Diazepam is a generic drug prescribed for anxiety, seizures, alcohol withdrawal, and muscle spasms. The medication is available as the brand-name drugs Valium, Diastat, Diastat AcuDial, and Valtoco. The cost of diazepam with and without insurance can depend on several factors, such as whether the drug has a savings program.
Diazepam is available in these forms:
- oral solution and oral solution concentrate
- rectal gel
- oral tablet
- IV or intramuscular injection
- nasal spray
The medication belongs to a drug class called benzodiazepines.
Read on to learn about diazepam and cost, as well as how to save money on prescriptions. If you’d like other information about diazepam, refer to this article.
As with all medications, the cost of diazepam 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 diazepam 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 diazepam. This means the company and your doctor will discuss diazepam 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 prior approval, you could pay the full cost of the medication. You can ask your insurance company whether diazepam requires prior authorization.
Diazepam 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.
Diazepam is available as the brand-name drugs Valium, Diastat, Diastat AcuDial, and Valtoco. If your doctor has prescribed diazepam and you’re interested in using one of these brand-name 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 compares with the cost of diazepam, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
If you need financial support to pay for diazepam, 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 diazepam.
Is there a cost difference between the different strengths of diazepam oral tablet, such as 5 mg or 10 mg?
It’s possible. Diazepam oral tablets come in different milligram (mg) strengths. The cost may depend on the strength your doctor prescribes.
For more information about the price of your medication, check with your pharmacy or insurance provider.
How much does diazepam cost without insurance?
The cost of diazepam without insurance may depend on what pharmacy you use. It may also depend on what form and strength your doctor prescribes.
For more details, talk with your pharmacist about the “cash price” of diazepam. A cash price is the amount you’ll pay out of pocket without insurance or coupons.
Does diazepam rectal gel cost more than the oral tablet form of the drug?
It may. The cost of diazepam gel may depend on the pharmacy and your insurance plan.
For more information about the cost of diazepam gel, talk with your insurance provider. If you don’t have insurance, ask your pharmacist what your cost will be.
Now that you’ve learned about cost and diazepam, you may still have some questions. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist, who can provide personalized guidance about cost issues related to diazepam. But if you have health insurance, you’ll need to talk with your insurance provider to learn the actual cost you’d pay for diazepam.
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 diazepam, refer to this article.
- Information about anxiety. For more information about anxiety, see our anxiety hub.
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