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Cabenuva Patient assistance program

Is your Cabenuva medication too expensive? Start receiving your medication for only $49 per month.*

Complete a free online enrollment application to find out if you’re eligible to pay only $49 per month for your Cabenuva medication.

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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
  • Secure: Your personal and medical information is safe with us
  • 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.

An introduction to NiceRx

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How it works

  • Apply Online

    Get started by filling out the online enrollment application to find out if you are eligible.

  • Qualification

    NiceRx verifies your eligibility for medication assistance and notifies you if you are qualified.

  • Upload Documents

    You may be required to submit further information and documents required by the pharmaceutical company which can be securely uploaded online.

  • Application Created

    Your application is created and sent to your doctor for signature. At this stage, you will be billed $49 and will not be billed again until you receive your first medication delivery.

  • Receive Medication

    Your application is sent to the pharmaceutical company. You will be billed again once you receive your medication. We handle the entire ordering process including requesting ongoing refills.

Your monthly Cabenuva cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible for the Cabenuva patient assistance program you can receive your medication for free. Our monthly service fee of $49 per medication covers the cost of our services in applying for the program and requesting your ongoing refills on your behalf. If you obtain your Cabenuva through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month regardless of the retail price of your medication.

Am I eligible for the Cabenuva patient assistance program?

You could receive your Cabenuva without paying the full retail price if you meet the eligibility criteria for assistance. The eligibility requirements are set by the pharmaceutical companies that are providing assistance programs. At NiceRx, we review each application individually, although the main factors considered by most programs 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 Cabenuva patient assistance?  

We do everything that we can to take the hassle and stress out of applying for patient assistance programs. Simply start by filling in our enrollment application. We will ask for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical companies you are applying to for assistance. We may also be able to help you access patient assistance for other medications that you have been prescribed, so be sure to tell us about any medications you are taking as well as Cabenuva.

NiceRx will review the information you have provided, and if we determine that you may be eligible for assistance, we will seek to enroll you in the Cabenuva patient assistance program. We will handle the enrollment process for you by working with your healthcare provider and preparing all the required paperwork for your doctor to sign. We will also request your Cabenuva medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year once you are enrolled in the program.

Is NiceRx a Cabenuva coupons provider?

At NiceRx, we help eligible individuals access the Cabenuva patient assistance program. This means that we are not a Cabenuva coupon, a Cabenuva discount card, or a Cabenuva copay card provider. We do not offer any medication trial offers, or free Cabenuva samples.

Can NiceRx help me get Cabenuva if I have insurance?

We may be able to help you if you have insurance, including if your insurance company will not pay for your Cabenuva medication, or you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. We may even be able to assist if you do not have insurance. Please fill in our enrollment application to find out more.

How much does Cabenuva cost without insurance?

Cabenuva costs without insurance will vary depending on ViiV Healthcare and the retailer you buy it from. As a guide, Cabenuva intramuscular suspension, extended-release (200 mg-300 mg/mL) will typically cost around $4,144 for a supply of 4 milliliters. If you obtain your medication through NiceRx, you will pay a flat monthly rate of $49 per medication regardless of its retail price.

How much does Cabenuva cost with insurance?

The copay of Cabenuva will vary in line with the specific terms of your healthcare plan. For further details about what you may need to pay, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.

What is Cabenuva?

Cabenuva is an FDA (Food and drug administration)approved HIV treatment medication manufactured by ViiV Healthcare for patients above 18 years of age and used as a complete regimen for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults to replace the current antiretroviral regimen in those who are virologically suppressed (HIV-1 RNA less than 50 copies per mL) on a stable antiretroviral regimen with no history of treatment failure and with no known or suspected resistance to either cabotegravir or rilpivirine. Treatment is initiated by the healthcare provider.

Cabenuva is a 2-drug co-packaged product of cabotegravir, a human immunodeficiency virus type-1 (HIV-1) integrase strand transfer inhibitor (INSTI), and rilpivirine, an HIV-1 non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI).

HIV is the virus that can cause acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).

Cabenuva is presented as a cabotegravir extended-release injectable suspension and
rilpivirine extended-release (long-acting) injectable suspension co-packaged for intramuscular use.

What doses of Cabenuva are available?

Cabenuva is available in an intramuscular injection kit that contains cabotegravir and rilpivirine in separate single-dose vials. It is available in the following doses:

Cabenuva 400-mg/600-mg Kit:

  • single-dose vial of 400 mg/2 mL (200 mg/mL) cabotegravir
  • single-dose vial of 600 mg/2 mL (300 mg/mL) rilpivirine

Cabenuva 600-mg/900-mg Kit:

  • single-dose vial of 600 mg/3 mL (200 mg/mL) cabotegravir
  • single-dose vial of 900 mg/3 mL (300 mg/mL) rilpivirine

Before receiving Cabenuva, the healthcare provider will have to give you one VOCABRIA (cabotegravir) tablet and one EDURANT (rilpivirine) tablet once a day for one month (at least 28 days) to assess tolerability to these medicines.

The recommended dosing schedule is to Initiate injections of Cabenuva (600 mg of cabotegravir and 900 mg of rilpivirine) on the last day of oral lead-in and continue with injections of Cabenuva (400 mg of cabotegravir and 600 mg of rilpivirine) every month thereafter (monthly injections). The healthcare provider will inject Cabenuva as 2 injections (cabotegravir and rilpivirine), one into each side of the buttocks.

Always speak with your healthcare provider about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Cabenuva active ingredients 

Cabenuva is a kit that contains two separate drugs, both of which are presented as extended-release injectable suspension forms. It consists of cabotegravir and rilpivirine.

Cabenuva side effects

The most common side effects caused by Cabenuva include:

  • Injection site reactions include pain, tenderness, hardened mass or lump, swelling, redness, itching, bruising, and warmth
  • Fever (pyrexia)
  • Tiredness (fatigue)
  • Headache
  • Muscle or bone pain
  • Nausea
  • Sleep problems
  • Dizziness
  • Rash

In rare instances, Cabenuva can cause more serious side effects. These can include:

  • Allergic reactions (rash) with any of the signs or symptoms of fever, tiredness, muscle or joint aches, sores in the mouth, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue. (Stop receiving Cabenuva and get medical help right away)
  • Post-injection reactions include trouble breathing, stomach cramps, sweating, numbness of your mouth, feeling anxious, feeling warm, feeling light-headed or feeling like you are going to pass out (faint); and blood pressure changes
  • Liver problems. People with a history of hepatitis B or C virus or people who have certain liver function test changes may have an increased risk of developing new or worsening changes in certain liver tests during Cabenuva treatment. Liver problems have also happened in people without a history of liver problems or other risk factors. Your healthcare provider may do blood tests to check your liver function. The healthcare provider should be contacted immediately if the following signs of liver problems are noticed: your skin or the white part of your eyes turns yellow (jaundice); dark or “tea-colored” urine; light-colored stools (bowel movements); nausea or vomiting; loss of appetite; pain or tenderness on the right side of your stomach area; itching. Hepatotoxicity has been reported in patients receiving cabotegravir or rilpivirine. Monitoring of liver chemistries is recommended
  • Depression or mood changes include feeling sad or hopeless; feeling anxious or restless; having thoughts of hurting yourself (suicide) or having tried to hurt yourself. If you notice any of these side effects, call your healthcare provider or get emergency medical help right away. Immediate medical evaluation is recommended for depressive symptoms

Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Cabenuva against your risk of side effects.

Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Cabenuva to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Cabenuva drug interactions

Cabenuva can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Dexamethasone (in more than 1 dose)
  • Methadone
  • St. John’s wort
  • Certain antibiotics – azithromycin, clarithromycin, erythromycin, rifabutin, rifampin, rifapentine
  • Seizure medicine – carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin

This list is not exhaustive and other drugs may interact with Cabenuva.

Cabenuva contraindications

You should not use Cabenuva if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredients in the Cabenuva injection kit
  • Previous hypersensitivity reaction to cabotegravir or rilpivirine
  • Are coadministered with drugs where significant decreases in cabotegravir
    and/or rilpivirine plasma concentrations may occur, which may result in
    loss of virologic response

Talk to your doctor before using Cabenuva if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Cabenuva
  • Have ever had a skin rash or an allergic reaction to medicines that contain cabotegravir or rilpivirine
  • Have or have had liver problems, including hepatitis B or C infection
  • Have ever had mental health problems
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Cabenuva will harm your unborn baby. Cabenuva can remain in your body for up to 12 months or longer after the last injection
  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Do not breastfeed if you take CABENUVA. You should not breastfeed if you have HIV-1 because of the risk of passing HIV-1 to your baby. It is not known if Cabenuva can pass to your baby in your breast milk

Cabenuva generic

Cabenuva is the trademark brand name for the combination injection of cabotegravir and rilpivirine manufactured by ViiV healthcare. A generic version of Cabenuva is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Cabenuva savings through NiceRx.

*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.