Ezetimibe is a generic prescription drug used to treat certain types of high cholesterol. Ezetimibe’s cost may depend on factors such as your dosage, whether you have health insurance, and the pharmacy you use.
The price you pay for ezetimibe can vary. To find out how much you’ll pay for ezetimibe, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider (if you have insurance). And check out the section below to learn how much you can save by using an Optum Perks coupon.
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Ezetimibe is a generic drug. A generic contains an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. A generic is considered just as safe and effective as the original drug but tends to cost less.
Ezetimibe comes in a brand-name version called Zetia. To find out how the costs of Zetia and ezetimibe compare, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
If you’ve been prescribed ezetimibe and you’re interested in taking Zetia instead, talk with your doctor. They may recommend that you take one version instead of the other. In addition, you’ll need to check with your insurance provider, as it may only cover one drug or the other.
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 take ezetimibe 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 ezetimibe if approved by your insurance company. This could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost of ezetimibe. 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 ezetimibe. 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 ezetimibe 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.
Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about Ezetimibe and cost.
What’s the cost of ezetimibe with insurance vs. without insurance?
The cost of ezetimibe with insurance versus without insurance can vary based on several factors.
Factors that may affect your cost of ezetimibe without insurance include:
- your treatment plan and drug dosage
- the pharmacy you use
- the quantity of ezetimibe you receive (such as a 30-day or 90-day supply)
- any cost savings programs you qualify for and apply for
The same factors affect your cost of the drug if you’re paying through insurance. But your cost with insurance may also depend on:
- your individual plan benefits
- any prior authorization requirements for your plan
To learn 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 ezetimibe 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.
Does Medicare cover ezetimibe?
It’s possible. To find out whether your Medicare plan covers the cost of ezetimibe, call your plan provider. There are many different types of Medicare plans available, and your cost and coverage depend on your particular plan benefits.
Keep in mind that your plan may have prior authorization requirements before it will cover ezetimibe.
You can also ask your doctor about the cost of ezetimibe if you have Medicare.
If you have insurance, you may need to get prior authorization before your insurance provider will cover ezetimibe. This means your insurer and your doctor will discuss ezetimibe in regard to your treatment. Then the insurance company will determine whether the drug is covered. If ezetimibe 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 ezetimibe requires prior authorization.
If you still have questions about the cost of ezetimibe, 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 ezetimibe.
Examples of questions you may want to ask your doctor or insurance provider include:
- Does my cost for ezetimibe depend on my dosage?
- How does the cost of ezetimibe compare with rosuvastatin?
- What are my options if I can’t afford ezetimibe?
To learn more about Zetia, the brand-name version of ezetimibe, check out these articles:
- All About Zetia
- Side Effects of Zetia: What You Need to Know
- Zetia Interactions: Alcohol, Medications, and Others
- Dosage for Zetia: What You Need to Know
- Zetia and Cost: What You Need to Know
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