Tikosyn (dofetilide) is a prescription oral capsule that’s used to treat atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter. Tikosyn’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 Tikosyn can vary. Your cost may depend on your treatment plan, your insurance coverage (if you have it), and the pharmacy you use. It may also depend on how much you have to pay to be monitored by a healthcare professional when you begin treatment with Tikosyn.
To find out how much you’ll pay for Tikosyn, 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.
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Tikosyn is available as the generic drug dofetilide. 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.
To find out how the costs of Tikosyn and dofetilide compare, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
If you’ve been prescribed Tikosyn and you’re interested in using dofetilide 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 Tikosyn 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 Tikosyn if approved by your insurance company. This could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost of Tikosyn. 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 Tikosyn. 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 Tikosyn or understanding your insurance, check out these resources:
On these pages, 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 Tikosyn and cost.
What’s the cost of Tikosyn without insurance vs. with insurance?
The cost of Tikosyn without insurance versus with insurance can vary based on several factors.
Some factors that may affect your cost of Tikosyn without insurance include:
- your treatment plan and drug dosage
- the pharmacy you choose
- the quantity of Tikosyn you receive (such as a 30-day or 90-day supply)
- any cost savings programs you qualify for
The same factors affect your cost of the drug if you’re paying through insurance. But in addition, your cost with insurance may depend on:
- your individual plan benefits
- any prior authorization requirements for your plan
To find out more about your cost with and without insurance, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider (if you have one).
Whether you have insurance or not, you can visit Optum Perks* to get price estimates for Tikosyn 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.
Is Tikosyn covered by Medicare?
It’s possible. When you first start taking Tikosyn, your doctor will likely recommend that you do so under observation as an inpatient at a hospital. Medicare Part A usually covers medications when they’re given at a hospital. To find out how much it will cost to begin treatment with Tikosyn, talk with your doctor or call your plan provider.
Medicare Part D is Medicare’s prescription drug coverage. There are many different types of plans available, and your cost and coverage will depend on your individual plan benefits. To find out whether your plan covers the cost of Tikosyn, call your plan provider.
Keep in mind that your plan may have prior authorization requirements before it will cover Tikosyn. You can also ask your doctor about the cost of Tikosyn if you have Medicare.
If you have insurance, you may need to get prior authorization before your insurance provider will cover Tikosyn. This means your insurer and your doctor will discuss Tikosyn in regard to your treatment. Then the insurance company will determine whether the drug is covered. If Tikosyn 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 Tikosyn requires prior authorization.
If you still have questions about the cost of Tikosyn, 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 Tikosyn.
Examples of questions you may want to ask your doctor or insurance provider include:
- Does my cost for Tikosyn depend on my dosage?
- Will I need to pay an additional fee to receive Tikosyn in a hospital?
- Are there other medications available to treat my condition if I can’t afford Tikosyn?
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