low blood counts have been seen with people using TNF blockers, including SIMPONI ARIA®. If this occurs, your body may not make enough blood cells to help fight infections or help stop bleeding. Your doctor will check your blood counts before and during treatment. Tell your doctor if you have signs such as fever, bruising, bleeding easily, or paleness.

ALLERGIC REACTIONS

Allergic reactions can happen in people who use TNF-blocker medicines, including SIMPONI ARIA®. Tell your doctor if you have any symptoms of an allergic reaction while receiving SIMPONI ARIA® such as hives, swollen face, breathing trouble, or chest pain. Some reactions can be serious and life-threatening.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS TO TELL YOUR DOCTOR

Tell your doctor if you have psoriasis.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding or have a baby and received SIMPONI ARIA® during pregnancy. Tell your baby’s doctor before your baby receives any vaccine because of an increased risk of infection for up to 6 months after birth.

COMMON SIDE EFFECTS

The most common side effects of SIMPONI ARIA® include: upper respiratory infection, viral infections, bronchitis, high blood pressure, and rash.

Please read the full Prescribing Information and Medication Guide for SIMPONI ARIA® and discuss any questions you have with your doctor.

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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