Specialty Drug


Vigabatrin (Sabril) is an expensive drug used to control seizures caused by certain types of epilepsy. This drug is less popular than comparable drug. There are currently no generic alternatives to Sabril. It is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. Compare anti-epileptics.

Vigabatrin Medicare Coverage


Does Medicare cover Sabril?

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

How much is my Sabril 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
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
$6261 – $11269
In the Typical co-pay stage, your deductible has been satisfied, and Medicare pays the majority of your drug costs.
Co-Pay Range
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
$15 – $1252
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 Vigabatrin

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

Patient Assistance Program
Call to get more information on how they can financially assist you with your prescription.
Patient Assistance Program
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Lower Cost Alternative
Less expensive drugs that work the same way may be available.

Find Your Vigabatrin 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 180 tablets of Sabril 500mg

Medicare Plan Name Average Co-Pay
AARP MedicareComplete (HMO) $6828
AARP MedicareComplete Plan 1 (HMO) $7168
AARP MedicareComplete SecureHorizons (HMO) $6615
AARP MedicareRx Preferred (PDP) $8007
AARP MedicareRx Saver Plus (PDP) $6261
Aetna Medicare Rx Saver (PDP) $6261
Cigna-HealthSpring Preferred (HMO) $7680
Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure (PDP) $6261
Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure-Extra (PDP) $6761
EnvisionRxPlus Silver (PDP) $10017
Express Scripts Medicare - Value (PDP) $6261
First Health Part D Value Plus (PDP) $8264
Humana Enhanced (PDP) $8264
Humana Preferred Rx Plan (PDP) $6261
Humana Walmart Rx Plan (PDP) $6261
Kaiser Permanente Senior Advantage (HMO) $8264
MedicareBlue Rx Standard (PDP) $6261
SilverScript Choice (PDP) $8205
Symphonix Value Rx (PDP) $6261
WellCare Classic (PDP) $6261
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Vigabatrin Medicare Formulary Information & Restrictions

Are there any restrictions on coverage?

Some Medicare plans have restrictions on coverage of Sabril 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 doctor 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 Sabril typically on?

Tier 5

Medicare plans typically list Sabril 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). If you encounter any issues, please let us know.
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