Tyrvaya (varenicline) is a prescription drug that’s used to treat dry eye disease. Tyrvaya’s cost may depend on factors such as your dosage, whether you have health insurance, and the pharmacy you use.
Tyrvaya is used in adults to treat dry eye disease.
Keep reading for details on how much Tyrvaya costs and how to save money on prescriptions.
For more details on Tyrvaya, see this in-depth article.
The price you pay for Tyrvaya 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 Tyrvaya, 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 Tyrvaya. This means your insurer and your doctor will discuss Tyrvaya in regard to your treatment. Then the insurance company will determine whether the drug is covered. If Tyrvaya 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 Tyrvaya requires prior authorization.
Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about Tyrvaya and cost.
Is a copay card available for Tyrvaya?
While there isn’t a copay card for Tyrvaya, you may qualify for savings if you have certain kinds of health insurance. If you’re covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or any other federal or state sponsored program, you may not be eligible.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if there are other ways to save on Tyrvaya.
What’s the cost of Tyrvaya with Medicare?
What you’ll pay for Tyrvaya with Medicare may vary depending on your specific plan. Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D may have different copays for Tyrvaya. Ask your plan representative for more information about what you’ll pay for this drug.
Tyrvaya only comes 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 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 Tyrvaya 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 Tyrvaya if approved by your insurance company. This could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost of Tyrvaya. 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 Tyrvaya. 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. The manufacturer of Tyrvaya offers a mail-order program called PhilRx through TEAMTyrvaya. 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 Tyrvaya 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 Tyrvaya, 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 to your insurance provider to learn the actual cost you’d pay for Tyrvaya.
Examples of questions you may want to ask your doctor or insurance provider include:
- Will my dosage of Tyrvaya affect the cost?
- If I don’t have insurance for prescription drugs, can I get Tyrvaya at a discount?
- What are my options if I can’t afford my medication?
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