Rinvoq (upadacitinib) is a prescription drug that’s used to treat certain conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease. Rinvoq’s cost may depend on factors such as your dosage, whether you have health insurance, and the pharmacy you use.
Rinvoq is used in certain adults to treat:
- rheumatoid arthritis
- psoriatic arthritis
- atopic dermatitis
- ankylosing spondylitis
- non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis
- ulcerative colitis
- Crohn’s disease
Rinvoq can also be used to treat atopic dermatitis in certain children ages 12 years and older.
Rinvoq is available as an extended-release tablet, which slowly releases the drug into your body over a long period of time.
For more details on Rinvoq, see this in-depth article.
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The price you pay for Rinvoq can vary. It 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 Rinvoq, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
Below are answers to some common questions about Rinvoq and cost.
How much does Rinvoq cost without insurance vs. with insurance?
Your cost of Rinvoq depends on many factors, including whether you have insurance as well as:
- your dose of the drug
- the pharmacy you use
- whether you qualify for and use any assistance programs
To determine how much Rinvoq will cost, talk with your insurance carrier. They’ll be able to tell you the cost of the drug with your insurance plan. Or if you don’t have insurance, you can talk with your pharmacist. They can tell you about any savings plans you may qualify for.
You may also be able to call your doctor or your insurance provider to get more information about your cost for Rinvoq.
How much does Rinvoq cost per month or per year?
How much Rinvoq costs per month or per year depends on many different factors, including your insurance plan, your dose, and your pharmacy.
To determine your monthly or yearly cost of Rinvoq, contact your pharmacy, insurance provider, or doctor’s office. They can help determine how much Rinvoq may cost you.
If you need help paying for Rinvoq, see the “Can I get help paying for Rinvoq?” section below.
What’s the cost of Rinvoq with Medicare?
Your cost of Rinvoq with Medicare varies depending on your prescription coverage and your individual Medicare plan. Your dose of Rinvoq and the pharmacy you use may affect your cost as well.
Contact your pharmacist, insurance company, or doctor’s office to find out how much Rinvoq may cost you.
You can also call 800-274-6867 to speak with a Rinvoq Insurance Specialist. They may be able to help you determine your cost for Rinvoq with your Medicare plan.
Does Rinvoq’s cost depend on the tablet strength (15 mg, 30 mg, or 45 mg)?
It’s possible that Rinvoq’s cost may depend on the tablet strength you’re taking. Rinvoq is available in three strengths:
- 15 milligrams (mg)
- 30 mg
- 45 mg
Since the 45-mg tablet contains more medication than the 15-mg tablet, you may pay more for it. And other factors, such as your insurance plan and the pharmacy you use, may also affect your cost for the drug.
To find out what your cost of Rinvoq may be, call your doctor’s office, insurance provider, or pharmacy.
Rinvoq 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, but generics tend to cost less.
Why is there such a difference in the cost of brand-name drugs vs. generic drugs?
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 market 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 Rinvoq 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 Rinvoq if approved by your insurance company. This could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost of Rinvoq. 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 Rinvoq. 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 Rinvoq 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.
The drug manufacturer offers copay assistance through its Rinvoq Complete Savings Card. If you have commercial insurance, you may be able to sign up for this card.
If you have difficulty paying for Rinvoq, the drug’s manufacturer also offers an assistance program called myAbbVie Assist that you may qualify for.
If you need help understanding your insurance plan and what assistance you may be eligible for, call a Rinvoq Insurance Specialist at 800-274-6867.
If you have other questions about how to pay for your prescription, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
If you still have questions about the cost of Rinvoq, 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 your actual cost.
Examples of questions you may want to ask your doctor or insurance provider include:
- Will my cost of Rinvoq be higher if I take a higher dosage?
- If I can’t afford Rinvoq, what other medications could I take for my condition?
- Does my insurance plan cover Rinvoq?
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