Supporting patients during the COVID-19 crisis

Chiesi is fully committed to supporting the health and well-being of your patients with cystic fibrosis during these difficult times. As always, Chiesi CareDirect® is available to give your eligible patients access to prescription savings and other support programs.

For your reference, here’s a compilation of resources available for your patients through the Chiesi CareDirect program.

For patients with no insurance or inadequate insurance coverage +
For patients who have employer-based or private insurance+
For patients who have insurance coverage through Medicare+
Should I be concerned about the production and supply of PERTZYE?+

Find out what resources are available for your patients

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Contact Chiesi CareDirect at 888-865-1222, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 6:00 pm Eastern Time, excluding holidays.

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You can also email chiesicaredirect@caremetx.com.

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 this program. Please see full Terms and Conditions for additional eligibility requirements..

Important Safety Information

Fibrosing colonopathy is associated with high-dose use of pancreatic enzyme replacement. Exercise caution when doses of PERTZYE exceed 2,500 lipase units/kg body weight per meal (or greater than 10,000 lipase units/kg body weight per day).

To avoid irritation of oral mucosa, do not chew PERTZYE or retain in the mouth.

Hyperuricemia may develop. Consider monitoring uric acid levels in patients with hyperuricemia, gout, or renal impairment.

There is theoretical risk of viral transmission with all pancreatic enzyme products including PERTZYE.

Exercise caution when administering pancrelipase to a patient with a known allergy to proteins of porcine origin.

Most common adverse reactions (≥10%) are: diarrhea, dyspepsia, and cough.

Indication

PERTZYE® (pancrelipase) is indicated for the treatment of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency due to cystic fibrosis or other conditions.

Please click here for Full Prescribing Information and Medication Guide.


Reference: 1. PERTZYE (pancrelipase) Prescribing Information. Digestive Care, Inc., Bethlehem, PA: July 2017.