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Emtriva Patient assistance program

Is your Emtriva 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 Emtriva 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 Emtriva cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible for the Emtriva patient assistance program you can get your medication for free. Our monthly flat rate 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 Emtriva through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month regardless of the retail price of your medication.

Am I eligible for the Emtriva patient assistance program?

You could receive your Emtriva without paying the full retail price if you meet the eligibility criteria for assistance. This criteria is 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 Emtriva 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 Emtriva.

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

Is NiceRx an Emtriva coupons provider?

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

Can NiceRx help me get Emtriva 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 Emtriva 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 is Emtriva with insurance?

The cost of Emtriva 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.

How much does Emtriva cost without insurance?

Emtriva costs without insurance will vary depending on how many you buy and the retailer you buy it from. As a guide, Emtriva oral capsules 200 mg will typically cost around $570 for 30 capsules. If you obtain your medication through NiceRx, you will pay a flat monthly rate of $49 per medication regardless of its retail price.

What is Emtriva?

Emtriva contains the prescription medicine emtricitabine, which is classed as an antiviral medicine. Emtriva may be used on its own or in combination with other medicines to treat the symptoms and to stop the spread of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in your body. HIV is the virus that can cause acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). It is important to understand that Emtriva is not a cure for HIV or AIDS. Also, it is not known if Emtriva is safe to use in children under 3 months of age.

Emtriva active ingredients

Emtricitabine works by blocking a specific enzyme known as HIV reverse transcriptase from working in your body. Blocking this enzyme prevents the production of more HIV DNA. This reduces the amount of the HIV virus in your body and slows it from spreading.

Emtriva should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor, with or without food. Emtricitabine doses for children will depend on the weight of a child, and any changes in weight may affect your child’s dose. Make sure you tell your doctor if your child has any changes in weight. You may need regular blood tests, as well as kidney and liver function tests while taking Emtriva.

Make sure you get your medication refilled before you run out completely. Your disease may become resistant to emtricitabine if you stop taking it, even for a short time. If you have hepatitis B you may develop liver symptoms after stopping taking this medication, even months after. You may need to have your liver function checked for several months after you have stopped using Emtriva. HIV/AIDS is usually treated with a combination of drugs. Do not take Emtriva as your only HIV medication.

Emtriva side effects

The most common side effects caused by Emtriva include:

  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Headache, dizziness
  • Feeling weak
  • Indigestion, stomach pain, diarrhea
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Change in skin color, rash
  • Changes in the shape or location of body fat, around your arms, legs, face, neck, breasts, and waist

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

  • Fever, night sweats, swollen glands, mouth sores, diarrhea, stomach pain, weight loss
  • Chest pain, difficulty breathing, wheezing, dry cough
  • Sores on your genital or anal area, cold sores
  • Increased heart rate, anxiety
  • Problems with balance or eye movement
  • Difficulty speaking or swallowing
  • Severe lower back pain, loss of bladder or bowel control
  • Swelling in your neck or throat
  • Menstrual changes
  • Impotence, change in sex drive

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

Emtriva drug interactions

Emtriva can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Treatments for Hodgkin lymphoma – brentuximab
  • Immunosuppressants – daclizumab
  • Treatments for cancer – cabozantinib, pexidartinib, cladribine, clofarabine
  • Antiretroviral treatments for HIV – lamivudine
  • DMARDs (disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs) for rheumatoid arthritis – leflunomide, teriflunomide
  • Antiviral treatments for chronic hepatitis C – ribavirin
  • Treatments for alcohol or opioid dependence – naltrexone

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

Emtriva warning and precautions

You should not use Emtriva if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient emtricitabine
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Emtriva
  • Are taking lamivudine
  • Are younger than 3 months old

Talk to your doctor before using Emtriva if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Emtriva
  • Have liver disease
  • Have kidney disease
  • 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.