Humulin R (human insulin) is a short-acting type of insulin. Insulin helps to control blood sugar levels in diabetes mellitus, including diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2. Humulin R is less popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic options for any insulin brand, but less expensive biosimilar versions may be available in the future.
Check our savings tips for co-pay cards, assistance programs, and other ways to reduce your cost. Humulin R is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans.
Humulin R 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:||Humulin R U-500 Savings Card|
|How do I get the discount?||Register online to download and print a card.|
|How much can I save?||Your co-pay may be reduced to as little as $25 per prescription.|
|Do I need insurance?||Yes. The program is for commercially insured patients only.|
|Number of uses:||Up to 12 uses.|
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:||Lilly TruAssist|
|How do I apply?||Ask your doctor to help you fill out an application. You can find the form on the program website and can be submitted by mail or fax.|
|What are the benefits?||You can receive your medication at no cost.|
|What are the restrictions?||Most people without insurance and with limited incomes will qualify. The authorization is effective for one year. You may reapply for the program.|
|Keep in mind||N/A|
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.