Rinvoq (upadacitinib) is a brand-name tablet that’s prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis and certain other conditions. The cost of the drug with and without insurance can depend on several factors, such as whether Rinvoq has a savings program.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Rinvoq to treat the following conditions in certain adults:
- rheumatoid arthritis
- psoriatic arthritis
- atopic dermatitis
- ulcerative colitis
- Crohn’s disease
- ankylosing spondylitis
- non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis
Rinvoq may also be prescribed to treat atopic dermatitis in certain children ages 12 years and older.
This drug comes as an extended-release tablet. “Extended release” means the drug is released in your body slowly over a period of time.
Read on to learn about Rinvoq and cost, as well as how to save money on prescriptions. If you’d like other information about Rinvoq, refer to this article.
As with all medications, the cost of Rinvoq can vary. Factors that may affect the price you’ll pay include:
- your treatment plan
- your insurance coverage
- the pharmacy you use
- whether Rinvoq has a savings program (see the “Financial and insurance assistance” section below)
To find out what the price of Rinvoq 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 Rinvoq. This means the company and your doctor will discuss Rinvoq in regard to your treatment. The insurance company will then determine whether the medication is covered. If a drug requires prior authorization and you start treatment without the prior approval, you could pay the full cost of the medication. You can ask your insurance company whether Rinvoq requires prior authorization.
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about drug cost and Rinvoq.
How much does Rinvoq cost with insurance? What about with Medicare?
The cost of Rinvoq with insurance, including the cost of Rinvoq on Medicare, can vary. The price you pay for your prescription depends on certain factors. These include your insurance plan and the pharmacy you use.
If you have private or commercial insurance, you could qualify for the Rinvoq Complete Savings Card. With this, you could pay $5 per month for Rinvoq. To learn more, call 800-274-6867 or view the program website. You can also see the “Financial and insurance assistance” section below.
If you have Medicare Part D, the cost of Rinvoq can vary depending on your coverage. (Medicare Part D is a type of prescription drug coverage for people with Medicare.)
For more details about how much Rinvoq may cost with insurance or Medicare, talk with your pharmacist or insurance provider.
What is Rinvoq’s cost per month and cost per year?
Rinvoq’s monthly cost and yearly cost will depend on different factors, such as your insurance plan and treatment plan. To learn more about these factors, see the “Rinvoq price” section above.
You can also talk with your insurance provider or pharmacist to learn about the cost you may pay for the drug.
What does Rinvoq cost without insurance coverage?
In general, prescription drugs such as Rinvoq have a higher cost without insurance than with insurance. However, these costs can still vary based on certain factors. For more information, see the “Rinvoq price” section above.
If you’re having trouble paying for your prescription, Rinvoq’s manufacturer offers an assistance program, called myAbbVie Assist. If you qualify for this program, it may help cover costs of the drug. To learn more, call 800-274-6867 or see the program website.
What’s the price of Rinvoq in the U.S.A.?
The price of Rinvoq in the United States depends on several factors. These include your treatment plan and whether you have insurance. To learn more about these factors, see the “Rinvoq price” section above.
To learn more about what a Rinvoq prescription may cost you, talk with your insurance company or pharmacist.
Rinvoq 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 Rinvoq 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 Rinvoq. 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
Rinvoq 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 Rinvoq, or if you need help understanding your insurance coverage, help is available. For example:
- A program called Rinvoq Savings Complete Card is available for Rinvoq. For more information and to find out if you’re eligible for support, call 800-274-6867 or visit the program website.
- If you do not qualify for the Rinvoq Savings Complete Card, you may be eligible for a prescription rebate. To learn more, you can speak with an insurance specialist from the drug’s manufacturer by calling 800-274-6867. You can also visit the program website.
- If you have trouble paying for Rinvoq, the drug’s manufacturer offers an assistance program, called myAbbVie Assist. It may help cover costs if you qualify. For more information, call 800-274-6867 or see 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 Rinvoq, you may still have some questions. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist, who can provide personalized guidance about cost issues related to Rinvoq. However, if you have health insurance, you’ll need to talk with your insurance provider to learn the actual cost you would pay for Rinvoq.
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 Rinvoq, refer to this article.
- Dosage. Learn about Rinvoq and dosage by viewing this article.
- Side effects. For details about Rinvoq’s side effects, see this article. You can also look at the Rinvoq prescribing information.
- Information about your condition. For more information about your condition, see our:
- rheumatoid arthritis hub and this list of rheumatology articles
- arthritis hub and these lists of psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis articles
- eczema hub and this list of related articles for information about atopic dermatitis
- inflammatory bowel disease hub and this list of ulcerative colitis articles and Crohn’s/IBD articles
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