Eliquis (apixaban) is a prescription drug used to help prevent and treat certain kinds of blood clots. This article gives details on Eliquis and cost, prices with and without Medicare, and resources that could help lower costs, including coupons.
Eliquis is a blood thinner used in adults to help prevent and treat certain kinds of blood clots, including:
For more details on Eliquis, see this in-depth article.
The price you pay for Eliquis 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 Eliquis, 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 Eliquis. This means your insurer and your doctor will discuss Eliquis in regard to your treatment. Then the insurance company will determine whether the drug is covered. If Eliquis 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 Eliquis requires prior authorization.
If you need help covering the cost of Eliquis 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.
In addition, Eliquis has copay assistance in the form of a copay card. (A copay is a fixed amount that you may have to pay for your medication.) You may be able to get a copay card from your doctor, or you can request one online.
You may not qualify for the Eliquis copay card if you have insurance funded by the government, such as Medicaid or Medicare. If you have additional questions about cost assistance for Eliquis, call 855-ELIQUIS (855-354-7847).
If you have questions about how to pay for your prescription, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. You may also be eligible for a program called Eliquis 360 Support. This program can help you understand your prescription plan and learn about other ways that you may be able to save, including Eliquis coupons. You can sign up online or by calling 855-ELIQUIS (855-354-7847).
Visit this page to access Optum Perks coupons and get price estimates for Eliquis when you use the coupons. These coupons can provide significant savings on your prescription costs.
Note: Optum Perks coupons cannot be used with any insurance copays or benefits.
Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about Eliquis and cost.
Can I use Eliquis coupons with Medicare coverage?
No, you can’t use Eliquis coupons if you have Medicare coverage. But most Medicare plans do cover Eliquis. So you may have a copay for your Eliquis prescription. Your cost of Eliquis with Medicare may depend on several factors, including:
- your pharmacy
- your dosage
- your specific Medicare plan
To find out what your cost per month will be for Eliquis, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They can determine your Eliquis price with Medicare.
Are the Eliquis 5-mg tablets more expensive than the 2.5-mg tablets?
It’s possible that the Eliquis 5-milligram (mg) tablets will cost more than the 2.5-mg tablets. This is because the 5-mg tablets contain more of the drug’s active ingredient. (An active ingredient is what makes a drug work.)
To find out how much Eliquis will cost you, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They’ll be able to determine what your cost may be with your particular insurance coverage or without insurance.
Eliquis only comes as a brand-name drug. It’s not currently available in a generic version. A generic drug is an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. Generics tend to cost less than brand-name drugs.
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 Eliquis 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 Eliquis if approved by your insurance company. This could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost of Eliquis. 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 Eliquis. 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 still have questions about the cost of Eliquis, 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 would pay for Eliquis.
Examples of questions you may want to ask your doctor or insurance provider include:
- Will my dosage of Eliquis affect my cost?
- If I can’t afford Eliquis, what other treatment options are available for me?
- What savings programs may I qualify for that apply to my Eliquis prescription?
To learn more about Eliquis, see these articles:
- Eliquis (apixaban)
- Eliquis Interactions: Alcohol, Medications, and Others
- Side Effects of Eliquis: What You Need to Know
- Xarelto vs. Eliquis: What You Should Know
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