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Frequently Asked Questions

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Below are a few of our most frequently asked questions. If you have a question that is not answered below, feel free to contact us using the form on our contact page

How does SYNDROS work?

As a liquid solution, SYNDROS is administered through a syringe, directly in your mouth. Be sure to read the Instructions for Use to properly administer your SYNDROS prescription.

How should I store SYNDROS?

Store SYNDROS in the refrigerator between 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C). After the bottle is opened, SYNDROS can be stored at room temperature, between 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C), for up to 28 days. Do not use SYNDROS that has been stored in the refrigerator or at room temperature 28 days after opening the bottle. Write the date that you open the bottle of SYNDROS on the bottle and carton it comes in. Keep SYNDROS and all medicines out of the reach of children.

What is a Prior Authorization (PA)?

In an effort to control costs, Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) often limit access to brand-name medications, which can often cost more than generic medications. Prior Authorizations are one type of MCO process aimed at managing access to certain drugs only to those who truly need them. MCOs may require a prior approval with a medical justification, especially in instances when a less expensive option is available.

How does the Prior Authorization process work?

  1. A healthcare provider prescribes a medication.
  2. The prescription is presented at the pharmacy.
  3. The pharmacist enters the medication information into the computer system.
  4. The pharmacist may receive notification from an MCO that a Prior Authorization is required (the prescription is denied until a healthcare provider provides a justification as to why the medication is needed).
  5. The pharmacist informs the patient and calls the healthcare provider's office.
  6. The healthcare provider then either allows the pharmacist to switch to a medication currently approved by the MCO, or informs the pharmacist he or she will request approval from the MCO (the Prior Authorization).
  7. The healthcare provider completes the appropriate forms and/or calls the MCO to seek approval.
  8. The MCO either approves or denies the request for medication. If denied, the healthcare provider and the patient may appeal the denial.

What does a patient have to do to seek Prior Authorization approval for SYNDROS?

Nothing. A healthcare provider or a staff member in their office will work with a Specialty Pharmacy that offers Prior Authorization Assistance.

What if the Prior Authorization is denied?

If a Prior Authorization is denied, a healthcare provider and/or the patient can appeal the denial to the MCO by resubmitting the Prior Authorization form and offering additional medical justification. If a patient and/or healthcare provider disagrees with the MCO denial, they may request an external review from a state board. INSYS Therapeutics also has other programs that may provide assistance.