If you’re looking at treatment options for certain blood cancers or graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), you may want to learn more about Imbruvica.

Imbruvica is a prescription drug that’s used to treat certain types of lymphoma and leukemia in adults. It’s also used to treat chronic (long-term) GVHD in adults.

Imbruvica is a type of tablets and capsules. Ibrutinib is an active ingredient in Imbruvica. An active ingredient is what makes a drug work.

Information on Imbruvica and how to save money on prescriptions can be found in this article.

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

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

Talk to your doctor, insurance provider, or pharmacy about the cost of Imbruvica.

There are answers to some frequently asked questions.

What’s the cost of Imbruvica with Medicare?

The cost of Imbruvica can vary depending on the type of Medicare prescription drug plan you have.

If your plan covers Imbruvica, you may need to go through a review process to see if it does. Depending on your stage of coverage, your cost can vary. You may still need to pay your deductible.

You can find out what your Medicare cost will be by contacting your plan.

How much does Imbruvica cost without insurance vs. with insurance?

“If you don’t have health insurance, prescription drugs cost more. If you have insurance, you should call your provider to verify that Imbruvica is covered. They can tell you the exact price of Imbruvica.”

“If you don’t have insurance, a specialty pharmacy can tell you how much it costs. Drug prices can vary between pharmacies.”

The drug manufacturer has a program called By Your Side that provides financial resources for certain people taking Imbruvica.

How do the costs of Imbruvica and Calquence compare?

If you have an insurance plan, the costs of Imbruvica and Calquence can be affected. Talk to your doctor, pharmacy, or insurance provider to learn more about the costs of Imbruvica and Calquence.

Imbruvica and Calquence are used to treat blood cancers. Both drugs are available in capsule form.

To learn more about Calquence vs. Imbruvica, see this article or talk with your doctor.

Does Imbruvica’s cost depend on the strength, such as 140-mg tablets vs. 420-mg tablets?

The cost of Imbruvica could be dependent on the strength. The price may be affected by whether you take tablets or capsules.

Talk to your doctor, insurance provider, or pharmacy about the cost of Imbruvica.

Imbruvica 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 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.”

If you take Imbruvica long term, you can get a 90-day supply of your medication if your insurance company approves. This could help lower the cost of Imbruvica by reducing your number of pharmacy visits. If you want to get a 90-day supply of this drug, you should talk to your doctor, pharmacy, or insurance provider.

Talk with your doctor about where you can get your Imbruvica prescription filled. (In some cases, you may be able to have it delivered, too.) Imbruvica may be available from your doctor or from specialty pharmacies and distributors.

The Imbruvica Dose Exchange Program can be discussed with your doctor. If your dosage changes before you finish your current supply, this program could help you save money.

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. A program called By Your Side may also be available for Imbruvica.

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

You can ask your doctor or insurance provider questions.

  • Can I be treated with a cheaper drug?
  • Is there a difference in cost between the two?
  • How much does Imbruvica cost to treat my condition?
  • Will a cheaper generic be available soon?

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