Rybelsus (semaglutide) is a prescription drug that’s used to treat type 2 diabetes. The cost of Rybelsus may depend on factors such as your dosage, whether you have health insurance, and the pharmacy you use.

Rybelsus is prescribed to help manage blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. Doctors prescribe it along with a balanced diet and exercise.

Rybelsus retail price
$969
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The retail price of Rybelsus is $969. Save up to $92 per fill off of the retail price.

The price you pay for Rybelsus 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 Rybelsus, 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.

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

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Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about Rybelsus and cost.

How much does Rybelsus cost without insurance vs. with insurance?

The cost of Rybelsus can vary based on a few factors, including the pharmacy you use and your insurance coverage (if you have it). In general, prescription drugs such as Rybelsus cost more without insurance.

To find out how much you’ll pay for Rybelsus, talk with your pharmacist. If you have insurance coverage, you can call your insurance provider and ask what Rybelsus may cost you.

You can also check out this website from the manufacturer to see what your estimated cost for Rybelsus may be.

What’s the cost of Rybelsus with Medicare?

The cost of Rybelsus with Medicare can vary depending on certain factors. These include your specific Medicare plan and the pharmacy you use.

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

You can see an estimate of what your costs may be on this website. Your pharmacist can also provide more information about how much you’ll pay for Rybelsus.

Does the cost of Rybelsus depend on the tablet strength (3 mg, 7 mg, or 14 mg)?

No, the cost of Rybelsus usually doesn’t depend on the tablet strength. But keep in mind that the price you pay for Rybelsus will depend on several other factors. These include the pharmacy you use and your insurance coverage (if you have it).

To learn more about what your cost for Rybelsus will be, talk with your pharmacist, doctor, or insurance provider.

Rybelsus 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 drug. 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 Rybelsus 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 Rybelsus if approved by your insurance company. This could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost of Rybelsus. 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 Rybelsus. 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 Rybelsus 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 paying for Rybelsus, including what your cost per month may be, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

If you still have questions about the cost of Rybelsus, 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 Rybelsus.

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

  • How does the cost of Rybelsus compare with other drugs that treat my condition?
  • What are my options if I can’t afford Rybelsus?
  • Is there a similar drug available that costs less than Rybelsus?

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