Lisdexamfetamine is a generic drug prescribed for ADHD and binge eating disorder. It’s available as the brand-name drug Vyvanse. The cost of lisdexamfetamine with and without insurance can depend on several factors.

Lisdexamfetamine is prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children ages 6 years and older. It’s also prescribed for adults with binge eating disorder that’s moderate to severe.

As with all medications, the cost of lisdexamfetamine can vary. Factors that may affect the price you’ll pay include your treatment plan, your insurance coverage, and the pharmacy you use.

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

What is the cost of lisdexamfetamine without insurance?

The price you’ll pay for lisdexamfetamine if you don’t have insurance can vary based on several factors. But typically, the cost is higher for people without insurance.

Other factors could also affect what you pay for this drug. These include:

  • the quantity you’re prescribed (such as a 90-day or 30-day supply)
  • whether you apply and qualify for any available savings programs
  • your dosage
  • the form of the drug you’re prescribed (such as the oral capsule or chewable tablet)
  • the pharmacy you use

To learn the exact cost you’d pay for this medication without insurance, ask your doctor or pharmacist. You may also want to contact several pharmacies to compare their prices for lisdexamfetamine.

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How does the cost of lisdexamfetamine and medications such as Adderall XR compare?

The price you would pay for lisdexamfetamine versus that of Adderall XR depends on various factors, including:

  • the length of your treatment
  • whether there are payment assistance programs for your prescribed treatment
  • whether you’re paying out of pocket or have insurance

To learn more about how the cost of lisdexamfetamine compares with the cost of other treatments for your condition, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.

Learn about treatments for ADHD and binge eating disorder. You can also visit our ADHD hub.

Lisdexamfetamine is a generic drug, which means it’s an exact copy of the active ingredient 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.

Lisdexamfetamine is available as the brand-name drug Vyvanse. If your doctor has prescribed lisdexamfetamine and you’re interested in taking Vyvanse 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 lisdexamfetamine, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.

If you take lisdexamfetamine 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 lisdexamfetamine. 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

Lisdexamfetamine 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 lisdexamfetamine, consider looking into websites that offer cost resources and information. Two such options are:

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

Below is information you may want to consider if you have insurance and receive lisdexamfetamine.

If you have insurance, your insurance company may require prior authorization before it covers lisdexamfetamine. This means the company and your doctor will discuss lisdexamfetamine 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 lisdexamfetamine requires prior authorization.

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.