If you have been prescribed Isentress to treat HIV, we may be able to help you obtain your medication for less. We work alongside your healthcare provider to help you enroll in the Isentress patient assistance program. With our help, you could get your Isentress prescription for a flat fee of $49 per month.* The full enrollment process is handled by us on your behalf and if you are successfully enrolled in the assistance program, we will request your medication refills from the manufacturer before your supply runs out.
Your monthly Isentress cost savings if eligible
With our assistance, you could access the Isentress patient assistance program and obtain your medication for free. We only charge a flat monthly fee of $49 per medication for our services.
Am I eligible for Isentress patient assistance?
We review each Isentress enrollment application individually to determine if you are eligible. Each assistance program has its own eligibility criteria and the 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 the Isentress patient assistance program?
Our process makes it as easy as possible to apply for the Isentress patient assistance program. Begin by completing the enrollment application form on our website. Tell us about any medications that you are taking, including Isentress. You must also provide details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan and your household income. This is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers who will supply the medication, so it is important to make sure this information is accurate and up to date.
We will review the information that you have provided to determine whether you are eligible for patient assistance. If we can pre-qualify you for assistance, NiceRx will handle the full enrollment process on your behalf. If you are approved by the pharmaceutical company, you will typically start receiving your medication in 6 – 8 weeks.
Is NiceRx an Isentress coupons provider?
NiceRx is not an Isentress coupon, Isentress discount card, or Isentress copay card provider. We do not offer Isentress manufacturer coupons, Isentress discounts, rebates, Isentress savings cards, trial offers, or free Isentress samples. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Isentress patient assistance program.
Can NiceRx help me get Isentress if I have insurance?
NiceRx may be able to help you get Isentress if:
- You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Isentress
- Your insurance company will not pay for your Isentress prescription
- Your healthcare plan does not cover Isentress medication
- You do not have insurance
Please apply online to find out if we can help you.
How much is Isentress with insurance?
The cost of Isentress with insurance will depend on the terms of your healthcare plan. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance. Contact them to find out more.
How much does Isentress cost without insurance?
Isentress prices without insurance will vary by retailer. As a guide, a pack of 60 film coated 400 mg Isentress tablets will cost around $2,000.
What is Isentress?
Isentress is a prescription medication given to adults and children weighing at least 4.4 pounds (2 kg) to treat an HIV-1 infection.
If you have an HIV-1 infection, your doctor may prescribe Isentress to you to help treat it. Isentress won’t cure your HIV-1 infection, but it will help to reduce how much virus you have in your body (this is termed your viral load). This can limit the damage to your immune system the HIV-1 virus causes and can help your immune system to fight other infections and some types of cancer.
You take Isentress as a tablet that you either swallow or chew, or as an oral suspension (power in a liquid) that you drink. The dose and how often you take Isentress will be decided upon by the doctor who prescribes it to you.
Isentress active ingredients
Isentress contains an active ingredient called raltegravir. It is an antiviral drug that can slow the spread of the HIV-1 virus through your body.
The HIV-1 virus invades your T-cells and inserts itself into their DNA to take advantage of the cell’s DNA copying process. Raltegravir blocks a step in this process, making it harder for the virus to multiply, reducing the amount of virus you have in your body over time. This limits the damage the HIV-1 virus can do to your immune system.
Isentress side effects & Isentress drug interactions
As with all medications, Isentress can cause side effects. The most common include:
- Nausea (feeling sick)
- Problems sleeping (insomnia)
Sometimes, Isentress can cause more serious side effects. These include:
- Severe allergic reactions to the medication that can cause anaphylaxis
- Serious skin reactions that can cause blistering and widespread peeling
- Depression and suicidal thoughts and actions
- New or worsening kidney problems, including kidney failure
- A worsening of an existing hepatitis B infection
Isentress can interact with other medications. When this happens, it can change how Isentress and the other medications work. It can also make some side effects more likely. These medications include:
- Antacids, taken to neutralize stomach acid to relieve indigestion and heartburn
- Rifampicin, an antibiotic used to treat some bacterial infections like tuberculosis
If you are unsure if you are taking any of these, take the packaging of all your medications and supplements to your doctor or pharmacist.
Isentress warnings & precautions
Isentress should not be used to treat an HIV-1 infection in children who weigh less than 4.4 pounds (2 kgs). Do not take Isentress if you are allergic to the active ingredient raltegravir or any of the other ingredients in the medication.
Talk to your doctor before taking Isentress if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Isentress
- Have a history of mental health and mood disorders, like depression
- Have a hepatitis B infection
- Have any kidney problems
- Receive kidney dialysis
- Have a condition called phenylketonuria (PKU)
- Have ever had a muscle disorder called rhabdomyolysis or myopathy
- Have increased levels of creatine kinase in your blood
- 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.