Medicare Advantage Drug Cost for Azelex



There are 335 Medicare Advantage Plans with additional prescription drug coverage for Azelex available to residents in Puerto Rico. The average retail unit cost (e.g. per pill) for a 30-day supply at in-area retail pharmacies is $16.35 ($490.42). Azelex is typically listed as a Tier 1 drug on the formulary and does not require prior authorization.

Below is the average retail cost and your co-pay for Azelex in Puerto Rico. You can also see if each plan requires prior authorization, step therapy or has drug quantity limits. Please check the formulary for different brand and generic drug names. Every Medicare Advantage Plan will vary in coverage, co-pays, costs and premiums. This chart can help you sort through different plan details to find a Medicare Advantage Plan in Maricopa with the best coverage and the cheapest prices for your medications in Puerto Rico.



Proprietary Name:Azelex
Generic Name:Azelaic Acid
Drug Package:1 Tube In 1 Carton > 30 G In 1 Tube
Drug Strength:0.2g/g
Substance:Azelaic Acid
Dosage Form:Cream
Route:Cutaneous
Labeler:Almirall, Llc
Pen Name:Human Prescription Drug
NDC#16110086930
RX#1043753
Days Supply:30
Coverage Phase:Initial Coverage
Plan Year:2023
County:Maricopa





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Do any Medicare Advantage Plans Cover Azelex? Yes, 335 Medicare Advantage Plans cover this drug in Puerto Rico.

How much does Azelex Cost? $16.35, the average retail cost in Puerto Rico is $16.35 per unit or $490.42 for a 30-day supply at in-area pharmacies.

What Tier is Azelex? Tier 1, most Advantage Plans list Azelex on Tier 1 on their formulary. Usually, the higher the tier, the more you have to pay for the medication.

Do I need Prior Authorization for Azelex? No, the majority of Medicare Prescription Plans do not require prior authorization from your doctor for Azelex.



Additional Notes by Medicare Help:

Most plans have 4 levels of coverage. The exception is the $0 Deductible Plans.
1.Pre-Deductable: Before you reach the plans deductible. Some plans offer select Pre-deductible drug Coverage
2.Initial Coverage: (ICL) After you reach the plans deductible but before the Initial Coverage limit.
3.Coverage Gap: (AKA Donut Hole) After you reach the plans ICL but before the Catastrophic of $7550 in 2022.
4.Catastrophic: Anything over $7550 you will receive a significant increase in coverage.

Formulary Definitions:

Tier Level: Medicare drug plans place drugs into different "tiers" on their formularies. Drugs in each tier have a different cost. A drug in a lower tier will generally cost you less.
Cost Preferred: Your Cost for the Drug at the Providers In Network Preferred Pharmacy. As a Percent of the total drug cost or a flat rate.
Cost Non Preferred: Your Cost for the Prescription Drug at a Non-Preferred Pharmacy. As a Percent of the total drug cost or a flat rate.
Cost Mail: Your Cost for Prescription Drugs through a Mail Order Pharmacy. As a Percent of the total drug cost or a flat rate.
Quantity Limit Amount/Days: Certain drugs have a Quantity Limit. That means the plan will only cover the drug up to a designated quantity or amount. If your prescribing doctor feels it is necessary to exceed the set limit, he or she must get prior approval before the higher quantity will be covered.
Prior Authorization: Certain Drugs require you or your doctor to get prior authorization in order to be covered. Usually just an additional form. If you dont get approval, the plan may not cover the drug.
Step Therapy: Means you must first try one drug to treat your medical condition before the plan will cover another drug for the same condition. If you have already tried other drugs or your doctor thinks they are not right for you, you and your doctor can ask the plan to cover this drug.
Avg Unit Cost: Average unit cost (e.g. per pill) for specified days supply at in-area retail pharmacies. A pharmacy is considered in-area when it is geographically located in the service area.




What if a drug I need is not listed?

Please check the formulary for different brand and generic names. If you still cannot locate your drugs, your plan may not offer coverage. Talk to your doctor first about changing your prescription to a drug on your plans formulary. If this is not an option, you can request an exception to have the plan review its coverage decision based on your individual circumstances.

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Source:CMS Formulary Data Q4 2022
Source:NDC Directory by FDA.gov

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