Clenpiq (sodium picosulfate/magnesium oxide/anhydrous citric acid) is a prescription drug used to prepare for a colonoscopy. Clenpiq’s cost may depend on factors such as whether you have health insurance and the pharmacy you use.
The price you pay for Clenpiq can vary. Your cost may depend on your treatment plan, your insurance coverage (if you have it), and the pharmacy you use.
To find out how much you’ll pay for Clenpiq, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider. Or see the section below to learn how much you can save by using an Optum Perks coupon.
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Clenpiq is a brand-name drug. Currently, there isn’t a generic version available. (A generic contains an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication but tends to cost less.)
Why is there such a cost difference between brand-name drugs and generics?
Years of research and testing are needed to ensure that brand-name drugs are safe and effective. This testing can make the drugs expensive. The manufacturer of a brand-name drug can sell the drug exclusively for up to 20 years. After that, other drugmakers can create generic versions. This competition in the market can lead to lower costs for generics. And because generics have the same active ingredients as brand-name drugs, they don’t need to be studied again. This can also lead to lower generic costs.
If you need help covering the cost of Clenpiq or understanding your insurance, check out these resources:
On these pages, you can find insurance information, details on drug assistance programs, and links to savings cards and other services.
If you have questions about how to pay for your prescription, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about Clenpiq and cost.
What’s the cost of Clenpiq without insurance vs. with insurance?
The cost of Clenpiq without insurance versus with insurance can vary based on several factors.
Some factors that may affect your cost of Clenpiq without insurance include:
- the pharmacy you choose
- any cost savings programs you qualify for
The same factors affect your cost of the drug if you’re paying through insurance. But in addition, your cost with insurance may depend on:
- your individual plan benefits
- any prior authorization requirements for your plan (see the “Prior authorization” section below for more information)
To find out more about your cost with and without insurance, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider (if you have one).
Whether you have insurance or not, you can visit Optum Perks* to get price estimates for Clenpiq when you use coupons from the site. It’s important to note that Optum Perks coupons cannot be used with any insurance copays or benefits.
* Optum Perks is a sister site of Healthline.
How does the cost of Clenpiq compare with that of similar drugs, such as Suprep?
Clenpiq and Suprep (sodium sulfate/potassium sulfate/magnesium sulfate) are both liquid solutions used to prepare for a colonoscopy. Clenpiq’s cost compared with the cost of Suprep can depend on several factors. These include:
- whether there are any savings programs available for the drug you’re prescribed
- whether you have insurance or are paying out of pocket
If you have questions about the cost of Clenpiq compared with the cost of similar medications, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider. They can share more details on treatment costs based on your specific situation.
Is Clenpiq covered by Medicare?
It’s possible. To find out whether your Medicare plan covers the cost of Clenpiq, call your plan provider. There are many different types of Medicare plans, and your cost and coverage depend on your particular plan’s benefits.
Keep in mind that your plan may have prior authorization requirements before it will cover Clenpiq. (See the “Prior authorization” section below for more information.)
You can also ask your doctor about the cost of Clenpiq if you have Medicare.
If you have insurance, you may need to get prior authorization before your insurance provider will cover Clenpiq. This means your insurer and your doctor will discuss Clenpiq in regard to your treatment. Then the insurance company will determine whether the drug is covered. If Clenpiq requires prior authorization and you don’t receive it before you start treatment, you could pay the full cost of the drug.
Be sure to ask your insurance company whether Clenpiq requires prior authorization.
If you still have questions about the cost of Clenpiq, 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 Clenpiq.
Examples of questions you may want to ask your doctor or insurance provider include:
- Are there lower-cost drugs that I could use to prepare for my colonoscopy?
- What other options do I have if I can’t afford Clenpiq?
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Disclaimer: Healthline has made every effort to make certain that all information is factually correct, comprehensive, and up to date. However, this article should not be used as a substitute for the knowledge and expertise of a licensed healthcare professional. You should always consult your doctor or another healthcare professional before taking any medication. The drug information contained herein is subject to change and is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a given drug does not indicate that the drug or drug combination is safe, effective, or appropriate for all patients or all specific uses.