Afinitor is prescribed with Aromasin (chemical name: exemestane), an aromatase inhibitor. Both medicines are pills taken by mouth. You take the pills at the same time every day, with or without food.
You keep taking Afinitor with Aromasin as long as you are getting benefits from the medicines.
If your doctor prescribes Afinitor and you have any problems getting it covered by insurance or don’t have insurance, an Afinitor co-pay card can help lower your costs for the medicine. Sponsored by Novartis, the company that makes Afinitor, the co-pay card allows you to pay only $25 per month for Afinitor. The co-pay card also helps cover the cost of generic Aromasin while you’re taking Afinitor.
If you’re not eligible for a co-pay card, Novartis also offers the Patient Assistance NOW Oncology program that may be able to help you find another support or reimbursement program. You also can call the Novartis Oncology Reimbursement Hotline at 1-800-282-7630.