If you’re considering treatment options to manage your type 2 diabetes, you may want to learn more about nateglinide. This includes information about cost.
Nateglinide is a generic prescription drug that’s taken alongside diet and exercise to treat type 2 diabetes in adults.
Nateglinide belongs to a group of drugs called meglitinides. It comes as a tablet you’ll take by mouth.
Keep reading for details on nateglinide and cost, and how to save money on prescriptions.
Note: For more details on nateglinide, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
The price you pay for nateglinide 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 nateglinide, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
Nateglinide only comes as a generic drug. It’s not currently available in a brand-name version. A generic drug is an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. Nateglinide is based on the brand-name drug Starlix, which is no longer available.
Generics generally tend to cost less than brand-name drugs.
If you take nateglinide 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 nateglinide if approved by your insurance company. This could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost of nateglinide. 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 nateglinide. 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 nateglinide 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 nateglinide, you may also want to talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about nateglinide and cost.
Does the cost of nateglinide depend on its strength (60 mg or 120 mg)?
Maybe. Your cost for nateglinide can depend on if you have insurance or are paying for nateglinide out of pocket. If you have insurance, you may have a set copayment (your share of payment) for generics such as nateglinide, regardless of the drug strength.
However, if you’re paying out of pocket, your cost may be slightly higher for a higher strength of nateglinide. The cost can also depend on the pharmacy, so be sure to check around for the best price.
If you have questions about the cost of your nateglinide prescription, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
On average, how much should nateglinide cost per day?
How much nateglinide costs per day can depend on several factors. These include your dosage, the drug strength, the pharmacy you choose, and whether you have insurance or are paying out of pocket.
Getting a 90-day supply instead of a 30-day supply may save you some money on the cost of nateglinide. For more information on how to save on your prescription, see the “How can I lower my long-term drug costs?” section above.
How much does nateglinide cost without insurance?
How much nateglinide costs without insurance depends on:
- the strength of the drug
- how often you take it
- whether you get a 30-day supply or 90-day supply
- where you fill your prescription.
If you need help paying for your nateglinide prescription, see the “Can I get help paying for nateglinide?” section above for helpful tips and resources.
Talk with your doctor or pharmacist to learn more about ways to save money on your prescription.
If you still have questions about the cost of nateglinide, 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 nateglinide.
Examples of questions you may want to ask your doctor or insurance provider include:
- Are there drugs to treat my condition that cost less than nateglinide?
- Are there lifestyle changes that I could make so I don’t need to take this medication?
- What options are there to lower the cost of nateglinide?
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