If you’re looking at treatment options for diabetes, you may want to learn more about repaglinide. It’s a generic prescription drug that helps manage your blood sugar level.
Repaglinide is used along with diet and exercise in adults with type 2 diabetes. There’s no brand-name version of repaglinide at this time.
Repaglinide belongs to a group of diabetes drugs called meglitinides. It comes as a tablet you take by mouth.
Keep reading for details on repaglinide and cost, and how to save money on prescriptions.
Note: This medication is not used to treat type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). (DKA is a life threatening complication of diabetes.)
For more details on repaglinide, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
The price you pay for repaglinide 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 repaglinide, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
Below are answers to some common questions about repaglinide and cost.
Does repaglinide’s price vary depending on the tablet strength (0.5 mg, 1 mg, or 2 mg)?
Yes, the price of repaglinide can vary depending on the strength you’re prescribed. But the price difference is typically minimal.
To find out the price of a specific strength of repaglinide, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. If you have health insurance, your insurance provider can also advise you on the drug’s exact cost.
What’s the cost of repaglinide without insurance?
The cost of repaglinide without health insurance is generally higher than the cost with insurance.
Several factors can affect the cost of repaglinide, whether or not you have insurance. For example, the cost can depend on the pharmacy you use and the strength of the drug you take.
To find out the exact cost of repaglinide without insurance, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
If you’re concerned about paying for repaglinide, there are financial resources available that could help. For more information, see the “Can I get help paying for repaglinide?” section below.
Repaglinide 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 generics often costs less.
If you take repaglinide 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 repaglinide, if approved by your insurance company. This could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost of repaglinide. 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 repaglinide. 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 repaglinide 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 repaglinide, you may also want to talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
If you still have questions about the cost of repaglinide, 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 repaglinide.
Examples of questions you may want to ask your doctor or insurance provider include:
- What will repaglinide cost me out of pocket?
- How does the cost of repaglinide compare with the cost of other diabetes drugs?
- What are my options if I can’t afford repaglinide?
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