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What important questions should I ask my healthcare team when receiving REBLOZYL?

One of the best ways to learn about your treatment with REBLOZYL is to talk to your healthcare team. Speaking with your healthcare provider or healthcare team can help make you feel more informed and comfortable. Below are some questions that you may want to ask.

  • Why am I being prescribed REBLOZYL?
  • What are the most important things I need to know about REBLOZYL?
  • Where and how do I receive REBLOZYL?
  • What should I expect while receiving REBLOZYL?
  • What are the most common side effects? And what should I do if I experience one?
  • Are there things that I should not do while receiving REBLOZYL?
  • How and where will my hemoglobin levels be tested prior to dosing?
  • How often should I come in for follow-up visits while receiving REBLOZYL?
  • How long will it take for REBLOZYL to start working? How will I know if it’s working?
  • What dose of REBLOZYL will I be receiving?
  • What if I miss a dose of REBLOZYL?
  • Will my dose of REBLOZYL stay the same?
  • Are there any medications I can’t take while I’m receiving REBLOZYL?
  • How will REBLOZYL affect the course of my disease?
  • What are the pros and cons of receiving REBLOZYL?

Resources & support

Helpful resources to download

Reblozyl® patient information document, thumbnail

PATIENT
INFORMATION

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Reblozyl® patient brochure, thumbnail

REBLOZYL
PATIENT BROCHURE

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Reblozyl® MDS caregiver brochure, thumbnail

MDS
CAREGIVER BROCHURE

DOWNLOAD
Patient treatment journal tracker, thumbnail

PATIENT TREATMENT
JOURNAL TRACKER PAGES

DOWNLOAD

Resources for people with MDS

The following organizations provide disease education, additional support, and expert opinions. Inclusion on this list does not indicate endorsement by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company of an organization or its communications.

American Cancer Society

www.cancer.org

Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation

www.aamds.org

Cancer Support Community

www.cancersupportcommunity.org

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

www.lls.org/support/support-groups

Leukemia Research Foundation

www.allbloodcancers.org

MDS Foundation

www.mds-foundation.org

National Cancer Institute

www.cancer.gov

BMS Access Support® Can Provide Patient
Access and Reimbursement Assistance

Bristol Myers Squibb is committed to helping patients gain access to their prescribed BMS medications. That’s why we offer BMS Access Support. BMS Access Support provides resources to help patients understand their insurance coverage. In addition, we can share information on sources of financial support, including co-pay assistance for eligible commercially insured patients.

How BMS Access Support May Help

Find out how BMS can work with patients and their healthcare
providers to help access a prescribed BMS medication.

Financial Support Options

There may be programs and services that could help with the
cost of treatment. Learn about what options are available.

Additional Resources

We provide videos, tools, and other resources that may help
with your access and reimbursement needs.

Have Questions About Our Program or
Possible Financial Support?

If you have questions about coverage for a prescribed BMS medication, BMS Access Support may be able to help. Patients and their healthcare provider can complete an enrollment form to learn about programs that may be of assistance. Visit our website or contact BMS Access Support to learn more.

Call Bristol Myers Squibb Access Support at
1-800-861-0048, 8 AM to 8 PM ET, Monday–Friday

The accurate completion of reimbursement- or coverage-related documentation is the responsibility of the healthcare provider and the patient. Bristol Myers Squibb and its agents make no guarantee regarding reimbursement for any service or item.

Glossary

Anemia: Low red blood cell count

Bone marrow: The soft interior of the bones where new blood cells are created

Erythroid cell: An immature red blood cell

Erythroid maturation agent: Treatment that helps young cells become mature cells

Erythropoiesis: The formation of red blood cells in blood-forming tissue within the bone marrow

Erythropoiesis-stimulating agent: A manufactured erythropoietin given to people to help with anemia

Erythropoietin: A natural growth hormone produced by the kidneys that helps make more immature red blood cells

Hemoglobin: Oxygen-carrying protein found in red blood cells

Ineffective erythropoiesis: The inability of immature red blood cells to mature

Intolerant: Unable to take a drug due to effects of the drug or allergies

Median: A statistics term. The middle value in a set of measurements

Mutation: An abnormal change within a gene

Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS): Derived from myelo, which means marrow, and dysplasia, which means abnormal growth. MDS are a group of disorders in which the bone marrow does not make enough healthy blood cells

MDS/MPN-RS-T: Abbreviation for myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasm with ring sideroblasts and thrombocytosis. It is a rare form of MDS in which there are a high number of platelets in the blood and the immature red blood cells contain ring sideroblasts

Neutropenia: Lower than normal amount of white blood cells

Placebo: An inactive substance that looks the same as, and is given the same way as, an active drug or treatment being tested

Platelet: A type of blood cell that helps with clotting

Prognostic score: A number based on several factors that helps describe the severity of disease or disease progression

Red blood cells (RBCs): Blood cells that carry oxygen from the lungs to all cells in the body

Red blood cell transfusion: A process that adds red blood cells into the bloodstream

Ring sideroblasts: Cells containing rings of iron deposits

Serum: The clear liquid part of the blood that remains after blood cells and clotting proteins have been removed

Subcutaneous: Under the skin

Thrombocytopenia: Lower than normal number of platelets in the blood

Transfusions: Procedures that add parts of blood or whole blood into the bloodstream

White blood cells (WBCs): Blood cells that help the body fight infection as part of the body’s immune system