Ramelteon is a generic oral tablet that’s prescribed for insomnia in adults. It’s available as the brand-name drug Rozerem. The cost of ramelteon with and without insurance can depend on several factors.

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The retail price of ramelteon is $420. Save up to $389 per fill off of the retail price.

As with all medications, the cost of ramelteon 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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Ramelteon is a generic drug, which means it’s an exact copy of the active drug 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.

Ramelteon is available as the brand-name drug Rozerem. If your doctor has prescribed ramelteon and you’re interested in using Rozerem instead, talk with your doctor. They may have a preference for one version or the other. You’ll also need to check with your insurance provider, as it may only cover one or the other.

To find out how the cost of this brand-name drug compares with the cost of ramelteon, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.

If you take ramelteon 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 ramelteon. 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

Ramelteon 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 ramelteon, consider looking into websites that offer cost resources and information. Two such organizations are:

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

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

How much does ramelteon cost with insurance?

If you have insurance, your cost for ramelteon depends on factors such as:

  • your particular plan benefits, including your drug copay amount
  • your dosage of the drug
  • whether you apply and qualify for a cost savings program

To find out how much ramelteon will cost you with insurance, contact your insurance provider or doctor.

You can also visit Optum Perks* for price estimates for ramelteon when using coupons from the site. However, Optum Perks coupons cannot be used with any insurance benefits or copays.

* Optum Perks is a sister site of Medical News Today.

Is ramelteon covered by Medicare?

It may be. You can call your Medicare plan provider to learn whether your particular plan covers the cost of this drug. There are many types of Medicare plans, so your coverage and what you pay for prescriptions will be based on your particular plan’s benefits.

You may also need to obtain prior authorization before your plan will cover the cost of this medication.

Your doctor may also be able to provide information about your cost for ramelteon if you have Medicare.

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

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

Now that you’ve learned about cost and ramelteon, you may still have some questions. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist, who can provide personalized guidance about cost issues related to ramelteon. But if you have health insurance, you’ll need to talk with your insurance provider to learn the actual cost you would pay for ramelteon.

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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.