Letrozole is a generic prescription medication. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved it to treat certain types of breast cancer.
To learn about costs for Femara, the brand-name version of letrozole, read this article.
Here are some details on letrozole:
- Drug class: aromatase inhibitor
- Drug form: oral tablet
- Brand-name version: Femara
Read on to learn about letrozole and its costs, as well as how to save money on prescriptions.
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.
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 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.
Does the more expensive brand-name drug Femara work better than generic letrozole?
A generic is considered to be as safe and effective as the brand-name drug. 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 the brand-name drug. And 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 work 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:
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.
Now that you’ve learned about cost and letrozole, you may still have some questions. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist, who can provide personalized guidance on cost issues related to you and letrozole. But if you have health insurance, you’ll need to talk with your insurance provider to learn the actual cost you’ll pay for letrozole.
Here are some other resources you may find helpful:
- Medicare drug coverage. To learn about Medicare coverage for drugs, see these articles on Medicare prescription drug plans, drug coupons and Medicare, and the Medicare drug list.
- Save money. Explore this article for tips on how to save money on prescriptions.
- Brand-name version. To learn about costs for Femara, the brand-name version of letrozole, refer to this article.
- Information on breast cancer. For more information about breast cancer, see this list of related articles. The Medical News Today cancer hub may also be helpful.
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