Warfarin is a generic prescription medication. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved it to:
- help prevent and treat certain blood clots
- reduce the risk of the following after a heart attack: blood clots, stroke, heart attack, and in some cases, death
For more information about warfarin’s uses, refer to this article.
Here are some details about warfarin:
- Drug class: vitamin K antagonist
- Drug form: oral tablet
- Brand-name version: Jantoven
Read on to learn about warfarin and cost, as well as how to save money on prescriptions.
As with all medications, the cost of warfarin can vary. Factors that may affect the price you’ll pay include your treatment plan, your insurance coverage, and the pharmacy you use.
To find out what the cost of warfarin will be for you, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about drug cost and warfarin.
Can my pharmacist determine the cost of warfarin per tablet and per month?
Yes, your pharmacist can determine the cost of warfarin per tablet and per month.
Your pharmacist can use information about your treatment plan and insurance coverage to determine your warfarin prescription cost. If you have any questions, reach out to them.
How much does warfarin cost without insurance?
The cost of warfarin with or without insurance can vary. In general, medication costs are usually higher without insurance.
Your pharmacist can answer questions you may have about how much warfarin costs. They can also estimate how much you’ll pay for warfarin.
How do the prices of the 3- and 5-mg strengths of warfarin compare with those of other strengths?
Warfarin is available in many different strengths, but the price of the strengths doesn’t usually vary by more than a few cents.
If you have questions about the cost of warfarin, talk with your pharmacist. They can give you an estimate of how much you’ll pay for different warfarin strengths, including the 3-milligram (mg) and 5-mg strengths.
What are the costs of some alternatives to warfarin?
The costs of alternatives to warfarin will vary based on factors such as your treatment plan, your insurance coverage, and the pharmacy you use.
Some alternatives to warfarin include:
In general, alternatives to warfarin are newer medications. Some are available as generics, while others are only available as brand-name versions. They tend to cost more than warfarin for most people.
If you have other questions about alternatives to warfarin, talk with your pharmacist.
Warfarin is a generic drug, which is an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. The generic is considered to be as safe and effective as the original drug. And generics tend to cost less than brand-name drugs.
Warfarin is available in a brand-name form called Jantoven. To find out how the cost of Jantoven compares with the cost of warfarin, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
If your doctor has prescribed warfarin and you’re interested in using Jantoven instead, talk with your doctor. They may have a preference for one version or the other. You’ll also need to check with your insurance provider, as it may only cover one or the other.
Note: Warfarin used to be available as a brand-name drug called Coumadin. But this product is no longer available in the United States.
Keep reading for information about ways to reduce long-term drug costs with warfarin.
Getting a 3-month supply
You may be able to get a 90-day supply of warfarin. 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 or insurance provider.
Using a mail-order pharmacy
Warfarin 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 warfarin, consider looking into websites that offer cost resources and information. Two such organizations are:
These sites can provide details about drug assistance programs, ways to make the most of your insurance coverage, and links to savings cards and other services.
Now that you’ve learned about cost and warfarin, you may still have some questions. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They can provide personalized guidance about cost issues related to you and warfarin. But if you have health insurance, you’ll need to talk with your insurance provider to learn the actual price you’ll pay for warfarin.
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.
- Save money. Explore this article for tips about how to save money on prescriptions.
- More details. For details about other aspects of warfarin, refer to this article.
- Information about blood clots. For more information about blood clots, see our cardiovascular health hub and list of related articles.
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