Approved Uses

Otezla (apremilast) is a prescription medicine approved for the treatment of patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis for whom phototherapy or systemic therapy is appropriate.

Otezla is a prescription medicine approved for the treatment of adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis.

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*Certain restrictions apply. *Certain restrictions apply; eligibility not based on income.

APPROVED USES

Otezla® (apremilast) is a prescription medicine approved for the treatment of patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis for whom phototherapy or systemic therapy is appropriate.

Otezla is a prescription medicine approved for the treatment of adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

You must not take Otezla if you are allergic to apremilast or to any of the ingredients in Otezla.

Otezla can cause severe diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting, especially within the first few weeks of treatment. Use in elderly patients and the use of certain medications with Otezla appears to increase the risk of having diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting. Tell your doctor if any of these conditions occur.

Otezla is associated with an increase in depression. In clinical studies, some patients reported depression, or suicidal behavior while taking Otezla. Some patients stopped taking Otezla due to depression. Before starting Otezla, tell your doctor if you have had feelings of depression, or suicidal thoughts or behavior. Be sure to tell your doctor if any of these symptoms or other mood changes develop or worsen during treatment with Otezla.

Some patients taking Otezla lost body weight. Your doctor should monitor your weight regularly. If unexplained or significant weight loss occurs, your doctor will decide if you should continue taking Otezla.

Some medicines may make Otezla less effective, and should not be taken with Otezla. Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines.

Side effects of Otezla include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, upper respiratory tract infection, runny nose, sneezing, or congestion, abdominal pain, tension headache, and headache. These are not all the possible side effects with Otezla. Ask your doctor about other potential side effects. Tell your doctor about any side effect that bothers you or does not go away.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or planning to breastfeed. Otezla has not been studied in pregnant women or in women who are breastfeeding.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-332-1088.

Please click here for Full Prescribing Information.

Paying for Otezla

The list price for a 30-day supply of Otezla is $3,398. This price is based on the wholesale acquisition cost of Otezla.

The wholesale acquisition cost (or “list price”) is the price from a manufacturer to a wholesaler or a direct purchaser without discounts.

Most people do not pay the list price for Otezla.

Most people who take Otezla have private insurance and pay $0* a month through the $0 co-pay program.

What you pay depends on your coverage

Generally, people pay what’s called the “out-of-pocket” cost for Otezla: the amount they owe after their insurance coverage has kicked in and any co-pays or deductibles have been applied.

To figure out what you might pay for Otezla, click on the button that applies to you:

  • Private
    Insurance
    You have private insurance provided by your employer, or directly purchased by you.
  • Medicare/
    Medicaid
    You have government-sponsored health insurance through a program like Medicare or Medicaid.
  • Uninsured/
    Underinsured
    You either don’t have health insurance, or your current insurance won’t cover Otezla.

If you have private insurance

You should know that Otezla is covered for most people with private insurance plans.

If you have private insurance, you’ll likely fall under one of two scenarios:

Scenario 1:

You pay a flat co-pay cost for each Otezla prescription.

Scenario 2:

You pay a deductible or co-insurance cost with every prescription until you exceed the maximum of your out-of-pocket payment responsibilities.

$0 co-pay*

Whether scenario 1 or scenario 2 applies to you, you’re most likely able to pay a $0 co-pay for Otezla.

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Here’s how it works: As long as your insurance plan covers Otezla, you can join the $0 co-pay program and get Otezla for $0 a month.

So if you’re paying any out-of-pocket costs for Otezla, and you have private health insurance, you could be paying $0 instead.

If you’re having issues getting your insurance to cover Otezla, click here.

*Certain restrictions apply; eligibility not based on income, must be 18 years or older. This offer is not valid for persons eligible for reimbursement of this product, in whole or in part under Medicaid, Medicare, or similar state or federal programs. Offer not valid for cash-paying patients. People who are not eligible can call 1-844-4OTEZLA to discuss other financial assistance opportunities.

If you have Medicare or Medicaid

Medicare:

If you have Medicare, your cost depends on your co-insurance status for all your prescriptions. You pay a deductible or co-insurance cost with every prescription.

If you need assistance with out-of-pocket costs through Medicare, Otezla SupportPlus can help you apply for co-pay assistance via independent foundations or state programs: just call 1-844-4OTEZLA (1-844-468-3952).

Medicaid:

For people who are able to access Otezla through Medicaid, the typical cost is $0.

If Medicaid denies your coverage for Otezla, please reach out to Otezla SupportPlus™ at 1-844-4OTEZLA (1-844-468-3952) to see how we can help.

If you’re experiencing issues with Medicare or Medicaid coverage, an Otezla SupportPlus representative can discuss your options with you and help you find a solution.

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Call 1-844-4OTEZLA (1-844-468-3952)
8 am – 8 pm ET, Monday – Friday

If you don’t have insurance, or you’re experiencing issues getting your insurance to cover Otezla

Regardless of what type of insurance coverage you have, Otezla SupportPlus™ will help search for the options available to you: such as the Patient Assistance Program, independent foundations, or state programs.

If you’re uninsured or underinsured, an Otezla SupportPlus representative can discuss your options with you and help you find a solution.

We’re here to help
Call 1-844-4OTEZLA (1-844-468-3952)
8 am – 8 pm ET, Monday – Friday

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*Certain restrictions apply. *Certain restrictions apply; eligibility not based on income.

APPROVED USES

Otezla® (apremilast) is a prescription medicine approved for the treatment of patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis for whom phototherapy or systemic therapy is appropriate.

Otezla is a prescription medicine approved for the treatment of adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

You must not take Otezla if you are allergic to apremilast or to any of the ingredients in Otezla.

Otezla can cause severe diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting, especially within the first few weeks of treatment. Use in elderly patients and the use of certain medications with Otezla appears to increase the risk of having diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting. Tell your doctor if any of these conditions occur.

Otezla is associated with an increase in depression. In clinical studies, some patients reported depression, or suicidal behavior while taking Otezla. Some patients stopped taking Otezla due to depression. Before starting Otezla, tell your doctor if you have had feelings of depression, or suicidal thoughts or behavior. Be sure to tell your doctor if any of these symptoms or other mood changes develop or worsen during treatment with Otezla.

Some patients taking Otezla lost body weight. Your doctor should monitor your weight regularly. If unexplained or significant weight loss occurs, your doctor will decide if you should continue taking Otezla.

Some medicines may make Otezla less effective, and should not be taken with Otezla. Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines.

Side effects of Otezla include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, upper respiratory tract infection, runny nose, sneezing, or congestion, abdominal pain, tension headache, and headache. These are not all the possible side effects with Otezla. Ask your doctor about other potential side effects. Tell your doctor about any side effect that bothers you or does not go away.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or planning to breastfeed. Otezla has not been studied in pregnant women or in women who are breastfeeding.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-332-1088.

Please click here for Full Prescribing Information.

Important Safety Information

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You must not take Otezla if you are allergic to apremilast or to any of the ingredients in Otezla.

Otezla can cause severe diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting, especially within the first few weeks of treatment. Use in elderly patients and the use of certain medications with Otezla appears to increase the risk of having diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting. Tell your doctor if any of these conditions occur.

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