Your monthly Complera cost savings if eligible
The Complera patient assistance program can provide your medication for free. We simply charge $49 a month per medication to cover the cost of our services. With NiceRx, you will only pay $49 to obtain your Complera, regardless of the retail price.
Am I eligible for the Complera patient assistance program?
To find out if you are eligible for Complera assistance you can apply online using our enrollment application. Each pharmaceutical company sets its eligibility criteria, and we will review your application individually to determine if you may be eligible. The three main factors to consider 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 Complera patient assistance program?
Our application process aims to make it as easy as possible to apply for the Complera patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our online enrollment application. We will ask you for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income as this information is required by the pharmaceutical companies. We may be able to help you apply for other patient assistance programs too, so be sure to tell us about any medications you are taking as well as Complera.
NiceRx will review your application and determine whether you may be eligible for Complera assistance. If so, we will handle the full enrollment process for you and prepare all required documents for your healthcare provider to sign. Once you are successfully enrolled in the Complera patient assistance program, we will help you manage your prescription refills by requesting refills on your behalf throughout your enrollment period. At the end of your enrollment period we will contact you for updated information and seek to re-enroll you so you can continue to access affordable Complera.
Is NiceRx a Complera coupons provider?
NiceRx is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Complera patient assistance program. We do not offer trial offers or free Complera samples. When obtaining your medication through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month per medication. This will likely save you more money than if you were to use Complera coupons, discount cards, or Complera copay cards.
Can NiceRx help me get Complera if I have insurance?
NiceRx may be able to help you if your insurance company will not pay for your Complera medication. We may also be able to help if you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. Whether you have insurance or not, apply online using our enrollment application to find out more.
How much is Complera with insurance?
The cost of Complera will vary by the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out what you might need to pay for Complera with insurance, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to help you calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.
How much does Complera cost without insurance?
Complera prices without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy. Prices will also vary by retailer. As a guide, Complera (200 mg-25 mg-300 mg) typically costs $3,200 for 30 oral tablets.
What is Complera?
Complera contains a combination of emtricitabine, rilpivirine, and tenofovir, antiviral medicines that stop human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from multiplying in your body. HIV is what causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
Complera is used to treat:
- HIV in people who have never taken HIV medicines before who have less than 100,000 copies/mL of HIV-1 RNA.
- Patients who have less than 50 copies/mL of HIV-1 RNA and have been stable for at least 6 months on the individual medicines in Complera.
Complera is for use in adults and children who weigh at least 35 kg. It should not be taken with other antiviral medications for the treatment of HIV or AIDS and is not a cure for HIV or AIDS.
Complera active ingredients
Emtricitabine is a man-made version of cytidine. It is converted (phosphorylated) by enzymes in your body into a form that is added into the DNA of the virus causing the production of that DNA to stop.
Rilpivirine blocks the action of HIV as well as blocking the production of HIV.
Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate is hydrolyzed and then phosphorylated by enzymes in the body to form tenofovir diphosphate. Tenofovir diphosphate blocks the action of HIV-1 reverse transcriptase initially and then causing termination of the DNA chain once it is added into the viral DNA chain.
Complera side effects
The most common side effects caused by Complera include:
- Nausea, diarrhea
- Feeling tired, headaches or dizziness
- Trouble sleeping, low mood
- Changes in location and shape of body fat
In rare instances, Complera can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Lactic acidosis – muscle pain or weakness, numb or cold feeling in your arms and legs, difficulty breathing, stomach pain, nausea and vomiting, irregular heartbeat, dizziness, or feeling very weak or tired
- Suicidal thoughts or actions, unusual behavior, depression, confusion
- Feeling thirsty, increase in urination, loss of appetite, constipation
- Difficulty urinating, swelling in your feet or ankles, feeling tired or short of breath
- Swelling around your midsection, upper stomach pain, darker urine, clay-colored stools, yellow color of the skin or eyes
- Swollen glands, flu-like symptoms
- Signs of a new infection – fever, night sweats, swollen glands, diarrhea, weight loss
- Chest pain, cold sores, sores on your genital or anal area
- Anxious or irritable
- Loss of bladder or bowel control
- Severe lower back pain
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Complera against your risk of side effects.
Complera drug interactions
Complera can interact with other medications. These include:
- Anti-viral treatments – acyclovir, ganciclovir
- Treatment for irregular heartbeat – amiodarone, dronedarone
- Treatment for inflammatory bowel disease – balsalazide
- Anti-convulsants – carbamazepine, phenytoin, phenobarbital
- Anti-malarials – chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine
- Treatment for mood disorders such as schizophrenia – clozapine, haloperidol
- Steroid treatment – dexamethasone
- Antidepressants – citalopram, escitalopram
- Proton pump inhibitors used for acid reflux – esomeprazole, lansoprazole, omeprazole
- NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) – indomethacin, ketoprofen, meloxicam, naproxen
- H2 blockers, used to reduce acid in the stomach – ranitidine, famotidine
- Treatments to prevent organ transplant rejection – sirolimus, tacrolimus
- St. John’s wort – a herbal remedy used for mild to moderate depression
- Treatment for tuberculosis – rifabutin, rifampin, rifapentine
This list is not exhaustive and other drugs may interact with Complera.
Complera warning and precautions
You should not use Complera if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient emtricitabine, rilpivirine, or tenofovir
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Complera
- Are already taking other medicines containing the same active ingredients or lamivudine
- Are younger than 12 years old or weigh less than 77 pounds (35 kilograms)
Talk to your doctor before using Complera if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Complera
- Have had or have kidney disease
- Have or have had liver disease, including hepatitis B or C
- Suffer from depression or mental illness
- Have or have a family history of long QT syndrome
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
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.