Mavyret (glecaprevir/pibrentasvir) is a brand-name prescription medication. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved it to treat certain types of hepatitis C, which is sometimes called hep C.
Specifically, Mavyret is for use in adults and certain children ages 3 years and older to treat chronic (long-term) hep C in some situations. The drug may be used whether or not you have mild cirrhosis (liver scarring). For more information about Mavyret’s uses, refer to this article.
Here are some details about Mavyret:
- Drug forms: oral tablets and oral pellets
- Generic version: not available
Read on to learn about Mavyret and cost, as well as how to save money on prescriptions.
As with all medications, the cost of Mavyret can vary. Factors that may affect the price you’ll pay include:
- your treatment plan
- your insurance coverage
- the pharmacy you use
- whether Mavyret has a savings program (see “Financial and insurance assistance” below)
To find out what the cost of Mavyret for hepatitis C 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 Mavyret. This means the company and your doctor will discuss Mavyret 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 Mavyret requires prior authorization.
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about drug cost and Mavyret.
What’s the average cost of Mavyret per pill and for 8 weeks of treatment?
It depends. The average amount you’ll pay for Mavyret per pill and for 8 weeks of treatment will depend on different factors. These include the type of drug plan you have and the pharmacy you use.
You can find estimated costs for 4 weeks of treatment with different types of coverage on the Mavyret website. For the exact amount you’ll pay, talk with your pharmacist or insurance provider.
How can I determine the cost of Mavyret treatment with and without insurance?
To determine the cost of Mavyret treatment with or without insurance, talk with your insurance provider and pharmacist. Factors such as the form of Mavyret you take, your dose, and the dosing schedule can affect the cost.
Your cost for Mavyret can also vary depending on the type of insurance plan you have. In addition, the drug cost may depend on the pharmacy you use.
Your insurance provider will be able to review your plan with you and provide the exact cost you’ll pay. You can also check with different pharmacies to compare the cost of Mavyret without insurance coverage.
If you don’t have insurance, you may be eligible for a savings program from the manufacturer of Mavyret. There’s also a Mavyret savings card for some people with health insurance to help with copays. For more information, see “Financial and insurance assistance” below.
If you need financial support to pay for Mavyret, or if you need help understanding your insurance coverage, help is available. For example:
- A program called myAbbVie Assist is available for Mavyret. For more information and to find out if you’re eligible for support, call 800-222-6885 or visit the program website.
- A Mavyret savings copay card is available for some people with certain health insurance. You can learn more about eligibility and savings by visiting the program website.
- Some websites provide details about drug assistance programs, ways to make the most of your insurance coverage, and links to savings cards and other services. Two such websites are:
To learn more about saving money on prescriptions with or without insurance, check out this article.
Mavyret is available only as a brand-name drug. It doesn’t come in a generic version. A generic drug is an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication.
Generics tend to cost less than brand-name drugs.
Mavyret treatment usually lasts 8 to 16 weeks. It depends on whether you have cirrhosis (liver scarring) or have been treated for hepatitis C before. If you take Mavyret for a longer time, you may be able to lower its cost in the following ways.
Getting a 3-month supply
Depending on the length of your treatment, you may be able to get a 90-day supply of Mavyret. 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
Mavyret 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.
Now that you’ve learned about cost and Mavyret, you may still have some questions. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist, who can provide personalized guidance about cost issues related to Mavyret. But if you have health insurance, you’ll need to talk with your insurance provider to learn the actual cost you would pay for Mavyret.
Here are some other resources you may find helpful:
- Medicare drug coverage. To learn about Medicare coverage and costs for drugs such as Mavyret, see these articles about Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, drug coupons and Medicare, and the Medicare drug list.
- More details. For information about other aspects of Mavyret, refer to this article. You can also view this article about Mavyret and Epclusa.
- Side effects. For details about Mavyret’s side effects, see this article. You can also look at the Mavyret prescribing information.
- Information about your condition. For more information about hepatitis C, refer to our liver disease and hepatitis articles. You can learn about Mavyret’s use for hepatitis C here.
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