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Sensorcaine is a brand-name medication that’s prescribed for local or regional anesthesia or pain relief. It’s available in a generic version called bupivacaine. The cost of Sensorcaine with or without insurance can depend on several factors.

Sensorcaine is a brand-name medication that’s prescribed for local or regional anesthesia or pain relief. It’s available in a generic version called bupivacaine. The cost of Sensorcaine with or without insurance can depend on several factors.

Read on to learn about Sensorcaine and cost. If you’d like more information about Sensorcaine, including its uses, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

Like other medications, the cost of Sensorcaine can vary. Certain factors may affect its price, such as:

  • your insurance plan, if you have coverage
  • whether Sensorcaine is covered under your medical insurance or your prescription benefit
  • the cost of having a healthcare professional give doses of Sensorcaine

To find out how much Sensorcaine costs, ask your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.

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Here’s a list of things to consider about the cost of prescription drugs:

  • Prior authorization. If you have prescription drug insurance, your insurance company may require prior authorization before it covers the cost of Sensorcaine. In this case, your doctor will communicate with your insurance company regarding your prescription for Sensorcaine. The insurance company will decide whether to cover the medication. If a drug requires prior authorization and you begin using it without this, you may have to pay the full price of the drug.
  • Insurance coverage. Even if your policy has prescription drug coverage, the price of Sensorcaine may instead be billed through your medical coverage. This is because a doctor or another healthcare professional gives doses of Sensorcaine. The cost of your doses will depend on your specific insurance plan and whether you receive the doses at your doctor’s clinic or a hospital. If you have questions about this process, contact your doctor or your insurance provider.
  • Savings accounts. If you’re eligible for a health savings account (HSA) or a flexible spending account (FSA), you can likely use funds from these accounts to pay for your prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medications. HSA and FSA plans help people save money by using pretax dollars to pay for eligible healthcare expenses, such as prescription and OTC drugs. To learn more about whether you’re eligible for these savings accounts and how to use them, talk with your insurance provider or employer.

If you have questions about any of these considerations, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Or contact your insurance company and talk with a representative.

If you don’t have a health insurance plan, let your doctor or pharmacist know. They may suggest online pharmacy options you could use. You can also ask them about ways to obtain health insurance coverage.

Sensorcaine is a brand-name medication. It’s available in a generic version called bupivacaine.

A generic medication is an identical copy of the active ingredient in a brand-name medication. (An active ingredient is what makes a medication work.) Generics usually cost less than brand-name drugs. And they’re thought to be as safe and effective as the brand-name versions.

Prior to your procedure, ask your doctor whether they’ll prescribe Sensorcaine or the generic bupivacaine for you. The hospital or health system may have a financial representative who can discuss possible costs with you.

Here are some common questions and answers about Sensorcaine.

Is Sensorcaine covered by Medicare?

It depends on your Medicare coverage. If Sensorcaine is being used for a procedure, it’s usually covered by Medicare Part A (if you’re in the hospital) or Medicare Part B (if you’re an outpatient). But Medicare will not cover the drug if it’s being used for general pain management. So most Medicare Part D plans will not cover the cost of Sensorcaine.

Talk with your doctor to learn more about how they plan to use and bill for Sensorcaine.

Why are costs different for brand-name drugs vs. generic drugs?

Brand-name drugs can be expensive because of the studies needed to test how safe and effective they are.

Makers of a brand-name drug can patent and sell their drug for up to 20 years. When the patent for a brand-name drug expires, other drugmakers can make and sell generic versions. A generic medication is an identical copy of the active ingredient in a brand-name medication. (An active ingredient is what makes a medication work.)

This competition may help keep costs of generic medications lower. Also, generic medications contain the same active ingredients as brand-name medications. So they don’t require the same testing, which can be costly.

If you’d like to know more about the cost differences between brand-name and generic drugs, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

This article provides cost information related to Sensorcaine. It also offers suggestions for ways to save money on prescription drugs. Above on this page, you’ll find coupon information. However, coupons aren’t available for medications, such as Sensorcaine, that are only given by a healthcare professional.

If you have more questions about paying for this medication, ask your doctor or pharmacist. You can also contact your insurance company.

Here’s a list of questions you may want to ask regarding the cost of your medication:

  • Does the amount of Sensorcaine used for my treatment affect my cost?
  • Is the cost of Sensorcaine included in my procedure?
  • Is it cheaper to fill Sensorcaine at a pharmacy and then bring it to my procedure?

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.