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Epivir HBV Patient assistance program

Is your Epivir HBV 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 Epivir HBV medication with our help.

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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. The pharmaceutical company provides your medication for free and you only pay our service fee.

  • 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.

Medically reviewed by  Jamie Winn, PharmD

Your monthly Epivir HBV cost savings if eligible

The Epivir HBV patient assistance program can provide your medication for free. We simply charge $49 per month for each medication to cover the cost of our services. With NiceRx, you will only pay $49 to obtain your Epivir HBV, regardless of the retail price.

Am I eligible for the Epivir HBV patient assistance program?

To find out if you are eligible for Epivir HBV 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 Epivir HBV patient assistance program?

Our application process aims to make it as easy as possible to apply for the Epivir HBV 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 Epivir HBV.

NiceRx will review your application and determine whether you may be eligible for Epivir HBV 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 Epivir HBV 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 Epivir HBV.

Is NiceRx an Epivir HBV coupon provider?

NiceRx is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Epivir HBV patient assistance program. We do not offer trial offers or free Epivir HBV 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 Epivir HBV coupons, discount cards, or Epivir HBV copay cards.

Can NiceRx help me get Epivir HBV cheaper if I have insurance?

NiceRx may be able to help you if your insurance company will not pay for your Epivir HBV 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 does Epivir HBV cost without insurance?

Epivir HBV prices without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy. Prices will also vary by retailer. As a guide, Epivir HBV oral solution (5 mg/mL) typically costs $215 for 240 milliliters.

How much does Epivir HBV cost with insurance?

The copay for Epivir HBV will vary by the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out what you might need to pay for Epivir HBV with insurance, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to help you calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.

What is Epivir HBV?

Epivir HBV is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. Epivir-HBV is a synthetic nucleoside analogue used to treat chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection associated with evidence of hepatitis B viral replication and active liver inflammation. HIV-1 resistance may occur in chronic hepatitis B-infected patients with unrecognized or untreated HIV-1 infection.

Epivir-HBV has not been evaluated in patients co-infected with HIV, hepatitis C virus (HCV), or hepatitis delta virus. Epivir HBV is not recommended for the treatment of HIV-1 infection because the lamivudine dosage in Epivir HBV is inappropriate for the treatment of HIV-1 infection.

Epivir tablets are a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTIs) indicated in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV-1 (human immunodeficiency virus) infection.

What doses of Epivir HBV are available?

Epivir HBV is available in tablet and oral solution formulation, in the following doses: 100 mg, and 5 mg per mL (does not require reconstitution).

Counseling and testing should be offered before and during treatment because of the risk of resistant HIV-1 and the limitation of treatment options if Epivir HBV is prescribed to treat chronic hepatitis B infection in a patient who has unrecognized HIV-1 infection or becomes infected with HIV-1 infection during treatment.

The recommended oral dosage of Epivir HBV in adults is 100 mg once daily. The recommended oral dose of lamivudine for pediatric patients aged 2 to 17 years is 3 mg per kg once daily up to a maximum daily dosage of 100 mg. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the regular time. Store Epivir HBV tablets and oral solution at room temperature between 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C).

Epivir-HBV has black box warnings for severe exacerbations of hepatitis with drug discontinuation, lactic acidosis, and severe hepatomegaly with steatosis.

Please read the patient information supplied and always speak with your healthcare provider about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Epivir HBV active ingredients

Epivir HBV contains lamivudine, an antiviral agent as the active ingredient.

Epivir HBV side effects

The most common side effects of Epivir HBV in clinical trials include:

  • Ear, nose, and throat infections
  • Sore throat
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Dizziness, headache, and fatigue

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

  • Lactic acidosis and severe hepatomegaly with steatosis, including fatal cases
  • Severe acute (worsening) exacerbations of hepatitis B have been reported in patients who have discontinued Epivir HBV. Hepatic function should be monitored closely. Epivir HBV can affect the results of certain lab tests such as liver function tests
  • Ongoing pain that begins in the stomach area but may spread to the back (in children)
  • Excessive tiredness, weakness, dizziness or lightheadedness, fast or irregular heartbeat, muscle pain, stomach pain with nausea and vomiting, shortness of breath or trouble breathing, flu-like symptoms such as fever, chills, or cough, or feeling cold
  • Liver problems – light-colored bowel movements, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes) loss of appetite, unusual bleeding or bruising, dark yellow or brown urine, or pain in the upper right part of the stomach
  • Thrombocytopenia, anemia
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Severe allergic reaction – hives, numbness and tingling, swollen tongue, wheezing, itching, and rash
  • Paresthesia, peripheral neuropathy

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

Epivir HBV drug interactions

Epivir HBV can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Sorbitol
  • Abacavir, atazanavir, fosamprenavir, ganciclovir, indinavir, tenofovir DF
  • Interferon alfa 2b, peginterferon alfa 2a, peginterferon alfa 2b
  • Trimethoprim
  • Zidovudine

This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Epivir HBV. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements

Epivir HBV contraindications

You should not use Epivir HBV if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient lamivudine
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Epivir HBV
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant – There are no studies on Epivir HBV in pregnant women. If you are pregnant or if you become pregnant while taking Epivir HBV, notify your doctor
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed – This medication may pass into breast milk

Talk to your doctor before using Epivir HBV if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Epivir HBV
  • If you are taking another drug that has the same drug in it
  • If you are taking emtricitabine
  • Have pancreatitis
  • Have HIV infection
  • Have kidney disease, blood disorders, or liver disease

Epivir HBV generic

Epivir HBV is the trademark brand name for lamivudine manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. A generic version of lamivudine is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand name drugs, but you can still find Epivir HBV 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.

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.