COSENTYX will be delivered to you as quickly as possible from a specialty pharmacy. Watch this video to learn more.

3 steps to get your COSENTYX and have it shipped to you:

STEP 1: Getting COSENTYX covered

Getting COSENTYX Covered

 

  • Your Personal Support Specialist at COSENTYX® Connect, will work with you and your healthcare provider to get your COSENTYX prescription approved. 
  • Your doctor may need to fill out a prior authorization and additional forms, based on your insurance, before your first dose can be delivered.
  • Be prepared to receive a call from your doctor’s office or from an unfamiliar number, which may be your Personal Support Specialist at COSENTYX® Connect, to help this process go smoothly. Make sure to save your Personal Support Specialist’s phone number to your phone so you know who’s calling.

STEP 2: Getting financial assistance

COSENTYX co-pay

 

  • You may be eligible for our $0 co-pay program, once your coverage is approved and you’re enrolled in  COSENTYX® Connect.
  • If you have commercial or private insurance and your prescription coverage isn't initially approved, you may get up to 2 years of COSENTYX for free through the Covered Until You’re Covered Program while we work with your healthcare provider to try to secure coverage for COSENTYX.
  • If you don’t have prescription drug coverage, visit Novartis Patient Assistance NOW at www.patientassistancenow.com or call 1-800-245-5356 to get assistance with finding programs that may help you with your Novartis prescription medications. 

Covered Until You’re Covered Program: Eligible patients must have commercial insurance, a valid prescription for COSENTYX, and a denial of insurance coverage based on a prior authorization request. Program requires the submission of an appeal of the coverage denial within the first 90 days of enrollment in order to remain eligible. Program provides initial 5 weekly doses (if prescribed) and monthly doses for free to patients for up to two years or until they receive insurance coverage approval, whichever occurs earlier. Program is not available to patients whose medications are reimbursed in whole or in part by Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, or any other federal or state program. Patients may be asked to re-verify insurance coverage status during the course of the program. No purchase necessary. Program is not health insurance, nor is participation a guarantee of insurance coverage. Limitations may apply. Enrolled patients awaiting coverage for COSENTYX after two years may be eligible for a limited Program extension. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation reserves the right to rescind, revoke, or amend this Program without notice. Program enrollment must occur by 12/31/20.

STEP 3: Getting COSENTYX delivered

Getting COSENTYX Delivered

 

  • COSENTYX is sent to you from a specialty pharmacy since it’s a biologic drug, which means it requires special handling and must be refrigerated.
  • Once approved, you’ll receive a call from your specialty pharmacy, which may be from a 1-800 number or an unfamiliar number. Make sure to add this number to your phone so that you recognize the call in the future. Your specialty pharmacy will call to ask for additional information and to schedule delivery. Then, COSENTYX will be delivered to you.

Questions about getting COSENTYX covered?

We will do everything we can to help make your medication accessible and affordable. If you have commercial insurance, here’s some information to help you understand the approval process.

Insurance Prior Authorization for COSENTYX Prescription

What is prior authorization? 

Your doctor may need prior authorization to prescribe COSENTYX. That means your insurance company has to approve your prescription before it can be filled. If prior authorization is required, it could take a few more weeks to get your COSENTYX prescription approved.

If for some reason prior authorization is denied, it could be because of incomplete or inaccurate insurance information, diagnosis coding errors and omissions, filing time limits, insufficient medical need, not being on the drug formulary, or high co-pay/deductible/patient portion amounts. No matter what the reason, we are here to help. We will do everything we can to help make COSENTYX affordable and accessible for you.

COSENTYX Financial Assistance

What if I can’t get insurance coverage for COSENTYX?

In the unlikely event that your coverage is denied, we’ll do everything we can to help. Learn more about our Covered Until You’re Covered Program. The program offers up to 2 years of COSENTYX for free if your coverage isn’t initially approved.

In the meantime, here’s what you can do:

  • Talk to your doctor about submitting an appeal to the insurance company to reverse their decision.
  • Call your insurance company directly to understand the reason(s) why your prior authorization was denied and discuss an appeal.
  • If your plan was purchased through your state’s health insurance marketplace, you can find help on HealthCare.gov.
  • Call your state’s insurance commissioner's office office and ask for steps on how to file an appeal for your prescription coverage. You can find your state’s insurance commissioner at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
COSENTYX Savings Options without Insurance

No insurance? Learn more about other savings programs and options.

If you don’t have commercial insurance, you can still explore other savings options at www.patientassistancenow.com or by calling 1-800-245-5356.

COSENTYX Medisafe App

The Medisafe app can help you stay on track with COSENTYX and teach you more about your condition

 

Download the top-rated free Medisafe app

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The Medisafe app can help guide you through the enrollment process and even provide supplemental injection support once you start taking COSENTYX. Download it now for free from the App Store or Google Play Store. 

 

 

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Indications

COSENTYX® (secukinumab) is a prescription medicine used to treat adults:

  • with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis that involves large areas or many areas of the body, and who may benefit from taking injections or pills (systemic therapy) or phototherapy (treatment using ultraviolet or UV light, alone or with systemic therapy)

  • with active psoriatic arthritis

  • with active ankylosing spondylitis

Important Safety Information

Do not use COSENTYX if you have had a severe allergic reaction to secukinumab or any of the other ingredients in COSENTYX. See the Medication Guide for a complete list of ingredients.

COSENTYX is a medicine that affects your immune system. COSENTYX may increase your risk of having serious side effects such as:

Infections

COSENTYX may lower the ability of your immune system to fight infections and may increase your risk of infections.

  • Your doctor should check you for tuberculosis (TB) before starting treatment with COSENTYX.
  • If your doctor feels that you are at risk for TB, you may be treated with medicine for TB before you begin treatment with COSENTYX and during treatment with COSENTYX.
  • Your doctor should watch you closely for signs and symptoms of TB during treatment with COSENTYX. Do not take COSENTYX if you have an active TB infection.

Before starting COSENTYX, tell your doctor if you:

  • are being treated for an infection
  • have an infection that does not go away or that keeps coming back
  • have TB or have been in close contact with someone with TB
  • think you have an infection or have symptoms of an infection, such as: fevers, sweats, or chills; muscle aches; cough; shortness of breath; blood in your phlegm; weight loss; warm, red, or painful skin or sores on your body; diarrhea or stomach pain; burning when you urinate or urinate more often than normal

After starting COSENTYX, call your doctor right away if you have any signs of infection listed above. Do not use COSENTYX if you have any signs of infection unless you are instructed to by your doctor.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

New cases of inflammatory bowel disease or “flare-ups” can happen with COSENTYX, and can sometimes be serious. If you have inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease), tell your doctor if you have worsening disease symptoms during treatment with COSENTYX or develop new symptoms of stomach pain or diarrhea.

Serious Allergic Reactions

Serious allergic reactions can occur. Get emergency medical help right away if you get any of the following symptoms: feeling faint; swelling of your face, eyelids, lips, mouth, tongue, or throat; trouble breathing or throat tightness; chest tightness; or skin rash. If you have a severe allergic reaction, do not give another injection of COSENTYX.  

Before starting COSENTYX, tell your doctor if you:

  • have any of the conditions or symptoms listed above for infections

  • have inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis)

  • are allergic to latex. The needle caps contain latex.

  • have recently received or are scheduled to receive an immunization (vaccine). People who take COSENTYX should not receive live vaccines.

  • have any other medical conditions

  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if COSENTYX can harm your unborn baby. You and your doctor should decide if you will use COSENTYX.

  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if COSENTYX passes into your breast milk.

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of your medicines to show your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.

How should I use COSENTYX?

See the detailed Instructions for Use that comes with your COSENTYX for information on how to prepare and inject a dose of COSENTYX, and how to properly throw away (dispose of) used COSENTYX Sensoready® pens and prefilled syringes.

  • Use COSENTYX exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

  • If your doctor decides that you or a caregiver may give your injections of COSENTYX at home, you should receive training on the right way to prepare and inject COSENTYX. Do not try to inject COSENTYX yourself, until you or your caregiver has been shown how to inject COSENTYX by your doctor or nurse.

The most common side effects of COSENTYX include: cold symptoms, diarrhea, and upper respiratory infections. These are not all of the possible side effects of COSENTYX. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

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.

 Please see full Prescribing Information, including Medication Guide.