Rybelsus (semaglutide) is a brand-name oral tablet that’s prescribed for type 2 diabetes. The cost of the drug with and without insurance can depend on several factors, such as whether Rybelsus has a savings program.

Rybelsus is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help manage blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes.* It’s meant to be taken along with exercise and a healthy diet.

* Rybelsus is not approved to treat type 1 diabetes. Also, this drug has not been studied in people with pancreatitis.

Rybelsus retail price
The retail price of Rybelsus is $969.

As with all medications, the cost of Rybelsus can vary. Factors that may affect the price you’ll pay include:

  • your treatment plan
  • your insurance coverage
  • the pharmacy you use
  • whether Rybelsus has a savings program (see the “Financial and insurance assistance” section below)

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

What’s the cost of Rybelsus with and without insurance coverage?

Like all prescription medications, the cost of Rybelsus can vary with and without insurance coverage. In general, medications tend to cost less with insurance coverage.

To learn more about the cost of Rybelsus, including the price you may pay, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider. They’ll be able to provide more information about the price you’ll pay for Rybelsus with and without insurance coverage.

If you have insurance, the manufacturer of Rybelsus has an online form that can help you get an idea of how much Rybelsus might cost.

How do the prices of the 3-mg, 7-mg, and 14-mg Rybelsus tablets compare?

In general, prices of the 3-milligram (mg), 7-mg, and 14-mg Rybelsus tablets are likely to be very close or the same.

Keep in mind that the price you pay for Rybelsus will depend on several factors, including your treatment plan, the pharmacy you use, and your insurance coverage.

If you’d like to learn more about the cost of the Rybelsus strength your doctor prescribes for you, talk with your pharmacist, doctor, or insurance provider.

Can my pharmacist help me figure out the cost of Rybelsus per month?

Yes, your pharmacist can help figure out how much you will pay for Rybelsus per month.

To do so, your pharmacist will use information such as your treatment plan and your insurance plan.

However, it’s important to keep in mind that the cost of prescription drugs like Rybelsus can change over time. The amount you pay may also change if your insurance plan changes. So, the price your pharmacist quotes today may not always be the same price you pay as you take Rybelsus long term.

Talk with your pharmacist if you’d like to know more about the cost of Rybelsus per month. And, if you notice changes to the price you pay for Rybelsus over time, ask your pharmacist about the price change. They may be able to help figure out what may cause the price to change, such as changes to the drug’s cost or your insurance plan.

Rybelsus 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.

The prices of generics tend to be 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 ingredients as brand-name drugs, they don’t require the same costly testing.

If you take Rybelsus 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 Rybelsus. 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

Rybelsus 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 Rybelsus, or if you need help understanding your insurance coverage, help is available. For example:

  • A savings card for Rybelsus is available. For more information and to find out if you’re eligible for support, you can call 833-ASK-A-CDE (833-275-2233), and you can visit the drug website.
  • The manufacturer of Rybelsus has an online form that can help you get an idea of how much Rybelsus might cost with your insurance coverage.
  • 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, check out this article.

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

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