Midodrine is a generic prescription drug that treats sudden drops in blood pressure when standing. Midodrine’s cost may depend on factors including your dosage, whether you have health insurance, and the pharmacy you use.

Midodrine retail price
$218
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The retail price of midodrine is $218. Save up to $202 per fill off of the retail price.

The price you pay for midodrine can vary. To find out how much you’ll pay for midodrine, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider. Or check out the section below to learn how much you can save by using an Optum Perks coupon.

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Midodrine only comes as a generic drug. It’s not currently available in a brand-name version. A generic drug contains an exact copy of the active ingredient in a brand-name medication but tends to cost less. (The active ingredient is what makes the drug work.) Midodrine was based on Orvaten, which is no longer available.

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 midodrine long term, you may be able to lower your costs in the following way:

Look into getting a 90-day supply of your medication. You may be able to get a 90-day supply of midodrine if approved by your insurance company. 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 midodrine, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.

If you need help covering the cost of midodrine 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 Midodrine and cost.

Does midodrine 2.5 mg cost less than midodrine 5 mg?

The cost of different strengths of midodrine may vary. Midodrine comes in three strengths:

  • 2.5 milligrams (mg)
  • 5 mg
  • 10 mg

The 5-mg tablet may cost more than the 2.5-mg tablet. The total cost you’ll pay for midodrine also depends on the quantity you’re prescribed (such as a 30-day or 90-day supply). To find out the cost difference between each strength of midodrine, speak with your pharmacist.

How much does midodrine cost without insurance?

The cost of midodrine without insurance depends on several factors. But your cost will likely be higher without insurance. Your cost for midodrine may depend on factors such as:

  • your dosage
  • whether you qualify for any savings programs
  • the pharmacy you use
  • the days’ supply of medication you receive (such as a 30-day or 90-day supply)

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

You can also visit Optum Perks* to get price estimates for midodrine 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.

If you have insurance, you may need to get prior authorization before your insurance provider will cover midodrine. This means your insurer and your doctor will discuss midodrine in regard to your treatment. Then the insurance company will determine whether the drug is covered. If midodrine 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 midodrine requires prior authorization.

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

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

  • Is the cost of two 2.5-milligram (mg) midodrine tablets higher than the cost of one 5-mg tablet?
  • Can I take midodrine only when needed, to help lower my cost for the drug?
  • Is midodrine covered by my Medicare plan?

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Disclaimer: Healthline has made every effort to make certain that all information is factually correct, comprehensive, and up to date. However, this article should not be used as a substitute for the knowledge and expertise of a licensed healthcare professional. You should always consult your doctor or another healthcare professional before taking any medication. The drug information contained herein is subject to change and is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a given drug does not indicate that the drug or drug combination is safe, effective, or appropriate for all patients or all specific uses.