Phexxi (lactic acid/citric acid/potassium bitartrate) is a brand-name prescription medication. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved it to help prevent pregnancy in people who can become pregnant.
For more information about Phexxi’s uses, refer to this article.
Here are some details about Phexxi:
- Drug form: vaginal gel
- Generic version: not currently available
Read on to learn about Phexxi and cost, as well as how to save money on prescriptions.
As with all medications, the cost of Phexxi can vary. Factors that may affect the price you’ll pay include:
- your treatment plan
- your insurance coverage
- the pharmacy you use
- whether Phexxi has a savings program (see the “Financial and insurance assistance” section below)
To find out what the cost of Phexxi gel 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 Phexxi. This means the company and your doctor will discuss Phexxi 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 Phexxi requires prior authorization.
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about drug cost and Phexxi.
How can I figure out Phexxi’s cost with and without insurance?
The best way to find out Phexxi’s price with insurance or without insurance is by asking your pharmacist. They can help you determine the price of Phexxi based on your level of insurance coverage. If you have insurance, you can also talk with your insurance provider to find out the cost of Phexxi.
In addition, the cost of Phexxi may depend on other factors, including how often you use the drug and the specific pharmacy you use. Your pharmacist will be able to estimate the Phexxi birth control price for you.
If you have questions about how much Phexxi will cost with or without insurance, talk with your pharmacist or insurance provider.
Is there a copay card available for Phexxi?
Yes, there’s a copay card available for Phexxi. If you’re interested in using Phexxi and have commercial health insurance, you may be eligible for this copay card.
For more information about how to sign up for the copay card, refer to the program website or call 855-358-6583. Your pharmacist can help determine what your price of Phexxi will be after using the copay card.
Phexxi is only available as a brand-name drug. It currently 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 Phexxi 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 Phexxi. 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
Phexxi 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.
In addition, the manufacturer of Phexxi offers a program where you can get a prescription for the drug online and have it shipped to your house. With this program, you’ll fill out a questionnaire and then make a telehealth appointment with a doctor. After your appointment, the doctor can prescribe Phexxi and have it mailed to you. For more information, see the program website or call 855-358-6583.
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 Phexxi, or if you need help understanding your insurance coverage, help is available. For example:
- A program called ConnectiveRx is available for Phexxi. For more information and to find out if you’re eligible for support, visit the program website or call 855-358-6583.
- 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 Phexxi, you may still have some questions. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist, who can provide personalized guidance about cost issues related to Phexxi. However, if you have health insurance, you’ll need to talk with your insurance provider to learn the actual cost you would pay for Phexxi.
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 Phexxi, refer to this article.
Information about birth control options. For more information about the different types of birth control available, see our sexual health hub.
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