Alprazolam is a generic prescription medication. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved it to treat:
- generalized anxiety disorder
- symptoms of anxiety over a short term
- panic disorder
For more information about alprazolam’s uses, refer to this article.
Here are some details on alprazolam:
- Drug class: benzodiazepine
- Drug forms: oral tablets, oral disintegrating tablets, oral extended-release (XR) tablets, oral liquid solution
- Brand-name versions: Xanax (oral tablets), Xanax XR (oral extended-release tablets)
Read on to learn about alprazolam and cost, as well as how to save money on prescriptions.
As with all medications, the cost of alprazolam can vary. Factors that may affect the price you’ll pay include your treatment plan, your insurance coverage, and the pharmacy you use.
To find out what the cost of alprazolam will be for you, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about drug cost and alprazolam.
What’s the cost of alprazolam without insurance?
The cost of alprazolam with or without insurance can vary. In general, costs are usually higher without insurance.
If you have questions about the price of alprazolam, including the retail price, talk with your pharmacist. They may be able to help determine what alprazolam costs with and without insurance.
Does the price of alprazolam tablets vary by strength and form?
The price of alprazolam tablets can vary by strength as well as form.
Alprazolam tablets are available in the following forms and strengths:
- Oral tablets: 0.25 milligrams (mg), 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg
- Oral disintegrating tablets: 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg
- Oral extended-release* tablets: 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg, 3 mg
Keep in mind that several factors may affect the price you pay for alprazolam. These include the treatment plan your doctor recommends, your specific insurance coverage, and the pharmacy you use.
Your pharmacist may be able to help determine what alprazolam tablets will cost based on the strength and form your doctor prescribes.
* “Extended release” may be abbreviated as XR or ER.
How can I work out the cost of alprazolam per tablet?
If you’re wondering how much alprazolam costs, including the price per tablet, talk with your pharmacist.
Several factors may affect the price you pay for alprazolam. These include your treatment regimen, what your insurance coverage is, and which pharmacy you go to. Your pharmacist can use these factors to tell you more about the price you’ll pay for alprazolam.
Alprazolam is a generic drug, which is an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. The generic is considered to be as safe and effective as the original drug. And generics tend to cost less than brand-name drugs.
Alprazolam is available in a brand-name form called Xanax. To find out how the cost of Xanax compares with the cost of alprazolam, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
If your doctor has prescribed alprazolam and you’re interested in using Xanax instead, talk with your doctor. They may have a preference for one version or the other. You’ll also need to check with your insurance provider, as it may only cover one or the other.
Keep reading for ways to reduce long-term drug costs with alprazolam.
Getting a 3-month supply
You may be able to get a 90-day supply of alprazolam. If approved by your insurance company, getting a 90-day supply of the drug could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost. If you’re interested in this option, check with your doctor or insurance provider.
Using a mail-order pharmacy
Alprazolam may be available through a mail-order pharmacy. Using this type of service may help lower the drug’s cost and allow you to receive your medication without leaving home. Some Medicare plans may help cover the cost of mail-order medications. You may also be able to get a 90-day supply of the drug via 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 financial support to pay for alprazolam, consider looking into websites that offer cost resources and information. Two such organizations are:
These sites can provide details on drug assistance programs, ways to make the most of your insurance coverage, and links to savings cards and other services.
Now that you’ve learned about cost and alprazolam, you may still have some questions. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist, who can provide personalized guidance on cost issues related to you and alprazolam. But if you have health insurance, you’ll need to talk with your insurance provider to learn the actual cost you would pay for alprazolam.
Here are some other resources you may find helpful:
- Medicare drug coverage. To learn about Medicare coverage for drugs, see these articles on Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, drug coupons and Medicare, and the Medicare drug list.
- Save money. Explore this article for tips on how to save money on prescriptions.
- More details. For details about other aspects of alprazolam, refer to this article.
- Information on your condition. For more information on mental health and anxiety, see our mental health hub and list of related articles.
Disclaimer: Medical News Today has made every effort to make certain that all information is factually correct, comprehensive, and up to date. However, this article should not be used as a substitute for the knowledge and expertise of a licensed healthcare professional. You should always consult your doctor or another healthcare professional before taking any medication. The drug information contained herein is subject to change and is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a given drug does not indicate that the drug or drug combination is safe, effective, or appropriate for all patients or all specific uses.