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Kaletra Patient assistance program

Is your Kaletra 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 Kaletra 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 Kaletra cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible for the Kaletra patient assistance program you can receive your medication for free. Our monthly service fee 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 Kaletra through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month regardless of the retail price of your medication.

Am I eligible for the Kaletra patient assistance program?

You could receive your Kaletra without paying the full retail price if you meet the eligibility criteria for assistance. The eligibility requirements are set by the pharmaceutical companies that 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 Kaletra 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 Kaletra.

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

Is NiceRx a Kaletra coupons provider?

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

Can NiceRx help me get Kaletra 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 Kaletra 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 does Kaletra cost without insurance?

Kaletra costs without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy and the retailer you buy it from. As a guide, Kaletra oral tablet (200 mg-50 mg) will typically cost around $50 for 12 tablets. If you obtain your medication through NiceRx, you will pay a flat monthly rate of $49 per medication regardless of its retail price.

How much does Kaletra cost with insurance?

The copay of Kaletra 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.

What is Kaletra?

Kaletra is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by AbbVie Inc. Kaletra is an HIV-1 protease inhibitor indicated in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults and pediatric patients (14 days and older). It contains a combination of lopinavir and ritonavir which are both antiviral medications that prevent the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV infection) from multiplying in your body so your immune system can work better.

What doses of Kaletra are available?

Kaletra is available in:

  • Tablet form: 200 mg lopinavir and 50 mg ritonavir, 100 mg lopinavir and 25 mg ritonavir
  • Oral solution form: 80 mg lopinavir and 20 mg ritonavir per milliliter

Take Kaletra orally with or without food, usually once or twice daily. Swallow the tablets whole. Do not crush, break or chew the tablets. For children, the dosage is also based on age, weight, and height. Once-daily dosing of this medication is not recommended for children younger than 18 years of age.

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

Kaletra active ingredients

Kaletra contains a combination of lopinavir and ritonavir as the active ingredients.

Kaletra side effects

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

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Hypertriglyceridemia and hypercholesterolemia

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

  • Nausea and vomiting that doesn’t stop, increased thirst, increased urination, dark urine, confusion, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, yellowing of eyes and skin
  • Unexplained weight loss, severe fatigue, muscle aches and weakness, severe headaches, joint pain, numbness and tingling of the hands, feet, arms, and legs, changes in vision, signs of infection, signs of an overactive thyroid such as irritability, nervousness, heat intolerance, irregular heartbeat, an unusual growth in the neck, Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Pancreatitis
  • Hepatotoxicity
  • QT interval prolongation
  • PR interval prolongation
  • New-onset or exacerbations of diabetes mellitus, hyperglycemia, immune reconstitution syndrome, redistribution or accumulation of body fat
  • Total cholesterol and triglycerides elevations
  • Hemophilia

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

Kaletra drug interactions

Kaletra can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Certain HIV medicines such as fosamprenavir, tipranavir, didanosine, nevirapine
  • Apalutamide, rifampin, St. John’s wort
  • Alpha-blockers such as alfuzosin, tamsulosin
  • Fluticasone, salmeterol
  • Treatments for erectile dysfunction-ED or pulmonary hypertension such as sildenafil, tadalafil
  • Ergot drugs such as ergotamine, dihydroergotamine, methylergonovine
  • Sedatives such as midazolam, triazolam
  • Statins such as lovastatin, atorvastatin, simvastatin
  • Antianginal such as ranolazine
  • Antifungals such as itraconazole, ketoconazole
  • Antiarrhythmics such as amiodarone, dronedarone
  • Anti-gout treatments such as colchicine
  • Antipsychotics such as lurasidone, pimozide
  • GI motility agents such as cisapride
  • Hepatitis C direct-acting antivirals such as elbasvir and grazoprevir
  • Treatments for seizures such as carbamazepine, phenytoin

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

Kaletra contraindications

You should not use Kaletra if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient lopinavir or ritonavir
  • Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Kaletra
  • Have liver disease (especially hepatitis B or C)
  • Have heart disease, heart rhythm disorder, or a family history of long QT syndrome
  • Have pancreas problems
  • Have diabetes
  • Have low levels of potassium in your blood
  • Have a bleeding disorder such as hemophilia

Talk to your doctor before using Kaletra if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Kaletra
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Kaletra generic

Kaletra is the trademark brand name for lopinavir/ritonavir manufactured by AbbVie Inc. A generic version of lopinavir/ritonavir is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Kaletra 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.