Dificid (fidaxomicin) is prescribed to treat diarrhea from Clostridioides difficile bacteria. Dificid’s cost may depend on your dosage and whether you have health insurance. It also may depend on the pharmacy you use and other factors.

The price you pay for Dificid 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 Dificid, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider. Or look below in the next section to learn how much you can save by using an Optum Perks coupon.

To save money on your Dificid prescription, explore these Optum Perks coupons. (Note: Optum Perks coupons cannot be used with any insurance copays or benefits.)

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Dificid comes only as a brand-name drug. It’s not currently available in a generic version. A generic contains an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication but tends to cost less. (The active drug is the ingredient that makes a medication work.)

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 Dificid 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 Dificid and cost.

What’s the cost of Dificid without insurance vs. with insurance?

The cost of Dificid without insurance versus with insurance can vary based on several factors.

Some factors that may affect your cost of Dificid without insurance include:

  • your treatment plan and dosage
  • the pharmacy you choose
  • the form of the drug you’re prescribed
  • any savings programs for which you qualify

The same factors affect your cost for the drug if you’re paying through insurance. But in addition, your cost with insurance may depend on:

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 Dificid 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.

Is Dificid covered by Medicare?

It’s possible. To find out whether your Medicare plan covers the cost of Dificid, call your plan provider. Many different types of Medicare plans are available, and your cost and coverage depend on your particular plan’s benefits.

Your final cost may also depend on the price to receive Dificid at a doctor’s office or clinic.

Keep in mind that your plan may have prior authorization requirements before it will cover Dificid. (See the “Prior authorization” section below for more information.)

You can also ask your doctor about the cost of Dificid if you have Medicare.

If you have insurance, you may need to get prior authorization before your insurance provider will cover Dificid. This means your insurer and your doctor will discuss Dificid in regard to your treatment. Then the insurance company will determine whether the drug is covered. If Dificid 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 Dificid requires prior authorization.

If you still have questions about the cost of Dificid, 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 Dificid.

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

  • What other treatments can I try that cost less than Dificid?
  • Which coupons will save me the most money on my Dificid drug cost?
  • What are my options if I can’t afford Dificid?

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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.