Support Program for Access and Reimbursement for Korlym (SPARK)

Your SPARK team consists of a care coordinator and pharmacist. They are available to support your pharmacy and insurance needs throughout your treatment with Korlym®.

Your SPARK team is here to help:

  • The process of accessing Korlym begins when your healthcare provider fills out a SPARK form and faxes it to the SPARK pharmacy. This serves as your Korlym prescription
  • Next, your care coordinator will work with your insurance company to verify your coverage and reimbursement benefits and, if needed, research alternate coverage options
    • Your care coordinator will review your eligibility for coverage options, such as the Korlym Co-pay Assistance Program and the Korlym Patient Assistance Program for qualifying patients
  • Following the review, you may be referred to independent organizations that may provide you with alternate funding, if needed

Please note: You can only get Korlym from 1 specialty pharmacy. Your SPARK pharmacist is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Once the benefits investigation is complete and your Korlym is ready to be shipped:

  • Your care coordinator will contact you to schedule your delivery
  • Your SPARK pharmacist will call you to review important information
  • Once your Korlym is shipped, a Patient Advocate will reach out to you to offer support

Every month:

  • Your SPARK care coordinator will call you to schedule your next delivery
  • Remember: Korlym cannot be shipped to you unless your care coordinator speaks with you to confirm a delivery date for each and every month
  • The first time your Korlym is shipped to you, your Patient Advocate will reach out to you to offer support, as long as you have signed a consent form

Throughout your treatment:

  • Please tell the specialty pharmacy about any planned medical procedures, surgeries, or medication changes that may arise during your treatment with Korlym

If you need to speak to your SPARK team, call 1-855-4KORLYM


Most Important Information About Korlym

Korlym should never be taken by women who are pregnant or who might become pregnant. Taking Korlym during pregnancy will result in the loss of a pregnancy. A pregnancy test is required before starting Korlym or if treatment is interrupted for more than 14 days. Talk with your doctor about how to prevent pregnancy.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Korlym and certain other medicines, may affect each other or may cause side effects.

Do not take Korlym if:

  • you are taking certain medications for high cholesterol, such as simvastatin (e.g., Zocor®) or lovastatin (e.g., Mevacor®), as Korlym may cause a dangerous increase in the level of these medications in the blood
  • you take corticosteroid medications like prednisone to treat a serious medical condition
  • you have experienced unexplained vaginal bleeding, changes in the cells lining your uterus (endometrial hyperplasia), or cancer of the lining of your uterus (endometrial cancer)

What Are the Possible Side Effects of Korlym?

Patients taking Korlym should be monitored for side effects. Potential serious side effects include signs of adrenal insufficiency, low potassium levels, changes to the lining of the uterus, vaginal bleeding, and problems with the electrical system of the heart.

The most common side effects of Korlym include nausea, fatigue, headache, low potassium in the blood, pain in arms and legs (arthralgia), vomiting, swelling of arms and legs (peripheral edema), high blood pressure, dizziness, decreased appetite, and thickening of the lining of the uterus (endometrial hypertrophy).

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all of the possible side effects of Korlym. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist. For medical advice about side effects, call your doctor.

Before taking Korlym, talk to your doctor if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.

Complete warnings and other important safety information are available in the full Prescribing Information and Medication Guide.

What Is Korlym® (mifepristone) 300 mg Tablets?

Korlym is a prescription medicine used to treat high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) caused by high cortisol levels in the blood (hypercortisolism) in adults with endogenous Cushing syndrome who have type 2 diabetes mellitus or glucose intolerance and who cannot have surgery or for whom surgery has failed. Korlym is not for people who have type 2 diabetes mellitus not caused by Cushing syndrome.