If you’re looking at treatment options for migraine, you may want to learn more about Nurtec ODT (rimegepant).

Nurtec ODT is a prescription drug that’s used in adults to:

Nurtec ODT comes as a tablet that dissolves on or under your tongue. (ODT stands for orally disintegrating tablet.) It contains the active ingredient rimegepant. An active ingredient is what makes a drug work.

Keep reading for details on Nurtec ODT and cost, and how to save money on prescriptions.

Note: For more details on Nurtec ODT, see this in-depth article.

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

If you need help covering the cost of Nurtec ODT or understanding your insurance, check out these resources:

On these sites, you can find insurance information, details on drug assistance programs, and links to copay 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 Nurtec ODT and cost.

What’s the cost of Nurtec ODT with insurance vs. without insurance?

Your cost for Nurtec ODT with insurance depends on your specific health insurance coverage. And you’ll need to make sure your insurance plan covers Nurtec ODT.

You’ll likely pay more for Nurtec ODT if you don’t have insurance. To learn exactly what you’ll pay for Nurtec ODT, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.

How much does Nurtec ODT cost with Medicare?

Your cost for Nurtec ODT with Medicare depends on your specific Medicare plan. Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans may have different copays for brand-name drugs.

To learn more about how much Nurtec ODT will cost with your Medicare plan, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.

Nurtec ODT 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 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 Nurtec ODT 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 Nurtec ODT if approved by your insurance company. This could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost of Nurtec ODT. 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. Using a mail-order pharmacy might help lower your cost for Nurtec ODT. 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 still have questions about the cost of Nurtec ODT, 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 Nurtec ODT.

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

  • Will the number of tablets I’m prescribed affect my cost?
  • Are there other lower cost drugs that could treat my migraine episodes?
  • What other treatment options do I have if I can’t afford Nurtec ODT?

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