Depending upon your insurance, you may get SINUVA either from a specialty pharmacy or from your doctor. In either case, SINUVA will be delivered directly to your doctor and your doctor will place SINUVA during an in-office visit using local anesthesia.
If you get SINUVA from a specialty pharmacy, you will receive phone calls from either Gentry Health Services, AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, or Orsini Specialty Pharmacy to collect your co-pay directly. It’s very important that you answer all calls or messages from a specialty pharmacy or your doctor can’t proceed.
If you get SINUVA from your doctor, your doctor will collect your payment at the time of the procedure.
Your insurance could approve SINUVA as either a pharmacy or medical benefit. You'll be responsible for any co-pay or co-insurance for both SINUVA and the visit for placement.
Many insurance policies cover SINUVA, including certain types of Medicare. Be sure to check with your insurance provider to ensure that your treatment plan is covered under their policy.
SINUVA Sinus Implant is a prescription steroid-releasing (mometasone furoate) implant indicated for the treatment of nasal polyps in patients 18 years or older who have had ethmoid sinus surgery.
Do not use SINUVA if you are allergic to mometasone furoate or any ingredients of the implant.
Before you receive SINUVA, tell your doctor about all medical conditions you have including nasal/sinus problems (such as nasal ulcers or trauma), eye problems (such as glaucoma or cataracts), or any untreated fungal, bacterial, or viral infections.
Local reactions including nosebleed and injury to nerves or blood vessels in the nose/sinus.
Serious allergic reactions have happened in patients using mometasone furoate including rash, itching or swelling of the lips, face, tongue, and throat, and breathing problems. Call your doctor right away if you have any of these reactions.
Weakened immune system that may increase your risk of infections. Avoid contact with people who have contagious diseases such as chickenpox or measles. Call your doctor right away if you have been near someone with chickenpox or measles.
is a condition in which the adrenal glands do not make enough steroid hormones and can cause tiredness, weakness, nausea and vomiting and low blood pressure. Talk to your doctor if steroid effects such as Cushing Syndrome and adrenal suppression appear.
The most common side effects of SINUVA in clinical studies were bronchitis, cold symptoms, middle ear infections, headache, lightheadedness or dizziness, asthma, and nosebleeds. The following side effects have been identified during post-approval use of the SINUVA sinus implant. These events include implant migration, lack of efficacy, nasal pain, headache, and nosebleeds.
Tell your doctor if you have any side effects that bother you or don’t go away.
Risks related with the insertion and removal of SINUVA are similar to other endoscopic sinus procedures.
SINUVA is made from materials designed to soften over time and may fall out of the nose on its
own as polyps decrease or if you sneeze or blow your nose forcefully. The implant will be removed 90 days after placement or earlier at your doctor’s discretion.
Contact your doctor immediately if you have any changes in vision, excessive nasal bleeding, symptoms of infection or symptoms suggesting that the implant has moved, such as irritation or a choking sensation in the back of the throat.
For important risk and use information, please see Full Prescribing Information for SINUVA.
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