If you are looking at treatment options for certain skin conditions, you should learn more about Otezla. It is a prescription drug used to treat conditions in adults.

Otezla is a tablet that you swallow and contains an active ingredient. An active ingredient is what makes a drug work.

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

Note: For more information about Otezla, see this in-depth article.

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

Your doctor will likely start you with a low dose of Otezla and gradually increase it during your first week of treatment. They may prescribe an Otezla starter pack. The Starter Pack price may be different from the Otezla maintenance dose price.

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

There are answers to some questions about Otezla.

How much more will Otezla cost without insurance than with insurance?

The Otezla price without insurance can vary depending on a number of factors.

  • Where you live.
  • Which pharmacy is it?
  • Your treatment plan.

The price with insurance can vary based on factors such as:

  • Which pharmacy is it?
  • Your treatment plan.
  • The quantity is prescribed.

“If you don’t have insurance, talk to your insurance provider about Otezla’s price.”

To learn more about financial help available to pay for Otezla, you can see the section “Can I get help paying for Otezla?”

What is the Otezla $0 Co-Pay Program?

The Otezla $0 Co-Pay Program is a co-pay card that can be used to help lower the cost of the drug. The card may cover some of the co-pays. You can combine this program with insurance that you get through an employer. It cannot be combined with government-issued insurance.

To sign up for the Otezla $0 Co-Pay Program, fill out and submit this form on Amgen’s website. If you prefer to enroll over the phone, you can call a company representative at 844-4OTEZLA (844-468-3952). They’ll guide you through the process.

Will Medicare cover the cost of Otezla?

Medicare covers Otezla, as many insurance plans do. Medicare coverage is determined by a number of factors, including the type of Medicare plan you have and how much you use it each year.

If your Medicare plan covers the cost of Otezla, you should contact your plan provider.

Are manufacturer coupons available for Otezla?

There are no manufacturer coupons for Otezla, but the manufacturer does offer other options to help pay for the drug. The Otezla $0 Co-Pay Program is explained in the above section, and can be accessed through the financial assistance section.

Otezla only comes as a brand-name drug. It’s not currently available as a generic. (A generic medication contains an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication but tends to cost less.)

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. Generics have the same ingredients as brand-name drugs, so they don’t need to be studied again. This can lead to lower costs.”

If you take Otezla 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 Otezla if approved by your insurance company. This could help lower the cost per month of this drug. If you’re interested in a 90-day supply of Otezla, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
  • Use a mail-order pharmacy to get your medication. Otezla is typically filled and delivered to your home through a specialty pharmacy. Using a mail-order pharmacy might help lower your cost for Otezla. And 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 with the cost of Otezla or 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 Otezla SupportPlus may be able to help with financial assistance options, including a $0 co-pay program.* For more information, visit the SupportPlus website or call 844-468-3952.

“The FAQ’s about cost and Otezla are available here.”

If you still have questions about the cost of Otezla, you can talk to your doctor or pharmacist. They may be able to give you a better idea of what you will pay. You need to talk to your insurance provider to find out the actual cost of your health insurance.

You can ask your doctor or insurance provider questions.

  • How can I get a free starter pack?
  • How can I get a supply of Otezla to hold me over until my insurance provider approves my treatment?
  • “What are my options if I can’t afford my medication?”

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