Question about Emend anti nausea drug

shamoe Member Posts: 2
edited March 2014 in Lung Cancer #1
I have just started chemotherapy along with radiation. I have been fortunate not to have nausea yet. I credit that to the drug EMEND. However, it's very spendy, does anyone know where or how I can get samples of it?
I don't qualify for low income, I do have prescription insurance but I do have a co-pay which eats into my limited income budget. Anyone help?! Thanks a bunch


  • stayingcalm
    stayingcalm Member Posts: 650
    Emend has a Reimbursement/Patient Assistance Program which may be of help. Make sure also to ask your oncology nurse - they often know all sorts of "secret" ways to get samples, or might have coupons or other ways to help.

  • soccerfreaks
    soccerfreaks Member Posts: 2,788
    financial help

    This site is put up by the National Institute of Health or some such, and is government-supported.

    Cancer Care, a non-profit org., offers free support and counseling for cancer patients by oncology social workers. They have face-to-face counseling and counceling on the phone. Support groups on the phone are available too and are moderated by an oncology social worker. Call 800-813-HOPE. They can also give you info about financial resources. Check their website:

    Gilda's Club - - they offer free social and emotional support. Not sure if they may have financial information but check it out just in case.

    Live Strong - - offers one-on-one support.

    American Cancer Society can also give you financial support information, both of the national and local variety.

    Best wishes and welcome!

    Take care,

  • kelekia1
    kelekia1 Member Posts: 3
    Call emend they will help you pay for it if you can't afford it.
  • Lil Buddy
    Lil Buddy Member Posts: 6
    How spendy?
    My wife just finished her first week of Chemo and radiation, her schedule is 1 week(5 days) chemo and radiation..three weeks of just radiation, one more week of chemo and Radiation,and last week of radiation.
    We were given a perscribion for Emend Pricey not the word for it 6 pills $600.00. wife said no we will see how it goes. Her last of chemo was yesterday she says shes ok so far, w'ell see
    She is taking some other pills 3 times daily, per her Ono Dr. $10.00 for sixty pills