Having a few questions ready can help guide your discussion during your next visit.
Janssen Compass® Patient Support
A one-on-one support program designed for you
Once you and your doctor have decided that TECVAYLI® is right for you, Janssen Compass® is a free, personalized patient support program that can help you get started with your treatment and stay on track.
Your Janssen Compass® Care Navigator is just a phone call away! You can call us at 844-628-1234, Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM – 8:30 PM ET.
Once you are enrolled, a dedicated Care Navigator can help you find the resources you need
Explore options that may be available to help you save on potential out-of-pocket medication costs. Whether you have commercial insurance or government-funded coverage—or even no insurance at all—we can help you find programs that may help you pay for TECVAYLI®.
A Janssen Compass® Care Navigator will support and guide you as you start and continue treatment by providing ongoing education about TECVAYLI®.
While you're on TECVAYLI®, you will work with your Janssen Compass® Care Navigator to discover tips, strategies, and resources for caring for yourself during treatment, help set goals for living with cancer, and connect with advocacy groups and a wider community of support.
Paying for TECVAYLI®
Your out-of-pocket cost for TECVAYLI® is determined by your insurance coverage. Call a Janssen Compass® Care Navigator to receive personalized options to help you pay for your medication.
Here are a few of the options that may be available:
For Commercially Insured Patients: Savings Program
Eligible patients pay as little as $5 per dose for your TECVAYLI® medication. There is a limit to savings each year. The program does not cover the cost for your healthcare provider to administer your injections. Participate without sharing your income information. See program requirements at tecvayli.janssencarepathsavings.com.
Call a Care Navigator to learn more about program requirements and enroll over the phone.
A Care Navigator can be your guide to nonprofit organizations, patient advocacy groups, and state programs that may help with financial assistance.
Visit janssencompass.com to learn about other resources available to you.
Janssen Compass® is limited to education about your Janssen therapy, its administration, and/or your disease. It is intended to supplement your understanding of your therapy and is not intended to provide medical advice, replace a treatment plan from your doctor or nurse, or serve as a reason for you to start or stay on this medication.
Janssen Patient Assistance
Patient assistance from Janssen is available if you have commercial, employer-sponsored, or government coverage that does not fully meet your needs. You may be eligible to receive your Janssen medication free of charge for up to one year. You must meet the eligibility and income requirements for the Janssen Patient Assistance Program. See terms and conditions at PatientAssistanceInfo.com or call 833-742-0791.
Johnson & Johnson Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc. (JJPAF)
The Johnson & Johnson Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc. (JJPAF) is an independent, nonprofit organization. JJPAF gives eligible patients free prescription medicines donated by Johnson & Johnson companies. You may be eligible if you don’t have insurance, if your medicine is not covered by insurance, or if you have Medicare coverage and can’t pay for your medicine.
Want to see if you qualify? Get an application at JJPAF.org
Questions? Call 800-652-6227 (Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM ET).
Starting the TECVAYLI® conversation with your healthcare provider
Is TECVAYLI® an option for me, based on my treatment history?
What are the considerations to determine if TECVAYLI® is right for me?
Does TECVAYLI® look like it may be a good option for me now? If not now, when?
If I start taking TECVAYLI®, how long will I take it?
How does TECVAYLI® work?
Find out more about results with TECVAYLI®
How will I know if TECVAYLI® is working?
Discussing TECVAYLI® and side effects
Where will I receive my step-up doses?
What type of time commitment is needed for the step-up dosing period?
What side effects should I look out for?
What is important to tell my care team?
What resources are available to help with affording TECVAYLI®?
If TECVAYLI® has helped you or the person you care for manage multiple myeloma, we want to hear from you. Share your story so that you can help inspire others like you.
Caring for someone with multiple myeloma can be very overwhelming, but there are resources to help you
When you are caring for someone with multiple myeloma, you may need to provide them with both emotional and physical support. While it is important to support them in their treatment journey, you are in this together and you need to find ways to support yourself as well.
Remember that you're not alone; you have support.
Being an available caregiver means also taking care of yourself
Here are some tips that you can use to care for yourself:
- Ask for help if you need it. Many caregivers look back and realize they had put too much on their plate and wish they had asked for more help
- Take care of your own health. Make sure you are eating well, getting some exercise, resting, and not neglecting your own medical care
- Be sure to make time to relax and to do things that are important to you
- Join a caregiver support group. Connecting with people going through a similar experience can let you know you are not alone and give you new ideas for coping
- Consider writing in a journal. Keeping a journal can help lessen negative thoughts and feelings you might have
Caregiving may take a toll on you, and you need breaks and support too.
Preparing for treatment
You can help the person in your care prepare to receive treatment with TECVAYLI®
It might be helpful for them to wear comfortable clothing as the injection site can be located on the stomach area or thigh.
You should also tell the person in your care's healthcare provider about all of their medical conditions, including if they:
- Have an infection
Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. TECVAYLI® may harm their unborn baby
- Their healthcare provider should do a pregnancy test before they start treatment with TECVAYLI®
- They should use effective birth control (contraception) during treatment and for 5 months after their last dose of TECVAYLI®
- They should tell their healthcare provider right away if they become pregnant or think that they may be pregnant during treatment with TECVAYLI®
- Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if TECVAYLI® passes into breast milk. They should not breastfeed during treatment and for 5 months after their last dose of TECVAYLI®
Tell the person in your care’s healthcare provider about all the medicines they take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
They should also tell their healthcare provider about all the medicines they take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
You can help by arranging transportation to and from their appointment so that they have the proper time to rest after treatment. Because some people may feel confused after treatment with TECVAYLI®, they should not drive or operate heavy or dangerous machinery during and for 48 hours after the TECVAYLI® “step-up dosing schedule” is completed, or at any time during treatment with TECVAYLI® if they develop new neurologic symptoms until the symptoms go away.
Help the person in your care keep track of any side effects they are experiencing by encouraging them to use the symptom tracker in their Starting treatment with TECVAYLI® guide, or you can keep track together. Take a look at the side effects to watch out for in the Important Safety Information, and report to their healthcare provider any side effects that the person in your care experiences.
Additionally, you can ask their doctor or nurse how to manage any injection site reactions that the person in your care may experience. They can give you tips for how to help with bruising, pain, swelling, or any other reactions after injection. Note down any additional questions you or the person in your care have so you can refer to them at the next appointment.
Downloadable caregiver resources
TECVAYLI® Caregiver Brochure
Become more familiar with TECVAYLI® and what you and the person you care for can expect.
Caregiver Wallet Card
Card to share with the healthcare team of the person you care for so they know the person in your care is receiving TECVAYLI®.
There is a lot of support available in the community for patients and their caregivers. The following organizations provide educational materials, host meetings and seminars, and connect members of the community who share similar experiences.
The American Cancer Society offers information, day-to-day help, and emotional support to cancer patients as well as their family and friends. They offer programs, services, and resources that can help you on your journey, including help with lodging and transportation.
HealthTree for Multiple Myeloma is a nonproﬁt organization uniting patients and researchers through cutting-edge technology to work together on curing myeloma. HealthTree provides personalized support and education to patients.
The International Myeloma Foundation provides information online and by phone. They offer patient and caregiver education materials, and conduct patient and family seminars and regional community workshops.
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society offers information specialists, peer-to-peer support, financial guidance and support, and online chats for both patients and caregivers.
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation offers patient and caregiver education programs and provides one-on-one support, including assistance with finding a treatment center, clinical trials, support groups, and financial assistance programs.
MyMyelomaTeam is a social network where those living with myeloma can seek support, advice, and insights on managing treatments and therapies for myeloma.
Patient Empowerment Network (PEN) equips patients and caregivers with the tools and resources needed to understand their cancer diagnosis and take an active role in their treatment journey.