Ramipril is a generic prescription drug that’s used to treat high blood pressure. Ramipril’s cost may depend on factors such as your dosage, whether you have health insurance, and the pharmacy you use.
The price you pay for ramipril 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 ramipril, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider. Or look below in the next section to learn how much you can save by using an Optum Perks coupon.
To save money on your ramipril prescription, explore these Optum Perks coupons.
Save on ramipril with Optum Perks
Save up to 80% without using insurance.
Enter your information:
10mg Ramipril (30 Capsules)
Save on ramipril
Simply show the Optum Perks coupon at your preferred pharmacy and instantly save without using insurance. The coupon doesn’t expire, so be sure to save it for use with refills.
Retail price refers to the manufacturer’s published list price and is updated as of 3/2023. Retail and discounted prices are U.S.-only and can vary based on region and pharmacy. We cannot guarantee that the discounted price listed here will exactly match the price at your pharmacy. Please contact your pharmacy for the exact price.
Optum Perks and Healthline are subsidiaries of RVO Health.
Ramipril is a generic drug. A generic contains an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. A generic is considered just as safe and effective as the original drug but tends to cost less.
Ramipril comes in a brand-name version called Altace. To find out how the costs of Altace and ramipril compare, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
If you’ve been prescribed ramipril and you’re interested in taking Altace instead, talk with your doctor. They may prefer that you take one version instead of the other. In addition, you’ll need to check with your insurance provider. This is because it may only cover one drug or the other.
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 ramipril 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 ramipril if approved by your insurance company. This could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost of ramipril. 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 ramipril. 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 ramipril 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 ramipril and cost.
Does ramipril’s 5-mg capsule cost less than its 10-mg capsule?
Yes, this is possible. The cost of ramipril’s 5-milligram (mg) capsule compared with the cost of its 10-mg capsule depends on several factors. For example, your cost for each strength could depend on whether you have insurance coverage or are paying out of pocket for the medication.
Other factors which could affect how much you pay for each include:
- your treatment plan
- the pharmacy you use
- the days’ supply of the medication ( a 30-day versus 90-day supply)
- your insurance benefits
To learn more about how the cost of ramipril’s different strengths compare, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
How much does ramipril cost without insurance?
The cost of ramipril without insurance depends on several factors. But in general, your cost will be higher without insurance.
Your cost for ramipril may depend on factors such as:
- your dosage
- whether you qualify for any savings programs
- the pharmacy you choose
- the supply of medication you receive (such as a 30-day or 90-day supply)
To find out the exact cost of ramipril without insurance, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Also, you may want to check with a few pharmacies to compare prices.
You can also visit Optum Perks* to get price estimates for ramipril 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 ramipril. This means your insurer and your doctor will discuss ramipril in regard to your treatment. Then the insurance company will determine whether the drug is covered. If ramipril 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 ramipril requires prior authorization.
If you still have questions about the cost of ramipril, 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 ramipril.
Examples of questions you may want to ask your doctor or insurance provider include:
- How does the cost of ramipril compare with the cost of captopril?
- Does my cost for ramipril depend on my dosage?
- Are there other lower cost options to treat my condition if I can’t afford ramipril?
To get information on different conditions and tips for improving your health, subscribe to any of Healthline’s newsletters. You may also want to check out the online communities at Bezzy. It’s a place where people with certain conditions can find support and connect with others.
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.