Does Medicare Cover Celebrex?
This article was updated on: 09/10/2018
Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, doesn’t pay for Celebrex, Celebrex generic, or most other medications. Part A and Part B only cover medical care that hospitals and physicians provide. To gain prescription drug insurance, you will need to purchase a stand-alone Medicare Part D Prescription Drug plan, or enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan (MAPD) that provides prescription medication coverage. You may also have drug coverage if you bought a Medigap policy before 2006.
What is Celebrex?
According to the FDA, Celebrex is an anti-inflammatory medication used to treat arthritis, acute pain, and menstrual discomfort. Celebrex is a brand name medication, and so most prescription drug plans are likely to have it placed in a higher pricing tier. Each drug plan has a formulary, which is a list of covered drugs covered by that plan. Additionally, the formulary may change at any time. You will receive notice from your plan when necessary. Every Medicare Advantage or Medicare Part D Prescription Drug plan requires patients to make different brand name and generic copayments.
Generic prescription drugs usually cost less, so it’s best to use them when possible. The first generic version of the arthritis medication Celebrex became available in May 2014, known as Celecoxib. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Celebrex generic must be the same as brand name Celebrex in dosage form, safety, strength, route of administration, quality, and performance characteristics. Celebrex generic has the same active ingredients as brand name Celebrex.
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