If you’re concerned about how you will pay for your HIV-1 treatment, start by talking to your healthcare provider. He or she may be able to help you apply for assistance. Gilead also has or supports several programs that can help.
Also check with your insurance company as most HIV-1 treatments are covered.
The Gilead Co-pay Coupon Card. You may be able to save up to $400 off your monthly co-pay for COMPLERA with the Gilead Co-pay Coupon Card.*
There are 2 ways to sign up:
Visit www.GileadCoPay.com to enroll for, activate, or replace your Gilead
Call 1-877-505-6986 to speak to a representative directly.
*Offer is not valid if prescriptions are paid, in part or in full, by any state or federally funded programs, including, but not limited to, Medicare or Medicaid, Medigap, VA or DOD, or TriCare, or where prohibited by law. The program is subject to change or cancellation at any time.
Gilead’s U.S. Advancing Access® program provides assistance to patients in the United States who do not have insurance or who need financial assistance. As part of this program, Gilead provides assistance for people who cannot afford to pay for COMPLERA.
To learn about eligibility, contact Advancing Access® at 1-800-226-2056 between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. (Eastern).
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) program is designed to help uninsured Americans get the prescription medicines they need at no or low cost. To find out if you qualify, here’s all you need to do:
The call center accepts calls in English, Spanish and approximately 150 other languages. You can also visit the Web site at www.pparx.org.
Government programs. If you do not have insurance, help may be available through:
What is the most important information you should know about COMPLERA?
COMPLERA can cause serious side effects:
Who should not take COMPLERA?
Do not take COMPLERA if you have ever taken other anti-HIV medicines.
COMPLERA may change the effect of other medicines and may cause serious side effects. Your healthcare provider may change your other medicines or change their doses.
Do not take COMPLERA if you also take these medicines:
If you are taking COMPLERA you should not take other HIV medicines or other medicines containing tenofovir (Viread, Truvada, Stribild or Atripla); other medicines containing emtricitabine or lamivudine (Emtriva, Combivir, Epivir, Epivir-HBV, Epzicom, Trizivir, Atripla, Stribild or Truvada); rilpivirine (Edurant) or adefovir (Hepsera)
In addition, tell your healthcare provider if you are taking the following medications because they may interfere with how COMPLERA works and may cause side effects:
These are not all the medicines that may cause problems if you take COMPLERA. Tell your healthcare provider about all prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements you are taking or plan to take.
Before taking COMPLERA, tell your healthcare provider if you:
COMPLERA can cause additional serious side effects:
The most common side effects reported with COMPLERA are trouble sleeping (insomnia), abnormal dreams, headache, dizziness, diarrhea, nausea, rash, tiredness, and depression. Some side effects also reported include vomiting, stomach pain or discomfort, skin discoloration (small spots or freckles) and pain.
This is not a complete list of side effects. Tell your healthcare provider or pharmacist if you notice any side effects while taking COMPLERA, and call you doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Please see full Prescribing Information with Patient Information, including “What is the most important information I should know about COMPLERA?” in the Patient Information section.
What is COMPLERA?
COMPLERA is a prescription HIV medicine that is used as a complete regimen to treat HIV-1 in adults who have never taken HIV medicines before and who have an amount of HIV in their blood (this is called “viral load”) that is no more than 100,000 copies/mL. COMPLERA contains 3 medicines – (rilpivirine), (emtricitabine) and (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate). It is not known if COMPLERA is safe and effective in children under the age of 18 years.
COMPLERA does not cure HIV-1 infection or AIDS. To control HIV-1 infection and decrease HIV-related illnesses you must keep taking COMPLERA. Avoid doing things that can spread HIV-1 to others: always practice safer sex and use condoms to lower the chance of sexual contact with body fluids; never reuse or share needles or other items that have body fluids on them, do not share personal items that may contain bodily fluids. Ask your healthcare provider if you have questions about how to reduce the risk of passing HIV-1 to others.
Additional Information about taking COMPLERA:
Stay under the care of your healthcare provider during treatment with COMPLERA and see your healthcare provider regularly.