Breyna is a branded-generic metered-dose inhaler that’s prescribed for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma. The cost of Breyna, with and without insurance, can depend on several factors, such as whether the drug has a savings program.

Specifically, Breyna is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to:

  • treat asthma in adults and children ages 6 years and older
  • decrease exacerbations and keep airways open in adults with COPD

It’s important to note that Breyna does have a limitation of use. This medication should not be taken to treat an asthma attack or difficulty breathing that’s already occurring. Breyna should only be taken to prevent asthma or COPD symptoms from occurring.

As with all medications, the cost of Breyna can vary. Factors that may affect the price you’ll pay include your treatment plan, your insurance coverage, and the pharmacy you use.

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Breyna is a branded-generic drug. Usually, generic drugs are referred to by the name of their active drugs. But branded-generic drugs are given a trade name by the manufacturer. 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.

Breyna is available as the brand-name drug Symbicort. Both Breyna and Symbicort contain the same active drug ingredients: budesonide and formoterol.

If your doctor has prescribed Breyna and you’re interested in taking Symbicort 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 Breyna, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.

If you take Breyna 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 Breyna. 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

Breyna 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 Breyna, consider looking into websites that offer cost resources and information. Some websites that may be able to assist include:

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.

Below is information you may want to consider if you have insurance and receive Breyna.

If you have insurance, your insurance company may require prior authorization before it covers Breyna. This means the company and your doctor will discuss Breyna 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 Breyna requires prior authorization.

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.