Fenofibrate is a generic drug prescribed for high cholesterol. It’s available as the brand-name drugs Antara, Fenoglide, Lipofen, Tricor, and Triglide. The cost of fenofibrate with and without insurance can depend on several factors.

Fenofibrate lowers triglyceride levels and LDL cholesterol (also known as the “bad” cholesterol). It also increases HDL cholesterol (the “good” cholesterol).

Specifically, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved fenofibrate to treat the following conditions in adults:

For these conditions, fenofibrate is typically prescribed with dietary changes to lower triglycerides or cholesterol levels.

As with all medications, the cost of fenofibrate can vary. Factors that may affect the price you’ll pay include your treatment plan, your insurance coverage, and the pharmacy you use.

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Fenofibrate is a generic drug, which means it’s an exact copy of the active ingredient in a brand-name medication. A generic drug is considered to be as safe and effective as the original drug. And generics tend to cost less than brand-name drugs.

Fenofibrate is available as the brand-name drugs Antara, Fenoglide, Lipofen, Tricor, and Triglide. If your doctor has prescribed fenofibrate and you’re interested in taking one of these drugs instead, talk with your doctor. They may have a preference for one version.

You’ll also need to check with your insurance provider, as it may only cover one of these versions of the drug.

To find out how the cost of these brand-name drugs compares with the cost of fenofibrate, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.

If you take fenofibrate long term, you may be able to lower its cost in the following ways.

Getting a 3-month supply

You may be able to get a 90-day supply of fenofibrate. If approved by your insurance company, getting a 90-day supply of the drug could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost. If you’re interested in this option, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.

Using a mail-order pharmacy

Fenofibrate may be available through a mail-order pharmacy. Using this type of service may help lower the drug’s cost and allow you to receive your medication without leaving home. Some Medicare plans may help cover the cost of mail-order medications. You may also be able to get a 90-day supply of the drug via mail order.

If you don’t have health insurance, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They may be able to suggest online pharmacy options that could work for you.

If you need financial support to pay for fenofibrate, consider looking into prescription discount programs or websites that offer cost resources and information.

One such organization is NeedyMeds. It can provide details about drug assistance programs, ways to make the most of your insurance coverage, and links to savings cards and other services.

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about drug costs and fenofibrate.

What is the cost of fenofibrate without insurance?

The price you’ll pay for fenofibrate if you don’t have insurance can vary based on several factors. But typically, the cost is higher for those without insurance.

There are other factors that could affect what you pay for this drug. These include:

  • the quantity you’re prescribed (such as a 90-day or 30-day supply)
  • whether you apply and qualify for any available savings programs
  • your dosage
  • the pharmacy you use
  • the form of the drug you’re prescribed (such as the oral capsule or tablet)

To learn the exact cost you’d pay for this medication without insurance, ask your doctor or pharmacist. You may also want to contact several pharmacies to compare their prices for fenofibrate.

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Is fenofibrate covered by Medicare?

It may be. You can call your Medicare plan provider to learn whether your particular plan covers the cost of this drug. There are many types of Medicare plans, so your coverage and what you pay for prescriptions will be based on your particular plan’s benefits.

Your doctor may also be able to provide information about your cost for fenofibrate if you have Medicare.

Below is information you may want to consider if you have insurance and take fenofibrate.

If you have insurance, your insurance company may require prior authorization before it covers fenofibrate. This means the company and your doctor will discuss fenofibrate in regard to your treatment. The insurance company will then determine whether the medication is covered.

If a drug requires prior authorization but you start treatment without the prior approval, you could pay the full cost of the medication. You can ask your insurance company whether fenofibrate requires prior authorization.

Now that you’ve learned about cost and fenofibrate, you may still have some questions. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist, who can provide personalized guidance about cost issues related to fenofibrate. But if you have health insurance, you’ll need to talk with your insurance provider to learn the actual cost you would pay for fenofibrate.

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