Nurtec ODT (rimegepant) is a brand-name prescription medication. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved it for use in adults to:
- treat migraine with or without aura
- help prevent episodic migraine
For more information about Nurtec ODT’s uses, refer to this article.
Here are some details about Nurtec ODT:
- Drug form: tablet that dissolves on or under your tongue
- Generic version: none available
Read on to learn about how much Nurtec ODT costs, as well as how to save money on prescriptions.
As with all medications, the cost of Nurtec ODT can vary. Factors that may affect the price you’ll pay and how expensive Nurtec ODT is include:
- your treatment plan
- your insurance coverage
- the pharmacy you use
- whether Nurtec ODT has a savings program (see the “Financial and insurance assistance” section below)
To find out what the cost of Nurtec ODT 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 Nurtec ODT. This means the company and your doctor will discuss Nurtec ODT 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 Nurtec ODT requires prior authorization.
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about drug cost and Nurtec ODT.
What is the cost of Nurtec ODT treatment when it’s covered by insurance or Medicare?
The cost of Nurtec ODT treatment will depend on the type of insurance coverage you have. Depending on your insurance plan, you may have a copay. Or you may need to pay for your medication out of pocket until you reach your deductible.
If you’re eligible for the Nurtec ODT’s savings program, you may be able to get Nurtec at a lower cost. For more information, see the “Financial insurance and assistance” section below.
To find out what your cost will be, contact your insurance provider or Medicare representative.
How much does Nurtec ODT 75 mg cost per pill? What’s the cost per month?
The cost of Nurtec ODT per pill and the cost per month will depend on whether you have insurance. Specifically, it depends on whether you have prescription drug insurance and what type of plan it is. Every plan is different.
If you have prescription drug insurance, your insurance company typically determines how many pills it can cover per month. It also determines what your copay will be.
If you don’t have insurance, you’ll likely pay more for Nurtec ODT than with insurance.
To find out the cost per pill and cost per month of Nurtec ODT, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
How much does Nurtec ODT cost without insurance?
If you don’t have insurance, you may be able to ask your pharmacist for a “cash price” for Nurtec ODT. This is the price you’ll pay without insurance or discounts.* You’ll still need a prescription from your doctor to purchase Nurtec ODT from your pharmacist.
If you have questions about how much Nurtec ODT costs without insurance, talk with your pharmacist.
* For details about savings with Nurtec ODT, see the “Financial and insurance assistance” section below.
Nurtec ODT is only available 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.
WHY ARE COSTS DIFFERENT FOR BRAND-NAME DRUGS VS. GENERIC DRUGS?
Brand-name drugs can be expensive because of the research needed to test their safety and effectiveness. The manufacturer of a brand-name drug can sell it for up to 20 years. When the brand-name drug’s patent expires, multiple manufacturers can create generic versions. This marketplace competition may lead to lower costs for generics. Also, because generics contain the same active ingredients as brand-name drugs, they don’t require the same costly testing.
If you take Nurtec ODT 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 Nurtec ODT. 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
Nurtec ODT 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 Nurtec ODT, or if you need help understanding your insurance coverage, help is available. For example:
- A savings program called Nurtec OneSource is available for Nurtec ODT. For more information and to find out if you’re eligible for support, call 833-468-7832 or visit the program website. Note that to qualify for the program, you must have private insurance. This does not include Medicare or another government insurance.
- 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.
Now that you’ve learned about cost and Nurtec ODT, you may still have some questions. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist, who can provide personalized guidance about cost issues related to Nurtec ODT. However, if you have health insurance, you’ll need to talk with your insurance provider to learn the actual cost you would pay for Nurtec ODT.
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.
- More details. For details about other aspects of Nurtec ODT, refer to this article.
- Dosage. Learn about Nurtec ODT and dosage by viewing this article.
- Side effects. For details about Nurtec ODT’s side effects, see this article. You can also look at the Nurtec ODT prescribing information.
- Information about migraine. For more information about your condition, see our headache and migraine hub.
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.