Clobazam is a generic drug that’s prescribed for seizures caused by Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) in adults and some children. The medication is available as the brand-name drugs Onfi and Sympazan.The cost of clobazam with and without insurance can depend on several factors.
Clobazam is available in these forms: oral tablet, oral liquid suspension, and oral film. The medication belongs to a drug class called benzodiazepines.
Read on to learn about clobazam and cost, as well as how to save money on prescriptions. If you’d like other information about clobazam, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
As with all medications, the cost of clobazam 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 clobazam 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 clobazam. This means the company and your doctor will discuss clobazam in regard to your treatment. The insurance company will then determine whether to cover the medication. 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 clobazam requires prior authorization.
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Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about drug cost and clobazam.
How does clobazam’s cost compare with that of other similar drugs such as lacosamide?
The price you may pay for clobazam versus lacosamide depends on various factors. They include:
- whether you’re paying out of pocket or through your insurance coverage
- the drug form and dosage your doctor prescribes
- the pharmacy you use
Like clobazam, lacosamide is approved to treat certain types of seizures in adults and some children. Lacosamide comes as an oral tablet, extended-release oral capsule,* oral solution, and intravenous (IV) injection.
To find out the cost of clobazam versus lacosamide with insurance, contact your plan administrator or your pharmacist. To find out which drug is best for your condition, talk with your doctor.
* With extended release, the drug releases slowly into the body over time.
Does clobazam 10 mg cost less than clobazam 20 mg?
The cost of different strengths of clobazam may depend on certain factors. They include:
- the drug form and dosage your doctor prescribes
- the pharmacy you use
- whether you have insurance coverage
Clobazam oral tablet and oral film come in three strengths: 5 milligrams (mg), 10 mg, and 20 mg. Clobazam oral liquid suspension comes in one strength of 2.5 mg per milliliter (2.5 mg/mL).
You can call your insurance plan administrator and ask about the price of each strength of the medication. If you don’t have insurance, you can ask your pharmacist for the cash price. You may also want to ask if there are any discount programs available for clobazam.
Talk with your doctor if you have questions about what to expect with clobazam treatment.
Clobazam 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.
Clobazam is available as the brand-name drugs Onfi and Sympazan. If your doctor has prescribed clobazam and you’re interested in taking one of these drugs instead, talk with your doctor. They may prefer one version or the other. You’ll also need to check with your insurance provider, as it may cover only one or the other.
To find out how the cost of this brand-name drug compares with the cost of clobazam, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
If you take clobazam 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 clobazam. 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
Clobazam 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 clobazam, 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 clobazam, you may still have some questions. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist, who can provide personalized guidance about cost issues related to clobazam. But if you have health insurance, you’ll need to talk with your insurance provider to learn the actual cost you’d pay for clobazam.
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 Onfi, a brand-name version of clobazam, refer to this article.
- Information about epilepsy and seizures. For more information about your condition, see our epilepsy and seizure hub.
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