Helping Patients Afford PREZISTA®
Support for Patients using Commercial or Private Insurance
Janssen CarePath Savings Program for PREZISTA®
The Janssen CarePath Savings Program may provide instant savings on your patients' out-of-pocket medication costs for PREZISTA®. Eligible patients will pay $0 each time they fill their prescription for a covered Janssen Therapeutics product, up to a $7,500 maximum program benefit per calendar year. Depending on their health insurance plan, savings may apply toward co-pay, co-insurance, or deductible. Eligible patients must use commercial or private health insurance that covers a portion of their medication costs for PREZISTA®. This program is not available to individuals who use any state or federal government subsidized healthcare program to cover a portion of medication costs, such as Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, Department of Defense, or Veterans Administration. There is no income requirement. Learn more about the Janssen CarePath Savings Program, including full eligibility requirements.
Two ways to help get your patients started:
If you only want to check your patients' eligibility and enroll them in the Janssen CarePath Savings Program for PREZISTA®, click here for the Express Enrollment Site. There is a "Print a Card" feature to provide the patient with a card.
In the Janssen CarePath Provider Portal, you can enroll your eligible patients in the Janssen CarePath Savings Program, print a card, review your patients' available benefits, view patient transactions, and receive timely alerts and program updates. You can also request and review benefits investigations, and request prior authorization or appeals support.
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Patients can also create their own Janssen CarePath Account where they can enroll in the Janssen CarePath Savings Program, learn about their insurance coverage for PREZISTA®, and sign up for personalized treatment reminders. Encourage your patient to sign up today at MyJanssenCarePath.com.
If your patient's pharmacy is unable to process their Savings Card, your patient can complete, sign and return the rebate form, with the required proof of purchase, to receive a rebate check from the Janssen CarePath Savings Program. Click to get the rebate form for your patient. Your patient can also request a rebate online in their Janssen CarePath Account.
Support for Patients Using Government Insurance or Patients without Insurance Coverage
Janssen CarePath can provide information about other resources that may be able to help your patients with their out-of-pocket medication costs, including State-Sponsored Programs, Medicare Savings Program, Medicare Part D Extra Help — Low-Income Subsidy, and independent foundations*. Call Janssen CarePath at 877-CarePath (877-227-3728) to speak with a Care Coordinator about affordability programs that may be available.
Janssen Prescription Assistance for PREZISTA®
JanssenPrescriptionAssistance.com provides information on affordability programs and up-to-date information about independent foundations* that may have funding available to help you with medication costs for PREZISTA®.
Questions? Call a Janssen CarePath Care Coordinator at 877-CarePath (877-227-3728).
*Independent co-pay assistance foundations have their own rules for eligibility. We have no control over these independent foundations and can only refer your patients to a foundation that supports their disease state. We do not endorse any particular foundation.
Johnson & Johnson Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc. (JJPAF) is an independent, non-profit organization that is committed to helping eligible patients without insurance coverage receive prescription products donated by Johnson & Johnson operating companies. To see if they might qualify for assistance, please have your patient contact a JJPAF program specialist at 1-800-652-6227 (9 AM to 6 PM ET) or visit the foundation Web site at www.JJPAF.org.
PREZISTA® (darunavir), coadministered with ritonavir (PREZISTA®/r), in combination with other antiretroviral agents (ARVs), is indicated for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) infection in adult patients.
Coadministration of PREZISTA®/r is contraindicated with drugs that are highly dependent on CYP3A for clearance and for which elevated plasma concentrations are associated with serious and/or life-threatening events. Coadministration is also contraindicated with drugs that may result in reduced plasma concentrations of darunavir, which may result in loss of therapeutic effect and development of resistance.
- Drugs that are contraindicated with PREZISTA®/r are: alfuzosin, cisapride, colchicine (in patients with renal and/or hepatic impairment), dihydroergotamine, dronedarone, elbasvir/grazoprevir, ergotamine, lomitapide, lovastatin, lurasidone, methylergonovine, oral midazolam, pimozide, ranolazine, rifampin, St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum), sildenafil (for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension), simvastatin, and triazolam.
Warnings & Precautions
- PREZISTA® must be coadministered with ritonavir and food to achieve the desired antiviral effect. Failure to administer PREZISTA® with ritonavir and food may result in a loss of efficacy of darunavir.
Hepatotoxicity: Drug-induced hepatitis has been reported with PREZISTA®/r. During the clinical development program (N=3063), hepatitis has been reported in 0.5% of patients receiving combination therapy with PREZISTA®/r. Patients with preexisting liver dysfunction, including chronic active hepatitis B or C, have an increased risk for liver function abnormalities, including severe hepatic adverse reactions.
Post-marketing cases of liver injury, including some fatalities, have been reported. A causal relationship with PREZISTA®/r therapy has not been established.
Appropriate laboratory testing should be conducted prior to initiating therapy with PREZISTA®/r and patients should be monitored during treatment. Increased AST/ALT monitoring should be considered in patients with underlying chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, or in patients who have pretreatment elevations of transaminases, especially during the first several months of PREZISTA®/r treatment. Evidence of new or worsening liver dysfunction (including clinically significant elevation of liver enzymes and/or symptoms such as fatigue, anorexia, nausea, jaundice, dark urine, liver tenderness, hepatomegaly) in patients on PREZISTA®/r should prompt consideration of interruption or discontinuation of treatment.
Severe Skin Reactions: Severe skin reactions (0.4%), accompanied by fever and/or elevations of transaminases in some cases, and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (<0.1%) have been reported in patients receiving PREZISTA®/r. During post-marketing experience, toxic epidermal necrolysis, drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms, and acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis have been reported in patients receiving PREZISTA®/r. Discontinue PREZISTA®/r immediately if signs or symptoms of severe skin reactions develop (including, but not limited to, severe rash or rash accompanied with fever, general malaise, fatigue, muscle or joint aches, blisters, oral lesions, conjunctivitis, hepatitis, and/or eosinophilia).
In clinical trials (N=3063), rash (all grades, generally mild to moderate, regardless of causality) occurred in 10.3% of patients receiving PREZISTA®/r. Discontinuation due to rash was 0.5%.
Rash occurred more commonly in treatment-experienced subjects receiving regimens containing PREZISTA®/r + raltegravir compared to subjects receiving either drug regimen alone. However, rash that was considered drug related occurred at similar rates. These rashes were mild to moderate in severity and did not limit therapy; there were no discontinuations due to rash.
- Sulfa Allergy: PREZISTA® should be used with caution in patients with known sulfonamide allergy.
Risk of Serious Adverse Reactions Due to Drug Interactions: Initiation of PREZISTA®/r, a CYP3A inhibitor, in patients receiving medications metabolized by CYP3A or initiation of medications metabolized by CYP3A in patients already receiving PREZISTA®/r, may increase plasma concentrations of medications metabolized by CYP3A. Initiation of medications that inhibit or induce CYP3A may increase or decrease concentrations of PREZISTA®/r, respectively. These interactions may lead to:
- Clinically significant adverse reactions, potentially leading to severe, life-threatening, or fatal events from greater exposures of concomitant medications
- Clinically significant adverse reactions from greater exposures of PREZISTA®/r
- Loss of therapeutic effect of PREZISTA®/r and possible development of resistance
Consider the potential for drug interactions prior to and during PREZISTA®/r therapy; review concomitant medications during PREZISTA®/r therapy; and monitor for the adverse reactions associated with the concomitant drugs.
- Diabetes Mellitus/Hyperglycemia and Hemophilia: New-onset or exacerbations of preexisting diabetes mellitus, hyperglycemia, and increased bleeding in hemophiliacs have been reported in patients receiving protease inhibitors. Initiation or dose adjustments of insulin or oral hypoglycemic agents may be required. A causal relationship between protease inhibitors and these events has not been established.
- Fat Redistribution: Redistribution and/or accumulation of body fat have been observed in patients receiving ARV therapy. The causal relationship, mechanism, and long-term consequences of these events have not been established.
- Immune Reconstitution Syndrome has been reported in patients treated with combination ARV therapy, including PREZISTA®. Autoimmune disorders (such as Graves' disease, polymyositis, and Guillain-Barré syndrome) have also been reported to occur in the setting of immune reconstitution; however, the time of onset is more variable and can occur many months after the initiation of treatment.
- In treatment-naïve adult patients, the most common adverse drug reactions (≥5%) reported of at least moderate intensity (≥Grade 2) in the PREZISTA®/r arm through 192 weeks were diarrhea (9%), headache (7%), abdominal pain (6%), and rash (6%).
- In treatment-experienced adult patients, the most common adverse drug reactions (≥5%) reported of at least moderate intensity (≥Grade 2) in the PREZISTA®/r arm through 96 weeks were diarrhea (14%), nausea (7%), rash (7%), abdominal pain (6%), and vomiting (5%).
This is not a complete list of all adverse drug reactions reported with the use of PREZISTA®/r.
- Consult the full Prescribing Information for PREZISTA® for information on potentially significant drug interactions, including clinical comments.
Use in Specific Populations
- Hepatic Impairment: PREZISTA®/r is not recommended for use in patients with severe hepatic impairment. There are no pharmacokinetic or safety data available in patients with severe hepatic impairment.
This list of uses in specific populations is not complete.
Please refer to the ritonavir prescribing information for additional safety information.
Please see the full Prescribing Information for more details.