SUPPORT PROGRAMS

Gilead also offers a number of support programs to help patients with access to Letairis

Lab Support (LabSync®)

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Provide the benefits of ongoing support

LabSync®—an optional program that provides centralized support for laboratory testing for patients taking Letairis.

Financial Support

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GileadSolutions offers 2 financial support programs

Co-Pay Coupon Program*

  • Eligible patients may pay no more than $5 per prescription fill
  • Program provides co-pay assistance of up to $15,000 per year
    • Patients should contact LEAP at 1-866-664-5327 or ask their Certified Pharmacy
  • Designed to help commercially insured patients with their out-of-pocket costs
    • Patients are not eligible if they are enrolled in a government healthcare prescription drug program such as Medicare Part D or Medicaid. This includes patients who are in the Medicare Part D coverage gap known as the “donut hole”

*Please see below for the full Terms and Conditions.

PatientAssistanceSolutions

  • Patients without insurance coverage for Letairis and who are unable to afford their medication may be eligible for this program
  • Gilead may be able to provide Letairis and laboratory testing at no cost
  • For more information about PatientAssistanceSolutions, patients should contact LEAP at 1-866-664-5327 or contact their LEAP Case Specialist

*Terms and Conditions:

The Gilead Letairis Co-pay Coupon Program (“Coupon”) can be used only by eligible residents of the U.S., Puerto Rico, or U.S. Territories via Certified Pharmacies who dispense Letairis. Product must originate in the U.S. or Puerto Rico, or U.S. Territories. You must be 18 years or older to use the Coupon for yourself or a minor.

The Coupon is not insurance and is not intended to substitute for insurance.

THE COUPON IS VALID ONLY FOR PATIENTS WITH COMMERCIAL INSURANCE AND IS NOT VALID FOR PRESCRIPTIONS THAT ARE ELIGIBLE TO BE REIMBURSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART, BY MEDICARE, MEDICAID OR A MEDICARE PART D PLAN, TRICARE, VA, DOD, PUERTO RICO GOVERNMENT HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN (“HEALTHCARE REFORM”), OR ANY OTHER FEDERAL OR STATE-FUNDED HEALTHCARE BENEFIT PROGRAM (COLLECTIVELY, “GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS”); OR BY COMMERCIAL PLANS OR OTHER HEALTH OR PHARMACY BENEFIT PROGRAMS THAT REIMBURSE FOR THE ENTIRE COST OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.

Medicare Part D Enrollees who are in the prescription drug coverage gap (the “donut hole”) are not eligible for Coupon. Patients who begin receiving prescription benefits from Government Programs at any time will no longer be eligible to use the Coupon. Void where prohibited by law, taxed or restricted.

Patient, pharmacist, and prescriber agree not to seek reimbursement for all or any part of the benefit received by the patient through the offer. Both patient and pharmacist are each individually responsible for reporting receipts of Coupon benefit to any insurer, health plan, or other third party who pays for, or reimburses, any part of the prescription filled using the Coupon, as required. It is illegal to sell, purchase, trade, or counterfeit, or offer to sell, purchase, trade or counterfeit the Coupon.

Certain information pertaining to use of the Coupon will be shared with Gilead, the sponsor of the Coupon, and its affiliates. The information disclosed will include the date the prescription is filled, the number of pills or product dispensed by the pharmacist, and the amount of the co-pay that will be paid for by using the Coupon.

For more information, please see the Gilead Privacy Policy at www.gilead.com

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Independent Foundation Assistance

  • Patients with Medicare or other government-funded insurance, and patients with private insurance in need of additional support, may be eligible for this program
  • FoundationSolutions is managed by third-party independent non-profit foundations that provide financial support for patients
  • To qualify, patients will be required to fill out a separate application
  • For more information about FoundationSolutions, patients should speak to their Certified Pharmacy or call 1-866-664-5327 to get information on how to contact these foundations
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Important Safety Information & Indication

BOXED WARNING: EMBRYO-FETAL TOXICITY

  • Do not administer Letairis to a pregnant female because it may cause fetal harm. Letairis is very likely to produce serious birth defects if used by pregnant females, as this effect has been seen consistently when it is administered to animals
  • Exclude pregnancy before the initiation of treatment with Letairis. Females of reproductive potential must use acceptable methods of contraception during treatment with Letairis and for one month after treatment. Obtain monthly pregnancy tests during treatment and 1 month after discontinuation of treatment
  • Because of the risk of embryo-fetal toxicity, females can only receive Letairis through a restricted program called the Letairis REMS program

Contraindications

  • Pregnancy: Letairis can cause fetal harm
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), including IPF patients with pulmonary hypertension (WHO Group 3)

Warnings and Precautions

  • Embryo-fetal toxicity and Letairis REMS Program requirements:
    • Prescribers must be certified with the program by enrolling in and completing training
    • All female patients, regardless of reproductive potential, must enroll in the Letairis REMS Program
    • Male patients are not enrolled in the program
    • Pharmacies must be certified with the program and must dispense to female patients who are authorized to receive Letairis

    Further information is available at www.letairisrems.com or 1-866-664-5327.

  • Peripheral edema: Peripheral edema is a known class effect of endothelin receptor antagonists, and is also a clinical consequence of PAH and worsening PAH. Further evaluate patients who develop clinically significant fluid retention to determine the cause and possible need for edema treatment or to discontinue Letairis. In clinical studies, peripheral edema was more common with Letairis than with placebo (most edema was mild to moderate in severity); and with Letairis plus tadalafil than with either drug alone. There have also been postmarketing reports of fluid retention occurring within weeks after starting Letairis that required a diuretic, fluid management, or hospitalization for decompensating heart failure
  • Pulmonary edema with pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD): Consider PVOD in patients who develop acute pulmonary edema during Letairis initiation and discontinue Letairis if PVOD is confirmed
  • Decreased sperm counts have been observed in patients taking endothelin receptor antagonists and in animal fertility studies with ambrisentan. Counsel patients about potential effects on fertility
  • Hematologic changes: Measure hemoglobin prior to initiation of Letairis, at 1 month, and periodically thereafter. Letairis initiation is not recommended for patients with clinically significant anemia. Consider discontinuing Letairis if clinically significant decreases in hemoglobin occur and other causes have been excluded. Decreases in hemoglobin and hematocrit have been observed within the first few weeks of Letairis treatment, which may persist during treatment. There have also been postmarketing reports of anemia requiring transfusion

Adverse Reactions

  • Most common adverse reactions when used as monotherapy compared to placebo were peripheral edema (17% vs 11%), nasal congestion (6% vs 2%), sinusitis (3% vs 0%) and flushing (4% vs 1%)
  • Most common adverse reactions in combination with tadalafil compared to Letairis or tadalafil monotherapy were peripheral edema (45% vs 38% or 28%), headache (41% vs 34% or 35%), nasal congestion (19% vs 16% or 11%), cough (18% vs 13% or 16%), anemia (15% vs 7% or 11%), dyspepsia (11% vs 3% or 12%), and bronchitis (10% vs 4% or 9%)

Drug Interactions

  • Cyclosporine increases ambrisentan exposure by 2-fold, limit Letairis to 5 mg once daily

Use in Specific Populations

  • Breastfeeding: Choose Letairis or breastfeeding
  • Hepatic impairment: Letairis is not recommended in patients with moderate or severe hepatic impairment. Fully investigate cause of liver injury in patients who develop hepatic impairment; discontinue Letairis if liver aminotransferases are >5x ULN or if elevations are accompanied by bilirubin >2x ULN, or by signs or symptoms of liver dysfunction and other causes are excluded

Dosage and Administration

  • Adult dosage: Initiate Letairis 5 mg once daily, with or without tadalafil 20 mg once daily. At 4-week intervals, consider either increasing to Letairis 10 mg or tadalafil 40 mg. Do not split, crush, or chew tablets
  • Pregnancy testing: Initiate Letairis in females of reproductive potential only after a negative pregnancy test. Obtain monthly pregnancy tests during treatment

Indication

Letairis is indicated for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) (WHO Group 1) to improve exercise ability and delay clinical worsening; and in combination with tadalafil to reduce the risks of disease progression and hospitalization for worsening PAH, and to improve exercise ability. Studies establishing effectiveness included predominantly patients with WHO Functional Class II–III symptoms and etiologies of idiopathic or heritable PAH (60%) or PAH associated with connective tissue diseases (34%).

Letairis is indicated for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) (WHO Group 1) in combination with tadalafil to reduce the risks of disease progression and hospitalization for worsening PAH, and to improve exercise ability. The study establishing effectiveness included predominantly patients with WHO Functional Class II–III symptoms and etiologies of idiopathic or heritable PAH (58%) or PAH associated with connective tissue diseases (36%).1

Letairis is indicated for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) (WHO Group 1) to improve exercise ability and delay clinical worsening. Studies establishing effectiveness included predominantly patients with WHO Functional Class II–III symptoms and etiologies of idiopathic or heritable PAH (64%) or PAH associated with connective tissue diseases (32%).

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Important Safety Information & Indication