Ubrelvy is a brand-name prescription medication. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved it to treat migraine with or without aura in adults.
Ubrelvy contains the active ingredient ubrogepant, which belongs to a class of drugs called oral calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) antagonists.
For more information about Ubrelvy’s uses, refer to this article.
Here are some details about Ubrelvy:
- Drug form: oral tablet
- Generic version: not available
Read on to learn about Ubrelvy and cost, as well as how to save money on prescriptions.
As with all medications, the cost of Ubrelvy can vary. Factors that may affect the price you’ll pay include:
- your treatment plan
- your insurance coverage
- the pharmacy you use
- whether Ubrelvy has a savings program (see the “Financial and insurance assistance” section below)
To find out what the cost of Ubrelvy 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 Ubrelvy. This means the company and your doctor will discuss Ubrelvy 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 Ubrelvy requires prior authorization.
Ubrelvy has a U-Save Card available, which is a type of copay card or copay coupon. You can sign up for the U-Save Card on the Ubrelvy website. You will then receive a copay card to give to your pharmacist.
The copay card can be used if you have a commercial insurance plan. If you are on Medicaid or Medicare or if you have no insurance, you will not qualify for the Ubrelvy U-Save Card copay assistance. However, your doctor or pharmacist may be able to assist you with other savings programs. You can also see the “Financial and insurance information” section below for more information.
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about drug cost and Ubrelvy.
What are the costs of Ubrelvy with and without insurance?
The cost of Ubrelvy with or without insurance depends on many factors, including:
- your dose and frequency of Ubrelvy
- the pharmacy that you use
- whether you qualify for the Ubrelvy U-Save Card
- your insurance coverage
In many cases, Ubrelvy may be less expensive if you have insurance that will cover the medication, compared with not having insurance. However, talk with your pharmacist about what the cost of Ubrelvy may be for you. They can determine how much Ubrelvy may cost based on your dose, frequency, and other factors.
Do 50-mg tablets of Ubrelvy cost less than 100-mg tablets?
Both dosages of Ubrelvy are priced the same. However, depending on the pharmacy you use and your insurance coverage, it’s possible that the 50-milligram (mg) tablets of Ubrelvy may cost less than the 100-mg tablets. This is because a higher dose of Ubrelvy contains more of the drug and therefore may cost more.
If you have insurance that covers Ubrelvy, your copay may be the same for 50-mg tablets or 100-mg tablets. However, in some cases, you may have a higher copay for the 100-mg tablets.
If you are interested in learning about what your Ubrelvy copay may be based on your dose and insurance plan, talk with your pharmacist.
What’s the Ubrelvy cost with Medicare?
Your pharmacist can determine what your Ubrelvy cost with Medicare coverage will be. Medicare plans may have different coverage and different copays, so speaking with your pharmacist is the best way to determine what your cost may be.
For more information on Medicare drug coverage, see the “Next steps” section below.
How can I determine Ubrelvy’s cost per pill?
The best way to determine the Ubrelvy cost per pill is by talking with your pharmacist. Your cost may differ based on your insurance coverage, your dose of Ubrelvy, and the pharmacy you use. So, speaking with your pharmacist can help you determine how much each Ubrelvy pill may cost you.
In addition, if you are insured, you can call your insurance company to determine how much Ubrelvy tablets may cost through your insurance.
Ubrelvy 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 need financial support to pay for Ubrelvy, or if you need help understanding your insurance coverage, help is available. For example:
- A program called Ubrelvy U-Save Card is available for Ubrelvy. For more information and to find out if you’re eligible for support, call 844-577-6239 or visit 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 Ubrelvy, you may still have some questions. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist, who can provide personalized guidance about cost issues related to Ubrelvy. But if you have health insurance, you’ll need to talk with your insurance provider to learn the actual cost you would pay for Ubrelvy.
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 Ubrelvy, refer to this article.
- Information about migraine. For more information about migraine, see our headache and migraine hub. You can also refer to our list of migraine articles.
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