Know your prescription

If you have been prescribed branded Valcyte, sometimes the pharmacy may supply an alternative
product (a generic version) for your branded medicine.

A generic medicine can look very similar to the branded version. If your doctor does not want your Valcyte
prescription to be substituted with a generic medicine, it is important that you make sure you receive the
branded medicine that your doctor has prescribed.

Checking your medicine before you leave the pharmacy allows you to determine
if you have been given branded Valcyte as prescribed by your doctor.

Not actual size and may not represent exact color.

  • Pink 450 mg tablets
  • “VGC” printed on one side
  • “450” printed on the other side

Some of the ways you can make sure you are receiving
the branded medicine you have been prescribed include:

Checking your medicine before you leave the pharmacy
 
Knowing your state prescription law
Each state has different requirements for how a prescription must be written to avoid generic substitution and ensure that you receive the medicine you have been prescribed.
Knowing your health insurance
Your health insurance company may require a prior authorization for you to receive Valcyte when a generic version is available. Check with your transplant team to determine if one is needed for you.
Talking to your pharmacist
Let your pharmacist know if your doctor does not want your Valcyte prescription to be substituted with a generic version. Encourage your pharmacist to call your doctor if there are any questions.

If you have difficulties accessing branded Valcyte, Genentech offers
programs and services that can help eligible patients connect to Valcyte.

Financial
support

Learn more about how you may be able to benefit from financial support.