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TRAMETINIB is a medicine that targets proteins in cancer cells and stops the cancer cells from growing. It is used to treat melanoma, non-small cell lung cancer, and thyroid cancer. The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of Mekinist is around $10,715.18, 8% off the average retail price of $11,737.49. Compare kinase inhibitors.

Trametinib Medicare Coverage


Does Medicare cover Mekinist?

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

How much is my Mekinist 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
$3348 – $12399
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
$1853 – $12399
In the Typical co-pay stage, your deductible has been satisfied, and Medicare pays the majority of your drug costs.
Co-Pay Range
$3336 – $5952
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
$371 – $620
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 Trametinib

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

Patient Assistance Program
Receive your prescription at no charge if you are eligible.
Patient Assistance Program
Save up to $2,500 on your prescription.
Patient Assistance Program
Call to get more information on how they can financially assist you with your prescription.

Find Your Trametinib 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 tablets of Mekinist 2mg

Medicare Plan Name Average Co-Pay
AARP MedicareRx Preferred (PDP) $4918
AARP MedicareRx Saver Plus (PDP) $3100
AARP MedicareRx Walgreens (PDP) $3100
Aetna Medicare Rx Saver (PDP) $3260
Anthem Blue Cross MedicareRx Plus (PDP) $4092
Anthem MediBlue Essential (HMO) $3844
Cigna-HealthSpring Preferred (HMO) $3529
EnvisionRxPlus (PDP) $3183
Express Scripts Medicare - Choice (PDP) $3193
Express Scripts Medicare - Value (PDP) $3071
First Health Part D Value Plus (PDP) $4081
Humana Enhanced (PDP) $4003
Humana Preferred Rx Plan (PDP) $3033
Humana Walmart Rx Plan (PDP) $3031
Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus Std w/Part D (AB) (Cost) $3348
MedicareBlue Rx Standard (PDP) $3100
SilverScript Plus (PDP) $4092
Symphonix Value Rx (PDP) $3100
TexanPlus Classic (HMO) $10323
WellCare Classic (PDP) $3158
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Trametinib Medicare Formulary Information & Restrictions

Are there any restrictions on coverage?

Some Medicare plans have restrictions on coverage of Mekinist 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.

Prior Authorization

Most Medicare plans will require you to obtain their authorization before they will provide coverage for this prescription. You’ll need to contact your plan and they may require you to have your health care provider fill out paperwork indicating why you need this prescription. If you do not receive authorization or don’t want to go through this process, you may want to consider using a GoodRx discount instead of Medicare to find the best price for this prescription.

What drug tier is Mekinist typically on?

Tier 5

Medicare plans typically list Mekinist 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). They are accurate as-of October 2018 and the information may be updated. If you encounter any issues, please let us know.
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