If you’re looking at treatment options for multiple myeloma, you may want to learn more about melphalan (Evomela).
Melphalan hydrochloride is a generic prescription drug. It’s used to treat multiple myeloma in certain adults who need a stem cell transplant. It can also be used as a pain reliever for multiple myeloma in some people who can no longer take medication by mouth.
Melphalan hydrochloride belongs to a group of drugs called alkylating drugs. It’s available as a powder that is mixed into a solution for injection. It’s given as an intravenous (IV) infusion (an injection into a vein given over a period of time). The active drug ingredient is melphalan.
Keep reading for details on melphalan and cost, and how to save money on prescriptions.
Note: For more details on melphalan, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
The price you pay for melphalan hydrochloride can vary. Your cost may depend on several factors:
- your treatment plan
- your insurance coverage
- the injection price
- how much you have to pay for an office visit with your doctor to receive the drug
To find out how much you’ll pay for melphalan hydrochloride, talk with your doctor or insurance provider.
Melphalan hydrochloride is a generic drug that comes in the brand-name version Evomela. (A generic drug contains an exact copy of the active ingredient in a brand-name medication.)
The generic is considered to be just as safe and effective as the original drug. And generics tend to cost less than brand-name drugs.
To find out how the costs of Evomela and melphalan hydrochloride compare, talk with your doctor or insurance provider.
If you’ve been prescribed melphalan hydrochloride and you’re interested in using Evomela instead, talk with your doctor. They may recommend one version over the other. You’ll also need to check with your insurance provider since your plan may only cover one version.
If you need help covering the cost of melphalan hydrochloride 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 melphalan hydrochloride, you may also want to talk with your doctor.
If you still have questions about the cost of melphalan hydrochloride, talk with your doctor. 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.
Examples of questions you may want to ask your doctor or insurance provider include:
- Will my dosage of melphalan affect my cost?
- Will my insurance cover the cost of melphalan?
- If I can’t afford treatment with melphalan, what other options do I have?
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