PREPARING FOR TREATMENT
Starting on SKYRIZI
So, you and your doctor decided SKYRIZI is right for you. Now there are a few things you’ll need to know to make sure your medicine is delivered and is covered by your insurance. Watch below to find out.
Check out this video to prepare for your SKYRIZI treatment:
Before we begin, let’s take 30 seconds to go over what SKYRIZI is used for and some safety information:
SKYRIZI is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis who may benefit from taking injections or pills (systemic therapy) or treatment using ultraviolet or UV light (phototherapy).
SKYRIZI may cause serious side effects, including risk of infections. Before starting treatment, your doctor should check you for infections and tuberculosis. Tell your doctor right away if you have an infection or symptoms of one. Also, tell your doctor if you plan to or recently received a vaccine.
Getting Your Prescription
You’ve been prescribed SKYRIZI!
This may be new territory for you. Terms you’ve never heard of, and things you’ve never had to do before.
But you got this. You play a role in the steps to help make sure your medicine arrives on time. And we’re here to guide you through it.
You may not be able to get SKYRIZI at your local pharmacy.
In which case, your prescription is sent to a Specialty Pharmacy, which provides medications that treat complex or rare conditions.
Also, be sure to schedule the exact day of your injection— whether it’s at your doctor’s office or at home.
When your Specialty Pharmacy receives your SKYRIZI prescription, they will run it by your insurance to verify it’s covered by your plan.
This may take a bit longer than other prescriptions, so keep that in mind when scheduling your first injection.
Once approved, your insurance will authorize your prescription.
Not sure if your plan covers your medicine? Get in touch with an Insurance Specialist at 1.866.SKYRIZI. They can talk you through your coverage and benefits.
About 2 weeks before each injection, your Specialty Pharmacy will call you to confirm where to mail your SKYRIZI, and how you will be paying for it.
If you don’t hear from them, call them to make sure your prescription has been filled. With commercial insurance, you may still have an amount to pay according to your plan.
But you may be eligible for savings on your co-pay, or if you have government insurance, such as Medicare, you can also call 1.866.SKYRIZI to speak with an Insurance Specialist, who can help identify ways you may be able save on the cost of your medicine.
If SKYRIZI is delivered to your home, keep it refrigerated.
Keep it cool
Store SKYRIZI at 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C)
If you need to keep your medicine cold on the go, get a Skyrizi Insulated Travel Case—at no additional cost to you—to keep your SKYRIZI cool for up to 8 hours.
Ways to order your Skyrizi Complete Travel Case: Skyrizi Complete App 1.866.SKYRIZI SkyriziTravelCase.com
If your SKYRIZI is delivered directly to your doctor’s office, 2 days before your appointment, call your doctor to confirm your medicine arrived.
Stay on Track with Your Prescribed Treatment Plan
SKYRIZI only works for as long as you take it. So it’s important to keep taking your medicine for as long as your doctor prescribes.
Once you’ve completed your injection be sure to schedule your next one with your doctor, or if you’re self-injecting, create a reminder using the Skyrizi Complete App. You can download and print a summary of the steps to getting your SKYRIZI delivered in time for your injection at GetSkyrizi.com.
From prescription to injection in 4 steps
When you are on SKYRIZI, you’re a key player in the treatment process. The graphic below will help you better understand the important role you play. You can also download a version of it here to put in a prominent place to help you mark your progress.
STEPS 1 AND 2 ARE FOR YOUR FIRST INJECTION
A complex medicine like SKYRIZI requires a specialty pharmacy for special administration, storage, and handling. So your doctor writes your prescription and sends it to the specialty pharmacy (SPP).
Ask your doctor which SPP the prescription was sent to, and write down the name and phone number. Your doctor schedules your injection appointment.
Your SPP receives the prescription from your doctor and contacts your insurance company. Your insurance company validates your coverage and authorizes payment for SKYRIZI.
Expect a call from your SPP. Arrange for your co-pay and confirm where your SKYRIZI is being delivered.
STEPS 3 AND 4 ARE FOR ALL INJECTIONS
SPP fills your prescription and delivers SKYRIZI to your home or your doctor’s office.
If SKYRIZI is delivered to your home, keep it refrigerated until your appointment or in-home injection. Or, if your medicine is being delivered to your doctor’s office, call a few days in advance to confirm that it has arrived.
For any questions about preparing for your upcoming injection, call your Skyrizi Complete Nurse Ambassador* at 1.866.SKYRIZI (1.866.759.7494)
*Nurse Ambassadors are provided by AbbVie and do not work under the direction of your health care professional (HCP) or give medical advice. They are trained to direct patients to their HCP for treatment-related advice, including further referrals.