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Shire Cares

This program provides brand name medications at no or low cost

Provided by: Shire Pharmaceuticals

Shire Cares Patient Assistance & Support Program
PO Box 5666
Louisville, KY 40255-0666

TEL: 888-227-3755

FAX: 877-922-7379
Languages Spoken:

English, Others By Translation Service

Program Website


Patient Assistance Applications

Shire Cares Application

Shire Cares Application (Spanish)


Brand Name Medications Covered

  • Carbatrol capsule
  • Pentasa capsule; extended release
  • Fosrenol
  • Vyvanse capsule
  • Intuniv tablet; extended release
  • Xiidra ophthalmic solution
  • Lialda tablet

Generic Name

  • carbamazepine capsule
  • lisdexamfetamine dimesylate capsule
  • guanfacine tablet; extended release
  • mesalamine capsule; extended release
  • lanthanum carbonate
  • mesalamine tablet
  • lifitegrast ophthalmic solution

Eligibility Requirements   

Insurance Status Determined case by case
Those with Part D Eligible? Yes
Income At or below 300% of FPL
Diagnosis/Medical Criteria FDA-approved diagnosis
US Residency Required? Must be US citizen or legal entrant


Obtaining Call or download
Receiving Faxed, mailed or downloaded from website
Returning Fax or mail
Doctor's Action Complete section and sign
Applicant's Action Complete section, sign, attach proof of income and any insurance information
Decision Communicated Patient and Doctor notified in writing
Decision Timeframe 2-4 business days


Amount/Supply Not specified
Sent To Patient sent card to be used at pharmacy
Delivery Time Not specified
Refill Process Not specified
Limit Not specified
Re-application New application yearly

Additional Information

Each Application will be considered on a case by case basis.

Updated March 15, 2017