Once it’s been determined that an individual is a good candidate for PrEP and their HIV-negative status has been established, they should be provided with a prescription for TDF/FTC, the medication used for PrEP.
The following overview of prices include maximum pharmacy markups and dispensing fees. Prices can change with little or no notice and may differ between different pharmacies.
If you or your patient are aware of a price change that is not reflected on this website, please contact us.
- Gilead: The most commonly known option for PrEP is known by the brand name, Truvada. The cost of Truvada is approximately $1,010 for a one month/30 pill supply. Truvada has been approved by Health Canada for use as PrEP since February 2016.
- Teva: Teva’s generic version of TDF/FTC costs approximately $520 for a one month/30 pill supply. Teva’s version of TDF/FTC has already been approved for use as PrEP in Canada.
- Mylan: Mylan’s version of TDF/FTC costs approximately $265 for a one month/30 pill supply. Mylan’s generic version of TDF/FTC was recently approved for use as PrEP in Canada.
- Apotex: Apotex recently lowered the cost of its generic version of TDF/FTC and now costs approximately $255 for a one month/30 pill supply. Apotex has been approved for use as PrEP in Canada.
(Note: Another generic version of TDF/FTC, manufactured by Pharmascience, has also been approved by Health Canada, including for use as PrEP. To the best of our knowledge this drug is not currently available in Nova Scotia.)
Patient Cost and Coverage of PrEP