Is NiceRx a Kivexa coupon provider?
NiceRx is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Kivexa patient assistance program. We do not offer trial offers or free Kivexa 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 Kivexa coupons, discount cards, or Kivexa copay cards.
Kivexa patient assistance program
Patient assistance programs are typically sponsored by pharmaceutical companies and provide free or discounted medications to individuals with low income who are uninsured or under-insured and meet the eligibility criteria that vary by program. There are currently no known patient assistance programs for this medication.
Can NiceRx help me get Kivexa cheaper if I have insurance?
How much does Kivexa cost without insurance?
Kivexa prices without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy and where you buy it from.
How much does Kivexa cost with insurance?
The copay for Kivexa will vary by the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out what you might need to pay for Kivexa with insurance, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to help you calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.
What is Kivexa?
Kivexa is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Kivexa tablets contain two active substances, abacavir and lamivudine.
It is used with at least one other antiviral medicine in adults and adolescents weighing at least 25 kg for the treatment of HIV Infection (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). It may be used alone or with other medications. Kivexa will not cure HIV infection, you can still pass on HIV when taking this medicine. The risk is however lowered by effective antiretroviral therapy.
What doses of Kivexa are available?
Kivexa is available in tablet form, in the following dose combination: 600 mg of abacavir as abacavir sulfate and 300 mg lamivudine.
Before starting treatment, screening for the HLA-B*5701 allele should be carried out regardless of racial origin.
Always speak with your healthcare provider for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.
Kivexa active ingredients
Kivexa contains abacavir and lamivudine, both are nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). They block the activity of reverse transcriptase, an enzyme produced by HIV. Kivexa will not cure HIV infection but will help prevent damage to the immune system and the development of infections and diseases associated with AIDS.
Kivexa side effects
The most common side effects of Kivexa in clinical trials include:
- Abacavir hypersensitivity (allergic reactions), which can be life-threatening – skin rash, nausea, vomiting, gastrointestinal (diarrhea, abdominal pain), headache, joint pain, muscle pain, cough, nasal symptoms, sore throat, shortness of breath, fever, tiredness, insomnia, loss of appetite and hair loss
In rare instances, Kivexa can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Respiratory distress syndrome, respiratory failure
- Serum lipid and blood glucose levels may increase
- Lactic acidosis
- Painful inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis)
- Erythema multiform, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, and toxic epidermal necrolysis
- Anemia, neutropenia
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Kivexa against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse events of Kivexa to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Kivexa drug interactions
Kivexa can interact with other medications. These include:
- Other medicinal products containing lamivudine or medicinal products containing emtricitabine
- Sorbitol-containing medicines
- Trimethoprim-sulphamethoxazole (co-trimoxazole)
- Methadone – abacavir increases the rate at which methadone leaves your body
This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Kivexa.
You should not use Kivexa if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredients abacavir or lamivudine
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients (magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, or sodium starch glycollate) in Kivexa
Talk to your doctor before using Kivexa if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Kivexa
- Have hepatitis B or C
- Have liver disease
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
Kivexa is the trademark brand name for abacavir/lamivudine manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. A generic version of abacavir/lamivudine is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Kivexa 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.