Ingrezza (valbenazine) is a prescription drug used to treat involuntary movements caused by certain conditions. Ingrezza’s cost may depend on factors such as your dosage, whether you have health insurance, and the specialty pharmacy you use.

Ingrezza is used in adults to treat:

Ingrezza comes as an oral capsule. It contains the active ingredient valbenazine. (An active ingredient is what makes a drug work.)

For more details on Ingrezza, see this in-depth article.

The price you pay for Ingrezza can vary. It may depend on your treatment plan, your insurance coverage (if you have it), and the specialty pharmacy you use.

To find out how much you’ll pay for Ingrezza, 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 Ingrezza. This means your insurer and your doctor will discuss Ingrezza in regard to your treatment. Then the insurance company will determine whether the drug is covered. If Ingrezza 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 Ingrezza requires prior authorization.

Ingrezza only comes 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.

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 Ingrezza 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 Ingrezza if approved by your insurance company and allowed by your specialty pharmacy. This could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost of the drug. If you’re interested in getting a 90-day supply of Ingrezza, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.

See whether home delivery is an option. Ingrezza is only available through specialty pharmacies, some of which provide medication via home delivery. If you aren’t sure which pharmacy you should use, talk with your insurance provider. They may partner with certain specialty pharmacies that have lower prescription drug prices.

Some Medicare plans may help cover the cost of home-delivered medications. You may also be able to get a 90-day supply of the drug through home delivery.

If you don’t have health insurance, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They may be able to suggest online specialty pharmacy options that could work for you.

If you need help covering the cost of Ingrezza 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 Ingrezza and cost.

How much does Ingrezza cost without insurance?

What you’ll pay for Ingrezza without insurance depends on several factors. Generally, your cost will be higher without insurance. Factors that could affect your cost include:

  • your dosage
  • whether you qualify and apply for any savings programs
  • the specialty pharmacy you choose
  • the supply of medication you receive (such as a 30-day or 90-day supply)

To find out the exact cost of Ingrezza without insurance, ask your doctor or pharmacist. You may also want to check with a few pharmacies to compare prices.

Is Ingrezza covered by Medicare?

It’s possible. To find out whether your Medicare plan covers the cost of Ingrezza, call your plan provider. There are many types of Medicare plans available, and your cost and coverage depend on your individual plan benefits.

Keep in mind that your plan may have prior authorization requirements before it will cover Ingrezza.

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

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

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

  • Will the dose I take affect how much I have to pay for Ingrezza?
  • If I can’t afford my medication, are there lower cost options to treat my condition?
  • If I get a 90-day supply of my medication, will it cost less?

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