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There are 2 major types of payers that provide coverage for persons living with schizophrenia

  • Private (or commercial) insurance provides health plans to individuals through an employer or through the health insurance marketplace
  • Public insurance programs funded by state or federal governments (eg, Medicaid or Medicare) may help people who don’t have insurance, depending on their healthcare and living needs

Medicaid is a public health insurance program run by the federal government and your state

  • Prescription drug coverage and home- and community-based services are some of the optional Medicaid benefits that are determined on a state-by-state basis
  • Some states protect treatment for schizophrenia as a severe mental illness to ensure that those who need care have access to treatment
  • Contact your state Medicaid office to determine if you are eligible for Medicaid benefit coverage. Or visit medicaid.gov

Medicare is the public healthcare benefit program administered by the federal government

  • It is an insurance program for people aged 65 and older or people younger than 65 with certain disabilities
  • Medicare can include coverage for schizophrenia medicines
  • There are federal programs administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and services available through the Veterans Affairs healthcare network to help people with disabilities, including schizophrenia, get Medicare coverage and financial help
  • You can learn more by speaking to your healthcare provider or contacting Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 or socialsecurity.gov, or Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) or medicare.gov. Help is also available through the Veterans Affairs healthcare network at www.mentalhealth.va.gov

Help obtaining ARISTADA is available

Patient Assistance Program

If you are uninsured and meet program eligibility criteria, the ARISTADA Patient Assistance Program provides access to ARISTADA® (aripiprazole lauroxil) treatment at no charge for up to 12 months.*

Definition of uninsured patients
You must be uninsured or determined to be functionally uninsured, which means that despite having insurance, you are being denied coverage for the product.

Eligibility criteria

  • You must provide proof of household size and annual gross income and certify accuracy
  • Prescription must be authorized by a US licensed healthcare provider
  • Shipment must be delivered to a licensed healthcare provider at a location within the 50 states (excluding Puerto Rico and US territories)
  • You must be prescribed ARISTADA for an on-label use

If you are uninsured, ask your healthcare provider about enrolling in the Patient Assistance Program.

*The ARISTADA Patient Assistance Program does not cover or provide support for supplies, procedures, or any physician-related services associated with ARISTADA therapy.

Co-pay program

If you have commercial insurance, you may be eligible to receive co-pay assistance through ARISTADA Care Support. If determined eligible, you may have a co-pay cost as low as $10 per prescription. Savings will occur at the point of purchase and are not dependent on any income criteria.

Get started now

To see if you qualify for assistance, talk to your healthcare provider or call ARISTADA Care Support at 1-866-ARISTADA (1-866-274-7823), Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 8 PM EST.

Patients are ineligible for the co-pay program if they are under the age of 18 and/or if they are eligible to purchase their prescription with benefits from Medicare, including Medicare Part D; Medicaid, including Medicaid Managed Care or Alternative Benefit Plans (“ABPs”) under the Affordable Care Act; Medigap; Veterans Administration (“VA”); Department of Defense (“DoD”); TriCare®; or any similar state-funded programs such as pharmaceutical assistance programs. Void where prohibited by law, taxed, or restricted. Alkermes, Inc. reserves the right to rescind, revoke, or amend these offers without notice.

INDICATION

ARISTADA® (aripiprazole lauroxil) is a prescription medicine given by injection by a healthcare professional and used to treat schizophrenia. It is not known if ARISTADA is safe and effective in children under 18 years of age.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Elderly people with dementia-related psychosis are at increased risk of death when treated with antipsychotic medicines including ARISTADA. ARISTADA is not for the treatment of people who have lost touch with reality (psychosis) due to confusion and memory loss (dementia).

Contraindication: Do not receive ARISTADA if you are allergic to aripiprazole or any of the ingredients in ARISTADA. Allergic reactions to aripiprazole have ranged from rash, hives and itching to anaphylaxis, which may include difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, and swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue.

ARISTADA may cause serious side effects including:

  • Stroke (cerebrovascular problems) in elderly people that can lead to death.
  • Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS), a rare and serious condition that can lead to death. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have some or all of the following symptoms of NMS:
    • high fever
    • stiff muscles
    • confusion
    • sweating
    • changes in pulse, heart rate, and blood pressure
  • Uncontrolled body movements (tardive dyskinesia). ARISTADA may cause movements that you cannot control in your face, tongue, or other body parts. Tardive dyskinesia may not go away, even if you stop receiving ARISTADA. Tardive dyskinesia may also start after you stop receiving ARISTADA.
  • Problems with your metabolism such as:
    • High blood sugar (hyperglycemia). Increases in blood sugar can happen in some people who receive ARISTADA. Extremely high blood sugar can lead to coma or death. If you have diabetes or risk factors for diabetes (such as being overweight or a family history of diabetes), your healthcare provider should check your blood sugar before you start receiving ARISTADA and during your treatment.
      • Call your healthcare provider if you have any of these symptoms of high blood sugar while receiving ARISTADA:
        • feel very thirsty
        • need to urinate more than usual
        • feel very hungry
        • feel weak or tired
        • feel sick to your stomach
        • feel confused, or your breath smells fruity
    • Increased fat levels (cholesterol and triglycerides) in your blood
    • Weight gain. You and your healthcare provider should check your weight regularly.
  • Gambling urges and other uncontrollable (compulsive) behaviors. There is the possibility that you may have strong urges to gamble, shop, have sex, binge eat or have other uncontrollable strong urges. If you or your family members notice that you are having uncontrollable urges, talk to your healthcare provider.
  • Decreased blood pressure (orthostatic hypotension). You may feel lightheaded or faint when you rise too quickly from a sitting or lying position.
  • Falls. Because antipsychotic medicines like ARISTADA may cause drowsiness or dizziness when standing, you may be at risk for falls and related injuries.
  • Low white blood cell count
  • Seizures (convulsions)
  • Problems controlling your body temperature so that you feel too warm. Do not become too hot or dehydrated while you receive ARISTADA. Do not exercise too much. In hot weather, stay inside in a cool place if possible. Stay out of the sun. Do not wear too much clothing or heavy clothing. Drink plenty of water.
  • Difficulty swallowing

The most common side effect of ARISTADA includes feeling like you need to move to stop unpleasant feelings in your legs (restless leg syndrome or akathisia). These are not all the possible side effects of ARISTADA. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or does not go away.

Do not drive, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities until you know how ARISTADA affects you. ARISTADA may make you feel drowsy.

Do not drink alcohol while you receive ARISTADA.

Before receiving ARISTADA tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

  • have never taken Abilify®, Abilify Maintena®, or any aripiprazole product before
  • have diabetes or high blood sugar or a family history of diabetes or high blood sugar. Your healthcare provider should check your blood sugar before you start receiving ARISTADA and during your treatment.
  • have or had seizures (convulsions)
  • have or had low or high blood pressure
  • have or had heart problems or a stroke
  • have or had a low white blood cell count
  • have problems that may affect you receiving an injection in your buttocks or your arm
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if ARISTADA will harm your unborn baby. If you become pregnant while taking ARISTADA, talk to your healthcare provider about registering with the National Pregnancy Registry for Atypical Antipsychotics. You can register by calling 1-866-961-2388, or visit womensmentalhealth.org/clinical-and-research-programs/pregnancyregistry.
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. ARISTADA can pass into your breast milk. It is not known if it may harm your baby. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby if you receive ARISTADA.

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. ARISTADA and other medicines may affect each other causing possible serious side effects. Do not start or stop any medicines while receiving ARISTADA without talking to your healthcare provider first.

If you have any questions about your health or medicines, talk to your healthcare provider.

You are encouraged to report all 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 Boxed Warning, and Medication Guide.