Qulipta is a brand-name prescription medication. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved it to help prevent episodic migraine in adults.
For more information about Qulipta’s uses, refer to this article.
Here are some details about Qulipta:
- Active ingredient: atogepant
- Drug form: oral tablet
- Generic version: not available
Read on to learn about Qulipta and cost, as well as how to save money on prescriptions.
As with all medications, the cost of Qulipta can vary. Factors that may affect the price you’ll pay include:
- your treatment plan
- your insurance coverage
- the pharmacy you use
- whether Qulipta has a savings program (see the “Financial and insurance assistance” section below)
To find out what the cost of Qulipta 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 Qulipta. This means the company and your doctor will discuss Qulipta 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 Qulipta requires prior authorization.
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about drug cost and Qulipta.
What is Qulipta’s cost with insurance?
Your cost of Qulipta with insurance will depend on many factors. These include your insurance coverage, pharmacy, and dose of Qulipta.
The best way to determine what Qulipta will cost you is by calling your pharmacy or your insurance company. They can determine what your cost may be based on your insurance coverage and other factors.
How much does Qulipta 60 mg cost?
The cost of Qulipta 60-milligram (mg) tablets may depend on many factors. (For examples of these factors, see the “Qulipta cost” section above.)
Qulipta is available in three strengths: 10 mg, 30 mg, and 60 mg per tablet. It’s possible Qulipta 60-mg tablets may cost more than the lower strengths of the medication. This is because the 60 mg tablets contain more active drug, which may be more costly.
To determine how much Qulipta 60-mg tablets may cost you, talk with your pharmacist or insurance company. They can determine your costs based on your insurance coverage and other factors.
Qulipta 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 Qulipta 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 Qulipta. 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
Qulipta 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 Qulipta, or if you need help understanding your insurance coverage, help is available. For example:
- A program called Qulipta Complete is available for Qulipta. For more information and to find out if you’re eligible for support, call 855-785-4782 or visit 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.
Now that you’ve learned about cost and Qulipta, you may still have some questions. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist, who can provide personalized guidance about cost issues related to Qulipta. But if you have health insurance, you’ll need to talk with your insurance provider to learn the actual cost you’d pay for Qulipta.
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 Qulipta, refer to this article.
- Information about migraine. For more information about your condition, see our headache and migraine hub.
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