NAVIGATING INSURANCE AND SUPPORT PROGRAMS

Your guide to health insurance support for SPINRAZA and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) care

Lauren
age 20

Later-onset (Type 3) SMA
treated with SPINRAZA

SPINRAZA® (nusinersen) insurance coverage

Read the insurance guide for individuals with SMA and their caregivers

What you’ll find inside

Biogen is committed to empowering individuals with SMA and their caregivers with the knowledge to advocate for their insurance coverage. This guide can help you or your loved ones:

NAVIGATE THE HEALTH PLAN APPROVAL PROCESS

Find out more about prior authorization, medical exemptions, and how long it may take to get a treatment approval.

WHAT TO DO IF
COVERAGE IS DENIED

Learn more about the appeals processes and how you may be able to expedite an appeal in an urgent situation.

START A COVERAGE CONVERSATION

Find a list of questions that may be helpful when speaking to a healthcare professional.

Read about your coverage options


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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Increased risk of bleeding complications has been observed after administration of similar medicines. Your healthcare provider should perform blood tests before you start treatment with SPINRAZA and before each dose to monitor for signs of these risks. Seek medical attention if unexpected bleeding occurs.

Increased risk of kidney damage, including potentially fatal acute inflammation of the kidney, has been observed after administration of similar medicines. Your healthcare provider should perform urine testing before you start treatment with SPINRAZA and before each dose to monitor for signs of this risk.

The most common side effects of SPINRAZA include lower respiratory infection, fever, constipation, headache, vomiting, back pain, and post-lumbar puncture syndrome.

These are not all of the possible side effects of SPINRAZA. Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Before taking SPINRAZA, tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

Please see full Prescribing Information.

As a courtesy, our full Prescribing Information is also available en Español. For prescribing decisions, please refer to official approved labeling.

This information is not intended to replace discussions with your healthcare provider.


INDICATION

SPINRAZA is a prescription medicine used to treat spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) in pediatric and adult patients.