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Your monthly Viracept cost savings if eligible

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

We review each Viracept 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 Viracept patient assistance program?

Our process makes it as easy as possible to apply for the Viracept patient assistance program. Begin by completing the enrollment application form on our website. Tell us about any medications that you are taking, including Viracept, your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. This information 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 Viracept coupons provider?

NiceRx is not a Viracept coupon, Viracept discount card, or Viracept copay card provider. We do not offer Viracept manufacturer coupons, Viracept discounts, rebates, Viracept savings cards, trial offers, or free Viracept samples. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access their medication directly from the U.S. pharmaceutical company.

Can NiceRx help me if I have insurance?

NiceRx may be able to help you if:

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

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

How much does Viracept cost without insurance?

Without insurance, Viracept costs will vary depending on where you buy the medication as prices will vary by retailer. As a guide, Viracept oral tablets 250 mg will cost around $1,280 for 30 tablets.

How much does Viracept cost with insurance?

The copay for Viracept 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.

What is Viracept?

Viracept is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Pfizer Inc.

Viracept is an antiviral protease inhibitor (PIS) indicated for the treatment of HIV infection (human immunodeficiency virus) in combination with other antiretroviral agents.

What doses of Viracept are available?

Viracept is available in tablet form, in the following doses: 250 mg, 650 mg nelfinavir free base, or as an oral Powder: 50 mg/g nelfinavir free base.

Adults and adolescents 13 years and older (tablets): 1250 mg twice daily or 750 mg three times daily with a meal.

Children and pediatric, 2 to less than 13 years of age (oral powder or 250 mg tablets): 45 to 55 mg/kg twice daily or 25 to 35 mg/kg three times daily with a meal.

Swallow the tablets whole with food. If you cannot swallow a whole tablet, dissolve it in a small amount of water. Stir and drink this mixture right away. Store Viracept at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Always speak with a healthcare professional about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Viracept active ingredients

The active ingredient of Viracept is nelfinavir mesylate.

Viracept side effects

The most common adverse effects of Viracept in clinical trials include:

  • Diarrhea, nausea, rash, and flatulence
  • Leukopenia
  • Neutropenia
  • Rash
  • Anorexia
  • Abdominal pain

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

  • Hepatic impairment
  • Phenylketonuria – the oral powder contains 11.2 mg phenylalanine per gram of powder
  • Diabetes mellitus, hyperglycemia
  • Hemophilia: increased bleeding, including spontaneous skin hematomas and hemarthrosis
  • Fat redistribution
  • Immune reconstitution syndrome

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

Viracept drug interactions

Viracept can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Antiarrhythmics – amiodarone, quinidine
  • Benzodiazepines – midazolam, triazolam
  • Cisapride, eletriptan, eplerenone
  • Ergot alkaloids – dihydroergotamine, ergonovine, ergotamine, methylergonovine
  • Orlistat, pimozide, ranolazine, rifampin, St. John’s wort
  • Statin cholesterol drugs – lovastatin, simvastatin, atorvastatin
  • Proton pump inhibitors – lansoprazole, omeprazole
  • Alfuzosin, asunaprevir, domperidone, isavuconazonium, lurasidone, naloxegol, regorafenib, tacrolimus, didanosine
  • Drugs to treat erectile dysfunction-ED or pulmonary hypertension – sildenafil, vardenafil
  • Salmeterol, suvorexant
  • Anti-seizure drugs – carbamazepine, phenobarbital, primidone
  • Other HIV drugs – ritonavir,indinavir, saquinavir
  • This medication may decrease the effectiveness of hormonal birth control such as pills, patches, or rings. This could cause pregnancy. Talk to your doctor about additional or alternative reliable contraceptives
  • CYP3A substrates can alter the concentration of these other drugs, and other drugs
  • Inhibitors and/or inducers of CYP3A or CYP2C19

This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Viracept. Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Viracept contraindications

You should not use Viracept if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient nelfinavir
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Viracept
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant

Talk to your doctor before using Viracept if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Viracept
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed – patients infected with HIV should be instructed not to breastfeed due to the potential for HIV transmission

Viracept generic

Viracept is the trademark brand name for nelfinavir manufactured by Pfizer Inc. A generic version of nelfinavir is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Viracept savings through NiceRx.

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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.