Your Insurance

The cost of NUCALA varies depending on your individual insurance plan. That's why understanding your insurance is important. If the product is covered by the plan, the insurance will generally pay part of the cost and you pay the remainder out-of-pocket - your co-pay.

If you are uninsured and meet certain eligibility requirements, you may qualify for the Patient Assistance Program, which offers free medicines to eligible patients. Patients with Medicare Part D or other insurance can also qualify under certain circumstances. Call Gateway to NUCALA to understand your options.

Our insurance representatives at Gateway to NUCALA are ready and available to:
  • Answer questions about your insurance plan's coverage* of NUCALA
  • Help you understand your out-of-pocket cost for NUCALA
  • Assist you in applying to the $0 Co-pay Program. The program is subject to eligibility.

*Gateway to NUCALA cannot guarantee coverage; be sure to verify the information provided by your health plan.

The representatives at Gateway to NUCALA can also support you by providing:
  • Insurance benefits reverification for annual health plan changes
  • Eligibility for the $0 Co-pay Program

Call 844‐4‐NUCALA (844‐468‐2252)* to reach a Gateway to NUCALA representative.

*Representatives are available Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 8 PM

$0 Co-pay Program

Even with insurance coverage, it may be difficult to cover your co-payments. That's why the $0 Co-pay Program for NUCALA helps insured patients with their co-payments. For eligible patients, the $0 Co-pay Program can help with co-payments of up to $11,000 per year.

Call Gateway to NUCALA to enroll, or download and complete a Services Request form and bring it to your doctor's office.

Alternative versions of the Services Request form are available:

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Once you apply, you will receive a letter within two weeks about your eligibility, so you can start using the program right away. The Co-pay Program does not cover the cost of your doctor visits or the administration of NUCALA.

You are not eligible if you have a state or federal government-funded medical or prescription drug plan such as Medicare, Medicaid, or TRICARE or have insurance with a non-participating commercial payer.

See the for full program eligibility details. This is not insurance.

IMPORTANT TIP

Once you are enrolled in the program, you can call Gateway to NUCALA to help resolve any issues.
844‐4‐NUCALA (844‐468‐2252)

What you can do

  1. Make sure that you have worked with your doctor to complete the Services Request form to initiate the benefits investigation process.
  2. Speak to a representative from Gateway to NUCALA to understand options that may help with your co-payments.
  3. Make sure to return any calls about NUCALA to prevent delays in starting your treatment.

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Talk to your doctor to see if adding NUCALA for your severe asthma is right for you.

Approved Uses

NUCALA is an add-on, prescription maintenance treatment for patients 12 and older with severe eosinophilic asthma. NUCALA is not used to treat sudden breathing problems.

Important Safety Information

Do not use NUCALA if you are allergic to mepolizumab or any of the ingredients in NUCALA.

Approved Use

NUCALA is an add-on, prescription maintenance treatment for patients 12 and older with severe eosinophilic asthma. NUCALA is not used to treat sudden breathing problems.

Important Safety Information

Do not use NUCALA if you are allergic to mepolizumab or any of the ingredients in NUCALA.

Do not use to treat sudden breathing problems.

NUCALA can cause serious side effects, including:

  • allergic (hypersensitivity) reactions, including anaphylaxis. Serious allergic reactions can happen after you get your injection of NUCALA. Allergic reactions can sometimes happen hours or days after you get a dose of NUCALA. Tell your healthcare provider or get emergency help right away if you have any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction:
    • swelling of your face, mouth, and tongue
    • breathing problems
    • fainting, dizziness, feeling light-headed (low blood pressure)
    • rash
    • hives
  • Herpes zoster infections that can cause shingles have happened in people who received NUCALA.

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

  • are taking oral or inhaled corticosteroid medicines. Do not stop taking your other asthma medicines, including your corticosteroid medicines, unless instructed by your healthcare provider because this may cause other symptoms to come back.
  • have a parasitic (helminth) infection.
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if NUCALA may harm your unborn baby.
    • A pregnancy registry for women who receive NUCALA while pregnant collects information about the health of you and your baby. You can talk to your healthcare provider about how to take part in this registry or you can get more information and register by calling 1-877-311-8972 or visit www.mothertobaby.org/asthma.
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. You and your healthcare provider should decide if you will use NUCALA and breastfeed. You should not do both without talking with your healthcare provider first.
  • are taking prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

The most common side effects of NUCALA include: headache, injection site reactions (pain, redness, swelling, itching, or a burning feeling at the injection site), back pain, and weakness (fatigue).

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.