Use of Raltegravir in Pediatric HIV-1 Infection

Marcia L. Buck, Pharm.D., FCCP, FPPAG; Kristi N. Hofer, Pharm.D; Michelle W. McCarthy, Pharm.D.; FASHP Susan B. Cogut, Pharm.D

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Pediatr Pharm. 2012;18(1) 

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Availability and Cost

Raltegravir (Isentress®) is available as 25 mg and 100 mg scored, orange-banana flavored chewable tablets and 400 mg film-coated tablets.[3] The cost of sixty 400 mg tablets (a one-month supply) ranges from $1,000 to $1,300. Merck provides a patient assistance program with reimbursement for eligible patients and coupons to assist insured patients with their copay. Information can be obtained by calling 1–888-204–3713 or through their website at http://www.isentress.com/raltegravir/isentress/consumer/coupon_for_isentress/index.jsp. Cost information on the chewable tablets is not yet available.

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