You’ve been prescribed Esbriet. What’s next?
Knowing what to expect can make all the difference
Esbriet® (pirfenidone) may be different from other medicines you’ve taken in the past because it is considered a specialty medicine. This means that the medicine gets delivered to your home by a specialty pharmacy. Before that happens, there are a few steps you should complete.
Our team is here to help you get started and support you every step of the way.
3 steps for starting your Esbriet treatment
As you start treatment with Esbriet, you may have questions. The Esbriet® Inspiration Program™ is a free resource designed to help you as you start and continue on your treatment journey.
- Information about idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and treatment
- Encouragement from other people taking Esbriet
- Free one-on-one educational sessions about IPF and
*Genentech’s educators do not provide medical advice. If you have questions about your health or treatment, you are encouraged to contact your healthcare provider.
You are not alone. Many people have concerns about treatment costs. Rest assured that Esbriet is covered by most health insurance plans.1 However, it is important you understand your specific health insurance benefits and plan restrictions.
- Independent co-pay assistance foundations†
- Extra Help program from Medicare
- The Esbriet $5 Co-pay Program‡
- The Genentech® Access to Care Foundation (GATCF)§
- If your health insurance covers your Esbriet
- How much your co-pay will be
- Which patient assistance option may be right for you
Reference: 1. Zitter Health Insights. Policy & Access Tracking Tool for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Published September 2017.
- Be sure to answer or return calls from your specialty pharmacy
- Your specialty pharmacy will call up to 3 times to schedule the shipment for a time when you will be home
†Independent co-pay assistance foundations have their own
rules for eligibility. We cannot guarantee a foundation will help
you. We only can refer you to a foundation that supports your
disease state. We do not endorse or show financial preference for
any particular foundation. The foundations we refer you to are not
the only ones that might be able to help you.
‡The Esbriet $5 Co-pay Program is available only for commercially insured patients. Patients using Medicare, Medicaid or any other government-funded program to pay for their medications are not eligible. It requires a valid, on-label prescription and cannot be combined with any other rebate/coupon, free trial or similar offer for the specified prescription. It is available only for a patient (or their guardian) who is 18 years or older. It is not valid for medications the patient receives for free or that are eligible to be reimbursed by private insurance plans or other health care or pharmaceutical assistance programs that reimburse the patient in whole or in part for the medication. It is valid only for Genentech products in the United States and Puerto Rico. The Esbriet $5 Co-pay Program is not health insurance or a benefit plan. Please see full terms and conditions at EsbrietCopay.com.
§If you have health insurance, you must have already tried other types of patient assistance to qualify for free Genentech medicine from GATCF. This includes Genentech co-pay cards and support from independent co-pay assistance foundations. You must also meet financial criteria. If you do not have insurance, you must meet different financial criteria.
See dosing information, tips for sticking to a schedule, and ways to manage possible side effects.
LEARN ABOUT FINANCIAL SUPPORT
Find out if you qualify for additional resources to help pay for your Esbriet treatment.