Biktarvy Patient assistance program
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- Convenient: We manage the whole process and we’re here to assist you
- Ongoing refills: We request your medication refills on your behalf
NiceRx works with your healthcare provider to help you access affordable medications directly from U.S. pharmaceutical companies.
Your monthly Biktarvy cost savings if eligible
If you are eligible to receive your Biktarvy prescription through the patient assistance program, your medication will be free. We charge a flat monthly price of $49 per medication to cover the cost of our services.
Am I eligible for the Biktarvy patient assistance program?
To be eligible for the Biktarvy patient assistance program, you will need to meet specific eligibility criteria set by the pharmaceutical company. At NiceRx, we review each Biktarvy enrollment application individually. The main factors considered are:
- I am a permanent, legal resident of the United States or Puerto Rico
- I am uninsured or my insurance doesn’t cover my medication
- I meet certain income eligibility requirements
How do I apply for the Biktarvy patient assistance program?
Applying for the Biktarvy patient assistance program through NiceRx is simple. Begin by completing the enrollment application on our website. We’ll ask for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers that supply your medication. We may be able to help you access patient assistance for other medications as well as Biktarvy, so please tell us about any medications that you have been prescribed.
If we determine that you may be eligible for Biktarvy assistance, we’ll handle the full enrollment process on your behalf. We’ll work with your healthcare provider to prepare and submit all the documents required for you to enroll. If you are successfully enrolled in the Biktarvy patient assistance program, we’ll also automatically request your Biktarvy medication refills for up to 1 year. At the end of your enrollment period, we’ll contact you for updated details and seek to re-enroll you in the program.
Is NiceRx a Biktarvy coupons provider?
NiceRx does not provide Biktarvy coupons, discount cards or copay cards. We don’t offer printable Biktarvy manufacturer coupons, Biktarvy discounts, rebates, Biktarvy savings cards, trial offers, or free samples. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access patient assistance programs. Our service cost is $49 a month per medication, so you’ll likely save more on your Biktarvy medication with NiceRx.
Can NiceRx help me get Biktarvy if I have insurance?
NiceRx may be able to help you access Biktarvy patient assistance if:
- You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Biktarvy
- Your insurance company won’t pay for your Biktarvy prescription
- You don’t have insurance
Complete your enrollment application online to find out more.
How much is Biktarvy with insurance?
Your individual healthcare plan will determine the cost of Biktarvy with insurance. To find out what you will need to pay, contact your pharmacist or insurance provider. They will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance.
How much does Biktarvy cost without insurance?
Biktarvy prices without insurance will vary by retailer, but as a guide, a pack of 30, 50-200-25 mg Biktarvy tablets will cost around $4,000.
What is Biktarvy?
Biktarvy is a prescription medication used to treat an HIV-1 infection. It’s given to adults, and to children who weigh at least 55 pounds (25kg).
If you or your child have an HIV-1 infection, your doctor may have prescribed Biktarvy to treat it. Biktarvy can’t cure an HIV-1 infection, but it can help to reduce how much of the virus you or your child have in their body (viral load), limiting the damage it can do to your or your child’s immune system. You take Biktarvy as a tablet you swallow, usually once a day, but always make sure you take your Biktarvy exactly as directed by the doctor who prescribed it to you.
Biktarvy active ingredients
Biktarvy contains three active ingredients: bictegravir, emtricitabine, and tenofovir alafenamide. They are each an antiviral drug that can stop the spread of the HIV-1 virus through your T-cells.
When the HIV-1 virus invades your T-cells, it inserts itself into their DNA. The virus then takes advantage of the cells’ natural DNA copying process to reproduce itself. As more copies of the virus are made, eventually the T-cell dies, and the viruses spread to other T-cells, continuing the cycle. Biktarvy helps to stop this happening.
Bictegravir, emtricitabine, and tenofovir alafenamide each interrupt a step in the DNA copying process that the HIV-1 virus exploits to copy itself. They do this by blocking different enzymes involved in the copying process. This makes it harder for the virus to multiply, limiting the amount of virus you have in your body (your viral load).
Biktarvy side effects & Biktarvy drug interactions
The most common side effects caused by Biktarvy include:
- Nausea (feeling sick)
In rare instances, Biktarvy can cause more serious side effects, like:
- Severe allergic reactions to the medication
- A worsening or reemergence of an existing hepatitis B infection if you have or previously have had one
- New or worsening kidney problems, including kidney failure
- Severe liver problems, including liver failure
- Too much lactic acid in your blood (lactic acidosis), that can cause serious health problems and can be fatal
- A strengthening of your immune system (immune reconstitution syndrome) – your immune system may fight infections that have been hidden in your body for a long time
Your doctor will assess the benefits of taking Biktarvy against your risk of side effects.
Biktarvy can interact with other medications. This can change how Biktarvy and the other medications work and can make some side effects more likely. Tell your prescribing doctor about all drugs you’re taking, including vitamins, and herbal and dietary supplements, particularly:
- An antiarrhythmic agent called dofetilide, used to treat a range of heart rhythm and heart rate problems
- An antibiotic called rifampin
Biktarvy warnings & precautions
Biktarvy should not be used to treat an HIV-1 infection in children who weigh less than 55 pounds (25kg). Don’t take Biktarvy if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredients bictegravir, emtricitabine, or tenofovir alafenamide
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Biktarvy
- Are allergic to any other form of tenofovir
Talk to your doctor before taking Biktarvy if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Biktarvy (see the section above)
- Have or have ever had a hepatitis B infection
- Have any liver problems
- Have any kidney problems
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
*Qualifying persons may obtain medications directly from patient assistance programs without any out-of-pocket cost (or for less than $49 per medication). However, our monthly flat rate of just $49 per medication spares you the hassle of tracking down the different programs and filling out all the required paperwork for each program.
Enrollees enjoy a full-service solution, as NiceRx assists them and their physicians with the entire process. We prepare all required documents for the physician to sign, help enrollees manage all prescription refills, monitor eligibility criteria, and maintain enrollment.
**If you do not receive medications because you were determined to be ineligible for the prescription assistance by the applicable pharmaceutical companies and you have a letter of denial, we will refund any fees you paid toward medications for which you did not qualify to receive prescription assistance (“Refund”).
To receive a refund, you must send the letter of denial to us by fax to 888-517-7444, or by e-mail to [email protected] within 30 days of your receipt of such letter. The Refund is your sole and exclusive remedy for any fees you may wish to dispute.