IPSEN CARES®

IPSEN CARES® (Coverage, Access, Reimbursement & Education Support) serves as a central point of contact between patients, caregivers, doctors’ offices, insurance companies, and specialty pharmacies.

Navigate Insurance Coverage

Help patients navigate the insurance coverage process to determine out-of-pocket costs for treatment

Co-pay Assistance

Help with copay assistance for eligible* patients

Nurse Home Health Administration information

Provide information on Nurse Home Health Administration

Patient Assistance Program

Provide free medication to eligible patients through the Patient Assistance Program

Minimize Delays or interruptions to treatment

Help minimize delays or interruptions to treatment

Coordinate Medication Deliveries

Coordinate medication deliveries through specialty pharmacies

  • Help patients navigate the insurance coverage process to determine out-of-pocket costs for treatment
  • Help with copay assistance for eligible* patients
  • Provide information on Nurse Home Health Administration
  • Provide free medication to eligible patients through the Patient Assistance Program
  • Help minimize delays or interruptions to treatment
  • Coordinate medication deliveries through specialty pharmacies
IPSEN CARES® Program

Nutrition: Staying flavorful

Having gastrointestinal and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP‑NETs) doesn’t have to stand in the way of enjoying delicious, nutritious food. But steering clear of certain foods—and incorporating others—can help you stay well-fed while feeling comfortable.

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When you’re grocery shopping, reach for:

  • Lean, low-fat proteins such as fish, poultry, lean red meat, eggs
  • Low-fat dairy foods or dairy substitutes—rice milk, skim milk, and reduced-fat yogurt
  • Vegetables, to be cooked until tender
  • Soft or cooked fruit such as applesauce and canned or frozen fruit without seeds or peels
  • Low-fiber grains and bread products like white rice, plain pasta, crackers, and bread, and peeled potatoes and yams
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This nutrition information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you have regarding a medical condition.

Things to keep out of your pantry—and what to replace them with:

Spicy Foods Spicy foods

For a kick of flavor, stock up on African, Middle Eastern, and Asian spices that aren’t hot…think turmeric, nutmeg, and allspice.

Chocolate Chocolate

For an indulgent treat, reach for soothing desserts like vanilla-based puddings.

Raw Fruits and Vegetables Raw fruits and vegetables

Enjoy the freshness of ingredients by tossing in-season vegetables into a stir-fry and cooking until tender.

Foods high in fat Foods high in fat

For a satisfying take on rich foods, focus on high-quality, low-fat protein sources like ground turkey and other poultry.

Alcohol Alcohol

Mocktails are all the rage…craft ingredients like fresh blackberries and mint can be muddled, mixed, and used as garnishes without the booze to produce show-stopping creations.

Ask your doctor about specific foods you should eat, and which foods to avoid.

Helpful reminders

These pointers can help you and your doctor stay focused when discussing your condition or your treatment options.

Stay prepared
It’s a good idea to write down questions you have for your doctor before your visit. That way, you can cover more ground in your conversation, and faster.
Contact information
Take down the name and contact information for your doctor and any other members of your medical team so you’ll know exactly who to talk to, and how to reach them, the next time you want to ask them something.
Side effects
If you’re undergoing treatment with Somatuline Depot, talk to your medical team about any side effects you experience, and/or what side effects you may want to watch out for.

Resources designed for you

Use the following tools and informational material to learn more about your condition and treatment, to help you talk to your medical team.

Somatuline®  Depot Patient Brochure
Somatuline®  Depot Patient Brochure
Patient Brochure

For information on your diagnosis and Somatuline Depot

Somatuline® Depot Patient Nutrition Guide
Somatuline® Depot Patient Nutrition Guide
Nutrition Guide

For dietary tips and healthy recipes

Somatuline® Depot Doctor Discussion Guide
Somatuline® Depot Doctor Discussion Guide
Doctor Discussion Guide

For making the most of your next doctor's appointment

The Carcinoid NETs Health Storylines™ app is a free, useful tool that can help you learn more.

This app provides information about a treatment option for certain types of NETs that was developed by Ipsen.