If you’re looking at treatment options for high blood pressure, you may want to learn more about losartan (Cozaar). This includes information about cost.
Losartan is a generic prescription drug that’s used in adults and some children to:
- treat high blood pressure
- treat or help protect against diabetic nephropathy (kidney damage that can occur due to diabetes)
- reduce risk for stroke in a person who has high blood pressure and left ventricular hypertrophy (a heart condition that causes the walls in the heart’s left ventricle to thicken)
Losartan comes as a tablet that you take by mouth. It belongs to a group of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers.
Keep reading for details on losartan and cost, and how to save money on prescriptions.
Note: For more details on losartan, see this in-depth article.
The price you pay for losartan can vary. Your cost may depend on your treatment plan, your insurance coverage, and the pharmacy you use.
To find out how much you’ll pay for losartan, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
Learn answers to some frequently asked questions about losartan and cost.
Does the cost of losartan vary depending on the strength (25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg)?
It’s possible that the cost of losartan may vary depending on the strength. But the difference in cost, if any, between strengths of losartan will likely be small.
Losartan comes in three strengths: 25 milligrams (mg), 50 mg, and 100 mg. Your doctor will prescribe the strength that’s best for your particular condition.
To find out more about the differences in cost for losartan based on strength, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
What’s the cost of losartan without insurance?
The cost of losartan without insurance can vary. It depends on your pharmacy and whether you use a discount program. Resources are available that may help to reduce how much you pay for losartan. For more details, see the “Can I get help paying for losartan?” section below.
Talk with your doctor or pharmacist to learn how much you’d pay for losartan without insurance. They may be able to suggest ways to reduce the cost of losartan.
Losartan comes in a brand-name version called Cozaar. A generic drug is an exact copy of the active drug 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 Cozaar and losartan compare, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
If your doctor has prescribed losartan and you’re interested in using Cozaar instead, talk with your doctor. They may prefer one version or the other. In addition, you’ll need to check with your insurance provider. This is because it may only cover one drug or the other.
If you take losartan 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 losartan if approved by your insurance company. This could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost of losartan. If you’re interested in getting a 90-day supply of this drug, talk with your doctor or insurance provider.
- Use a mail-order pharmacy to get your medication. Using a mail-order pharmacy might help lower your cost for losartan. 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 losartan 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 losartan, you may also want to talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
If you still have questions about the cost of losartan, 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 losartan.
Examples of questions you may want to ask your doctor or insurance provider include:
- Is there a specific pharmacy that might have lower prices for losartan with my insurance plan?
- Is there a lower-cost medication that could treat my condition?
- What are my options if I can’t afford this medication?
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