If you are looking at treatment options for certain types of arthritis, you may want to learn more about Enbrel.

Enbrel is a prescription drug.

Enbrel has an active ingredient called etanercept. An active ingredient is the main ingredient in a drug.

Enbrel is given as an injection under your skin. It comes as a liquid solution in the following forms:

  • A single-dose needle.
  • SureClick autoinjector prefilled.
  • A single-dose vial is used for use with a needle and a needle and a needle.
  • The Enbrel Mini single-dose cartridges are prefilled.

“Enbrel is also available in a multidose container. A healthcare professional will use the powder to make a solution. Only healthcare professionals can use this form. It is given at a doctor’s office or clinic.”

You can read about Enbrel and how to save money on prescriptions.

Note: For more details on Enbrel, see this in-depth article.

The price you pay for Enbrel can vary. Your cost may depend on Your treatment plan., your insurance coverage (if you have it), and You use the pharmacy.. It may also depend on whether you go to a doctor’s office to receive Enbrel injections instead of giving yourself doses at home.

You may need to buy needles and syringes if you use the single-dose form of Enbrel.

You can find out how much Enbrel will cost by talking to your doctor, pharmacy, or insurance provider.

There are answers to some frequently asked questions.

How much does Enbrel cost per month without insurance and with insurance?

The cost of medications can be different with and without insurance. The price you pay for Enbrel can be affected by a number of factors.

  • Your treatment plan.
  • “You can either give yourself injections at home or at a doctor’s office.”
  • The form of Enbrel you use.
  • You use the pharmacy.

If you want to know how much you can pay for Enbrel, you should talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Is the price of Enbrel 50 mg more than that of Enbrel 25 mg?

It’s possible that the price you pay for the 50-milligram (mg) strength of Enbrel may be more than the 25-mg strength. This price can also vary based on The form of Enbrel you use.. For example, the cost may depend on whether you use cartridges for an autoinjector or a prefilled syringe.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about the prices for different Enbrel strengths. You can call your insurance provider if you have coverage.

How does Embrel’s cost compare with Humira’s?

Enbrel and Humira (adalimumab) are prescribed to treat some of the same conditions. If both drugs are treatment options for your condition, you may be wondering whether one costs more than the other.

The price of Enbrel is similar to Humira’s. Your cost for either drug may depend on Your treatment plan., whether you have insurance, and other factors.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about the cost of alternative treatments. If you have insurance, your provider can give you coverage and cost information for alternatives to Enbrel.

Enbrel is a certain kind of biologic drug. Biologic drugs are made from living organisms, so it’s not possible to make an exact copy of biologics.

Instead, biologics have biosimilars. Biosimilar drugs are similar to their “parent” biologic drugs and are considered just as safe and effective. But biosimilars tend to cost less than biologics.

There are two Enbrel biosimilars, Erelzi and Eticovo. They are not currently available on the market.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions about the available biosimilars.

Why is there such a difference in the cost of brand-name drugs vs. generic drugs?

“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 drug manufacturers. 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.”

If you take Enbrel long term, you can lower your costs.

  • Look into getting a 90-day supply of your medication. You may be able to get a 90-day supply of Enbrel if approved by your insurance company. This could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost of Enbrel. 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 Enbrel. 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 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.

If you have questions about how to pay for your prescription, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. Also, a program called Enbrel Support may be able to help you lower the cost of Enbrel. To learn more about Enbrel Support, call 888-436-2735 or visit the program website.

If you still have questions about the cost of Enbrel, 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 need to talk to your insurer to find out the actual cost for Enbrel.

You can ask your doctor or insurance provider questions.

  • Will the form of Enbrel affect the cost?
  • How do Enbrel costs compare to other treatments?
  • “What are my options if I can’t afford my medication?”

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