If you’re looking at treatment options for certain bacterial infections, you may want to learn more about amoxicillin. This includes information about cost.
Amoxicillin is a generic prescription drug that’s used to treat certain bacterial infections in adults and children ages 3 months and older. These include some infections of the following areas of the body:
- ear, nose and throat
- urinary tract
Amoxicillin is also used with certain other drugs to treat infection by a type of bacteria called Helicobacter pylori.
Amoxicillin belongs to a group of drugs called penicillin antibiotics. It works by killing the bacteria causing your infection.
This drug is available as capsules, tablets, chewable tablets, and a suspension (liquid) you take by mouth. The active ingredient in this medication is amoxicillin.
Keep reading for details on amoxicillin and cost, and how to save money on prescriptions.
Note: For more details on amoxicillin, see this in-depth article.
The price you pay for amoxicillin 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 amoxicillin, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about amoxicillin and cost.
Does the price of amoxicillin capsules or tablets depend on the strength (250 mg, 500 mg, or 875 mg)?
Yes, the price of amoxicillin may vary depending on the strength of the drug you’re taking. The cost of your medication may also vary based on the form that you take.
Amoxicillin tablets are available in strengths of 500 milligrams (mg) and 875 mg. Amoxicillin capsules are available in strengths of 250 mg and 500 mg. Below is a table that lists available forms and strengths of amoxicillin:
|capsule||250 mg, 500 mg|
|tablet||500 mg, 875 mg|
|suspension (liquid)||125 mg/5 mL, 200 mg/5 mL, 250 mg/5 mL, 400 mg/5 mL|
|chewable tablet||125 mg, 250 mg|
For pricing of a specific form and strength of amoxicillin, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
How much does amoxicillin cost without insurance?
The cost of amoxicillin without insurance depends on many factors. These include the pharmacy that you use and the form and dose of amoxicillin that you take.
If you have questions about how much your specific prescription may cost, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They should be able to give you a price for your medication.
If you’re having difficulty paying for your amoxicillin prescription, see “Can I get help paying for amoxicillin?” below.
Amoxicillin only comes as a generic drug, which is an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. Amoxicillin is based on brand-name drug Amoxil. Amoxil is currently unavailable, but it may become available again at some point.
Generics tend to cost less than brand-name drugs.
If you need help covering the cost of amoxicillin 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 amoxicillin, you may also want to talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
If you still have questions about the cost of amoxicillin, 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 amoxicillin.
Examples of questions you may want to ask your doctor or insurance provider include:
- Will a lower dosage of amoxicillin decrease my cost?
- If I can’t afford amoxicillin, what other treatment options do I have?
- Is the cost of my medication based on how many times per day I need to take it?
- Is a different form of amoxicillin more cost-effective?
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