How will I get Cystadane?

CYSTADANE is only available by prescription from a doctor. However, it cannot be picked up at a local pharmacy.

A specialty pharmacy called AnovoRx will mail the medication to you. Specialty pharmacies dispense certain medications that treat rare or complex diseases. Your treating doctor will FAX a CYSTADANE prescription form to AnovoRx. AnovoRx may contact you if your insurance company needs more information.

AnovoRx will:

  1. Work with you and your insurance company.
  2. Send your medication directly to your home.
  3. Follow up about and send refills.
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Need to contact AnovoRx?
Call 1-888-487-4703

It is important to return all calls from AnovoRx so that you'll get CYSTADANE when you need it.

How will I pay for CYSTADANE?

Many prescription insurance plans cover CYSTADANE. If you don’t have coverage for CYSTADANE or need help paying for your prescription, Recordati Rare Diseases Inc. (the distributor of CYSTADANE) offers programs that may help you:

Copay Assistance Program

Assists eligible individuals with insurance copayments or co-insurance for CYSTADANE.

Patient Assistance Program

Helps eligible uninsured or underinsured individuals get CYSTADANE.

Contact AnovoRx if you are uninsured or are having trouble paying for CYSTADANE.
AnovoRx can determine if you qualify for these programs.

INDICATIONS AND USAGE

CYSTADANE (betaine anhydrous for oral solution) is indicated for the treatment of homocystinuria to decrease high homocysteine blood levels. Homocystinuria is a rare genetic disorder in which there is an abnormal accumulation of the amino acid homocysteine in the blood and urine. The following are considered to be homocystinuria disorders:

  • Cystathionine beta-synthase (CBS) deficiency
  • 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) deficiency
  • Cobalamin cofactor metabolism (cbl) defects

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

  • Hypermethioninemia: CYSTADANE may worsen high methionine blood levels in patients with CBS deficiency. Accumulation of excess fluid in the brain has been reported.
  • Monitoring: If you have been told you have CBS deficiency, your doctor will be monitoring your methionine blood levels to see if changes in your diet and dosage are necessary.
  • Most common side effects were nausea and gastrointestinal distress, based on a survey of doctors.
  • To report SUSPECTED SIDE EFFECTS, contact Recordati Rare Diseases Inc. at 1-888-575-8344, or FDA at 1‑800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.
  • Pregnancy: The effects of CYSTADANE on pregnancy and an unborn baby are not known.
  • Nursing women: Breast-feeding by a patient taking CYSTADANE is not recommended.
  • Pediatrics: Patients ranging in age from 24 days to 17 years have been treated with CYSTADANE. Children younger than 3 years of age may benefit from slowly adjusting the dose until the desired medical result is achieved.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

  • Hypermethioninemia: CYSTADANE may worsen high methionine blood levels in patients with CBS deficiency. Accumulation of excess fluid in the brain has been reported.
  • Monitoring: If you have been told you have CBS deficiency, your doctor will be monitoring your methionine blood levels to see if changes in your diet and dosage are necessary.