During the COVID-19 Pandemic, many kidney transplanted patients have struggled to access their medications. Some medications have been in short supply due to pharmaceutical companies being understaffed to adhere to social distancing. Other medications have been affected by distribution channels being disrupted during the pandemic. Some patients have had challenges affording medications due to loss of employment, health insurance, among other barriers. This page is intended to be a resource for both Transplant Center Providers and Patients who are looking for resources for transplant-related medications. The Network’s goal is to keep transplanted recipients in optimal health and avoiding the loss of a transplanted kidney from the complications related to COVID-19.
General Assistance Programs
Envarsus XR Immunosuppressant
Myfortic (mycophenolic acid) Delayed-release tablet
Neoral (cyclosporine capsules, usp) Sandimmune (cyclosporine capsules, usp)
- Immunosuppressant medication to prevent organ rejection
- Novartis Patient Assistance Application - Free medication based on income guidelines
Valcyte (Valganciclovir Hcl)
NULOJIX (belatacept) immunosuppressant
Cellcept (Mycophenolate Mofetil)
Find a Pharmacy
- Find open pharmacies near you.
- Print a personalized wallet card that documents your prescriptions and other important medical information.
Tips to Access Transplant-Related Medications:
- Work with your Transplant Center Post-Transplant Nurse or Social Worker if having difficulty paying your medication co-pays.
- Discuss changing your medications with your medical team if you are not able to access them.
- If you are a patient, you may also contact your ESRD Network.