Rexulti is a prescription drug that’s used to treat:
- major depressive disorder in adults
- schizophrenia in adults and some children
Rexulti comes as a tablet that you swallow. It contains the active ingredient brexpiprazole. (An active ingredient is what makes a drug work.)
Keep reading for details on Rexulti, its cost, and how to save money on prescriptions.
Note: For more details on Rexulti, see this in-depth article.
The price you pay for Rexulti 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 Rexulti, including what your cost per month may be, 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 Rexulti. This means your insurer and your doctor will discuss Rexulti in regard to your treatment. Then the insurance company will determine whether the drug is covered. If Rexulti 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 Rexulti requires prior authorization.
Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about Rexulti and cost.
Is there a copay card available for Rexulti?
Yes. The Rexulti Savings Card can help you save money on your prescription. You may qualify for this copay card if you have commercial health insurance.
To learn more about the Rexulti Savings Card, see the Rexulti website. Your pharmacist may be able to help determine whether you’d qualify for these savings.
How much is the price of Rexulti with insurance and without insurance?
The amount you’ll pay for Rexulti depends on whether you have insurance coverage for prescription drugs. If you do, you can check whether your insurance plan covers Rexulti and what your cost will be. Some plans have set costs for drugs, while others may require you to pay a percentage of Rexulti’s cost. And not every insurance plan covers Rexulti.
If you don’t have insurance coverage, you can ask your pharmacist for the “cash price” of Rexulti. That’s the amount you’ll pay without any insurance or discounts. For resources that could help you save on the price of Rexulti, see “Can I get help paying for Rexulti?” below.
Rexulti 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 manufacturer 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 Rexulti 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 Rexulti if approved by your insurance company. This could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost of Rexulti. 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 Rexulti. 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 Rexulti 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.
If you still have questions about the cost of Rexulti, 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 Rexulti.
Examples of questions you may want to ask your doctor or insurance provider include:
- Does the cost of Rexulti depend on my dosage?
- Would a 30-day supply of Rexulti cost less than a 90-day supply?
- Are there other lower-cost drugs that could treat my condition?
To learn more about Rexulti, see these articles:
- All About Rexulti — Brexpiprazole
- Dosage for Rexulti: What You Need to Know
- Side Effects of Rexulti: What You Need to Know
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