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Veklury Patient assistance program

Is your Veklury 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 Veklury medication with our help.

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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. 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 Veklury cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible for the Veklury 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 Veklury through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month regardless of the retail price of your medication.

Am I eligible for the Veklury patient assistance program?

You could receive your Veklury 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 Veklury 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 Veklury.

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

Is NiceRx a Veklury coupon provider?

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

Can NiceRx help me get Veklury cheaper 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 Veklury medication, or if 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 Veklury cost without insurance?

Veklury costs without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy and the retailer you buy it from. As a guide, Veklury intravenous powder for injection of 100 mg will typically cost around $560 for 1 powder for injection. 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 Veklury cost with insurance?

The copay of Veklury 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 Veklury?

Veklury is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Gilead Sciences, Inc. Veklury is a SARS-CoV-2 nucleotide analog RNA polymerase inhibitor with FDA approval to be used in adults and pediatric patients 12 years of age and older to treat coronavirus disease 2019 requiring hospitalization.

Veklury has also been granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the treatment of non-hospitalized adults and non-hospitalized patients younger than 12 years of age who are at high risk of disease progression to severe COVID-19, including hospitalization or death. In doing so, Veklury may be administered in qualified outpatient settings.

What doses of Veklury are available?

Veklury is available as a lyophilized powder, in a single-dose vial for injection, in the following doses: 100 mg/20 mL (5 mg/mL).

Carry out renal and hepatic tests and assess prothrombin time during and before initiating treatment. The recommended dose in adults and pediatric patients 12 years of age and older, weighing at least 40 kg is a single loading dose of 200 mg on Day 1, then once-daily doses of 100 mg from Day 2.

The total treatment duration is 5 days for patients not requiring invasive mechanical ventilation and/or ECMO. Treatment may be extended for another 5 days in patients that do not show improvement. For patients requiring invasive mechanical ventilation and/or ECMO, the recommended total treatment duration is 10 days. High-risk non-hospitalized patients may receive Veklury via intravenous infusion for a total of 3 days for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 disease.

Please read the full prescribing information, and the labeling provided, and always speak with your healthcare provider about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Veklury active ingredients

Veklury contains remdesivir as the active ingredient. It is a viral RNA polymerase inhibitor.

Veklury side effects

The most common side effects of Veklury in clinical trials compared to placebo include:

  • Nausea
  • Increase in liver enzymes – ALT and AST

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

  • Hypersensitivity reactions
  • Increased risk of transaminase elevations
  • Risk of reduced antiviral activity when coadministered with chloroquine phosphate or hydroxychloroquine sulfate

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

Veklury drug interactions

Veklury can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Chloroquine phosphate
  • Hydroxychloroquine sulfate

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

Veklury contraindications

You should not use Veklury if you:

  • Have had a hypersensitivity reaction to the active ingredient remdesivir
  • Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Veklury

Talk to your doctor before using Veklury if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Veklury
  • Have liver disease
  • Have renal impairment
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Veklury generic

Veklury is the trademark brand name for remdesivir manufactured by Gilead Sciences, Inc. A generic version of remdesivir is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Veklury 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 the different programs and filling out all the required paperwork for each program. Subject to medication availability.

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.