If you’re looking at treatment options for plaque psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis, you may want to learn more about Tremfya (guselkumab).

The drug is used to treat diseases.

  • Moderate to severe plaque sphygmomany can be treated with certain other treatments.
  • People with psoriatic arthritis.

Tremfya is available as a liquid solution for injection under your skin. It comes in a prefilled syringe or One-Press injector. The active ingredient in Tremfya is guselkumab. An active ingredient is what makes a drug work.

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

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

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

“The price of Tremfya may be related to whether you need to go to a doctor’s office for injections. A healthcare professional can show you how to give yourself injections. You may not have to pay for office visits to get your drug.”

Talk to your doctor, pharmacy, or insurance provider to find out how much you will pay for Tremfya. They may be able to give you a cost per dose or per month based on your insurance plan.

If you need help understanding your insurance, check out these websites.

You can find information on drug assistance programs, savings cards, and other services on these sites.

If you have questions about how to pay for your prescription, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

You may also be eligible for the Janssen CarePath Savings Program for Tremfya. This is a copay savings program that can assist people with insurance who are prescribed Tremfya. To sign up, visit the program webpage or call 877-227-3728 for more information.

If you don’t have insurance, you may be eligible for Johnson & Johnson’s Patient Assistance Program. This program can help lower the cost or completely cover the cost of certain medications, including Tremfya. To learn more about this program or see if you’re eligible, visit the program webpage or call 800-652-6227.

There are answers to some frequently asked questions.

How much does Tremfya cost without insurance and with insurance?

The cost of Tremfya may vary based on many factors, including whether you have insurance coverage. Other factors may also affect the cost of Tremfya. Examples include which pharmacy you use and whether you qualify for the Janssen CarePath copay savings program.

In many cases, the cost of Tremfya will be higher for people without insurance. If you don’t have insurance coverage, talk with your doctor or pharmacist to find out exactly how much Tremfya will cost you. You might also be eligible for Johnson & Johnson’s Patient Assistance Program.

For information on the Janssen CarePath copay savings program, Johnson & Johnson’s Patient Assistance Program, and other financial assistance resources, see the section just above.

Is Tremfya’s cost covered by Medicare?

It’s likely that Tremfya will be covered by Medicare. The Tremfya website has information on what people who have certain Medicare plans currently pay for the drug.

If you have Medicare, you do not qualify for the Janssen CarePath Savings Program. But if you’re having trouble paying for your prescription, you may find Janssen CarePath’s Medicare Resource Guide helpful.

If you want to know the cost of Tremfya through your Medicare plan, you should contact your plan administrator.

Tremfya only comes as a brand-name biologic drug, which is a drug made from parts of living organisms. It’s not currently available in a biosimilar version.

A brand-name drug is a brand-name drug that is not a copy of a biosimilar drug. The parts of living organisms that make up the biologicals cannot be copied exactly. The parent biologic is considered to be as safe and effective as the biosimilars. Brand-name drugs may cost more than generic drugs.

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

Years of research and testing are needed to ensure that brand-name biologic drugs are safe and effective. This testing can make the drugs expensive. The drugmaker of a brand-name biologic can sell the drug for up to 12 years. After that, other drugmakers can create biosimilar versions. This competition in the market can lead to lower costs for biosimilars. And because biosimilars are very similar to biologic drugs, they don’t need to be studied again. This can also lead to lower biosimilar costs.

If you take a long term approach to medicine, 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 Tremfya if approved by your insurance company. This could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost of Tremfya. 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 Tremfya. 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 still have questions about the cost of Tremfya, 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 Tremfya.

You can ask your doctor or insurance provider questions.

  • Does the cost of Tremfya vary depending on what I use it for?
  • “Is there a less expensive treatment option for my condition if I can’t afford Tremfya?”
  • What programs can I get that will help me lower my cost of Tremfya?

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