If you’re looking at treatment options for migraines, you may want to learn more about Ubrelvy (ubrogepant). It’s a prescription drug used to treat migraine with and without aura in adults.
Ubrelvy comes as a tablet you swallow and contains the active ingredient ubrogepant. (The active ingredient is what makes a drug work.)
Keep reading for details on Ubrelvy and cost and how to save money on prescriptions.
Note: For more details on Ubrelvy, see this in-depth article.
The price you pay for Ubrelvy 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 Ubrelvy, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
If you need help covering the cost of Ubrelvy or understanding your insurance, check out these websites:
On these sites, you can find insurance information, details on copay assistance programs, and links to savings cards and other services.
A program called UConcierge may also be available for Ubrelvy. The Ubrelvy U-Save Card is a copay card available through U-Concierge.
If you have questions about how to pay for your prescription, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
Below are answers to some common questions about Ubrelvy and cost.
How does the cost of Ubrelvy without insurance compare with the cost with insurance (including Medicare)?
The cost of Ubrelvy with no insurance is usually higher than the cost with insurance and can be affected by factors including:
- which pharmacy you use
- your treatment plan
- where you live
The cost of Ubrelvy that is covered by insurance can also be affected by factors such as:
- your days’ supply of medication (30 days versus 90 days)
- which pharmacy you use
- your treatment plan
To find out what you’ll pay for Ubrelvy, talk with your doctor or insurance provider.
Does the price of Ubrelvy depend on the tablet strength (50 mg or 100 mg)?
It’s possible. If you have an insurance plan with a flat-rate copay structure, your copay should be the same for either the 50-milligram (mg) or 100-mg strength. If your insurance plan has a different copay structure, or if you don’t have insurance, the strength may affect the price.
Ubrelvy comes only as a brand-name drug. It’s not currently available as a generic. A generic medication contains an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication but tends 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 drug makers can create generic versions. This competition in the market can lead to lower costs for generics. And because generics have the same ingredients as brand-name drugs, they don’t need to be studied again. This can also lead to lower generic costs.
If you take Ubrelvy 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 Ubrelvy if approved by your insurance company. This could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost of the drug. If you’re interested in getting a 90-day supply of Ubrelvy, 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 Ubrelvy. 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 qualify for the U-Concierge program, you may be able to receive Ubrelvy in the mail.
If you still have questions about the cost of Ubrelvy, 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’ll pay.
Examples of questions you may want to ask your doctor or insurance provider include:
- Are there other lower-cost drugs that could treat my condition?
- Are there assistance programs to help if I can’t afford my medication?
- Does the cost of Ubrelvy depend on how many tablets I take each month?
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