If you’re looking at treatment options for seizures or panic disorder, you may want to learn more about clonazepam (Klonopin).
Clonazepam is a generic prescription drug that’s used to treat:
Clonazepam belongs to a group of drugs called benzodiazepines. It’s available as oral tablets (which you swallow) and orally disintegrating tablets (which dissolve in your mouth).
Keep reading for details on clonazepam and cost, and how to save money on prescriptions.
Note: For more details on clonazepam, see this in-depth article.
The price you pay for clonazepam 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 clonazepam, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
Note: If you have insurance, you may need to get prior authorization before your insurance provider will cover clonazepam. This means your insurer and your doctor will discuss clonazepam in regard to your treatment. Then the insurance company will determine whether the drug is covered. If clonazepam 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 clonazepam requires prior authorization.
Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about clonazepam and cost.
Does the cost of clonazepam depend on the dosage (1 mg, 2 mg, or 5 mg) that my doctor prescribes?
It’s possible that the cost of clonazepam may depend on the tablet strength or dosage you’re prescribed.
Clonazepam is available in the following strengths:
- oral tablets: 0.5 milligrams (mg), 1 mg, and 2 mg
- orally disintegrating tablets: 0.125 mg, 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, and 2 mg
If you have questions about what your cost for clonazepam tablets will be, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
What is clonazepam’s price without insurance?
The price of clonazepam without insurance may depend on:
- the pharmacy you use
- the quantity of tablets you’re prescribed
- the dosage your doctor prescribes
If you have questions about the price of clonazepam without insurance, ask your pharmacist for a “cash price” for clonazepam. That’s your out-of-pocket cost without insurance or any discounts.
To learn about resources that could help you save on your prescriptions, see the “Can I get help paying for clonazepam?” section below.
Clonazepam is a generic drug. This means it’s an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. A generic is considered to be just as safe and effective as the original drug. And generics generally cost less than brand-name drugs.
Clonazepam comes in a brand-name version called Klonopin. To find out how the costs of Klonopin and clonazepam compare, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
If you’ve been prescribed clonazepam and you’re interested in using Klonopin instead, talk with your doctor. They may prefer that you take one version instead of 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. Typically, the generic price will be less than the price of the brand-name drug.
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 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 take clonazepam 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 clonazepam if approved by your insurance company. This could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost of clonazepam. 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 clonazepam. 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 clonazepam or understanding your insurance, check out these resources:
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 to pay for your prescription, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
If you still have questions about the cost of clonazepam, 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 clonazepam.
Examples of questions you may want to ask your doctor or insurance provider include:
- Will the quantity of clonazepam tablets I take affect my cost?
- How does clonazepam’s price compare with the cost of other drugs that could treat my condition?
- What are my options if I can’t afford my medication?
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