Chiesi CareDirect® support program

Helping you start, stay and save on your treatment

When you sign up for Chiesi CareDirect, you‘ll have access to prescription savings, financial assistance, and product counseling—all at no charge.

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Take advantage of our free resources

dollar $0 co-pay
Every Fill, Every Month*

For patients enrolled in
Chiesi CareDirect

Chiesi offers multiple co-pay assistance programs to accommodate prescriptions filled through the Chiesi CareDirect Hub, Specialty Pharmacies, and Retail Pharmacies.

By enrolling in Chiesi CareDirect here, you may also pay as little as $0 per month at your local retail pharmacy.*

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It’s your choice—
Vitamins, Supplements, or other Wellness Items
  • It’s important that you’re empowered to get the support you need throughout treatment. We’re giving you the opportunity to choose from a variety of wellness-related items depending on your preference:
    • Nutritional Program: Vitamins and supplements of your choice, including nutritional supplements, probiotics, and vitamins.
    • Wellness Points Program: Items such as medical equipment, masks, vitamins, and supplements.
hands Need financial support?*

You May Be Eligible to Receive Your Medication at No Cost*

    • Available for qualified patients who are unable to afford
      their medication
    • Complete the enrollment form to enroll in the patient
      assistance program

For patients who meet the financial and other eligibility requirements of the Chiesi CareDirect Patient Assistance Program, you may be eligible to receive your medication at no cost.*

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  • Contact a Patient Navigator Monday through Friday, 9am to 6pm Eastern Time*
    • Get guidance on coverage, reimbursement, authorization, appeals, benefits, and more
    • Receive counseling and other resources
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  • Receive $20 per month
    co-pay card to be used at your local retail pharmacy
  • By enrolling in Chiesi CareDirect here, you may also pay as little as $0 per month at your local retail pharmacy*

Restrictions apply. Patients receiving Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, Veterans Affairs (VA), or that are participating in any other state or federally subsidized pharmacy benefit program are not eligible for certain components of this program. Please see full Terms and Conditions for additional eligibility requirements.

Restrictions apply. Patients receiving Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, Veterans Affairs (VA), or that are participating in any other state or federally subsidized pharmacy benefit program are not eligible for the Wellness Program. Please see full Terms and Conditions for additional eligibility requirements and information.

Restrictions apply. Patients receiving Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, Veterans Affairs (VA), or that are participating in any other state or federally subsidized pharmacy benefit program are not eligible for certain financial components of this program. Please see full Terms and Conditions for additional eligibility requirements.

Enroll in Chiesi CareDirect… it’s easy for patients who are eligible!

Three options to get started.

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Fill out the Service Request Form and bring it to your next doctor appointment. Once your doctor submits the forms a Chiesi CareDirect Specialist will contct you directly to complete the enrollment.

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How to contact Chiesi CareDirect

Contact Chiesi CareDirect at 888-865-1222, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Eastern Time, excluding holidays. You can also email chiesicaredirect@caremetx.com.


Frequently asked questions

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Important Safety Information

PERTZYE® (pancrelipase) may increase the risk of having a rare bowel disorder called fibrosing colonopathy, especially if taken at a high dose in children with cystic fibrosis who are less than 12 years of age. This condition is serious and may require surgery. The risk of having fibrosing colonopathy may be reduced by following the dosing instructions that your doctor gives you. Call your doctor right away if you have any unusual or severe stomach area (abdominal) pain, bloating, trouble passing stools (constipation), nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

Take PERTZYE capsules exactly as your doctor tells you. You should not switch PERTZYE with any other pancreatic enzyme product without first talking with your doctor. Don’t take more capsules in a day than the number your doctor tells you to take (total daily dose). Always take PERTZYE with a meal or snack and plenty of fluid. If you eat a lot of meals or snacks in a day, be careful not to go over your total daily enzyme dose. PERTZYE capsules should be swallowed whole. Do not crush or chew the PERTZYE capsules or their contents, and do not hold the capsule or capsule contents in your mouth. Read the Medication Guide for instructions on how to take PERTZYE if you have trouble swallowing capsules.

The most common side effects of PERTZYE include diarrhea, upset stomach (indigestion), and cough. Other potential serious side effects are irritation of the inside of your mouth; increase in blood uric acid levels, which may cause worsening of swollen, painful joints (gout); and allergic reactions, including trouble swallowing or breathing, skin rash, itching, or swelling of your face, eyes, lips, tongue, or throat. Call your doctor right away if you have any of these symptoms.

Tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you are allergic to pork (pig) products, have a history of blockage of your intestines, or scarring or thickening of your bowel wall (fibrosing colonopathy), have gout, kidney disease, or high blood uric acid (hyperuricemia), have trouble swallowing capsules, are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take.

PERTZYE and other pancreatic enzyme products are made from the pancreas of pigs, the same pigs people eat as pork. These pigs may carry viruses. Although it has never been reported, it may be possible for a person to get a viral infection from taking pancreatic enzyme products that come from pigs.

Uses for PERTZYE Delayed-Release Capsules

PERTZYE is a prescription medicine used to treat people who can’t digest food normally because their pancreas does not make enough enzymes due to cystic fibrosis or other conditions.

PERTZYE capsules contain a mixture of digestive enzymes, including lipases, proteases, and amylases, from pig pancreas. PERTZYE is safe and effective in children and adults when taken as prescribed by your doctor.

Click here to read the Full Prescribing Information and Medication Guide before you start taking PERTZYE. You should also read the insert that comes with each prescription refill because there may be new information.

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.

References available upon request.