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Is the cost of your abacavir too expensive?
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NowPatient offers cost effective access to abacavir for everyone including those who are uninsured, those who have commercial insurance as well as those who are enrolled into state or federal programs like Medicaid, Medicare Part D, full Low Income Subsidy (LIS, “Extra Help”), TRICARE or Veterans (VA) Benefits.
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What can I do if I am commercially insured but cannot afford my abacavir?
If you are commercially insured and you cannot afford your copay or co-insurance you can opt for purchasing abacavir outside of your plan using the Rx Advantage card, with costs that are usually lower than a typical plan copay. If you elect to use this method, out of pocket costs do not contribute towards your plan deductibles.
If you cannot afford the cash price possibly due to income constraints, then there is the option of applying to state assistance programs like Medicaid. Often, you may be able to receive your abacavir without any costs at all. You can check Medicaid eligibility in your state by following this link HealthCare.gov. The government site is easy to use and you can select your state and it will navigate you to the appropriate contact point to make the application.
What can I do if I am uninsured and cannot afford my abacavir?
If you cannot afford the cash price of abacavir using the Rx Advantage card then there is the option of applying to state programs like Medicaid. Often, you may be able to receive your abacavir without any costs at all. You can check Medicaid eligibility in your state by following this link HealthCare.gov. The government site is easy to use and you can select your state and it will navigate you to the appropriate contact point to make the application.
What can I do if I am insured with Medicare and cannot afford my abacavir?
If you are insured with Medicare and have Part D or an Advantage drug plan but cannot afford your copay or co-insurance element (for example if you are in the coverage gap or Donut Hole) then you have a number of options:
RX ADVANTAGE CARD
You can use the Rx Advantage to purchase the medication outside of your plan at prices that may be lower than you copay or co-insurance element. If you elect to use this method, out of pocket costs do not contribute towards your plan deductibles.
LOW INCOME SUBSIDY
If this is still too expensive or unaffordable then you can apply for federal support like Low Income Subsidy (LIS). To be eligible for Low Income Subsidy, you need to be resident in one of the 50 States or the District of Columbia. You can check eligibility online at SSA Medicare D Extra Help. You can also call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778).
Alternatively, you can check Medicaid eligibility in your state by following this link to the HealthCare.gov. The government site is easy to use and you can select your state and it will navigate you to the appropriate contact point to make the application. State Medicaid programs may cover the full cost of your medication.
Am I eligible for the Rx Advantage Card and how much does abacavir cost without insurance?
Our website gives savings options to customers who wish to purchase abacavir, as either a brand or generic, without the constraints of insurance. By using the Rx Advantage Card, users can save up to 90% on the cost of their medication. The card can be used at over 65,000 pharmacies nationwide, across America. Even if you are insured, in most cases the cash price will be significantly cheaper than your existing co-pay. NowPatient is able to negotiate discounts on bulk drug purchases with pharmacy owners meaning you can access lower medication prices at nearby pharmacies using our card that can be conveniently stored in your NowPatient account.
What will my out-of-pocket cost be for abacavir when using the Rx Advantage Card?
Your out-of-pocket (OOP) cost will effectively be the discounted cash price you pay for abacavir using the Rx Advantage Card. If you are insured, your OOP expense can not be used against your plan deductible, if your plan has a deductible.
Is it legal for me to pay cash for abacavir even though I have insurance?
Yes. The Rx Advantage card is especially useful for people who have High-deductible health plans (HDHPs). It can be used for insured, uninsured, and underinsured persons.
Does the Rx Advantage Card work with Medicare or any other federal or state insurance plans?
No. We do not bill any federal or state insurance including Medicare Part D (standalone drug coverage) or Medicare Advantage (combined health and drug benefit). When you purchase your medication using the NowPatient Rx Advantage Card, you will be doing so out of pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps in the event you have a plan with a deductible. The out-of-pocket abacavir cash price you pay can be typically cheaper than your plan copay.
Does the Rx Advantage Card work with Commercial Insurance?
We do not bill your commercial insurance. When you purchase your medication using the Rx Advantage Card, from NowPatient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps in the event you have a plan with a deductible. The out-of-pocket abacavir cash price you pay can be typically cheaper than your plan copay.
How do I check prices for abacavir and how do I use the Rx Advantage Card?
You can search for the prices at nearby pharmacies using our website. Simply search your medication and enter your ZIP Code and we will show you the price of your drug at nearby pharmacies. If you are happy with the quote, you need to create an account with NowPatient and generate your card. Next, simply go to the pharmacy and fill your abacavir Rx. Ask the pharmacy to run the card and check the price, even if they tell you they have another card they use. Your card is stored safely in your NowPatient account.
Do I need to pay for the Rx Advantage Card?
No. The Rx Advantage prescription savings card is FREE to use and store for NowPatient users.
Is there a abacavir co-pay program?
Generic medications like abacavir do not have co-pay card savings options. A Copay program, if available, would normally be for the brand name version of abacavir. You can search the brand name of abacavir and check to see if a co-pay program exists. Co-pay cards are programs run by pharmaceutical companies that offer you a direct way to lower your out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs for eligible patients. The copay cards essentially allow physicians to prescribe medications that are clinically preferred.
Is there a abacavir Patient Assistance Program (PAP)?
Generic medications like abacavir do not have PAP savings options. A Patient assistance program, if available would normally be for the brand name version of abacavir. You can search the brand name of abacavir and check to see if a co-PAP exists. PAPs are programs that are run and sponsored by pharmaceutical companies. They offer uninsured, insured, or underinsured individuals access to high-cost brand-name medications, which may otherwise be unaffordable.
What should I do if I take too much abacavir?
Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using abacavir. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach the American Association of Poison Control Centers or use its online resource if you think you've used too much abacavir. But if you have severe symptoms, call 911 (or your local emergency number) immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.
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What is generic abacavir?
Generic abacavir refers to the non-brand-name version of the medication. It contains the same active ingredient as the brand-name drug but is typically less expensive.
FDA approval of abacavir
Abacavir is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of HIV-1 infections (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection.
Active ingredient of abacavir
The active ingredient of abacavir is abacavir sulfate. Available in film-coated tablet and oral solution forms.
US brand name of abacavir and manufacturer
Abacavir is available in the US under various brand names, including Ziagen. The manufacturer may vary depending on the brand name.
UK brand name of abacavir and manufacturer
In the UK, abacavir is available under various brand names, including Ziagen. The manufacturer may vary depending on the brand name.
Prescription requirement for abacavir
A prescription (Rx) is required for abacavir in both the US and the UK.
Availability of abacavir in the UK with NHS prescription
Abacavir is available in the UK with an NHS prescription.
Conditions treated by abacavir
Abacavir is primarily used for the treatment of HIV infection in combination with other antiretroviral therapy.
How does abacavir work?
Abacavir belongs to a class of medications called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). It works by inhibiting the reverse transcriptase enzyme, which is necessary for the replication of the HIV virus. By blocking this enzyme, abacavir helps to reduce HIV viral loads in the body and prevents damage to the immune system, and slows down the progression of the disease.
The antiviral effect of abacavir is due to its intracellular anabolite, carbovir-triphosphate, which interferes with HIV viral RNA-dependent DNA polymerase (reverse transcriptase), leading to inhibition of viral replication.
Abacavir is metabolized primarily through the enzymes alcohol dehydrogenase and glucuronyl transferase to inactive carboxylate and glucuronide metabolites.
Forms of abacavir available
Abacavir is available in various forms, including oral tablets and oral solutions.
Dosage of abacavir
The dosage of abacavir may vary depending on factors such as the patient’s weight, other medications being taken, and the specific HIV treatment regimen. It is important to follow the recommended dosage instructions provided by the healthcare provider.
Directions for use of abacavir
Abacavir should be taken as directed by the healthcare provider. It is usually taken once or twice daily, with or without food. It is important to take abacavir regularly and not miss doses to maintain its effectiveness.
Warnings and precautions for abacavir
- Abacavir can cause a serious life-threatening hypersensitivity reaction (allergic reaction) in some individuals, characterized by symptoms such as fever, malaise, severe tiredness, skin rash, shortness of breath, sore throat and organ dysfunction. Hypersensitivity usually happens within the first six weeks of treatment, although it can occur at any time. It is important to be aware of the signs of this abacavir hypersensitivity reaction and seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Your risk of this allergic reaction is much higher if you have a gene variation called HLA-B*5701 allele. Your healthcare provider can determine if you have this gene variation with a blood test
- It is important to inform your healthcare provider about any existing medical conditions and medical history. In particular liver problems (such as hepatitis B or C, or cirrhosis), kidney problems, alcohol use, depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and allergies should be highlighted to avoid potential drug interactions. Some products that may interact with this drug include alcohol, methadone, and orlistat
Possible side effects of abacavir
Common side effects of abacavir may include nausea, abdominal pain, headache, fatigue, loss of appetite and diarrhea. Serious side effects, such as hypersensitivity reactions, liver problems and lactic acidosis are rare but can occur. If any unusual or severe side effects are experienced, it is important to contact a healthcare professional.
Similar drugs to abacavir
Other antiretroviral medications, such as tenofovir and efavirenz, may be used as alternatives to abacavir for the treatment of HIV infection. Commonly, abacavir is dispensed with other antiviral medications such as lamivudine, zidovudine, and dolutegravir.
NowPatient has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all material is factually accurate, complete, and current. However, the knowledge and experience of a qualified healthcare professional should always be sought after instead of using the information in this page. Before taking any drug, you should always speak to your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider.
The information provided here about medications is subject to change and is not meant to include all uses, precautions, warnings, directions, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or negative effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a particular medication does not imply that the medication or medication combination is appropriate for all patients or for all possible purposes.
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