Truvada patient assistance program
Have you been prescribed Truvada to treat HIV? Do you need help paying for your medication? At Prescription Care, we may be able to assist. With our help, you could get your Truvada medication for a flat fee of $49 per month.*
We help you enroll in patient assistance programs for prescription medications, by working alongside your healthcare provider. We’ll handle the full enrollment process for you, helping you to get easy and affordable ongoing access to your essential medications.
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. Prescription Care will review every application individually, although the main factors considered by most patient assistance programs are:
How do I apply for the Truvada patient assistance program?
Prescription Care 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 Prescription Care a Truvada coupons provider?
Prescription Care 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 Prescription Care. When obtaining your Truvada medication through us, your total cost will always be $49 per month.
Can Prescription Care 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 Prescription Care 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)
- Skin rashes
- Stomach (abdominal) pain
- Problems sleeping (insomnia)
- Abnormal dreams
- Decreased weight
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