Trelegy Ellipta (fluticasone furoate/umeclidinium/vilanterol) is a prescription drug that’s used to treat COPD and asthma. Trelegy Ellipta’s cost may depend on factors such as your dosage, whether you have health insurance, and the pharmacy you use.
Trelegy Ellipta is used in adults for the long-term management of:
Trelegy comes as a dry powder you inhale into your lungs using the Ellipta inhaler. The Trelegy powder contains three active ingredients:*
- fluticasone furoate
For more details on Trelegy Ellipta, see this in-depth article.
* An active ingredient is what makes a drug work.
The price you pay for Trelegy Ellipta 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 Trelegy Ellipta, 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 Trelegy Ellipta. This means your insurer and your doctor will discuss Trelegy Ellipta in regard to your treatment. Then the insurance company will determine whether the drug is covered. If Trelegy Ellipta 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 Trelegy Ellipta requires prior authorization.
Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about Trelegy Ellipta and cost.
What is the cost of Trelegy Ellipta without insurance?
The cost of Trelegy Ellipta without health insurance can vary, but it’s usually more than the cost with insurance.
Cost depends on factors such as:
- your dosage
- whether you’re eligible for any savings programs
- the pharmacy you use to fill your prescription
If you don’t have insurance coverage, be sure to check with a few pharmacies for the best price of the drug. For more information about the cost of Trelegy Ellipta without insurance, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They can also let you know about any savings options available for this drug
Is Trelegy Ellipta covered by Medicare?
Possibly. There are many different Medicare plans with various coverage options available. To find out whether your plan covers Trelegy Ellipta, call your Medicare plan provider. They can tell you more about cost and coverage details, including any copay (your share of the cost) or prior authorization requirements for the plan.
Your doctor or pharmacist can also provide more information about Medicare coverage based on your individual situation.
Trelegy Ellipta comes only as a brand-name drug. It’s not currently available in a generic version. (A generic drug contains an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication but tends to cost less.)
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 drug manufacturer of a brand-name drug can sell the drug for up to 20 years. After that, other drug manufacturers 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 Trelegy Ellipta 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 Trelegy Ellipta if approved by your insurance company. This could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower your cost. 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 Trelegy Ellipta. 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 Trelegy Ellipta 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 Trelegy Ellipta, 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 Trelegy Ellipta.
Examples of questions you may want to ask your doctor or insurance provider include:
- How does the cost of Trelegy Ellipta compare with that of Breztri Aerosphere?
- Does the cost of Trelegy Ellipta depend on my dosage?
- What options are available if I cannot afford my medication?
To learn more about Trelegy Ellipta, see these articles:
- All About Trelegy Ellipta Inhaler
- All About Trelegy Ellipta’s Dosage
- Side Effects of Trelegy Ellipta: What You Need to Know
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