Eliquis and Cost: What You Need to Know
If you are interested in learning more about Eliquis, you may want to check it out.
Eliquis (apixaban) is a prescription drug used in adults to prevent and treat certain kinds of blood clots. These include deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
Eliquis is a pill that you can swallow. Apixaban is its active ingredient. An active ingredient is what makes a drug work. Eliquis is a blood thinner medication.
You can read about Eliquis and how to save money on prescriptions.
Note: For more details on Eliquis, see this in-depth article.
The price you pay for Eliquis can vary. Your cost may depend on your treatment plan, your insurance coverage (if you have it), and the pharmacy you use.
You can find out how much Eliquis will cost by talking to your doctor, pharmacy, or insurance provider.
Note: If you have insurance, you may need to get prior authorization before your insurance provider will cover Eliquis. This means your insurer and your doctor will discuss Eliquis in regard to your treatment. Then the insurance company will determine whether the drug is covered. If Eliquis requires prior authorization and you don’t receive it before you start treatment, you could pay the full cost of the drug.
Ask your insurance company if Eliquis requires prior authorization.
If you need help understanding your insurance, check out these websites.
You can find information on insurance, drug assistance programs, and links to savings cards on these sites.
In addition, Eliquis has copay assistance in the form of a copay card. (A copay is a fixed amount that you may have to pay for your medication.) You may be able to get a copay card from your doctor, or you can request one online.
If you have government-funded insurance, you may not be eligible for the Eliquis copay card. Call 855-354-7847 if you have more questions about cost assistance.
If you have questions about how to pay for your prescription, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. You may also be eligible for a program called Eliquis 360 Support. This program can help you understand your prescription plan and learn about other ways that you may be able to save, including Eliquis coupons. You can sign up online or by calling 855-354-7847.
There are answers to some frequently asked questions.
Can I use Eliquis coupons with Medicare coverage?
“If you have Medicare, you can’t use Eliquis coupons. Most Medicare plans cover Eliquis. You may have a copay for your Eliquis prescription. The cost of Eliquis with Medicare may be affected by a number of factors.”
- Your pharmacy.
- Your dose.
- Your specific Medicare plan?
You can find out what your Eliquis cost will be by talking to your doctor or pharmacist. They can tell you the Eliquis price with Medicare.
Are the Eliquis 5-mg tablets more expensive than the 2.5-mg tablets?
“The Eliquis 5-milligram tablets may cost more than the 2.5-milligram tablets. The 5-mg tablets have more of the drug’s active ingredient. An active ingredient is what makes a drug work.”
You can find out how much Eliquis will cost by talking to your doctor or pharmacist. They can determine what your cost is with your insurance or without it.
Eliquis is a brand-name drug. It is not currently available in a generic version. A generic drug is a copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
Why is there such a cost difference between brand-name drugs and generics?
Years of research and testing are needed to make sure that brand-name drugs are safe and effective. The drugs can be expensive if they are tested. The manufacturer of a drug can sell it for 20 years. Generic versions can be created by other drugmakers after that.
“The market can lead to lower prices for generics. Generic drugs have the same active ingredients as brand-name drugs, so they don’t need to be studied again. This can lead to lower costs.”
You can lower your costs if you take Eliquis long term.
- Look into getting a 90-day supply of your medication. You may be able to get a 90-day supply of Eliquis if approved by your insurance company. This could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost of Eliquis. If you’re interested in getting a 90-day supply of this drug, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
- Use a mail-order pharmacy to get your medication. Using a mail-order pharmacy might help lower your cost for Eliquis. Plus, you could get your medication without leaving home. Some Medicare plans may help cover the cost of mail-order drugs. You may also be able to get a 90-day supply of the drug through mail order. If you don’t have health insurance, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They may be able to suggest online pharmacy options that could work for you.
If you still have questions about the Eliquis, you can talk to your doctor or pharmacist. They may be able to give you a better idea of what you will pay. If you have health insurance, you will need to talk to your insurance provider to find out the actual cost for Eliquis.
You can ask your doctor or insurance provider questions.
- Will my cost be affected by my Eliquis dose?
- “What other treatment options are available if I can’t afford Eliquis?”
- What savings programs can I use to save money on my Eliquis prescription?
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