Paying for PREZISTA®
Paying for PREZISTA®
Helping make PREZISTA® more affordable for eligible patients
At Janssen, we don't want cost to get in the way of treatment you need. We can help you explore options to lower your out-of-pocket cost for PREZISTA®. No matter what type of insurance you have – or even if you don't have insurance – Janssen CarePath can help explain your medication insurance coverage and potential out-of-pocket costs, and help find programs that may help you pay for PREZISTA®.
Summary of Resources to help you pay for PREZISTA®
If you have commercial or private health insurance and need help paying for PREZISTA®, the Janssen CarePath Savings Program may be able to help. If you don't have commercial or private health insurance, you may find help from the programs and resources found on JanssenPrescriptionAssistance.com.
If you use commercial or private health insurance to pay for your medication:
If you are eligible, the Janssen CarePath Savings Program may provide instant savings on your out-of-pocket costs for PREZISTA®. Depending on your health insurance plan, savings may apply toward co-pay, co-insurance, or deductible. Eligible patients with commercial insurance pay $0 each time you fill your prescription, with a $7,500 maximum program benefit per calendar year. Not valid for patients using Medicare, Medicaid, or other government-funded programs to pay for their medications. Terms expire at the end of each calendar year and may change. There is no income requirement. See full eligibility requirements.
Mobile Enrollment available for the Janssen CarePath Savings Program
Text "SAVINGS" to 89633 or use Express Enrollment at MyJanssenCarePath.com/express to check eligibility, enroll, and receive an electronic Savings Program card that can be saved to your digital wallet on your iPhone or Android device.
You will not have a Janssen CarePath account and will not be able to view and manage your Savings Program benefits until you create an account at MyJanssenCarePath.com.
Create an online account and enroll at MyJanssenCarePath.com or call a Janssen CarePath Care Coordinator at 866-836-0114, Monday–Friday, 8:00 AM–8:00 PM ET.
If your pharmacy is unable to process your Savings Program card, you have two options:
- In your Janssen CarePath account, you can navigate to the Savings Program tab, and click on "Savings Program Request" and follow the instructions to complete the process online.
- If you don't have a Janssen CarePath account, you can complete, sign and return the rebate form (instructions on form), with required proof of purchase, to receive your rebate check. Click here to get the rebate form.
If you are using government-funded healthcare programs to pay for PREZISTA® or have no insurance coverage and need help paying for your medication:
Janssen CarePath can provide information about other resources that may be able to help with your out-of-pocket medication costs for PREZISTA®. Call a Janssen CarePath Care Coordinator at 866-836-0114 or visit JanssenPrescriptionAssistance.com for more information about affordability programs and independent foundations* that may have funding available.
If you are enrolled in Medicare, our Medicare Resource Guide provides additional information on sources for cost support that may be available for you.
If you have questions, please call a Janssen CarePath Care Coordinator at 866-836-0114, Monday–Friday, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM ET. Multilingual phone support is available.
* Independent co-pay assistance foundations have their own rules for eligibility. We cannot guarantee a foundation will help you. We only can refer you to a foundation that supports your disease state. This information is provided as a resource for you. We do not endorse any particular foundation.
The Johnson & Johnson Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc. (JJPAF) is an independent, nonprofit organization that is committed to helping eligible patients without insurance coverage receive prescription products donated by Johnson & Johnson operating companies. To see if you might qualify for assistance, please contact a JJPAF program specialist at 800-652-6227 (Monday–Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM ET) or visit the foundation website at JJPAF.org.
PREZISTA® (darunavir) is a prescription HIV‑1 (Human Immunodeficiency Virus type‑1) medicine used with NORVIR® (ritonavir) and other antiretroviral medicines to treat HIV-1 infection in adults. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome).
PREZISTA® should not be used in children under 3 years of age.
When used with other antiretroviral medicines to treat HIV‑1 infection, PREZISTA® may help:
- reduce the amount of HIV-1 in your blood. This is called "viral load."
- increase the number of CD4+ (T) cells in your blood that help fight off other infections.
PREZISTA® is always taken with and at the same time as NORVIR® (ritonavir) in combination with other HIV‑1 medicines for the treatment of HIV‑1 infection in adults. PREZISTA® should also be taken with food.
PREZISTA® does not cure HIV‑1 infection or AIDS. You must keep taking HIV‑1 medicines to control HIV‑1 infection and decrease HIV-related illnesses.
Ask your healthcare provider if you have any questions on how to prevent passing HIV to other people.
Please read the Important Safety Information and talk to your healthcare provider to learn if PREZISTA® is right for you.
What is the most important information I should know about PREZISTA®?
- PREZISTA® can interact with other medicines and cause serious side effects. See “Who should not take PREZISTA®?”
- PREZISTA® may cause liver problems. Some people taking PREZISTA®, together with NORVIR® (ritonavir), have developed liver problems which may be life-threatening. Your healthcare provider should do blood tests before and during your combination treatment with PREZISTA®. If you have chronic hepatitis B or C infection, your healthcare provider should check your blood tests more often because you have an increased chance of developing liver problems.
- Tell your healthcare provider if you have any of these signs and symptoms of liver problems: dark (tea‑colored) urine, yellowing of your skin or whites of your eyes, pale‑colored stools (bowel movements), nausea, vomiting, pain or tenderness on your right side below your ribs, loss of appetite, or tiredness.
- PREZISTA® may cause severe or life‑threatening skin reactions or rash. Sometimes these skin reactions and skin rashes can become severe and require treatment in a hospital. You should call your healthcare provider immediately if you develop a rash. Stop taking PREZISTA® and ritonavir combination treatment and call your healthcare provider immediately if you develop any skin changes with these symptoms: fever, tiredness, muscle or joint pain, blisters or skin lesions, mouth sores or ulcers, red or inflamed eyes, like “pink eye.” Rash occurred more often in people taking PREZISTA® and raltegravir together than with either drug separately, but was generally mild.
Who should not take PREZISTA®?
Do not take PREZISTA® with any medicine that contains: alfuzosin, cisapride, colchicine (if you have liver or kidney problems), dronedarone, elbasvir and grazoprevir, ergot‑containing medicines (dihydroergotamine, ergotamine tartrate, methylergonovine), ivabradine, lomitapide, lovastatin, lurasidone, midazolam (when taken by mouth), naloxegol, pimozide, ranolazine, rifampin, sildenafil, when used for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), simvastatin, St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum), or triazolam.
Serious problems can happen if you or your child takes any of these medicines with PREZISTA®.
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking PREZISTA®?
Before taking PREZISTA®, tell your healthcare provider if you:
- have liver problems (including hepatitis B or C), allergy to sulfa medicines, high blood sugar (diabetes), hemophilia, or any other medical conditions.
- are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Tell your healthcare provider if you become pregnant while taking PREZISTA®.
- are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Do not breastfeed if you take PREZISTA®. You should not breastfeed if you have HIV because of the risk of passing HIV to your baby. It is not known if PREZISTA® can pass 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 over‑the‑counter medicine, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Some medicines interact with PREZISTA®. Keep a list of your medicines to show your healthcare provider and pharmacist. Do not start taking a new medicine without telling your healthcare provider.
What are the possible side effects of PREZISTA®?
PREZISTA® may cause serious side effects, including:
- High blood sugar, diabetes or worsening of diabetes, and increased bleeding in people with hemophilia have been reported in patients taking protease inhibitor medicines, including PREZISTA®.
- Changes in body fat can happen in people who take HIV medicines. The exact cause and long‑term health effects of these conditions are not known.
- Changes in your immune system can happen when you start taking HIV medicines. Your immune system may get stronger and begin to fight infections that have been hidden in your body for a long time.
The most common side effects of PREZISTA® include diarrhea, nausea, rash, headache, stomach pain, and vomiting.
These are not all the possible side effects of PREZISTA®. For more information, ask your healthcare provider. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. Do not change your dose or stop treatment with PREZISTA® without talking to your healthcare provider.
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. You may also report side effects to Janssen Products, LP at 1‑800‑JANSSEN (1‑800‑526‑7736).
Please refer to the NORVIR® (ritonavir) Patient Information Leaflet for additional information on precautionary measures.
Please read full Product Information for PREZISTA® for more details.