If you’re looking at treatment options for hepatitis C, you may want to learn more about Mavyret (glecaprevir/pibrentasvir). It’s a prescription drug used to treat hepatitis C in certain adults and certain children ages 3 years and older.
Mavyret comes as a tablet or oral pellets that you swallow.
Keep reading for details on Mavyret and cost, and how to save money on prescriptions.
Note: For more details on Mavyret, see this in-depth article.
The price you pay for Mavyret 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 Mavyret, 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 Mavyret. This means your insurer and your doctor will discuss Mavyret in regard to your treatment. Then the insurance company will determine whether the drug is covered. If Mavyret 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 Mavyret requires prior authorization.
Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about Mavyret and cost.
How much does Mavyret cost for 8 weeks of treatment?
Your cost of Mavyret for 8 weeks of treatment will depend on many factors, including:
- the form of Mavyret you take
- your insurance coverage
- your pharmacy
In order to find out how much Mavyret will cost you for 8 weeks of treatment, talk with your pharmacist or your insurance provider. They’ll be able to help determine what your cost with or without insurance will be.
What’s the average cost per pill for Mavyret?
The average cost per pill for Mavyret depends on many factors, including your insurance coverage and the pharmacy you use. For specific information on Mavyret’s cost per pill, contact your pharmacist or your insurance provider. They’ll be able to give you more information on what your actual cost may be.
How much does Mavyret cost without insurance?
The cost of Mavyret without insurance can depend on many factors, including your pharmacy and how long you’re taking the drug. The best way to learn your cost for Mavyret is to contact your pharmacist.
If you need additional help paying for Mavyret treatment, there’s a program available through the manufacturer, called myAbbVie Assist.
Mavyret 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 need help covering the cost of Mavyret treatment 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.
A program called Mavyret Savings Program may also be available for Mavyret. This program provides a copay card to help you save on your prescription. For more information, call 877-628-9738 or visit the webpage.
If you need additional help paying for Mavyret treatment, there’s another program available through the manufacturer, called myAbbVie Assist. For more information, visit the drugmaker’s webpage.
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 Mavyret, 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 to your insurance provider to learn the actual cost you’d pay for Mavyret.
Examples of questions you may want to ask your doctor or insurance provider include:
- Will my dosage of Mavyret affect my cost?
- What can I do if I can’t afford Mavyret?
- What other treatment options are available for my condition that cost less than Mavyret?
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