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Your monthly Varivax cost savings if eligible

With our assistance, you could access the Varivax 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 Varivax patient assistance?

We review each Varivax 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 Varivax patient assistance program?

Our process makes it as easy as possible to apply for the Varivax patient assistance program. Begin by completing the enrollment application form on our website. Tell us about any medications that you are taking, including Varivax. 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 a Varivax coupons provider?

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

Can NiceRx help me get Varivax if I have insurance?

NiceRx may be able to help you get Varivax if:

  • You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Varivax
  • Your insurance company will not pay for your Varivax prescription
  • Your healthcare plan does not cover Varivax medication
  • You do not have insurance

Please apply online to find out if we can help you.

How much is Varivax with insurance?

The cost of Varivax 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 Varivax cost without insurance?

Varivax prices without insurance will vary depending on the quantity you purchase. Prices will also vary by retailer. As a guide, Varivax subcutaneous powder for injection will cost around $130 for 1 powder for injection.

What is Varivax?

Varivax (varicella virus vaccine live) is a vaccine used to protect from Chickenpox (Varicella). Varivax may be used alone or with other medications. Varivax belongs to a class of drugs called Vaccines, Live, Viral.

Varivax is used for the treatment of these diseases in adults and children who are 12 months or older. Varivax may not provide protection from chickenpox in every person.

Varivax is given as a subcutaneous injection (shot) under the skin. It is recommended for:

  • Healthcare workers
  • Caregivers, especially those who have close contact with elderly people or patients with weak immune systems
  • People who have close contact with children
  • College students
  • Military personnel
  • Inmates in correctional institutions
  • People who travel to other countries

The number of doses or whether you receive a booster will depend on if you have had chickenpox before and your age, this will be decided by your doctor.

Varivax active ingredients

Varivax contains a weakened version of the virus. This weakened version will not cause you to become sick but will make your immune system react in a way that will give you protection from chickenpox. Varivax will not work against an “active” infection in your body.

Varivax creates an immune response in your body by activating cells (cell mediated) and substances in your body fluids (humoral). The amount of protection given by each of these immune responses is not known.

Varivax side effects

The most common side effects caused by Varivax include:

  • Low fever
  • A reaction where the shot was given – itching, tenderness, redness, swelling, or bruising
  • Mild skin rash that looks like chickenpox, that can occur up to 1 month after having the shot

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

  • Seizure – black-out or convulsions that can occur up to 12 days after vaccination
  • High fever
  • Pain or tightness in your chest, difficulty breathing
  • Cough
  • Easily bruise or bleeding
  • Weakness

If you have a severe allergic reaction get emergency help. Symptoms include –  swelling of your lips, tongue, face, or throat, difficulty breathing, feeling light headed or hives.

Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Varivax against your risk of side effects.

Varivax drug interactions

Varivax can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Treatments for autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis – abatacept, etanercept, certolizumab, rituximab, tocilizumab
  • Treatments for breast cancer – abemaciclib, palbociclib, ribociclib
  • Treatments for other types of cancer – atezolizumab, durvalumab, trastuzumab
  • Anti-virals – acyclovir, famciclovir, valacyclovir
  • Steroid treatments – betamethasone, dexamethasone, prednisolone
  • Immunosuppressants – azathioprine, cyclosporine, methotrexate

This list is not exhaustive and other drugs may interact with Varivax.

Varivax warning and precautions

You should not use Varivax if you:

  • Are allergic to gelatin or neomycin
  • Have had an allergic reaction to any vaccine containing varicella
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Varivax
  • Have an infection or fever
  • Have untreated active tuberculosis
  • Have a weakened immune system caused by HIV or AIDS, or by taking medicines such as steroids
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant. Use birth control for up to 3 months after having Varivax

Talk to your doctor before using Varivax if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Varivax
  • Or someone in your household has a weak immune system
  • Have recently had a blood transfusion or have received an immune globulin or other blood product
  • Are under 18 years of age and are taking a salicylate medicine such as aspirin
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

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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.