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Helping you every step of the way with ACTIMMUNE®

With your prescription of ACTIMMUNE® (interferon gamma-1b), you and your family have access to Horizon Patient Services, a program that offers a wide range of services at no cost to help you reach your goals for treatment and healthy living.

With Horizon Patient Services, you'll have a support team that includes a case manager, dedicated nurse educator, and other representatives of Horizon Pharma to guide and support you through every step of your journey.

Your main point of contact to support you throughout your CGD journey, your CGD nurse educator offers:

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Individual guidance and support in person, through email, and by phone

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Ongoing education about CGD and its treatment
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Injection training and support to help you inject ACTIMMUNE® with confidence
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Communication with your doctors to keep them up-to-date on your treatment experience

CGD nurse educator Support Series

CGD nurse educators will also host Webinars for patients taking ACTIMMUNE® and caregivers. Look for upcoming Webinars featuring helpful information on living with and managing CGD.

Upcoming Support Series:

  • December: "CGD and Me: Achieving Self-Acceptance"

Find out more about this exciting series by signing up at CGDpartners@horizonpharmainfo.com

Your CGD case manager is here for you

Helping you start and stay on ACTIMMUNE®

How do I get my medicine? What happens when I need a refill? Are there any co-pay costs? No matter what questions you may have, your case manager is there to answer them. A case manager is assigned to help you from the moment you’re prescribed ACTIMMUNE® (Interferon gamma-1b) for the treatment of chronic granulomatous disease (CGD).

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Works with your insurance provider to ensure access to therapy and co-pay support*
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Helps secure coverage and financial assistance for those without insurance or denied coverage
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Coordinates delivery with the specialty pharmacy to schedule shipments of your medicine
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Connects you to a sharps disposal program for easy needle and syringe pickup and disposal
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Sends refill reminders to help you stay on ACTIMMUNE® as your doctor has instructed

*Co-pay assistance for eligible patients.
For eligible patients, available through the Patient Assistance Program.

To learn more about the support that’s available for patients and caregivers, call 1 (877) 305-7704.

Important Safety Information

What is ACTIMMUNE® (Interferon gamma-1b) used for?

ACTIMMUNE® is part of a drug regimen used to treat Chronic Granulomatous Disease, or CGD. CGD is a genetic disorder, usually diagnosed in childhood, that affects some cells of the immune system and the body's ability to fight infections effectively.

Important Safety Information

What is ACTIMMUNE® (Interferon gamma-1b) used for?

ACTIMMUNE® is part of a drug regimen used to treat Chronic Granulomatous Disease, or CGD. CGD is a genetic disorder, usually diagnosed in childhood, that affects some cells of the immune system and the body's ability to fight infections effectively. CGD is often treated (though not cured) with antibiotics, antifungals, and ACTIMMUNE.

ACTIMMUNE is also used to slow the worsening of severe, malignant osteopetrosis (SMO). SMO is a genetic disorder that affects normal bone formation and is usually diagnosed in the first few months after birth.

When should I not take ACTIMMUNE?

Don't use ACTIMMUNE if you are allergic to interferon-gamma, E coli-derived products, or any ingredients contained in the product.

What warnings should I know about ACTIMMUNE?

At high doses, ACTIMMUNE can cause (flu-like) symptoms, which may worsen some pre-existing heart conditions.

ACTIMMUNE may cause decreased mental status, walking disturbances, and dizziness, particularly at very high doses. These symptoms are usually reversible within a few days upon dose reduction or discontinuation of therapy.

Bone marrow function may be suppressed with ACTIMMUNE, and decreased production of cells important to the body may occur. This effect, which can be severe, is usually reversible when the drug is discontinued or the dose is reduced.

Taking ACTIMMUNE may cause reversible changes to your liver function, particularly in patients less than 1 year old. Your doctor should monitor your liver function every 3 months, and monthly in children under 1 year.

In rare cases, ACTIMMUNE can cause severe allergic reactions and/or rash. If you experience a serious reaction to ACTIMMUNE, discontinue it immediately and contact your doctor or seek medical help.

What should I tell my healthcare provider?

Be sure to tell your doctor about all the medications you are taking.

Tell your doctor if you:

  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant or plan to nurse
  • have a cardiac condition such as irregular heartbeat, heart failure, or decreased blood flow to your heart
  • have a history of seizures or other neurologic disorders
  • have, or have had, reduced bone marrow function. Your doctor will monitor these cells with blood tests at the beginning of therapy and at 3-month intervals on ACTIMMUNE therapy

What are the side effects of ACTIMMUNE?

The most common side effects with ACTIMMUNE are "flu-like" symptoms such as fever, headache, chills, muscle pain, or fatigue, which may decrease in severity as treatment continues. Bedtime administration of ACTIMMUNE may help reduce some of these symptoms. Acetaminophen may be helpful in preventing fever and headache.

What other medications might interact with ACTIMMUNE?

Some drugs may interact with ACTIMMUNE to potentially increase the risk of damage to your heart or nervous system, such as certain chemotherapy drugs. Tell your doctor about all other medications you are taking.

Avoid taking ACTIMMUNE at the same time as a vaccination.

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

The risk information provided here is not comprehensive. To learn more, talk about ACTIMMUNE with your healthcare provider or pharmacist. The FDA-approved product labeling can be found at http://www.ACTIMMUNE.com or 1-866-479-6742.