Carvedilol is a generic drug that’s prescribed for heart failure, high blood pressure, or certain heart problems following a heart attack. It’s available as the brand-name drug Coreg. The cost of carvedilol with and without insurance can depend on several factors, such as whether the drug has a savings program.
Carvedilol is available in these forms: oral tablet and extended-release capsule. The medication belongs to a drug class called beta blockers.
Read on to learn about carvedilol and cost and how to save money on prescriptions. If you’d like other information about carvedilol, refer to this article.
As with all medications, the cost of carvedilol 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 carvedilol 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 carvedilol. This means the company and your doctor will discuss carvedilol 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 carvedilol requires prior authorization.
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Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about drug cost and carvedilol.
Is there a cost difference between carvedilol 25 mg and carvedilol 12.5 mg?
It’s possible that the strength of carvedilol may affect the amount you pay. Carvedilol comes in four different milligram (mg) strengths: 3.125 mg, 6.25 mg, 12.5 mg, and 25 mg.
The amount you pay for carvedilol will depend on several factors, and dosage strength could be one of them. The price may also vary if you’re paying out of pocket or if you’re using an insurance plan. Insurance plans can vary in how they cover carvedilol and what your copay will be.
To find out more about the cost of your carvedilol prescription, contact your insurance provider or pharmacy.
How much does carvedilol cost without insurance?
Generally, the cost of a drug, including carvedilol, may be higher if you don’t have insurance. However, generic drugs, such as carvedilol, tend to cost less than brand-name drugs.
If you don’t have insurance, you may be able to find coupons online that can help reduce the cost of carvedilol. See the “Financial and insurance assistance” section below for more information.
Carvedilol 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.
Carvedilol is available as the brand-name drug Coreg. If your doctor has prescribed carvedilol and you’re interested in using Coreg 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 carvedilol, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
If you take carvedilol 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 carvedilol. 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
Carvedilol 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 carvedilol, 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.
Now that you’ve learned about cost and carvedilol, you may still have some questions. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist, who can provide personalized guidance about cost issues related to carvedilol. But if you have health insurance, you’ll need to talk with your insurance provider to learn the actual cost you would pay for carvedilol.
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 carvedilol, refer to this article.
- Information about heart failure or high blood pressure. For more information about heart failure or high blood pressure, see our cardiovascular health hub.
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