Xcopri (cenobamate) is a prescription drug that’s used to treat focal onset seizures. Xcopri’s cost may depend on factors such as your dosage, whether you have health insurance, and the pharmacy you use.
Xcopri is prescribed for adults to treat focal onset seizures (also known as partial seizures).
Xcopri comes as a tablet that you swallow. Its active ingredient is cenobamate. (An active ingredient is what makes a drug work.)
For more details on Xcopri, see this in-depth article.
The price you pay for Xcopri 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 Xcopri, 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 Xcopri. This means your insurer and your doctor will discuss Xcopri in regard to your treatment. Then the insurance company will determine whether the drug is covered. If Xcopri 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 Xcopri requires prior authorization.
Xcopri only comes as a brand-name drug. It’s not currently available in a generic version. A generic 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 exclusively 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 Xcopri 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 Xcopri if approved by your insurance company. This could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost of Xcopri. 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 Xcopri. 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 Xcopri 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 Xcopri, 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 Xcopri.
Examples of questions you may want to ask your doctor or insurance provider include:
- Does my dosage of Xcopri affect the cost?
- How does the cost of Briviact compare with the cost of Xcopri?
- What are my options if I can’t afford Xcopri?
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