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What if I need help getting Rubraca?

Whether you have commercial insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, or no insurance, Rubraca Connections can connect you to support options to start Rubraca.

Even if approval by your insurance is delayed, treatment is not. The Rubraca Connections QuickStart Program helps you start Rubraca if you experience coverage delays, regardless of income or insurance.

There are several financial support options to pay for Rubraca, and a live, dedicated Rubraca Connections Access Specialist can help you navigate these.

Starting Rubraca

  • Rubraca is not available at your local drugstore
    • You can receive Rubraca from one of 4 specialty pharmacies that can call you with more information and mail your treatment to you
    • Your doctor’s office may also have a pharmacy that dispenses Rubraca. If so, ask your doctor about your Rubraca delivery
    • You can also contact Rubraca Connections to find out which pharmacy works with your insurance company

Affording Rubraca

Regardless of your income or insurance type, Rubraca Connections will work with you to help get the support you need.

Insurance type Payment help
Private/commercial insurance Rubraca Connections $0 Co-Pay Program
If you qualify for the Rubraca Connections $0 Co-Pay Program, 100% of your out-of-pocket drug costs are covered, which means you pay $0 for Rubraca. You can receive support for over $30,000 per calendar year
Government insurance (Medicare, Medicaid, and VA/DoD*) Independent co-pay foundations
If you have government insurance, you may be able to get help with out-of-pocket drug costs from an independent co-pay foundation. Your Rubraca Connections Access Specialist can give you a list of potential foundations
No insurance, or Rubraca is not covered Rubraca Connections Patient Assistance Program
If you have no health insurance or your health insurance does not cover Rubraca, you may be eligible for this program. Your Rubraca Connections Access Specialist will let you know if you qualify based on your household income and diagnosis
Insurance type / Payment help
Private/commercial insurance
Rubraca Connections $0 Co-Pay Program
If you qualify for the Rubraca Connections $0 Co-Pay Program, 100% of your out-of-pocket drug costs are covered, which means you pay $0 for Rubraca. You can receive support for over $30,000 per calendar year
Government insurance (Medicare, Medicaid, and VA/DoD*)
Independent co-pay foundations
If you have government insurance, you may be able to get help with out-of-pocket drug costs from an independent co-pay foundation. Your Rubraca Connections Access Specialist can give you a list of potential foundations
No insurance, or Rubraca is not covered
Rubraca Connections Patient Assistance Program
If you have no health insurance or your health insurance does not cover Rubraca, you may be eligible for this program. Your Rubraca Connections Access Specialist will let you know if you qualify based on your household income and diagnosis

 

Continuing Rubraca

  • As you work with your doctor on a care and treatment plan, there may be other programs and personal support available to you along the way
    • If you’re getting Rubraca from a specialty pharmacy, you may receive 24/7 support for questions about dosing, side effects, and general information
    • If you get Rubraca through the pharmacy at your doctor’s office, contact the office to find out about support they may have for side effect management
    • Rubraca Connections can also connect you to any additional resources

Rubraca Connections has a live, dedicated Access Specialist to support you in getting Rubraca and help you in navigating financial assistance. For more information, please call 1-844-779-7707, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 8 pm ET, or visit www.RubracaConnections.com

*VA=Veterans Affairs; DOD=Department of Defense.
24/7 support is only offered by participating specialty pharmacies.

INDICATION

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What is Rubraca used for?

Rubraca® (rucaparib) tablets are a prescription medicine used in adults for the treatment of castration-resistant prostate cancer (prostate cancer that no longer responds to medical or surgical treatment that lowers testosterone):

  • that has spread to other parts of the body, and
  • has a certain type of inherited (germline) or acquired (somatic) abnormal BRCA gene, and you have been treated with certain medicines for your cancer.

Rubraca was approved based on response rate and how long patients’ responses lasted. There are ongoing studies to confirm the clinical benefit of Rubraca. Your healthcare provider will perform a test to make sure Rubraca is right for you.

It is not known if Rubraca is safe and effective in children.

SELECT IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What Warnings should I know about Rubraca?

Rubraca tablets may cause serious side effects including bone marrow problems called Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) or a type of cancer of the blood called Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Some people who have ovarian cancer and who have received previous treatment with chemotherapy or certain other medicines for their cancer have developed MDS or AML during or after treatment with Rubraca, although MDS or AML was not observed in men with prostate cancer during the clinical study. MDS or AML may lead to death. If you develop MDS or AML, your healthcare provider will stop treatment with Rubraca.

You should not use Rubraca if you are a male with a female partner who is pregnant or able to become pregnant. Effective birth control should be used during treatment and for 3 months after the last dose of Rubraca. Do not donate sperm during use and for 3 months after the last dose of Rubraca.

What other important information should I know about Rubraca?

Your healthcare provider will do blood tests before, and every month during treatment with Rubraca to monitor your blood cell counts. Weekly blood tests will be performed if you have low blood cell counts for a long time. Your healthcare provider may stop treatment with Rubraca until your blood cell counts improve.

Avoid spending time in sunlight while on Rubraca since your skin may become more sensitive to the sun and may sunburn more easily. You should wear a hat and clothes that cover your skin and use sunscreen to help protect against sunburn if you have to be in the sunlight.

What are the side effects of Rubraca?

The most common side effects for men in Rubraca clinical studies were weakness/fatigue, nausea, decreased red blood cell count, changes in liver function tests, decreased appetite, constipation, rash, decreased platelet count, vomiting, and diarrhea.

What other medications might interact with Rubraca?

Rubraca can increase the amounts of other medications you may be taking which can increase the risk of side effects. Tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions and all medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1‑800‑FDA‑1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch. You may also report side effects to Clovis Oncology, Inc. at 1‑415‑409‑7220 (US toll) or 1‑844‑CLVS‑ONC (1‑844‑258‑7662; US toll-free).

Please see full Prescribing Information, including Patient Information, for additional Important Safety Information.

INDICATION

Read Full ISI

What is Rubraca used for?

Rubraca® (rucaparib) tablets are a prescription medicine used in adults for the treatment of castration-resistant prostate cancer (prostate cancer that no longer responds to medical or surgical treatment that lowers testosterone):

  • that has spread to other parts of the body, and
  • has a certain type of inherited (germline) or acquired (somatic) abnormal BRCA gene, and you have been treated with certain medicines for your cancer.

Rubraca was approved based on response rate and how long patients’ responses lasted. There are ongoing studies to confirm the clinical benefit of Rubraca. Your healthcare provider will perform a test to make sure Rubraca is right for you.

It is not known if Rubraca is safe and effective in children.

SELECT IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What Warnings should I know about Rubraca?

Rubraca tablets may cause serious side effects including bone marrow problems called Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) or a type of cancer of the blood called Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Some people who have ovarian cancer and who have received previous treatment with chemotherapy or certain other medicines for their cancer have developed MDS or AML during or after treatment with Rubraca, although MDS or AML was not observed in men with prostate cancer during the clinical study. MDS or AML may lead to death. If you develop MDS or AML, your healthcare provider will stop treatment with Rubraca.

You should not use Rubraca if you are a male with a female partner who is pregnant or able to become pregnant. Effective birth control should be used during treatment and for 3 months after the last dose of Rubraca. Do not donate sperm during use and for 3 months after the last dose of Rubraca.

What other important information should I know about Rubraca?

Your healthcare provider will do blood tests before, and every month during treatment with Rubraca to monitor your blood cell counts. Weekly blood tests will be performed if you have low blood cell counts for a long time. Your healthcare provider may stop treatment with Rubraca until your blood cell counts improve.

Avoid spending time in sunlight while on Rubraca since your skin may become more sensitive to the sun and may sunburn more easily. You should wear a hat and clothes that cover your skin and use sunscreen to help protect against sunburn if you have to be in the sunlight.

What are the side effects of Rubraca?

The most common side effects for men in Rubraca clinical studies were weakness/fatigue, nausea, decreased red blood cell count, changes in liver function tests, decreased appetite, constipation, rash, decreased platelet count, vomiting, and diarrhea.

What other medications might interact with Rubraca?

Rubraca can increase the amounts of other medications you may be taking which can increase the risk of side effects. Tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions and all medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1‑800‑FDA‑1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch. You may also report side effects to Clovis Oncology, Inc. at 1‑415‑409‑7220 (US toll) or 1‑844‑CLVS‑ONC (1‑844‑258‑7662; US toll-free).

Please see full Prescribing Information, including Patient Information, for additional Important Safety Information.