Methylphenidate LA Coupon - Methylphenidate LA 20mg capsule

Generic Ritalin LA

Methylphenidate LA (Ritalin LA) is an expensive drug used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This drug is less popular than comparable drugs. It is available in brand and generic versions. Generic methylphenidate LA is covered by some Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. Compare central nervous system stimulants.
Methylphenidate LA Coupon - Methylphenidate LA 20mg capsule

Methylphenidate LA Medicare Coverage


Does Medicare cover methylphenidate LA?

52% of Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans cover this drug, so it's pretty much a toss-up.

How much is my methylphenidate LA 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
$87 – $163
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
$10 – $163
In the Typical co-pay stage, your deductible has been satisfied, and Medicare pays the majority of your drug costs.
Co-Pay Range
$10 – $163
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
$4 – $163
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 Methylphenidate LA

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

Lower Cost Alternative
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Find Your Methylphenidate LA 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 capsules of methylphenidate LA 20mg

Medicare Plan Name Average Co-Pay
AARP MedicareComplete (HMO)Lower price available $163
AARP MedicareComplete Plan 1 (HMO)Lower price available $163
AARP MedicareComplete SecureHorizons (HMO)Lower price available $163
AARP MedicareRx Preferred (PDP)Lower price available $163
AARP MedicareRx Saver Plus (PDP)Lower price available $163
Aetna Medicare Rx Saver (PDP)Lower price available $163
Cigna-HealthSpring Preferred (HMO)Lower price available $162
Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure (PDP)Lower price available $163
Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure-Extra (PDP)Lower price available $163
EnvisionRxPlus Silver (PDP)Lower price available $163
Express Scripts Medicare - Value (PDP) $26
First Health Part D Value Plus (PDP)Lower price available $163
Humana Enhanced (PDP) $57
Humana Preferred Rx Plan (PDP) $45
Humana Walmart Rx Plan (PDP) $45
Kaiser Permanente Senior Advantage (HMO) $10
MedicareBlue Rx Standard (PDP)Lower price available $163
SilverScript Choice (PDP)Lower price available $163
Symphonix Value Rx (PDP) $42
WellCare Classic (PDP)Lower price available $163
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Methylphenidate LA Medicare Formulary Information & Restrictions

Are there any restrictions on coverage?

Some Medicare plans have restrictions on coverage of methylphenidate LA 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 methylphenidate LA typically on?

Tier 2

Medicare plans typically list methylphenidate LA in Tier 2 of their formulary. Tier 2 means that this drug is a “non-preferred generic”. It will be expensive and there may be cheaper drugs that work in a similar fashion.

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