In the SUSTAIN clinical trial, infusion-related reactions (defined as occurring within 24 hours of infusion) were observed in 2 (3%) patients treated
ADAKVEO Support at PANO, part of Patient Assistance Now Oncology (PANO), is a support center consisting of insurance specialists and case managers who help patients access their medication and provide information regarding patient support programs. Dedicated support specialists help direct callers to the programs that best fit your patients’ needs.
Visit PANO for more information about ADAKVEO patient support and enrollment
Novartis is committed to helping you get your patients started on ADAKVEO. For patient access support, an ADAKVEO Reimbursement Team member may be able to assist in addition to PANO. For immediate help, download the resources below.
Educational information for physician offices and hospital outpatient clinics, including a list of relevant codes and sample letters of appeal and medical necessity.
Sample annotated CMS claim form for hospital outpatient (CMS-1450/UB-04) with suggestions for each box for miscellaneous billing and coding.
Sample annotated CMS claim form for physician offices (CMS-1500) with suggestions for each box for miscellaneous billing and coding.
Case coordinators, who have a social work background, will provide support to your eligible patients and their caregivers and connect them to third-party resources as needed.
At Novartis Oncology, we’ve made it easy for patients with private insurance to access financial support for their prescription costs for almost all Novartis Oncology medications.
With the Novartis Oncology Universal Co-pay Program, eligible patients with private insurance may pay no more than $0 per infusion.
Novartis will pay the remaining co-pay, up to $15,000 per calendar year, per product.*†
Encourage your patients to find out whether they are eligible to enroll in the Universal Co-pay Program by visiting Copay.NovartisOncology.com or by calling 1-877-577-7756.
* Limitations apply. This offer is only available to patients with private insurance. The program is not available for patients who are enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid, or any other federal or state health care program. Novartis reserves the right to rescind, revoke, or amend this program without notice. For full Terms and Conditions, please visit Copay.NovartisOncology.com or call 1-877-577-7756.
† Service Request Form is not required.
ADAKVEO® (crizanlizumab-tmca) is indicated to reduce the frequency of vaso-occlusive crises (VOCs) in adults and pediatric patients, aged 16 years and older, with sickle cell disease.
In the SUSTAIN clinical trial, infusion-related reactions (defined as occurring within 24 hours of infusion) were observed in 2 (3%) patients treated with ADAKVEO 5 mg/kg. Monitor patients for signs and symptoms of infusion-related reactions, which may include fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, pruritus, urticaria, sweating, or shortness of breath or wheezing. Discontinue ADAKVEO infusion for severe reactions and institute appropriate medical care.
Laboratory Test Interference: Platelet Counts
Interference with automated platelet counts (platelet clumping) has been observed following administration of ADAKVEO, in particular, when blood samples were collected in tubes containing EDTA.
Run blood samples within 4 hours of blood collection or collect blood samples in tubes containing citrate. When needed, estimate platelet count via peripheral blood smear.
Based on animal data, ADAKVEO has the potential to cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. Advise pregnant women of the potential risk to a fetus. ADAKVEO should only be used during pregnancy if the expected benefit to the patient justifies the potential risk to the fetus.
Most Common Adverse Reactions
The most frequently reported adverse reactions (≥10%) in patients treated with ADAKVEO were nausea (18%), arthralgia (18%), back pain (15%), and pyrexia (11%).
Other Clinically Important Adverse Reactions
Clinically relevant adverse reactions (all grades) that were reported in <10% of patients treated with ADAKVEO included: oropharyngeal pain, abdominal pain (abdominal pain, upper abdominal pain, lower abdominal pain, abdominal discomfort, and abdominal tenderness), diarrhea, vomiting, pruritus (pruritus and vulvovaginal pruritus), musculoskeletal chest pain, myalgia, infusion-site reaction (infusion-site extravasation, infusion-site pain, and infusion-site swelling), and infusion-related reaction.
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