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Your monthly Epivir cost savings if eligible

The Epivir 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, regardless of the retail price.

Am I eligible for the Epivir patient assistance program?

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

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

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

Is NiceRx an Epivir coupons provider?

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

Can NiceRx help me get Epivir if I have insurance?

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

Epivir prices without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy. Prices will also vary by retailer. As a guide, Epivir oral solution (10 mg/mL) typically costs $125 for 240 milliliters.

How much does Epivir cost with insurance?

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

What is Epivir?

Epivir is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Epivir is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) indicated in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV 1 infection. It helps to decrease the amount of HIV in your body so your immune system can work better.

Epivir tablets and oral solution (used to treat HIV 1 infection) contain a higher dose of the active ingredient than Epivir-HBV tablets and oral solution (used to treat chronic HBV infection). Patients with HIV-1 infection should receive only dosage forms appropriate for the treatment of HIV-1. Lamivudine is the oldest HIV med still in widespread use, generally paired with abacavir.

Lactic acidosis and severe hepatomegaly with steatosis, including fatal cases, have been reported with the use of nucleoside analogues. 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 Epivir. Monitor liver functions closely in these patients and, if appropriate, initiate anti-hepatitis B treatment.

What doses of Epivir are available?

Epivir is available in the following formulations, in the following doses:

  • Tablets: 150 mg, 300 mg
  • Oral Solution: 10 mg per mL

The recommended dose for adults is 300 mg daily, administered as either a 150 mg tablet twice daily or a 300 mg tablet once daily. For pediatric patients aged 3 months and older administer either once or twice daily. The dose should be calculated based on body weight in kg, and should not exceed 300 mg daily. The dose must be adjusted for patients with renal impairment.

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

Epivir active ingredients

Epivir contains lamivudine as the active ingredient.

Epivir side effects

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

  • Headache, nausea
  • Malaise and tiredness
  • Nasal signs and symptoms
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Cough

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

  • The emergence of lamivudine-resistant HBV variants associated with lamivudine-containing antiretroviral regimens. Resistant hepatitis B can lead to worsening liver disease or death
  • Hepatic decompensation, some fatal, has occurred in HIV-1/HCV co-infected patients receiving interferon and ribavirin-based regimens. Monitor for treatment-associated toxicities. Discontinue Epivir as medically appropriate and consider a dose reduction or discontinuation of interferon alfa, ribavirin, or both
  • Pancreatitis – use with caution in pediatric patients with a history of pancreatitis or other significant risk factors for pancreatitis. Symptoms include severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, nausea, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, or yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • Immune reconstitution syndrome and redistribution or accumulation of body fat
  • Lower virologic suppression rates and increased risk of viral resistance were observed in pediatric subjects who received Epivir oral solution with other antiretroviral oral solutions compared with those who received tablets
  • Lactic acidosis – unusual muscle pain, trouble breathing, stomach pain/abdominal pain, dizziness, feeling cold or weak, or tired

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

Epivir drug interactions

Epivir can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Sorbitol – may decrease lamivudine concentrations
  • Other medicines that contain lamivudine or emtricitabine, such as Atripla, Combivir, Complera, Emtriva, Epzicom, Stribild, Trizivir, and Truvada
  • Trimethoprim – increases effects of lamivudine

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

Epivir contraindications

You should not use Epivir if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient lamivudine
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Epivir
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed – this medication may pass into breast milk

Talk to your doctor before using Epivir if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Epivir
  • Have liver problems such as liver disease (especially hepatitis B or C)
  • Have had a liver transplant
  • Have pancreatitis
  • Have kidney problems
  • Have diabetes (liquid lamivudine contains 3 to 4 grams of sucrose per dose)
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant

Epivir generic

Epivir is the trademark brand name for lamivudine manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. A generic version of lamivudine is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Epivir savings through NiceRx.

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.