Sunosi (solriamfetol) is a brand-name oral tablet prescribed for excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) in adults. The cost of the drug with and without insurance can depend on several factors.

Specifically, Sunosi is approved to increase wakefulness in adults with EDS due to narcolepsy or obstructive sleep apnea.

Sunosi belongs to a drug class called dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors. Sunosi isn’t available in a generic version.

Read on to learn about Sunosi and cost, as well as how to save money on prescriptions. If you’d like other information about Sunosi, refer to this article.

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

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

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To find out what the cost of Sunosi 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 Sunosi. This means the company and your doctor will discuss Sunosi in regard to your treatment. The insurance company will then determine whether to cover the medication. 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 Sunosi requires prior authorization.

Sunosi 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 Sunosi 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 Sunosi. 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

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

To learn more about saving money on prescriptions with or without insurance, check out this article.

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

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