INDICATION: LONSURF® (trifluridine and tipiracil) tablets are a prescription medicine used to treat people with colon or rectal cancer that has spread to other parts of the body and who have previously been treated with or cannot receive certain chemotherapy medicines. It is not known if LONSURF is safe and effective in children.
INDICATION: LONSURF® (trifluridine and tipiracil) tablets are a prescription medicine used to treat people with colon or rectal cancer that has spread to other parts of the body and who have previously been treated with or cannot receive certain chemotherapy medicines. It is not known if LONSURF is safe and effective in children.
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What is Taiho Oncology Patient Support™?

We understand that you're going through a lot living with refractory metastatic colon or rectal cancer that has spread to other parts of the body despite previous treatment with certain chemotherapy medicines.
Taiho Oncology is committed to partnering with your healthcare provider to help you:

  • With financial challenges you are facing in getting your medicine
  • Take your medicine exactly as instructed by your healthcare provider
Taiho Oncology Patient Support

Taiho Oncology Patient Support™ is your online and on‑call resource center for any questions or needs related to financial assistance, reimbursement, and your LONSURF® (trifluridine and tipiracil) tablets treatment.

To learn more:
Call 1‑844‑TAIHO‑4U1‑844‑TAIHO‑4U (1‑844‑824‑46481‑844‑824‑4648)

For financial assistance:
Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM ET

For on‑call nurse phone support:
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Or visit TaihoPatientSupport.com


Cost assistance

If you are eligible, the following services are just a phone call away:

Insurance coverage and reimbursement support

Based on your eligibility, we are here to help you:

  • Understand your insurance coverage for LONSURF and your out‑of‑pocket responsibility
  • Determine prior authorization requirements from your insurance company
  • Work with your insurance company, if coverage is denied

Co‑pay savings for commercially‑insured patients

If you are commercially insured, you may be eligible to receive a Co‑pay Card for help with your out‑of‑pocket expenses for LONSURF.* Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacy for the Taiho Oncology Patient Support™ Co‑pay Card if you have commercial insurance.

*Restrictions apply.

Alternate funding support for Medicare/Medicaid‑ or government‑insured patients

If you are Medicare/Medicaid or government insured, we will refer you to nonprofit organizations that may be able to provide you with co‑pay assistance.

Patient Assistance Program for those unable to afford LONSURF

We may be able to provide LONSURF to you free of charge if you have:

  • No prescription insurance coverage
  • Insufficient prescription insurance coverage
  • Insufficient financial resources

Pharmacy coordination

We will be in contact with your pharmacy and your doctor, and will keep you up to date about your prescription status.


Personalized nurse support

Taiho Oncology partners with your healthcare provider to help support your individual needs while you are on treatment. You can call the 24-hour hotline and get answers to your questions about LONSURF, such as:

  • What to expect on treatment
  • Side effects
  • Your treatment schedule
  • Anything else to do with LONSURF

On-call Nurse Navigator

You don't have to do it alone when it comes to treatment with LONSURF. Once you enroll in the Taiho Oncology Patient Support program, you have the option to team up with a Nurse Navigator. He or she will help you by providing support over the phone concerning your treatment plan, including:

  • Education about your treatment
  • Prescription refill and medication reminders
  • Some tips that may help manage side effects
  • And more

Your healthcare provider may have other ways of managing some of the side effects of LONSURF. This could include adjusting your treatment plan by changing your dosage or stopping treatment.

Some tips provided by the Nurse Navigator may also be helpful to you in managing some of the side effects of LONSURF while under your healthcare provider's care; however, these tips may not always work.

Advice provided by the Nurse Navigator is not meant to replace your healthcare provider's advice. Always discuss any side effect with your healthcare provider.


How to enroll

3 simple ways to enroll in the Taiho Oncology Patient Support™ program:

  1. Fill out a Patient Enrollment Form at your doctor's office with your doctor, nurse, or support staff. The office can then fax the form to 1‑844‑287‑25591‑844‑287‑2559
  2. Fill out a Patient Enrollment Form online with your doctor, nurse, or support staff at TaihoPatientSupport.com
  3. Call 1‑844‑TAIHO‑4U1‑844‑TAIHO‑4U (1‑844‑824‑46481‑844‑824‑4648) for help with enrollment

What happens once you enroll:

  • A Taiho Oncology Patient Support Reimbursement Specialist will call you to:
    • Welcome you to the program
    • Explain your insurance benefits
    • Confirm your insurance coverage for LONSURF or help you apply for financial assistance
  • The specialty pharmacy will call you to discuss payment and shipment, if applicable
  • You will receive LONSURF from the specialty pharmacy, doctor's office, or hospital and will follow your healthcare provider's instructions for beginning treatment
  • If you have signed up to be paired with a Nurse Navigator, he or she will stay in contact to help you with your treatment plan
For more information about the Taiho Oncology Patient Support™ Program, call 1‑844‑TAIHO‑4U1‑844‑TAIHO‑4U (1‑844‑824‑46481‑844‑824‑4648) or go to TaihoPatientSupport.com
Important Safety Information +

LONSURF may cause serious side effects, including:

  • Low blood counts. Low blood counts are common with LONSURF and can sometimes be severe and life‑threatening. LONSURF can cause a decrease in your white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. Low white blood cells can make you more likely to get serious infections that could lead to death. Your healthcare provider should do blood tests before you receive LONSURF, at day 15 during treatment with LONSURF, and as needed to check your blood cell counts. Your healthcare provider may lower your dose of LONSURF or stop LONSURF if you have low white blood cell or platelet counts

Tell your healthcare provider right away if you get any of the following signs and symptoms of infection during treatment with LONSURF: fever, chills, or body aches.

Before taking LONSURF, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

  • Have kidney or liver problems
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. LONSURF can harm your unborn baby
    • Females who can become pregnant should use effective birth control during treatment with LONSURF. Tell your healthcare provider immediately if you become pregnant
    • Males, while on treatment and for 3 months after your last dose of LONSURF, you should use a condom during sex with female partners who are able to become pregnant. Tell your healthcare provider right away if your partner becomes pregnant while you are taking LONSURF
  • Are breast‑feeding or plan to breast‑feed. It is not known if LONSURF passes into your breast milk. Do not breast‑feed during treatment with LONSURF and for 1 day after your last dose of LONSURF

Tell your healthcare provider about all the prescription and over‑the‑counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements you take.

The most common side effects with LONSURF include tiredness, nausea, decreased appetite, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and fever.

Tell your doctor if you have nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea that is severe or that does not go away.

These are not all of the possible side effects of LONSURF. For more information, ask your healthcare provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.