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Support When Starting Juxtapid
An in-person session with your patient educator to learn about HoFH and Juxtapid, continuing the conversation you had with your doctor
A phone consultation with your patient educator to customize your low-fat eating plan
A phone session with your Nurse Case Manager to help navigate the insurance process
Monthly contact from your Nurse Case Manager to help coordinate refills
Ongoing phone sessions with your patient educator to help answer questions you may have about Juxtapid or your low-fat eating plan
Personalized Education, Support, and Guidance
Online or In-Person Education Sessions
The Patient Educator personally guides you through what you need to know about HoFH and cholesterol, how the condition is inherited from both sides of the family, and how it affects your liver, continuing discussions you have had with your doctor. You’ll learn what you can do to help manage HoFH, how Juxtapid works, and steps to get started.
Insurance and Financial Assistance Options
The Nurse Case Manager works to make the insurance process easier for you, helps you understand the cost of your treatment, and can help refer you to independent financial assistance programs. You’ll also find out if you may qualify for the Copay Program, which covers costs of copayments or co-insurance at 100%, up to the program maximum, for eligible patients.
The Copay Program is not valid for prescriptions eligible to be reimbursed, in whole or in part, by state or federally funded healthcare programs such as Medicaid, Medicare, Tricare, VA/DOD, or any state prescription drug assistance programs. Other eligibility requirements may apply. Chiesi reserves the right to discontinue or modify the Copay Program at any time.
Help Customizing Your Low-Fat Eating Plan
A specially trained Patient Educator consults with you to personalize a low-fat eating plan that works for you. You’ll learn how to create a low-fat eating plan with your food preferences, as well as how this plan differs from a heart-healthy eating plan. You’ll also learn how to use all the information and tools that help you stay on track.
The Patient Educator will walk you through an informative Nutrition Guide to help incorporate the low-fat eating plan into your daily routine. From meal plans with great recipes to a handy Tracking Notebook to helpful tips and tools, you will have the resources you need.
Specialty Pharmacy Services
The Pharmacy Partners at Accredo Specialty Pharmacy answer your questions about Juxtapid. They will help ensure that you receive your medication and recommended nutritional supplements whether you’re at home, at work, or even if you’re traveling or moving.
Learn From Others Like You
Hear about the personal experiences of others with HoFH. You can come to an online or in-person Patient Education Program. You’ll get more information about the low-fat eating plan, learn about HoFH and Juxtapid, and meet a Patient Educator.
Important Safety Information
Juxtapid may cause serious side effects, including:
- Juxtapid can cause liver problems such as increased liver enzymes or increased fat in the liver. For this reason, your doctor should do blood tests to check your liver before you start Juxtapid and while you are taking Juxtapid (especially if your dose is increased). If your tests show signs of liver problems, your doctor may lower your dose of Juxtapid or stop it altogether.
- You should tell your doctor if you have had liver problems in the past, including liver problems while taking other medicines.
- Stomach problems can also be a symptom of liver problems. Tell your doctor right away if you have nausea; vomiting or stomach pain that gets worse, does not go away, or changes; fever; yellowing of your eyes or skin; feeling more tired than usual; or having flu-like symptoms while taking Juxtapid because these may be signs of liver problems.
- Do not drink more than 1 alcoholic drink per day while taking Juxtapid.
Harm to your unborn baby:
- Do not take Juxtapid if you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant, or are planning to become pregnant.
- You should have a negative pregnancy test result before you can start on Juxtapid. Use effective birth control while taking Juxtapid. If you become pregnant while taking Juxtapid, stop taking Juxtapid and call your doctor right away.
You should not take Juxtapid if you:
- Are taking medications known as moderate o r strong CYP3A4 inhibitors (for example, certain medications used to treat bacterial, fungal, or viral infections, as well as certain medications used to treat depression, high blood pressure, or angina). These medications may affect how your body breaks down Juxtapid.
- Have moderate to severe liver problems or active liver disease, including abnormal liver function tests.
Other possible side effects of Juxtapid:
- The most common side effects of Juxtapid are stomach problems including diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, cramps/pain, indigestion, and/or gas. You may be able to reduce your chance of stomach problems by following an eating plan consisting of less than 20% of calories from fat.
- Juxtapid makes it harder for some fat-soluble nutrients, such as vitamin E and fatty acids, to get into your body. Take supplements that contain fat-soluble vitamins each day while you take Juxtapid. Ask your doctor, nurse, or dietitian how to take them.
Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. Stop taking Juxtapid and tell your doctor if you have severe diarrhea, especially if you also have lightheadedness, decreased urine output, or tiredness. These are not all the possible side effects of Juxtapid. For more information, speak with your doctor or pharmacist.
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Juxtapid may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how Juxtapid works.