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:||AZ&Me Prescription Savings Program|
|How do I apply?||Go to the program website and fill out the application with appropriate documentation and your physician's signature. You may submit the application by mail or your doctor may fax it.|
|What are the benefits?||You can enroll for 12 months at a time, and your medication will be shipped to you or your doctor, depending on the medication, every 90 days at no charge if you are approved.|
|What are the restrictions?||Most people without insurance and with limited incomes will qualify. Medicare Part D patients must not be enrolled in LIS.|
|Keep in mind||If you do not meet the requirements listed above but you have recently experienced a change in your financial circumstancesa, you may still qualify for the program.|
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.
It is possible that Byetta may become available as generic exenatide after July 2020. 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 exenatide could become available sooner or later, depending on FDA approval, other patents, and whether any manufacturers decide to make a generic version of Byetta.