Epclusa Cost 2023 [7.14/tablet] | US Cost Vs. International Cost

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What is Epclusa cost? 

(Keep reading, you will learn how to get Epclusa for a lot less)

Epclusa cost, Gilead Sciences, the Epclusa manufacturer bankrupted 7 US state healthcare systems in 2015.

How can a drug company make a state go bankrupt?

Pretty easy.  Just price the cost of life saving hepatitis C medicine at $1000 for each tablet.

That is not affordable because you need 84 tablets to be cured.

Hepatitis C is a highly infectious disease and we let the big drug companies charge us so much that they bankrupt us!

I don’t like that and I almost lost my father to hepatitis C back in 2015 for two reasons:

  1. his liver was not in good condition because of hepatitis C.
  2. our insurance did not want to pay for the hepatitis C meds, because it was too expensive.

(Dad got hep C from a blood transfusion in 1970 when he was in a near fatal car accident in Santa Monica.)

Why is it so darn expensive?

The cost of Epclusa is expensive because Gilead Sciences can set prices that the market can pay, maximize profit.

If the customer is willing to pay the price then Gilead can set the price.

That is exactly what Gilead’s CEO said.

To be honest, I used to think its okay for these companies to charge as much as they do.

They spent a lot of money in to research to come up with the meds, they can charge us what is fair, right?

We’re Americans and not communists, I get it.

However there has to be a limit to how much a company can charge for a highly infectious disease.

The key point here is “highly infectious” and we should do everything in our power to stop the hep C virus from spreading.

Truth be told…

In reality it would be a huge benefit for our healthcare system to pay for majority of it.

This would help overall public health.

It would reduce the transmission of the hepatitis C virus.

Reducing the healthcare burden of hepatitis C not only saves lives but reduces healthcare costs in the long run.

This is  just too important of an issue to ignore or gloss over.

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Affordable Epclusa is Much Closer Than You Think

Back in late 2015 my journey to help my dad with hepatitis C began with a flight to India.

Today, that trip has helped thousands of people with hepatitis C around the world get cured for less.

A couple of doctors from the US, family friends and I setup Sunny Pharma.

We have provided over 28,485 Epclusa treatments for hepatitis C patients, that couldn’t afford it.

We were very lucky to be in the position to provide access to this very necessary treatment.

How much does it cost to manufacture Epclusa?

Epclusa like Harvoni and Sovaldi has one key ingredient, sofosbuvir.

That ingredient does not cost much to manufacture, but greedy “Big Pharma” makes you pay through the nose.

Pricing is based on the ability for the consumer to pay.

Most of this reasoning is based on extensive marketing by “Big Pharma”.

CEO of Gilead Sciences, Daniel O’ Day has stated “We

What genotype of the hepatitis C virus does Epclusa treat?

Epclusa treats genotypes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 hepatitis C virus infection.

Like its predecessors, Harvoni and Sovaldi, Epclusa is a single tablet a day.

84 days of taking Epclusa, you will be cured.

Your tests will come back with a non detectable or very low viral load.

Don’t be silly and try to wait it out.

You are playing with your liver and in essence you are playing with your life.

Let’s get this disease treated right away.

You are going to be feeling a lot better in 84 days.

-Melissa McKnight

P.S. Give Kris a call 24/7 at 858-952-1077

Below are some of the most common questions people search for related to “How much does Epclusa cost?”.

What is Epclusa?

Gilead Sciences manufactures Epclusa.

Sofosbuvir velpatasvir (Epclusa) was launched on June 28th 2016.

Get cured with this once a day tablet, for 84 days to treat chronic hepatitis C.

Strength of Epclusa: velpatasvir 100mg and sofosbuvir 400mg.

Hepatitis C virus genotypes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 can be treated with Epclusa.

What is Epclusa price in India?

Epclusa price in India is $899 for 12 weeks treatment or 84 tablets.

India has a population of 1.3 billion people and is a very poor country.

Indians cannot even afford $100 for hepatitis C treatment.

Gilead Sciences made several agreements with Indian pharmaceutical companies to manufacture hepatitis C treatments like Harvoni, Sovaldi and Epclusa for other developing countries.

This is the real reason why the cost of Epclusa and the cost of Harvoni are a lot less in India.

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What is the cost of Epclusa in Canada?

Cost of Epclusa in Canada is about $66,657 not that much cheaper from our Northern neighbors.

What is the Epclusa price in UAE?

Epclusa price in UAE (United Arab Emirates) is not going to be much cheaper.

UAE is an oil rich nation with cities like Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

It is highly unlikely that Gilead Sciences will make any concessions on the Epclusa price in UAE.

How much does Epclusa cost in Mexico?

Many Americans have traveled to Mexico for more affordable medicine for decades now.

Even with the drug cartels shooting up many border towns, sick Americans still cross the border to get their meds.

Epclusa cost in Mexico is about $58,000, still out of reach most Americans and most definitely Mexicans and Mexican Americans.

What is the Epclusa 400mg 100mg tablet price?

The price is about $930 a pill for Epclusa 400mg 100mg tablet.

84 tablets of Epclusa 400mg 100mg tablet to cure most patients with hepatitis C.

What is Epclusa tablet price in India?

Right now, its $8.03 for one tablet of Epclusa tablet price in India?

What is sofosbuvir/velpatasvir prices?

Sofosbuvir/velpatasvir price is about $16,500 to $23,853 at Walgreens to Walmart respectively.

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What is Epclusa price in Nigeria?

If you can find it, Epclusa price in Nigeria is around $300 a bottle of 28 tablets.

A little bit more expensive that India.

A caveat, there are many fakes of Epclusa being sold in Nigeria.

We recommend that you purchase the original or generic from a pharmacy that is accountable for what they sell.

What is Epclusa price Philippines?

Most Filipinos are often getting tricked to buy fake Epclusa for almost $1000 or 50,593 Philippine pesos.

Again, its much cheaper in India and Epclusa is the licensed and authorized version.

Epclusa price Pakistan?

Is about $900 for 84 tablets of velpatasvir 100mg and sofosbuvir 400mg.

Epclusa price UK?

39,000 Euros for 12 weeks course of treatment (84 tablets).

Very high price.  Read the article here.

UK is the best country that allows medication to be received from anywhere in the world for personal use.

Thank you UK for making hepatitis C medicine accessible from India.

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What is the cost of Epclusa generic?

Cost of Epclusa (generic) varies by country.

In the US its very expensive, ranges from $10,906 at Walgreens to $23,047 at Walmart.

Sunny Pharma its available at $777, FREE shipping.

What is the average cost of Epclusa?

According to Goodrx.com, the average price of Epclusa is about $16,593 for 3 bottles of Epclusa (generic sofosbuvir /velpatasvir).

What is the generic drug for Epclusa?

Gilead Sciences gave the patent to several Indian pharmaceutical companies to manufacture the generic in late 2014.

Since then, India has been licensed and authorized to manufacture generic Epclusa, sofosbuvir 400mg and velpatasvir 100mg.

In the US, we call the generic Epclusa, sofosbuvir velpatasvir.

Who should not take Epclusa (sofosbuvir velpatasvir)?

As of right now, Epclusa has only been approved for adults.

Consult with your doctor to make sure you are eligible to take Epclusa.

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Patients often ask can you drink coffee with Epclusa?

Studies have shown that Epclusa does not interact with caffeine in Epclusa.

Herbal products and drinks should be avoided when taking Epclusa, sofosbuvir velpatasvir.

What medicines should be avoided?

Avoid the following medicines with sofosbuvir based treatments, like Epclusa.

  • primidone
  • phenobarbital
  • phenytoin
  • carbamazepine
  • tripranavir
  • ritonavir
  • efavirenz
  • rifamycins
  • rifampin
  • rifabutin
  • St. John’s wort

Is sofosbuvir velpatasvir generic?

In 2019, Gilead Sciences created a company called Asegua Therapeutics to sell generic versions of Epclusa, Harvoni and Sovaldi.

Sofosbuvir 400mg velpatasvir 100mg is the generic name of Epclusa.

Does Epclusa cause hair loss?

Studies of 848 individuals for the treatment of hepatitis C have not shown any type of hair loss taken with Epclusa.

However, some individuals report hair loss when they take Epclusa.

Epclusa 400 mg-100 mg tablet price?

As previously mentioned its less than $10 close to $8 for Epclusa 400 mg-100 mg tablet price.

What is the best time to take Epclusa?

Most doctors recommend that you take the medicine at a regular time everyday, if its morning, afternoon, evening or night.

Sofosbuvir velpatasvir, Epclusa can be taken with or without food.

What is the success rate of Epclusa?

Independent studies in the US and UK have shown that Epclusa has a very high rate of success/cure. Anywhere between 97% to 100%.

How long after hep C treatment will I feel better?

Most of our patients feel much better after 2 weeks to 1 month after taking hepatitis C treatment.

Of course, this depends on the severity of hepatitis C in your system.

Some patients feel better after they finish treatment, some where between few weeks to a few months.

Does hep C make your hair fall out?

Hepatitis C can cause dark and light skin spots, blisters, bumps, itchiness and sometimes hair loss.

What if I miss a day of taking Epclusa?

Its okay, just take the Epclusa tablet within 18 hours of your normal schedule.

If its past 18 hours, do not take an Epclusa tablet.

Just wait for your normal time to take it again.

Never take two Epclusa tablets at the same time.

How is Epclusa metabolized?

Epclusa is passed out through your urine, atleast 80% of it.

Why does Epclusa cost so much?

Again, according to the Gilead Sciences executive, its the ability of the patient to pay.

We Americans have to pay a higher price because we are “rich”.

What is Harvoni price?

Harvoni price is $94,000 for 84 tablets, 12 weeks treatment.

Its a lot cheaper in India for the exact same medicine authorized and licensed under Gilead Sciences.

What is the Epclusa price in Pakistan?

Epclusa price is about $700 for 84 tablets in Pakistan.

What company makes Epclusa?

Gilead Sciences makes Epclusa and has given the license and patent to several Indian pharmaceutical companies.

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Who can be treated with Generic Epclusa or Epclusa?

Generic Epclusa from Asegua Therapeutics or pharmaceutical companies in India treat all genotypes of hepatitis C virus.

Here are the following steps to get treated with Epclusa?

First, take a test and see if you have hepatitis C.

Second, if your test is positive, find out what your hepatitis C virus genotype is.

Third, ask your doctor for a prescription for the right medication.

Some hepatitis C virus genotypes are more difficult to treat.

Your doctor will recommend the correct hepatitis C virus treatment plan.

Is hep C an STD? 

No, hepatitis C (hep C or HCV) is not a sexually transmitted infection (STI).

Hepatitis C can be transmitted through sex, but its rare.

Most often hepatitis C is transmitted through needle sharing and blood injecting equipment.

Making Generic Epclusa and why is the cost of Epclusa so high?

Generic Epclusa is manufactured by Asegua Therapeutics a subsidiary of Gilead Sciences.

Generic Epclusa is also manufactured in India by Hetero Drugs, Natco and Cipla all approved by the FDA.

The license from Gilead Sciences allows Indian pharmaceutical companies to manufacture the identical molecular compound of Epclusa that is available in the US.

Velpatasvir 100 mg and sofosbuvir 400 mg make up Epclusa.

Like generic Harvoni, Sovaldi and Daklinza, Epclusa is a Direct Acting Antiviral (DAA).

DAAs have been revolutionary in treating hepatitis C with or without the need for peg interferon-alpha and ribavirin.

Generic Epclusa Brand Names:

The most popular generic version of Epclusa is Velpanat from Natco pharmaceuticals in India.

Other Indian manufacturers like Cipla, Mylan, Dr. Reddys, Abbott and several others are producing (Epclusa) velpatasvir 100mg and sofosbuvir 400mg tablets.

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What is the cost of Epclusa without insurance?

The Epclusa price is about $78,000 for 12 weeks treatment, that’s 84 tablets.

Generic Epclusa from Asegua Therapeutics is considerably less about $24,000 list price for 12 weeks treatment, 84 tablets.

Gilead, the manufacturer of Epclusa states this cure all for all hep C genotypes is about 99%.

What is the difference between Harvoni cost and Epclusa cost?

Harvoni is ledipasvir 90mg and sofosbuvir 400mg.

Epclusa is velpatasvir 100mg and sofosbuvir 400mg.

Harvoni or Generic Harvoni both treat hep C genotypes 1, 4, 5, or 6 infection with or without cirrhosis for chronic hepatitis C.

Now, Epclusa or generic Epclusa treats all hep C genotypes.

*Find out what your genotype is, we cannot stress this enough.

The cost of Epclusa is cheaper than the cost of Harvoni.

We believe Gilead priced it this way so more doctors just recommend Epclusa for treatment.

This is not really a wise approach to providing care for hepatitis C patients, because the genotype of hepatitis C virus is the most important component of treatment.

Its like using a Philips screwdriver when you need a flat head or slotted.

Harvoni cost is $499 and Epclusa cost is $599.

Is there a generic Harvoni?

Generic Harvoni has been available in India since 2015.

Generic Harvoni has been available in the US (2019) for $24,000 by Asegua Therapeutics, this is a very unreasonable price.

You can buy generic Harvoni from India for $777 for 12 weeks treatment.

How does Medicare cover Epclusa cost?

Yes, it covers up to 25% of out of pocket costs if you are enrolled in the US government prescription drug program Medicare Part D or Medicaid.

Find out what the costs are and make sure that you are not overpaying for this very affordable hepatitis C treatment.

If you go through Medicare you will save about $6000 from the $24,000 which will come to about $18,000.

Cost of Epclusa is a fraction of the price in India.

Gilead Sciences and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorize and license all hep C meds manufactured in India.

How much does Epclusa cost?

The cost of Epclusa is about $78,000 for 84 tablets or 12 weeks treatment.

Gilead and your insurer may provide discounts.

Epclusa cost is based on the ability of the patient to pay, according to Gilead Sciences executive.

The purchasing power of a patient and the cost of Epclusa is based on how rich a country is.

Not fun.

That’s just the way it is.

Sofosbuvir 400 mg and velpatasvir 100 mg are the active ingredients in Epclusa.

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Treatment recommendation

First, your doctor will ask for a hepatitis C viral load test.

The test will let your doctor know if its necessary to pursue treatment or not.

Second, if the viral load is low, your doctor will not recommend treatment right away.

Your insurance company (technically) will only pay if you have a fibroscan of 3 and above.

Don’t wait to get lucky.

Its affordable and accessible.

All generic versions of Harvoni , Sovaldi and Epclusa are manufactured under the license of Gilead Sciences and the FDA.