Aripiprazole is a generic drug prescribed for certain conditions, including schizophrenia, in adults and some children. The medication is available as the brand-name drugs Abilify, Abilify Asimtufii, Abilify Maintena, Abilify Mycite, and Aristada.

Aripiprazole is available in these forms: oral tablet, orally disintegrating tablet (ODT), and oral solution. The medication belongs to a drug class called atypical antipsychotics.

Aripiprazole oral tablet is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat:

Aripiprazole oral solution is approved by the FDA to treat:

Aripiprazole ODT is approved by the FDA for schizophrenia in adults and children ages 13 years and older.

Read on to learn about aripiprazole and cost, as well as how to save money on prescriptions. If you’d like more information about aripiprazole, refer to this article.

As with all medications, the cost of aripiprazole 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 aripiprazole will be for you, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.

Note: If you have insurance, your insurance company may require prior authorization before it covers aripiprazole. This means the company and your doctor will discuss aripiprazole in regard to your treatment. The insurance company will then determine whether the medication is covered. If a drug requires prior authorization, but you start treatment without the prior approval, you could pay the full cost of the medication. You can ask your insurance company whether aripiprazole requires prior authorization.

Aripiprazole is a generic drug, which means it’s an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. A generic drug is considered to be as safe and effective as the original drug. And generics tend to cost less than brand-name drugs.

Aripiprazole is available as the brand-name drugs Abilify, Abilify Asimtufii, Abilify Maintena, Abilify Mycite, and Aristada. If your doctor has prescribed aripiprazole and you’re interested in taking one of these other drugs 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.

To find out how the cost of these brand-name drugs compare with the cost of aripiprazole, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.

If you take aripiprazole long term, you may be able to lower its cost in the following ways.

Getting a 3-month supply

You may be able to get a 90-day supply of aripiprazole. 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, pharmacist, or insurance provider.

Using a mail-order pharmacy

Aripiprazole 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 aripiprazole, consider looking into websites that offer cost resources and information. Two such organizations are:

These sites can provide details about drug assistance programs, ways to make the most of your insurance coverage, and links to savings cards and other services.

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about drug cost and aripiprazole.

Does aripiprazole 5 mg cost less than aripiprazole 20 mg?

It depends. Your cost of aripiprazole depends on many factors, including:

  • your insurance plan, if you have one
  • the quantity of medication your doctor prescribes
  • whether you’re eligible for any discounts

If you have questions about what you’ll pay for aripiprazole, talk with your pharmacist or insurance provider. To find out what strength of aripiprazole is right for you, ask your doctor.

How much does aripiprazole cost without insurance?

The cost of aripiprazole without insurance can depend on several factors.

If you don’t have insurance, you can ask your pharmacist for the cash price of aripiprazole. Because the price may vary among different pharmacies, you may want to call a few stores to find the best price.

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* Optum Perks is a sister site of Medical News Today.

Now that you’ve learned about cost and aripiprazole, you may still have some questions. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist, who can provide personalized guidance about cost issues related to aripiprazole. But if you have health insurance, you’ll need to talk with your insurance provider to learn the actual cost you’d pay for aripiprazole.

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