Sitagliptin Savings Tips
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.
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:||Janumet and Januvia Savings Offer|
|How do I get the discount?||Register online to download and print a card. You can also activate or replace a card online.|
|How much can I save?||Your co-pay can be reduced to as little as $5 per month, with a maximum total benefit of $2000.|
|Do I need insurance?||Yes. The card is for commercially insured patients only.|
|Number of uses:||Up to 12 uses.|
|Other notes:||You may call to request a mail-in rebate if your pharmacist is unable to process the discount.|
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:||Merck Helps|
|How do I apply?||Go to the program website and follow the instructions on the page based on your medication. Ask your doctor to help you fill out an enrollment form. The application 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.|
|Keep in mind||Insured and Medicare Part D patients may still be eligible for the program under certain eligibility criteria. Contact the program to find out more.|
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 Januvia may become available as generic sitagliptin after October 2026. 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 sitagliptin could become available sooner or later, depending on FDA approval, other patents, and whether any manufacturers decide to make a generic version of Januvia.