READY TO START TAKING MAYZENT?
Once your doctor submits a Start Form, you’ll be enrolled in our support program and paired with a dedicated Alongside™ MAYZENT® Coordinator who will help you start and stay on treatment.
Alongside MAYZENT members receive continued one-on-one support, personalized to their treatment journey and preferences. Your Coordinator helps keep things simple as you start and continue with MAYZENT.
Taking MAYZENT but not yet an
Alongside MAYZENT member?
You can always enroll by calling
(1-877-629-9368), or by
completing this online form.
THERE ARE 2 STEPS TO COMPLETE BEFORE STARTING MAYZENT
STEP 1: PRETESTS
Before beginning MAYZENT, a few simple blood tests are needed.
Identify your genotype* to determine if MAYZENT is right for you, and which dose to take
Check for antibodies to varicella zoster virus (VZV)
Check your liver function
Obtain a complete blood count
To make these blood tests as easy as possible, you can complete all of the testing at your doctor’s office or at a single in-home visit. Genotype testing is also available at any local LabCorp or Quest Diagnostic location.†
No matter which option you choose, Novartis will cover the cost of genetic type testing.
An eye exam will look for preexisting conditions and help monitor potential changes
An electrocardiogram (ECG) will test whether you will need to take extra care if you have certain heart conditions
STEP 2: START TAKING MAYZENT
Then, you’ll take your regular once-daily oral MAYZENT dose as prescribed.
Titration is important so do not skip this step. Your doctor will walk you through this process, and your Coordinator can help with any questions you might have.
A few notes:
MAYZENT can be taken with or without food
Although most people starting MAYZENT will not need to be monitored after taking their first dose, it’s required for some people.‡ Your doctor will tell you if it’s necessary.
If you miss 1 or more doses of MAYZENT during titration, you’ll need to restart titration
If you miss a dose of MAYZENT after titration is complete, take it as soon as you remember
If you stop taking MAYZENT for 4 or more days in a row, you’ll need to restart titration
Always follow your doctor’s instructions, and do not change your dose or stop taking MAYZENT unless your doctor tells you to.
“I have my morning routine, and MAYZENT fits right in.
It’s just one
once a day, and that means a lot to me.”
A MAYZENT Mentor
Individual results may vary.
ALONGSIDE MAYZENT SUPPORT PROGRAM MEMBERS RECEIVE A STARTER KIT INCLUDING:
A starter pack and maintenance doses for the first month for commercially-insured patients. Restrictions apply.
A step-by-step guide to titration and instructions for scheduling a supplemental video chat demonstration with your Coordinator
*A CYP2C9 genotype blood test is available at no cost. Limitations may apply. The cost of the test may not be billed to any third-party payer. No purchase required. Program subject to termination or modification at any time.
†Listed services provided at home may be free for commercially insured and uninsured patients starting MAYZENT. Offer not valid for services (i) performed in RI, (ii) for which payment may be made in whole or in part under federal or state health care programs, including, but not limited to, Medicare or Medicaid, or (iii) where prohibited by law. There is a cash-pay option for residents of RI. No purchase required. The Program is subject to termination or modification at any time. For questions regarding covered services, please contact your Alongside Coordinator.
‡For certain cardiac risk factors, for example a history of heart attacks or heart failure, you may have to be monitored for a period of 6 hours after taking your first dose of MAYZENT. An ECG should be conducted at the end of the observation period.
READ THE DETAILS ABOUT
GETTING STARTED ON MAYZENT
Learn more about patient support and getting started on MAYZENT in the Ready to Start MAYZENT Brochure.
Learn more about patient support and getting started on
MAYZENT in the Ready to Start MAYZENT Brochure.
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