Jatenzo (testosterone undecanoate) is a prescription drug that’s used for testosterone replacement therapy. Jatenzo’s cost may depend on factors such as your dosage, whether you have health insurance, and the pharmacy you use.

Jatenzo is used for testosterone replacement therapy in adult males* with low testosterone levels.

The active† ingredient in Jatenzo is testosterone undecanoate. The drug comes as a capsule that you swallow.

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

* In this article, we use the term “male” to refer to someone’s sex assigned at birth. For information about the difference between sex and gender, see this article.
† An active ingredient is what makes a drug work.

The price you pay for Jatenzo 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 Jatenzo, 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 Jatenzo. This means your insurer and your doctor will discuss Jatenzo in regard to your treatment. Then the insurance company will determine whether the drug is covered. If Jatenzo 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 Jatenzo requires prior authorization.

Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about Jatenzo and cost.

How does the cost of Jatenzo compare with alternative drugs?

The cost of Jatenzo compared with alternative drugs for testosterone replacement therapy will depend on certain factors. These include your health insurance plan (if you have one), your location, which pharmacy you use, and whether other drugs are available as generics. Generic drugs generally cost less than brand-name drugs. Currently, Jatenzo is only available as a brand-name drug.

The cost may also depend on the quantity and dosage you need, and whether there are any fees associated with a doctor’s office visit to receive the drug. For example, a testosterone injection may cost less than Jatenzo, but you may need to consider the cost of the doctor’s visit to receive the injection.

To learn which kind of testosterone replacement therapy may be the best option for you in terms of cost, talk with your doctor and insurance provider.

Can Jatenzo be used for bodybuilding? If so, is there a cost difference for this use?

Jatenzo isn’t approved for bodybuilding. You should not take Jatenzo for anything other than the condition your doctor prescribes it for.

For more information about testosterone, anabolic steroids (human-made versions of testosterone), and other supplements for bodybuilding, talk with your doctor.

Jatenzo only comes as a brand-name drug. It isn’t 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 drugmaker 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 Jatenzo 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 Jatenzo if approved by your insurance company. This could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost of Jatenzo. 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. The drugmaker of Jatenzo has partnered with CoAssist Pharmacy to provide mail-order service. Using a mail-order pharmacy may help lower your cost for Jatenzo. 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 Jatenzo 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.

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

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

  • Will my dosage of Jatenzo affect the cost?
  • Are there other lower cost drugs that treat low testosterone levels?
  • What are my options if I can’t afford Jatenzo?

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