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Combivir Patient assistance program

Is your Combivir 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 Combivir medication with our help.

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    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.

How it works

  • Enroll online

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

  • Pre-qualification

    NiceRx verifies your eligibility for medication assistance and notifies you if you are qualified. The pharmaceutical company provides your medication for free and you only pay our service fee.

  • Submit documents

    We will request documents to be submitted by you and your healthcare provider that are required by the pharmaceutical company to complete your enrollment.

  • Receive medication

    Once approved, the pharmaceutical company typically ships a 90-day supply of medication to your home or healthcare provider’s address.

Medically reviewed by  Jamie Winn, PharmD

Your monthly Combivir cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible for the Combivir 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 Combivir through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month regardless of the retail price of your medication.

Am I eligible for the Combivir patient assistance program?

You could receive your Combivir without paying the full retail price if you meet the eligibility criteria for assistance. The eligibility requirements are set by the pharmaceutical companies who 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 Combivir 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 Combivir.

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 Combivir 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 Combivir medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year once you are enrolled in the program.

Is NiceRx a Combivir coupons provider?

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

Can NiceRx help me get Combivir 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 Combivir 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 Combivir cost without insurance?

Combivir costs without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy and the retailer you buy it from. As a guide, Combivir oral tablets (150 mg-300 mg) will typically cost around $950 for 60 tablets. 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 Combivir cost with insurance?

The copay of Combivir 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 Combivir?

Combivir is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Combivir is a combination of 2 nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) and is indicated in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV infection.

What doses of Combivir are available?

Combivir is available as a tablet formulation, in the following doses: 150 mg lamivudine and 300 mg zidovudine.

For adults and adolescents weighing greater than or equal to 30 kg the dose of Combivir is 1 tablet orally twice daily. Pediatric patients weighing greater than or equal to 30 kg should take 1 tablet orally twice daily. Combivir is not recommended in patients requiring dosage adjustment or with hepatic impairment or experiencing dose-limiting adverse reactions.

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

Combivir active ingredients

Combivir is a combination of 2 nucleoside analogues, lamivudine, and zidovudine, both of which have antiviral activity.

Combivir side effects

The most common side effects of Combivir in clinical trials include:

  • Headache, nausea, malaise, and tiredness
  • Nasal signs and symptoms
  • Diarrhea
  • Cough

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

  • Hepatic decompensation
  • Exacerbation of anemia (low red blood cells)
  • Immune reconstitution syndrome and redistribution or accumulation of body fat
  • Neutropenia – low white blood cell counts
  • Symptomatic myopathy
  • Lactic acidosis and severe hepatomegaly with steatosis, including fatal cases – symptoms include unexpected tiredness or weakness, nausea, vomiting, persistent abdominal pain, and painful inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis)
  • Severe acute exacerbations of hepatitis B have been reported in patients who are co-infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) and have discontinued lamivudine

Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Combivir against your risk of adverse events. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Combivir to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Combivir drug interactions

Combivir can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Medicines that contains lamivudine, zidovudine, or emtricitabine. This includes Atripla, Biktarvy, Cimduo, Complera, Descovy, Emtriva, Epzicom, Genvoya, Odefsey, Retrovir, Stribild, Symfi, Triumeq, Trizivir, and Truvada
  • Agents antagonistic with zidovudine
  • Hematologic/bone marrow suppressive/cytotoxic agents that may increase the hematologic toxicity of zidovudine
  • Probenecid, sorbitol, stavudine
  • Nucleoside analogues such as ribavirin
  • Cancer chemotherapy including doxorubicin
  • Drugs that may decrease bone marrow function or lower blood cell counts such as ganciclovir, or trimethoprim
  • Clarithromycin which can reduce the absorption of AZT(Retrovir, zidovudine)

This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Combivir. Tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking.

Combivir contraindications

You should not use Combivir if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredients lamivudine or zidovudine
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Combivir
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed – Lamivudine and zidovudine pass into breast milk. Because breast milk can transmit HIV, do not breast-feed

Talk to your doctor before using Combivir if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Combivir
  • Have kidney disease
  • Have a pancreas disorder
  • Take ribavirin to treat hepatitis C
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant

Combivir generic

Combivir is the trademark brand name for lamivudine/zidovudine manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. A generic version of lamivudine/zidovudine is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Combivir 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 the different programs and filling out all the required paperwork for each program. Subject to medication availability.

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.

The content on this website is intended for information purposes only. It does not constitute medical advice. The information on this website should not be relied upon and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always speak to your doctor regarding the risks and benefits of any treatment.