Atomoxetine is a generic oral tablet that’s prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It’s available as the brand-name drug Strattera. The cost of atomoxetine with and without insurance can depend on several factors.
Atomoxetinebelongs to a drug class called selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors.
Read on to learn about atomoxetine and cost, as well as how to save money on prescriptions. If you’d like other information about Strattera, the brand-name version of atomoxetine, refer to this article.
As with all medications, the cost of atomoxetine 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 atomoxetine 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 atomoxetine. This means the company and your doctor will discuss atomoxetine 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 atomoxetine requires prior authorization.
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Atomoxetine 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.
Atomoxetine is available as the brand-name drug Strattera. If your doctor has prescribed atomoxetine and you’re interested in taking Strattera 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 this brand-name drug compares with the cost of atomoxetine, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
If you take atomoxetine 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 atomoxetine. 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
Atomoxetine 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 atomoxetine, 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 atomoxetine.
Does atomoxetine 100 mg cost more than the 25-mg tablets?
It may. Atomoxetine tablets come in the following strengths: 10 milligrams (mg), 18 mg, 25 mg, 40 mg, 60 mg, 80 mg, and 100 mg.
Your cost may depend on the strength and the number of tablets your doctor prescribes. It also depends on whether you have insurance and how much of the cost your insurance may cover.
If you have questions about your cost of atomoxetine tablets, talk with your plan administrator or pharmacist.
What does atomoxetine cost without insurance?
Your cost of atomoxetine without insurance may depend on:
- the strength and quantity of medication your doctor prescribes
- if you’re eligible for any discounts
- the pharmacy you use
If you have questions about your cost of atomoxetine, talk with your pharmacist.
Now that you’ve learned about cost and atomoxetine, you may still have some questions. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist, who can provide personalized guidance about cost issues related to atomoxetine. But if you have health insurance, you’ll need to talk with your insurance provider to learn the actual cost you’d pay for atomoxetine.
Here are some other resources you may find helpful:
- Medicare drug coverage. To learn about Medicare coverage for drugs, see these articles about Medicare prescription drug plans, drug coupons and Medicare, and the Medicare drug list.
- Save money. Explore this article for tips about how to save money on prescriptions.
- More details. For details about other aspects of Strattera, the brand-name version of atomoxetine, refer to this article.
- Information about ADHD. For more information about this condition, see our ADHD hub.
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