If you have type 2 diabetes, heart failure, or chronic kidney disease, you may want to learn more about Farxiga (dapagliflozin).

Farxiga is a prescription drug.

  • Adults with type 2 diabetes can have blood sugar levels that are too high.
  • Some adults with type 2 diabetes or heart failure are at risk of being hospitalized for heart failure.
  • There is a lower risk of certain types of chronic kidney disease in adults.
  • Some adults with heart failure have a higher risk of having a heart failure related problem.

Farxiga is tablets that you swallow.

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

Note: For more details on Farxiga and its uses, see this in-depth article.

The price you pay for Farxiga can vary. Your cost may depend on your treatment plan, your insurance coverage (if you have it), and the pharmacy you use.

Talk to your doctor, pharmacy, or insurance provider to find out how much Farxiga will cost.

There are answers to some frequently asked questions.

Is there a Farxiga copay card or manufacturer coupon available?

The manufacturer of Farxiga offers a Farxiga SavingsRx card. If you have prescription insurance, this savings card may lower the price of Farxiga for you.

If you want to save on Farxiga, you can ask your doctor or pharmacy to give you a coupon or copay card.

You can find ideas on how to save on your prescription in the section titled “Can I get help paying for Farxiga?”

What is Farxiga’s cost with Medicare or with other insurance?

What you’ll pay for Farxiga with Medicare depends on your specific Medicare plan. For example, Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans have different copay options for the cost of brand-name drugs such as Farxiga.

“If you have a private insurance plan with prescription drug coverage, the cost depends on the plan you have. Some plans may require you to pay a percentage of Farxiga’s cost, while others may not. Not all insurance plans will cover Farxiga.”

If you have questions about what you will pay for Farxiga, you can talk to your doctor or your insurance provider.

Does the price of Farxiga depend on the tablet strength (5 mg or 10 mg)?

It is possible. The price of Farxiga may be different. You can pay out of pocket or have an insurance plan that covers the drug, but it depends on your dosage and how much you pay.

The cost of Farxiga can be different depending on the quantity you get and the pharmacy you use.

Check with your insurance plan or pharmacy to learn more about the cost of your Farxiga prescription.

Farxiga 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 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 makers. 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 Farxiga 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 Farxiga if approved by your insurance company. This could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost of Farxiga. If you’re interested in getting a 90-day supply of this drug, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
  • Use the manufacturer’s mail-order program to get your medication. The manufacturer of Farxiga has a mail-order program. Using this program may save you on the cost of your Farxiga prescription. You can learn more about it by visiting the manufacturer’s website.

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 paying for Farxiga, including what the cost without insurance may be, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. A Farxiga SavingsRx card may also be available to you.

If you still have questions about the cost of Farxiga, 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 Farxiga.

You can ask your doctor or insurance provider questions.

  • Does the cost of Farxiga depend on my dose?
  • Is there lower cost options available to treat my condition?
  • Would a 30-day supply of Farxiga be cheaper than a 90-day supply?

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