Worried about paying for CHB treatment?
9 out of 10 eligible patients enrolled in the VIREAD Co-pay Coupon Program pay a $0 co-pay
The VIREAD Co-pay Coupon Program is here to help you reduce your out-of-pocket costs for your VIREAD prescriptions if you:
- Have commercial insurance
- Have no insurance/pay cash
The VIREAD Co-pay Coupon Program may cover the out-of-pocket costs for your VIREAD prescription up to $300 (max $3600/year or 12 fills per year).
If you are enrolled in a government healthcare program, such as Medicare Part D or Medicaid, you are not eligible. This includes if you are a Medicare Part D enrollee and in the prescription drug coverage gap, called the "donut hole."
If you have questions about eligibility call (877) 627-0415.
VIREAD is indicated for the treatment of chronic (long-lasting) hepatitis B virus in people 12 years of age and older. VIREAD may help lower the amount of hepatitis B virus in your body. VIREAD will not cure HBV. VIREAD may improve the condition of your liver. The long-term effects of taking VIREAD for treatment of chronic hepatitis B infection are not known. It is also not known if VIREAD is safe and effective for treatment of chronic hepatitis B in children under the age of 12 years.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
What is the most important information I should know about VIREAD?
VIREAD can cause serious side effects, including:
1. Build-up of an acid in your blood (lactic acidosis). Lactic acidosis can happen in some people who take VIREAD. Lactic acidosis is a serious medical emergency that can lead to death. Lactic acidosis can be hard to identify early, because the symptoms could seem like symptoms of other health problems. Call your healthcare provider right away if you get the following symptoms which could be signs of lactic acidosis:
- feeling very weak or tired
- have unusual (not normal) muscle pain
- have trouble breathing
- have stomach pain with
- nausea (feel sick to your stomach)
- feel cold, especially in your arms and legs
- feel dizzy or lightheaded
- have a fast or irregular heartbeat
2. Severe liver problems. Severe liver problems can happen in people who take VIREAD or similar medicines. In some cases these liver problems can lead to death. Your liver may become large (hepatomegaly) and you may develop fat in your liver (steatosis) when you take VIREAD.
Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms of liver problems:
- your skin or the white part of your eyes turns yellow (jaundice).
- dark “tea-colored” urine
- light-colored bowel movements (stools)
- loss of appetite for several days or longer
- stomach pain
You may be more likely to get lactic acidosis or severe liver problems if you are female, very overweight (obese), or have been taking VIREAD for a long time.
3. Worsening of your Hepatitis B infection. Your hepatitis B Virus (HBV) infection may become worse (flare-up) if you take VIREAD and then stop it. A "flare-up" is when your HBV infection suddenly returns in a worse way than before.
- Do not let your VIREAD run out. Refill your prescription or talk to your healthcare provider before your VIREAD is all gone.
- Do not stop taking VIREAD without first talking to your healthcare provider.
- If you stop taking VIREAD, your healthcare provider will need to check your health often and do blood tests regularly to check your HBV infection. Tell your healthcare provider about any new or unusual symptoms you may have after you stop taking VIREAD.
4. Talk to your doctor about taking an HIV test before starting treatment with VIREAD for chronic hepatitis B.
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking VIREAD?
Before you take VIREAD, tell your healthcare provider if you:
- have liver problems, including hepatitis B (HBV) infection.
- have kidney problems.
- have bone problems.
- have any other medical conditions, including HIV infection.
- are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if VIREAD will harm your unborn baby.
- are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Do not breastfeed if you are taking VIREAD. Tenofovir passes into your breast milk. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby.
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take,
including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements. VIREAD may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how VIREAD works.
Do not take VIREAD if you also take:
- other medicines that contain tenofovir (ATRIPLA®, COMPLERA®, STRIBILD®, TRUVADA®)
- adefovir (HEPSERA®)
Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take the following medications:
- didanosine (Videx, Videx EC)
- atazanavir (Reyataz)
- darunavir (Prezista)
- lopinavir with ritonavir (Kaletra)
- ledipasvir with sofosbuvir (HARVONI®)
Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your healthcare provider or pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
How should I take VIREAD?
- See “What is the most important information I should know about VIREAD?”
- Take VIREAD exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to take it.
- Take VIREAD at the same time every day.
- For adults and children 12 years of age and older, the usual dose of VIREAD is one 300 mg tablet each day.
- If you are an adult with kidney problems, your healthcare provider may tell you to take VIREAD less often.
- Take VIREAD tablets by mouth, with or without food.
- Do not miss a dose of VIREAD. If you miss a dose of VIREAD, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose of VIREAD, do not take the missed dose. Take the next dose of VIREAD at your regular time.
- If you take too much VIREAD, call your local poison control center or go right away to the nearest hospital emergency room.
What are the possible side effects of VIREAD?
VIREAD may cause serious side effects, including:
- See “What is the most important information I should know about VIREAD?”
- New or worse kidney problems, including kidney failure, can happen in some people who take VIREAD. Your healthcare provider should do blood tests to check your kidneys before you start treatment with VIREAD. If you have had kidney problems in the past or need to take another medicine that can cause kidney problems, your healthcare provider may need to do blood tests to check your kidneys during your treatment with VIREAD.
- Bone problems can happen in some people who take VIREAD. Bone problems include bone pain, softening or thinning (which may lead to fractures). Your healthcare provider may need to do additional tests to check your bones.
The most common side effects in all people who take VIREAD are:
In some people with advanced HBV-infection, other common side effects may include:
- sleeping problems
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of VIREAD. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
Please see full Prescribing Information including Patient Information with important warnings.
VIREAD Co-pay Coupon Program Terms and Conditions
The VIREAD® (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) Co-pay Coupon Program will cover the out-of-pocket costs of your VIREAD prescription up to $300 every month (max $3600/year or 12 fills per year).
The VIREAD Co-pay Coupon ("Coupon") can be used only by eligible residents of the U.S., Puerto Rico, or U.S. Territories at participating eligible retail, specialty, or mail-order pharmacies in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or U.S. territories. Product must originate in the U.S. or Puerto Rico, or U.S. territories. You must be 18 years or older to use the Coupon for yourself or a minor.
The Coupon is limited to one per person and is not transferable. No substitutions are permitted. This Coupon is only available with a valid prescription. The offer cannot be combined with any other coupon, free trial, discount, prescription savings coupon, or other offer. Patient may not be currently receiving free drug assistance through Gilead Sciences, Inc. ("Gilead")'s patient assistance programs.
The Coupon is not insurance and is not intended to substitute for insurance.
THE COUPON IS VALID ONLY FOR PATIENTS WITH COMMERCIAL INSURANCE OR CASH-PAY PATIENTS AND IS NOT VALID FOR PRESCRIPTIONS THAT ARE ELIGIBLE TO BE REIMBURSED:
- IN WHOLE OR PART, BY MEDICARE, MEDICAID OR A MEDICARE PART D PLAN, TRICARE, VA, DOD, PUERTO RICO GOVERNMENT HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN (“HEALTHCARE REFORM”), OR ANY OTHER FEDERAL OR STATE-FUNDED HEALTHCARE BENEFIT PROGRAM (COLLECTIVELY, "GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS"); OR
- BY COMMERCIAL PLANS OR OTHER HEALTH OR PHARMACY BENEFIT PROGRAMS THAT REIMBURSE FOR THE ENTIRE COST OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.
Patients without insurance coverage or who have commercial insurance that does not cover the Gilead product are considered “cash pay” patients. Medicare Part D enrollees who are in the prescription drug coverage gap (the “donut hole”) are not considered cash pay, and are not eligible for the co-pay coupon. Patients who begin receiving prescription benefits from such Government Programs at any time will no longer be eligible to use the Coupon. Void where prohibited by law, taxed, or restricted.
Patient, pharmacist, and prescriber agree not to seek reimbursement for all or any part of the benefit received by the patient through the offer. Both patient and pharmacist are each individually responsible for reporting receipt of coupon benefit to any insurer, health plan, or other third party who pays for or reimburses any part of the prescription filled using the Coupon, as required.
It is illegal to sell, purchase, trade, or counterfeit, or offer to sell, purchase, trade, or counterfeit the Coupon.
Gilead reserves the right to terminate, rescind, revoke, or modify this Coupon at any time without notice.