Letrozole is a generic medication that’s prescribed for certain types of breast cancer. It’s available as the brand-name drug Femara. The cost of letrozole with and without insurance can depend on several factors, such as whether the drug has a savings program.

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The retail price of letrozole is $544. Save up to $538 per fill off of the retail price.

As with all medications, the cost of letrozole 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 letrozole will be for you, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.

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Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about drug cost and letrozole.

How much is letrozole without insurance?

Without insurance, letrozole will likely be more expensive than the cost with insurance. The cost may also vary based on where you get your prescription filled. If you have questions about the cost of your letrozole medication, you can talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

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Does the more expensive brand-name drug Femara work better than generic letrozole?

No. A generic medication is an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. Letrozole is the active drug in the brand-name medication Femara.

A generic is considered to be as safe and effective as the brand-name version. Generics tend to cost less than brand-name drugs. If you have questions about how letrozole and Femara compare, you can talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

Letrozole is a generic drug, which means that 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 its brand-name version. Additionally, generics tend to cost less than brand-name drugs.

Letrozole is available as the brand-name drug Femara. If your doctor has prescribed letrozole and you’re interested in using Femara 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 letrozole, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.

Keep reading for information about ways to reduce long-term drug costs with letrozole.

Getting a 3-month supply

You may be able to get a 90-day supply of letrozole. 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 or insurance provider.

Using a mail-order pharmacy

Letrozole 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 be suitable for you.

If you need financial support to pay for letrozole, consider looking into websites that offer cost resources and information. Two such organizations are Medicine Assistance Tool and NeedyMeds.

These sites can provide details on drug assistance programs, ways to make the most of your insurance coverage, and links to savings cards and other services.

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.