If you’re looking at treatment options for high blood pressure or coronary artery disease (CAD), you may want to learn more about amlodipine (Katerzia, Norvasc).

Amlodipine is a generic prescription drug that’s used to manage high blood pressure in adults and in children ages 6 years and older. It’s also used to treat CAD in adults.

Amlodipine belongs to a group of drugs called calcium channel blockers.

Keep reading to for details on amlodipine and cost, and how to save money on prescriptions.

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

The price you pay for amlodipine 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 amlodipine, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.

Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about amlodipine and cost.

Does the cost of amlodipine depend on the tablet strength I use (2.5 mg, 5 mg, or 10 mg)?

Yes, the cost of amlodipine will likely vary based on the strength of the tablet. Usually, the price will increase for higher strengths of amlodipine.

If you have questions about the cost of the amlodipine tablets you’ve been prescribed, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

How much does amlodipine cost without insurance?

It depends, but it’s likely that amlodipine will cost more without insurance. But this can also depend on the pharmacy you use.

If you have questions about the cost of your amlodipine prescription, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. If you’re concerned about the cost of amlodipine, see the “Can I get help paying for amlodipine?”section below.

Amlodipine is a generic drug. It also comes in brand-name versions called Norvasc and Katerzia. A generic drug is an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. The generic is considered to be just as safe and effective as the original drug. Generics also tend to cost less than brand-name drugs.

To find out how the costs of amlodipine compare with Norvasc or Katerzia, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.

If your doctor has prescribed amlodipine and you’re interested in using Norvasc or Katerzia instead, talk with your doctor. They may have a preference for one version or the other. In addition, you’ll need to check with your insurance provider. This is because it may only cover one drug or the other.

If you take amlodipine long term, you may be able to lower your costs in the following ways:

  • Look into getting a 90-day supply of your medication. You may be able to get a 90-day supply of amlodipine if approved by your insurance company. This could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost of amlodipine. 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 amlodipine. 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 need help covering the cost of amlodipine or understanding your insurance, check out these websites:

On these sites, you can find insurance information, details on drug assistance programs, and links to savings cards and other services.

If you have questions about how you can pay for amlodipine, you may also want to talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

If you still have questions about the cost of amlodipine, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They may be able to give you a better idea of what you’ll pay for this drug. But if you have health insurance, you’ll need to talk with your insurance provider to learn the actual cost you’d pay for amlodipine.

Examples of questions you may want to ask your doctor or insurance provider include:

  • Are there other medications with lower costs that can treat my condition?
  • What are my options if I can’t afford my medication?
  • I’m currently taking multiple medications. Are there drug combinations that comes as a single pill that I can take to help lower my costs?

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