Warfarin is a generic prescription drug that’s used to treat or help prevent blood clots. Warfarin’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 warfarin can vary. Your cost may depend on your treatment plan, your insurance coverage, and the pharmacy you use.
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Warfarin is a generic drug. A generic contains an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. (An active drug is the ingredient that makes the drug work.) A generic is considered just as safe and effective as the original drug but tends to cost less.
Warfarin comes in a brand-name version, Jantoven. To find out how the costs of Jantoven and warfarin compare, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
If you’ve been prescribed warfarin and you’re interested in taking Jantoven 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 warfarin 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 warfarin if approved by your insurance company. This could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost of warfarin. 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 warfarin. 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 warfarin 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.
Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about Warfarin and cost.
How does warfarin’s cost compare with that of similar drugs, such as Eliquis?
The cost of warfarin compared with the cost of Eliquis (apixaban) can depend on several factors.
For example, warfarin is a generic medication, and Eliquis is a brand-name medication. It’s likely that Eliquis would cost more because of this.
Other factors that may affect how much you pay include:
- whether there are any coupon cost savings programs available for the drug you’re prescribed
- whether you have insurance or are paying out of pocket
- how long your treatment lasts
If you have questions about the cost of warfarin compared with the cost of similar medications such as Eliquis, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider. They can share more details on treatment costs based on your specific situation.
How much does warfarin cost without insurance?
The cost of warfarin without insurance depends on several factors. But in general, your cost will be higher without insurance.
Your cost for warfarin may depend on factors such as:
- your dosage
- whether you qualify for any savings programs
- the pharmacy you choose
- the supply of medication you receive (such as a 30-day or 90-day supply)
To find out the exact cost of warfarin without insurance, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Also, you may want to check with a few pharmacies to compare prices.
You can also visit Optum Perks* to get price estimates for warfarin 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.
If you have insurance, you may need to get prior authorization before your insurance provider will cover warfarin. This means your insurer and your doctor will discuss warfarin in regard to your treatment. Then the insurance company will determine whether the drug is covered. If warfarin 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 warfarin requires prior authorization.
If you still have questions about the cost of warfarin, 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 warfarin.
Examples of questions you may want to ask your doctor or insurance provider include:
- Does my cost of warfarin depend on my dosage of the medication?
- How does the cost of generic warfarin compare with that of its brand-name version, Jantoven?
- Are there other medications that treat my condition if I can’t afford warfarin?
To learn more about warfarin, see this article.
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