Sertraline (Zoloft) and Cost: What You Need to Know
If you are looking at treatment options for depression or other conditions affecting your mood, you may want to learn more about sertraline. Information about cost is included.
Sertraline is a generic prescription drug that’s used to treat the following in adults:
- Major depression is a disorder.
- obsessive-compulsive disorder is a disorder.
- panic disorder is a disorder.
- Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental illness.
- Social anxiety disorder is a mental illness.
- Premenstrual Dysphoric disorder is a disorder.
Sertraline is used to treat OCD in children. Sertraline is a generic medication.
This medication belongs to a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI). It works by increasing the amount of serotonin in your brain. (Because serotonin improves mood, it’s sometimes called a “happy hormone.”) This can help to ease symptoms of your condition.
Sertraline can be taken as an oral solution or a tablet.
You can read about how to save money on prescriptions.
Note: For more details on sertraline, see this in-depth article.
The price you pay for sertraline can vary. Your cost may depend on your treatment plan, your insurance coverage, and the pharmacy you use.
To find out how much you’ll pay for sertraline, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. And if you have insurance and are wondering what your out-of-pocket costs for this drug might be, talk with your insurance company. (Out-of-pocket costs are costs you’re responsible for, such as deductibles, coinsurance, or copayments.)
Below are answers to questions about sertraline.
Does the price of sertraline tablets vary depending on the strength (25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg)?
The strength of sertraline may affect how much medication you pay. Cost can be determined by your insurance coverage or the form of sertraline you take. The chart shows the strengths and forms of sertraline.
|25 milligrams (mg)||oral tablet|
|50 mg||oral tablet|
|100 mg||oral tablet|
|20 mg/milliliter (mL)||oral solution|
You can find out the price of your sertraline prescription by talking to your doctor or pharmacist.
How much does sertraline cost without insurance?
The cost of sertraline without insurance depends on a number of factors, including the strength and form of sertraline your doctor prescribed, and what pharmacy you go to.
If you are wondering how much your prescription will cost, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. They can give you an estimate for the cost of your sertraline prescription.
To find out about financial assistance for setraline, you can click on the “Can I get help paying for sertraline?” section.
Sertraline is a generic drug. A generic drug is a copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. The generic is just as effective as the original drug. Generic drugs are less expensive than brand-name drugs.
“Talk to your doctor, insurance provider, or pharmacy about Zoloft and sertraline’s costs.”
If your doctor has prescribed sertraline, you should talk to him about using Zoloft. They may prefer one version or the other. You will need to check with your insurance provider. It may only cover one drug.
If you take sertraline 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 sertraline if approved by your insurance company. This could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost of sertraline. If you’re interested in getting a 90-day supply of this drug, talk with your doctor or insurance provider.
- Use a mail-order pharmacy to get your medication. Using a mail-order pharmacy might help lower your cost for sertraline. Plus, you could get your medication without leaving home. Some Medicare plans may help cover the cost of mail-order drugs. You might 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 what you will pay for sertraline, you should talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
If you still have questions about the cost of sertraline, 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 sertraline.
You can ask your doctor or insurance provider questions.
- What other drugs can I take that will not cost as much?
- Will a different form of sertraline affect my cost?
- Will my dose affect the cost?
- How much of my sertraline prescription will be covered by my insurance?
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