Absorica (isotretinoin) is used to treat severe acne that has not responded to other therapy. Absorica is slightly less popular than other retinoids. There are currently no generic alternatives to Absorica.
Check our savings tips for co-pay cards, assistance programs, and other ways to reduce your cost. Absorica is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans.
Absorica Savings Tips
Many manufacturers offer programs that will reduce your out-of-pocket costs for this prescription. These programs are free but may have some rules or restrictions, so you’ll want to review carefully. When you’re ready to use this coupon, simply present the coupon to your pharmacist with a valid prescription for your medication.
|Program Name:||Absorica Co-Pay Card Program|
|How do I get the discount?||Register online to download and print a card.|
|How much can I save?||Your out-of-pocket cost can be reduced to as little as $5 per prescription.|
|Do I need insurance?||Yes. The card is for commercially insured patients only.|
|Number of uses:||No information|
Patient Assistance Program
Many programs are available from federal and state governments, non-profits, manufacturers, and other organizations to help you get the drugs you need at a reduced cost. Eligibility is often based on income, insurance or Medicare status, and other factors. You’ll need to apply through each program, either online, over the phone, or with your doctor's help. The following program is offered by the manufacturer of this drug.
|Program Name:||PAN Foundation Patient Assistance|
|How do I apply?||Go to the program website and find out if you are eligible. You can get more information and start the enrollment by calling or submitting an application online.|
|What are the benefits?||Contact the program to see how they can financially help you out.|
|What are the restrictions?||To qualify, you must have insurance and a valid prescription. You will also need to have been diagnosed with a disease that the program covers. Call or check online to see if you are eligible.|
|Keep in mind||Only patients with specific diagnoses will be eligible for assistance.|
Fill a 90-Day Supply to Save
You may find that filling a 90-day supply will reduce your total cost for this prescription. As an added bonus, you'll make fewer trips to the pharmacy, saving you time and money.
If you have insurance or Medicare, you may find that you receive lower prices if you fill your prescriptions through your plan’s mail order pharmacy. Many insurance plans (and most Medicare plans) are now offering similar rates at a select group of “preferred” retail pharmacies. Some plans may require that you fill through a mail order pharmacy for fills of more than a 30-day supply.
To switch to 90-day fills, note that you'll need a new prescription from your doctor; a 30-day quantity prescription will not allow 90-day fills.
Lower Cost Alternative
There may be other prescriptions in the same class (that work in the same way) that could treat your condition just as well at a much lower cost.
If you're taking an expensive brand-name-only drug, it may be worth asking your doctor if there are any other less expensive, generic, or over-the-counter options that might work for you.
When Will the Generic Be Available?
It is possible that Absorica may become available as generic isotretinoin after September 2021. Generics are typically much cheaper than the branded version of a drug.
This is the earliest possible generic release date based on patent expiration at this time. It is possible that isotretinoin could become available sooner or later, depending on FDA approval, other patents, and whether any manufacturers decide to make a generic version of Absorica.