Eplerenone is a generic oral tablet that’s prescribed for certain cardiovascular conditions, such as high blood pressure in adults. It’s available as the brand-name drug Inspra. The cost of eplerenone can depend on several factors.
Eplerenone is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat high blood pressure. It’s also FDA-approved for adults at risk of symptomatic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction after a heart attack. Eplerenone should not be used to treat heart failure in children. There is no recommended dosage of eplerenone to treat high blood pressure in children less than 18 years of age.
Read on to learn about eplerenone and cost, as well as how to save money on prescriptions. If you’d like more information about eplerenone, refer to this article.
As with all medications, the cost of eplerenone 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 eplerenone 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 eplerenone. This means the company and your doctor will discuss eplerenone 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 eplerenone requires prior authorization.
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Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about drug cost and eplerenone.
Does eplerenone 25 mg cost less than eplerenone 50 mg?
It may. Your cost of eplerenone depends on several factors. These include your insurance, if you have it, and the pharmacy you use. It may also depend on the strength in milligrams (mg) and quantity of tablets your doctor prescribes.
If you have questions about your cost of eplerenone, talk with your insurance provider or pharmacist.
Is eplerenone covered by Medicare?
If you have questions about whether eplerenone is covered by your Medicare plan, contact your plan administrator. Your doctor or pharmacist may also have more information about your coverage.
Eplerenone 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.
Eplerenone is available as the brand-name drug Inspra. If your doctor has prescribed eplerenone and you’re interested in using Inspra 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 eplerenone, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
If you take eplerenone 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 eplerenone. 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
Eplerenone 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 eplerenone, 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 eplerenone, you may still have some questions. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist, who can provide personalized guidance about cost issues related to eplerenone. But if you have health insurance, you’ll need to talk with your insurance provider to learn the actual cost you’d pay for eplerenone.
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 eplerenone, refer to this article.
- Information about your condition. For more information about high blood pressure, see our cardiovascular health hub.
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