Ziagen Patient assistance program
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NiceRx works with your healthcare provider to help you access affordable medications directly from U.S. pharmaceutical companies.
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How it works
Get started by filling out the online enrollment application to find out if you are eligible.
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.
You may be required to submit further information and documents required by the pharmaceutical company which can be securely uploaded online.
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.
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 Ziagen cost savings if eligible
If you are eligible for the Ziagen 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 Ziagen through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month regardless of the retail price of your medication.
Am I eligible for the Ziagen patient assistance program?
You could receive your Ziagen 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 Ziagen 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 Ziagen.
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 Ziagen 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 Ziagen medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year once you are enrolled in the program.
Is NiceRx a Ziagen coupon provider?
At NiceRx, we help eligible individuals access the Ziagen patient assistance program. This means that we are not a Ziagen coupon, a Ziagen discount card, or a Ziagen copay card provider. We do not offer any medication trial offers or free Ziagen samples.
Can NiceRx help me get Ziagen 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 Ziagen 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 Ziagen cost without insurance?
Ziagen costs without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy and the retailer you buy it from. As a guide, Ziagen oral solution (20 mg/mL) will typically cost around $165 for 240 milliliters. 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 Ziagen cost with insurance?
The copay of Ziagen 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 Ziagen?
Ziagen is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. It is a nucleoside analog, used in combination with other antiviral therapy for the treatment of HIV infection (human immunodeficiency virus). Ziagen helps to decrease the amount of HIV in your body, allowing your immune system to work better. Ziagen is commonly used in combination with other HIV medicines, such as lamivudine/zidovudine, dolutegravir/lamivudine, or lamivudine.
What doses of Ziagen are available?
Ziagen is available in tablet form, in the following doses: 300 mg tablet, and as an oral solution, in the following doses: 20 mg/mL.
The recommended dose in adults is 600 mg as the daily dose, as either 300 mg twice daily or 600 mg once daily. The dose for pediatric patients 3 months of age and older is based on body weight and should not exceed 300 mg twice daily. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. The dose should be reduced for patients with mild hepatic impairment.
Please read the medication guide and warning card provided with your medication and always speak with a healthcare professional for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.
Ziagen active ingredients
Ziagen contains abacavir sulfate as the active ingredient. It belongs to a class of drugs known as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (nrtis).
Ziagen side effects
The most common side effects of abacavir in clinical trials include:
- Trouble sleeping
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea, vomiting
- Malaise and tiredness
- Skin rashes
- Ear, nose, and throat infections
In rare instances, Ziagen can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Serious and sometimes fatal hypersensitivity reactions. Patients carrying the HLA-B*5701 allele are at high risk of a hypersensitivity reaction
- Lactic acidosis and severe hepatomegaly with steatosis
- Immune reconstitution syndrome
- Redistribution and accumulation of body fat
- Life-threatening allergic reactions – rash, swelling of the face, tongue, or throat, severe dizziness, shortness of breath, extreme tiredness, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, muscle aches, sore throat, or cough
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Ziagen against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions to Ziagen to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Ziagen drug interactions
Ziagen can interact with other medications. These include:
This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Ziagen. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
You should not use Ziagen if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient abacavir
- Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Ziagen
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
Talk to your doctor before using Ziagen if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Ziagen
- Have heart disease, or high blood pressure
- Have a risk factor for heart diseases such as smoking, diabetes, or high cholesterol
- Have liver disease or other liver problems
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed – This medication passes into breast milk
Ziagen is the trademark brand name for abacavir manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. A generic version of abacavir is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Ziagen 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.