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How much should I expect to pay for Verzenio®?

Prescription drug prices can be confusing. Two people may pay different prices for the same drug, depending on their insurance situation.

  • The list price1 of is , but the amount you pay will largely depend on your insurance plan.

The information below will give you a good idea of what to expect based on your insurance situation and support that may be available to you.

For the most accurate information, talk to your insurance provider who knows the details of your plan.

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We’ve created the Verzenio Continuous Care™ program to support you while taking Verzenio. Through 1:1 check-ins, your Verzenio Continuous Care™ team can help you navigate through the insurance process and identify savings opportunities. The Verzenio Continuous Care™ program is available to help you regardless of your insurance status.

Your Verzenio Continuous Care™ team will serve as your dedicated partner throughout your Verzenio treatment. Although we won't replace the advice of your healthcare provider, we'll do our best to help you. For more information, call 1-844-VERZENIO (1-844-837-9364) or click here.

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Lilly donates medicines to the Lilly Cares Foundation, a separate nonprofit organization that helps qualified people in need receive Lilly medicines at no cost. Learn more at www.lillycares.com or by calling Lilly Cares at 1-800-545-6962.

1 List price, also referred to as wholesale acquisition cost or WAC, is the price at which Lilly sells its products to wholesalers and may not represent actual transactional prices patients pay at the pharmacy. WAC from AnalySource accessed on . Reprinted with permission by First Databank, Inc. All rights reserved. . https://www.fdbhealth.com/policies/drug-pricing-policy.

2 Source: IQVIA: OPC Provider for the period reflecting estimates of real-world activity for the period. Data access as of . All rights reserved.

3 Social Security Administration (SSA). Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs. https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/medicare/prescriptionhelp/. Accessed on .

4 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Announcement of Calendar Year (CY) Medicare Advantage (MA) Capitation Rates and Part C and Part D Payment Policies. https://www.cms.gov/files/document/2021-announcement.pdf. Accessed on .

5 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Cost Sharing Out of Pocket Costs. Maximum Allowable Copayments for Eligible Populations by Family Income. **All out-of-pocket charges are based on the specific state's defined payment amount for that service. Certain groups, including children, terminally ill individuals, and individuals residing in an institution are exempt from cost sharing. Refer to your state agency for details about Medicaid out-of-pocket costs. https://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid/cost-sharing/cost-sharing-out-pocket-costs/index.html. Accessed on .

6 Most people have some type of health insurance coverage that includes a prescription drug benefit. According to recent data, just under of the total U.S. population is uninsured. **All out-of-pocket charges are based on the specific state’s defined payment amount for that service. Certain groups, including children, terminally ill individuals, and individuals residing in an institution are exempt from cost sharing. Refer to your state agency for details about Medicaid out-of-pocket costs. ( https://www.kff.org/state-category/health-coverage-uninsured/health-insurance-status/). Updated .

Important Facts About Verzenio® (ver-ZEN-ee-oh). It is also known as abemaciclib.

Verzenio is a prescription medicine used to treat a type of breast cancer. It is a medicine you can take if:

  • You have a type of breast cancer called HR+/HER2– (hormone receptor positive/human epidermal growth factor receptor 2–negative) and the cancer has spread to other parts of the body (metastasized)
  • Verzenio is given along with an aromatase inhibitor as initial endocrine-based therapy for the treatment of postmenopausal women, along with fulvestrant in women whose disease has progressed after hormonal therapy, or by itself in adults whose disease has progressed after hormone therapy and prior chemotherapy

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

Warnings

Verzenio may cause serious side effects, including:

Diarrhea is common with Verzenio, may be severe and may cause dehydration or infection. The most common time to develop diarrhea is during the first month of Verzenio treatment. Your doctor may stop your treatment, lower your dose, or tell you to wait to begin your treatment cycle if you have diarrhea.

At the first sign of loose stools, tell your doctor. You may be advised to start taking an antidiarrheal medicine (such as loperamide) and drink more fluids.

Low white blood cell counts (neutropenia) are common with Verzenio and may cause serious infections that can lead to death. Your doctor should check your white blood cell counts before and during treatment. Tell your doctor right away if you have fever or chills.

Verzenio may cause severe or life-threatening inflammation (swelling) of the lungs during treatment that can lead to death. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any new or worsening symptoms, including:

  • trouble breathing or shortness of breath
  • cough with or without mucus
  • chest pain

Verzenio can cause liver problems. Tell your doctor right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms of liver problems:

  • Feeling very tired
  • Pain on the upper right side of your stomach area (abdomen)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Bleeding or bruising more easily than normal

Verzenio may cause blood clots in your veins or lungs. These may be serious and have led to death. Tell your doctor if you have the following signs and symptoms of a blood clot:

  • Pain or swelling in your arms or legs
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Fast breathing
  • Fast heart rate

Verzenio can harm your unborn baby. Use effective birth control during treatment and for at least 3 weeks after the last dose of Verzenio and do not breastfeed during treatment with Verzenio and for at least 3 weeks after your last dose. Verzenio may affect the ability of males to father a child.

Common Side Effects

The most common side effects of Verzenio include:

  • Nausea
  • Infections
  • Low red blood cell counts (anemia)
  • Decreased appetite
  • Headache
  • Hair thinning or hair loss (alopecia)
  • Abdominal pain
  • Tiredness
  • Low white blood cell counts (leukopenia)
  • Vomiting
  • Low platelet counts (thrombocyteopenia)

These are not all the possible side effects of Verzenio.


Tell your doctor if you have any side effects. You can report side effects at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Before Using

Before you use Verzenio, tell your doctor:

  • If you have fever, chills, or other signs of infection
  • Have liver or kidney problems
  • About all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take a medicine that contains ketoconazole. Avoid grapefruit products while taking Verzenio. Grapefruit may increase the amount of Verzenio in your blood

How to take

  • Use Verzenio exactly as your doctor tells you
  • Take your doses of Verzenio at about the same time every day
  • If you vomit or miss a dose take your next dose at your regular time. Do not take 2 doses of Verzenio at the same time to make up for the missed dose
  • If you take too much Verzenio, call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away

Learn more

For more information, call 1-800-545-5979.

This summary provides basic information about Verzenio but does not include all information known about this medicine. Read the information that comes with your prescription each time your prescription is filled. This information does not take the place of talking with your doctor. Be sure to talk to your doctor or other healthcare provider about Verzenio and how to take it. Your doctor is the best person to help you decide if Verzenio is right for you.

Verzenio® is a registered trademark owned or licensed by Eli Lilly and Company, its subsidiaries or affiliates.

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