Premarin (conjugated estrogens) is a prescription drug used to treat a wide range of reproductive health conditions. Premarin’s cost may depend on factors such as your dosage and whether you have health insurance.

The price you pay for Premarin can vary. It may depend on your treatment plan, your insurance coverage (if you have it), and the pharmacy you use. Depending on the form of the drug you’re prescribed, it may also depend on how much you have to pay for an office visit with your doctor to receive Premarin.

To find out how much you’ll pay for Premarin, 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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Premarin only comes as a brand-name drug. It’s not currently available in a generic version. A generic contains an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication but tends to cost less.

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 Premarin 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 Premarin if approved by your insurance company. This could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost of this drug. If you’re interested in a 90-day supply of Premarin, 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 Premarin. 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 Premarin or understanding your insurance, check out these resources:

On these pages, 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 Premarin and cost.

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

The cost of Premarin without insurance versus with insurance can vary based on several factors.

Some factors that may affect your cost of Premarin without insurance include:

  • your treatment plan and dosage
  • the pharmacy you use
  • the form and strength of the drug you’re prescribed
  • the quantity of Premarin you receive (such as a 30-day or 90-day supply)
  • whether you qualify for any savings programs

The same factors affect your cost of the drug if you’re paying through insurance. But your cost with insurance may also depend on:

  • your individual plan benefits
  • any prior authorization requirements for your plan (see the “Prior authorization” section below for more information)

To find out more about your cost with and without insurance, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider (if you have one).

Whether you have insurance or not, you can visit Optum Perks* to get price estimates for Premarin when you use coupons from the site. It’s important to note that Optum Perks coupons cannot be used with insurance copays or benefits.

* Optum Perks is a sister site of Healthline.

Is Premarin covered by Medicare?

It’s possible. To find out whether your Medicare plan covers the cost of Premarin, call your plan provider. There are many types of Medicare plans, and your cost and coverage depend on your particular plan’s benefits.

Keep in mind that your plan may have prior authorization requirements before it will cover Premarin. (See the “Prior authorization” section below for more information.)

You can also ask your doctor or pharmacist about the cost of Premarin if you have Medicare.

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

If you still have questions about the cost of Premarin, 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 price you’d pay for Premarin.

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

  • Are there generic medications I could use instead of Premarin?
  • Do higher strengths of Premarin cost more?
  • How does the cost of Premarin daily tablets compare with that of Climara weekly patches?

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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.