How To Get My Suboxone Rx Cheaper

4 Replies Updated

Conversation Starter

Aaron Says:
via mobile

My wife decided to change our health care plan to save me a few bucks and apparently they fast talked her or she didn’t catch it all.. but long story short, while speaking with Cigna / marketplace /, they told my wife and I that our copay would simply jump to $40 from $20...

OK, I can live with that, at least I thought, until I went to fill my meds today. Apparently we don't have a copay ... well let me rephrase that: it doesn’t kick in till we pay our $8000 deductible. I have never heard of a deductible having to be met to get meds (visits to docs, etc, ok). But I been paying 20 bucks for 2 years straight for my meds and today I was quoted for one 30 day supply a price that exceeded what 2.5 years of my previous medicine costed me.. $500 plus dollars!

Sorry for being long winded but outside of a damn Rx app for discounts can anyone give me some advice on how to fix this? Spending $300 a month on insurance and then $500 a month on meds just ain’t no where near my comfort zone and it almost upsets me more that they’ve taken advantage of my foreign wife who knew no better. I was there listening to the whole recorded convo. The increase in copay was explained but never along with the words "oh yea, this copay kicks in after u pay your million dollar deductible".

I’m in a tough spot as this medication saved my life. It sure beats the alternative. What do i do? Who can I speak to ? By the way, when you use an rx discount card, not 1 dollar goes towards your deductible. Any feedback would be appreciated! God bless & happy new year.

Showing Replies 1 - 4 of 4 RSS Feed

Page of 1     Sorted By:
Kevin Says:

Hello Aaron,

A few things come to mind, first is how long have you had this new insurance? There should be a window that you are allowed to cancel with no penalty, I would recommend that you and your wife go talk to the insurance agent together. If that doesn't work out you can discuss with that agent, or another one if you feel like this one is not looking out for your best interest, the option of getting a different insurance plan and then discussing with them in great detail your plan.

If neither of those work you can always look to see if there any kinds of deals or programs that fit your specific medication. Most of the time these programs require you to make below a certain amount of money.

I hope this helps a bit. Let me know what you decide to do.

Was this helpful?     1     0  
Maggie Says:
via mobile

Most of the chain pharmacies give a good AAA discount if you have that. It made my $90 Adderall only $30 and the pharmacist told me a customer’s $900 pet medication was $90 with the discount.

Was this helpful?     0     0  
Dani926 Says:

Hi Aaron, I was just wondering what kind of suboxone you are taking and also, is it stipulated to you what kind you have to take, such as generic or brand-name only, i.e. the film as opposed to the tablet, which comes in generic form. I was truly horrified to read your situation. I take it your employer doesn't offer insurance and you pay out of pocket for private insurance. When I first started taking suboxone years ago, I had AETNA through my employer and had a $10 a month copay. Times are really changing and not for the better. It's also good to know that an Rx savings card doesn't count towards your copay, a place such as GoodRx, which helped me quite a bit a few years ago. The healthcare situation in this country is a real atrocity. Good luck to you and keep us posted.

Oh, and a P.S.....I'm not sure if you would qualify, but every suboxone patient is entitled to one free year of the medication - like a "hard times" situation. I don't know if you would qualify, but it's worth looking into. Here is the link:

{affiliate link added}

Was this helpful?     0     0  
Pat Says:

The manufacturer has a coupon that can bring the price down to $5. Make sure your pharmacy does not apply any other coupon first or it will make you ineligible for the manufacturer's coupon. (PDF) https:/­/­­RKBSuboxone/­POD/­SuboxoneCard.aspx?source=subx

Find out what works out cheaper with this coupon month's worth or 3 month's worth. In my case (with a different Rx) my doctor was prescribing 1 month's worth and my price was $16 but when my doc finally switched it to 3 month's worth, my price came down to only $6 for all 3 month's worth!

Was this helpful?     0     0  

Viewing page 1 of 1     Reply

More Discussions:

Does anyone know when and how I get my Here to Help card for suboxone?
I have been accepted to the Here to Help Program for suboxone. I saw my dr today and received my prescription. She was n... 1 reply
How to get off Suboxone successfully - Step by step
If you are struggling with getting off Suboxone successfully, you may want to take the time to read this. I have read a ... 358 replies
How to take Suboxone and get the full effect
Before I fully switched to Suboxone and I ran out of my other meds, I'd be able to take a half of an 8mg Suboxone. I... 18 replies
how long does it take suboxone to get out of your system
I had surgery due to a bad pinched nerve on march of 2013 on lots of strong meds, Ive been on the suboxone for 1 month 4... 128 replies
how long does it take suboxone to get out of the bloodstream
My friend is currently pregnant and has been on suboxone for almost a year now..illegally. . She is winging herself off ... 6 replies
how many days does it take to get off suboxone
I'm going through it, 29yrs old. Tried it one time since 2011. I'm tired and want to do it. Thanks ## It depends... 3 replies
relapse while on suboxone want to get back the suboxin how long should i wait
Iv been on soboxine for a couple days. i smoked H couple hours after i took my sub. now to get back on the sub do i have... 3 replies
i've been on suboxone for 3yrs can't afford it live in wilcox pa want to get subutex instead how
I live in Wilcox PA n been on suboxone for 3yrs . I want to get on subutex instead b/c can't afford it n my depressi... 9 replies
will i get sick if i take an oxycodone on top of my suboxone regiment
I was on oxycodone and morphine for 11 years. I am now on suboxone 12mg a day for three months now. I don't want to ... 1 reply
how long after taking a lortab should I wait to take my suboxone
Help! I've been on suboxone for 3 years and havent really had any relapses, especially in the last year. I have the ... 14 replies

Post a Reply

No registration needed.
Simply fill out the form below.



 Optional, stays hidden.
Get notified when a reply is posted here.

4) Text Verification: *
Prevents SPAM.

Click here to show the question

This form will be submitted securely


Discussion Thread Guidelines: Any participation in the discussion threads signifies your agreement with the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. (1) Act civilized and be respectful towards others. No profanity, vulgarity or lewd / suggestive content is allowed. (2) Posts encouraging, facilitating, or seeking advice about the abuse of medications or other substances are prohibited. (3) Personal contact information (such as telephone numbers, email addresses, etc) is not allowed to appear on our discussion threads. (4) We do not allow our forums to be used for buying, selling, trading, or for the promotion of a product or service. (5) Posting external links to other web sites is not allowed without our prior approval. (6) We reserve the right to edit or remove content which we find objectionable to the community at our sole discretion.

Note: All times displayed are GMT - 7.

This information has been independently compiled and is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice from a qualified healthcare professional; nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. For more details please see the Medical Disclaimer. This page was last updated on 19 January 2019.

We are committed to your privacy.

Copyright © 2005-2019 All Rights Reserved. MedsChat® is a registered trademark of Limelight Innovations L.L.C. 9888 W Belleview Ave #5000, Denver, CO, 80123, USA