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GLIMEPIRIDE; PIOGLITAZONE helps to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise. Compare glitazone / sulfonylurea combinations.

Pioglitazone / Glimepiride Medicare Coverage


Does Medicare cover pioglitazone / glimepiride?

79% of Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans cover this drug.

How much is my pioglitazone / glimepiride co-pay with Medicare?

It depends. Which coverage stage are you in? Click on a tab below…

Donut Hole
Post-Donut Hole
Co-Pay Range
$2 – $469
In the Deductible co-pay stage, you are responsible for the full cost of your prescriptions. Your Medicare deductible cannot exceed $360 in 2016.
Co-Pay Range
FREE – $469
In the Typical co-pay stage, your deductible has been satisfied, and Medicare pays the majority of your drug costs.
Co-Pay Range
FREE – $469
In the Donut Hole (also called the Coverage Gap) stage, you’ll pay more for your prescriptions. In 2016, the Donut Hole begins once you’ve spent $3,310 in one year.
Co-Pay Range
$5 – $469
In the Post-Donut Hole (also called Catastrophic Coverage) stage, Medicare will cover most of your drug costs. In 2016, this stage begins once you have spent $4,850.
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Ways to Save on Pioglitazone / Glimepiride

Here are some ways that may lower the cost of your pioglitazone / glimepiride prescription.

Combination Drugs Cost More
Take pioglitazone and glimepiride separately to save.
Fill a 90-Day Supply to Save
You may be able to lower your total cost by filling a greater quantity at one time.

Find Your Pioglitazone / Glimepiride Medicare Co-Pay

Here are average co-pays for some of the most popular Medicare plans. Be sure to add your plan to see your specific co-pay. If a price is shown in red, GoodRx has found discount prices that are lower than your Medicare co-pay.

Average Co-Pay for 30 tablets of pioglitazone / glimepiride 30mg/2mg

Medicare Plan Name Average Co-Pay
AARP MedicareComplete (HMO) $2
AARP MedicareComplete Plan 1 (HMO) $2
AARP MedicareComplete SecureHorizons (HMO) $2
AARP MedicareRx Preferred (PDP) $34
AARP MedicareRx Saver Plus (PDP)Lower price available $469
Aetna Medicare Rx Saver (PDP) $2
Cigna-HealthSpring Preferred (HMO) $13
Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure (PDP) $6
Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure-Extra (PDP) $5
EnvisionRxPlus Silver (PDP)Lower price available $469
Express Scripts Medicare - Value (PDP)Lower price available $136
First Health Part D Value Plus (PDP) $7
Humana Enhanced (PDP)Lower price available $151
Humana Preferred Rx Plan (PDP)Lower price available $120
Humana Walmart Rx Plan (PDP)Lower price available $120
Kaiser Permanente Senior Advantage (HMO) $10
MedicareBlue Rx Standard (PDP)Lower price available $469
SilverScript Choice (PDP)Lower price available $469
Symphonix Value Rx (PDP)Lower price available $114
WellCare Classic (PDP)Lower price available $469
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Pioglitazone / Glimepiride Medicare Formulary Information & Restrictions

Are there any restrictions on coverage?

Some Medicare plans have restrictions on coverage of pioglitazone / glimepiride that may include:

Quantity Limits

Most Medicare plans restrict the amount of this prescription that can be purchased at one time. If you need to purchase a greater amount at one time, it may not be covered. Your options are to wait until that time period has passed before refilling, call your plan and ask for an exception, or consider using a GoodRx discount instead of Medicare to find the best price for this prescription.

What drug tier is pioglitazone / glimepiride typically on?

Tier 1

Medicare plans typically list pioglitazone / glimepiride in Tier 1 of their formulary. Tier 1 drugs are usually inexpensive generics. You’ll pay a low co-pay.

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