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Truvada Patient assistance program

Is your Truvada 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 Truvada medication.

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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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  • An introduction to NiceRx
  • Next steps after qualifying
  • Uploading documents and billing
  • SSN & billing information
  • Medication delivery time

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.

  • 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.

Your monthly Truvada cost savings if eligible

With our help, you could get your Truvada prescription for a flat fee of $49 per month.

Am I eligible for the Truvada patient assistance program?

To be eligible for assistance, you will need to meet the eligibility criteria defined by the Truvada patient assistance program. NiceRx will review every application individually, although the main factors considered by most patient assistance 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 Truvada patient assistance program? 

NiceRx makes it as easy as possible to apply for the Truvada patient assistance program. Just fill in the online enrollment application to start the process. It is important to tell us about any medications you’re taking, including Truvada. We’ll also ask for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. This important information must be accurate and up-to-date as it is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers that supply your medication. 

Once we determine you may be eligible for Truvada assistance, we’ll handle the full enrollment process for you. Once enrolled in the Truvada patient assistance program, we’ll also request your Truvada medication refills on your behalf for up to one year.

Is NiceRx a Truvada coupons provider?

NiceRx is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Truvada patient assistance program. We are not a Truvada coupon, a Truvada discount card, or a Truvada copay card provider. We don’t offer printable Truvada manufacturer coupons, Truvada discounts, rebates, Truvada savings cards, trial offers, or free Truvada samples.

If you’re looking for coupons for Truvada or cheap Truvada, know that you can likely save more with NiceRx. When obtaining your Truvada medication through us, your total cost will always be $49 per month.

Can NiceRx help me get Truvada if I have insurance? 

We may be able to help you if:

  • You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Truvada
  • Your insurance company won’t pay for your Truvada prescription

We may even be able to assist if you don’t have insurance. Complete your online enrollment application to find out more.

How much is Truvada with insurance?

The terms of your healthcare plan will determine how much you will need to pay for Truvada with insurance. Your pharmacist or insurance provider will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance.

How much does Truvada cost without insurance?

Without insurance, Truvada can be expensive, with a monthly cost of around $2,000. With NiceRx you’ll always pay a flat monthly fee of $49.

What is Truvada?

Truvada is a prescription medication used to treat HIV-1 infections. You take Truvada as a tablet you swallow, usually one tablet a day. It’s used to:

  • Treat an HIV-1 infection, alongside other HIV-1 medications, in adults and children who weigh at least 37 pounds (17 kg)
  • Reduce the risk of adults getting an HIV-1 infection through sex (when taken every day as a preventative measure and used together with safer sex practices).

If you have an HIV-1 infection, your doctor may prescribe Truvada to you to help treat your infection. Truvada won’t cure your HIV-1 infection, but it will help to reduce how much virus you have in your body (your viral load). This can limit the damage to your immune system the virus causes and can better help your immune system fight other infections and some types of cancer.

Alternatively, you may be prescribed Truvada if you don’t have HIV-1, to help reduce your chances of getting the infection through sex (called a pre-exposure prophylaxis). This is usually because you have a sexual partner who has an HIV-1 infection. 

Truvada active ingredients

Truvada contains two active ingredients: emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate. They’re both antiretroviral drugs that treat a group of viruses called retroviruses (the HIV-1 virus is a type of retrovirus).

The HIV-1 virus invades your T-cells and inserts itself into their DNA to take advantage of the cell’s DNA copying process to reproduce itself. As more copies of the virus are made, eventually the T-cell dies, and the viruses spread to other T-cells, continuing the cycle. Truvada helps to stop this happening.

Emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate block a step in the DNA copying process that allows the virus to copy itself. This makes it harder for the virus to multiply, limiting the amount of virus you have in your body (your viral load).

Truvada side effects & Truvada drug interactions

When Truvada causes side effects, the most common are:

  • Nausea (feeling sick) 
  • Diarrhea
  • Skin rashes
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Stomach (abdominal) pain
  • Problems sleeping (insomnia)
  • Abnormal dreams
  • Decreased weight
  • Depression

In rare instances, Truvada can cause more serious side effects, like:

  • Severe allergic reactions to the medication
  • New or worsening kidney problems, including kidney failure
  • Liver problems, including liver failure
  • Too much lactic acid in your blood (lactic acidosis), that can cause serious health problems and can be fatal
  • A worsening of an existing hepatitis B infection.
  • A range of bone problems, including bone pain, softening, or thinning (osteoporosis)
  • Changes in body fat distribution, usually a loss of fat from the legs, arms, and face; and more fat accumulating on the back and neck (buffalo hump), the chest, and breast, and around the middle of the body (trunk)

When taken alongside other medications, Truvada can interact with these medications. This can change how Truvada and the other medications work and can make some side effects more likely. Tell your prescribing physician about all drugs you’re taking, particularly:

  • Any medications that contain emtricitabine or tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, like Atripla, Complera, Emtriva, Genvoya, Odefsey, Stribild, or Viread 
  • Any medications that contain tenofovir alafenamide, like Genvoya or Odefsey
  • Any medications that contain lamivudine, like Combivir, Dutrebis, Epivir, Epivir-HBV, Epzicom, Triumeq, or Trizivir
  • Didanosine (Videx EC)
  • Atazanavir (Reyataz)
  • Ledipasvir with sofosbuvir (Harvoni)
  • Darunavir (Prezista)
  • Lopinavir with ritonavir (Kaletra)

Truvada warnings & precautions

You must know your HIV-1 status before taking Truvada if you’re using it to reduce your chances of becoming infected. You may already be HIV-positive, and in that case, Truvada alone will not be sufficient to treat your infection. Truvada is not a complete HIV-1 treatment and should be taken alongside other HIV-1 medications. The medication should not be used to treat an HIV-1 infection in children who weigh less than 37 pounds (17 kg).

Truvada isn’t suitable for everyone. Don’t take Truvada if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredients emtricitabine or tenofovir disoproxil fumarate
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Truvada (you can find these listed in the leaflet which comes with the medication)
  • Are allergic to any other form of tenofovir

Talk to your doctor before taking Truvada if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Truvada 
  • Have a hepatitis B infection
  • Have any liver problems
  • Have any kidney problems
  • Have any bone problems
  • 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.