Vraylar is a brand-name prescription medication. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved it to treat the following conditions in adults:
- manic or mixed episodes related to bipolar I disorder
- depressive episodes related to bipolar I disorder (bipolar depression)
Vraylar contains the active ingredient cariprazine.
For more information about Vraylar’s uses, refer to this article.
Here are some details about Vraylar:
- Drug form: oral capsule
- Generic version: not available
Read on to learn about Vraylar and cost, as well as how to save money on prescriptions.
As with all medications, the cost of Vraylar can vary. Factors that may affect the price you’ll pay include:
- your treatment plan
- your insurance coverage
- the pharmacy you use
- whether Vraylar has a savings program (see the “Financial and insurance assistance” section below)
To find out what the cost of Vraylar 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 Vraylar. This means the company and your doctor will discuss Vraylar 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 Vraylar requires prior authorization.
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about drug cost and Vraylar.
How can I figure out the cost of Vraylar with and without insurance?
The cost of Vraylar can vary depending on factors such as the pharmacy you use and your treatment plan. Cost can also vary depending on your insurance plan, if you have coverage. The cost of prescription drugs such as Vraylar is typically more without insurance than with it.
The drug’s manufacturer lists more information about the cost of Vraylar on this site. You can also talk with your insurance provider or pharmacist to learn more.
Do the costs of the 1.5-mg and 3-mg strengths of Vraylar differ from those of other strengths?
It’s possible. Sometimes the cost of a medication can vary by strength. The cost can also be affected by other factors, such as your insurance coverage or the pharmacy you use.
You can learn more about what you might pay for Vraylar by checking out this site from the drug’s manufacturer. You can also talk with your insurance provider or pharmacist. They may be able to give you more specific information, such as the cost per month you may pay for Vraylar.
Is there copay assistance available for Vraylar?
Yes, copay assistance is available for Vraylar.
If you’re prescribed Vraylar and need help with the cost or affording your prescription, some resources are available if you qualify. To learn more, see the “Financial assistance” section further below in this article.
Vraylar 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 Vraylar 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 Vraylar. 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
Vraylar 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 Vraylar, or if you need help understanding your insurance coverage, help is available. For example:
- A savings program called Vraypay is available for Vraylar. This program offers a savings card that may lower your costs if you qualify. For more information and to find out if you’re eligible for support, visit the program website. It’s important to note that people with government healthcare, such as Medicare or Medicaid, aren’t eligible for this savings card.
- Vraylar’s manufacturer also has a program called myAbbVie Assist. This program offers Vraylar at no cost to people who qualify. Visit the program site or call 800-222-6885 to learn more.
- 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 Vraylar, you may still have some questions. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist, who can provide personalized guidance about cost issues related to Vraylar. But if you have health insurance, you’ll need to talk with your insurance provider to learn the actual cost you would pay for Vraylar.
Here are some other resources you may find helpful:
- Medicare drug coverage. To learn about Medicare coverage and cost for drugs such as Vraylar, 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 Vraylar, refer to this article.
- Information about your condition. For more information about mental health, refer to our mental health hub. You can also see our lists of bipolar disorder articles and schizophrenia articles.
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.