Specialty Drug


Alitretinoin (Panretin) is an expensive drug used on the skin to treat Kaposi's sarcoma lesions. This drug is less popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic alternatives to Panretin. It is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. Compare retinoids.

Alitretinoin Medicare Coverage


Does Medicare cover Panretin?

100% of Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans cover this drug.

How much is my Panretin 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
$5157 – $5794
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
$1289 – $2756
In the Typical co-pay stage, your deductible has been satisfied, and Medicare pays the majority of your drug costs.
Co-Pay Range
$2320 – $2607
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
$15 – $290
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 Alitretinoin

Here are some ways that may lower the cost of your Panretin prescription.

Patient Assistance Program
Receive your prescription at no charge if you are eligible.
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 Alitretinoin 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 1 tube (60g) 0.1% of Panretin gel

Medicare Plan Name Average Co-Pay
AARP MedicareComplete (HMO) $1486
AARP MedicareComplete Plan 1 (HMO) $1555
AARP MedicareComplete SecureHorizons (HMO) $1432
AARP MedicareRx Preferred (PDP) $1719
AARP MedicareRx Saver Plus (PDP) $1341
Aetna Medicare Rx Saver (PDP) $1365
Cigna-HealthSpring Preferred (HMO) $1651
Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure (PDP) $1335
Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure-Extra (PDP) $1442
EnvisionRxPlus Silver (PDP) $1355
Express Scripts Medicare - Value (PDP) $2587
First Health Part D Value Plus (PDP) $1802
Humana Enhanced (PDP) $1769
Humana Preferred Rx Plan (PDP) $1340
Humana Walmart Rx Plan (PDP) $1340
Kaiser Permanente Senior Advantage (HMO) $1824
MedicareBlue Rx Standard (PDP) $1438
SilverScript Choice (PDP) $1833
Symphonix Value Rx (PDP) $1344
WellCare Classic (PDP) $1398
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Alitretinoin Medicare Formulary Information & Restrictions

What drug tier is Panretin typically on?

Tier 5

Medicare plans typically list Panretin in Tier 5 of their formulary. Tier 5 drugs are usually non-preferred brand-name drugs. Tier 5 drugs cost more than Tier 1, 2, 3 and 4 drugs.

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Medicare prices are provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). If you encounter any issues, please let us know.
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