How much should I expect to pay for Trulicity?

Prescription drug prices can be confusing. Two people may pay different prices for the same drug, depending on their insurance situation.

The list price1 of Trulicity is $759.402 per month, but the amount you pay will largely depend on your prescription drug insurance plan. The information below will give you a good idea of what to expect based on your insurance situation.

For the most accurate information, talk to your insurance provider who knows the details of your plan.

Which Option Below Best Describes Your Insurance Situation?

About 94% of Trulicity prescriptions cost between $0-$30 per month, and the remaining 6% cost an average of $195 per month.3

What you pay for Trulicity will depend on your insurance plan. Each plan has different preferred drug lists and out-of-pocket amounts, and most include an annual deductible. If you haven’t met your deductible, you’ll see higher prices until the deductible is met, then your out-of-pocket cost will likely drop.

With the Trulicity Savings Card, a one-month supply of Trulicity can cost as little as $25. Click here to learn more about the Trulicity Savings Card.

If you have Part D coverage and are eligible for the Extra Help4 program, you can expect to pay $3 - 9 for each prescription.5

If you are unsure whether you qualify for Extra Help and would like more information, please visit https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/medicare/prescriptionhelp/.

If you don’t qualify for Extra Help, your out-of-pocket costs vary. About 65% of Trulicity prescriptions cost between $0 and $50 a month, and the remaining 35% cost an average of $180 a month.6 Your out-of-pocket costs can vary throughout the year depending on which phase of the Part D benefit you are currently in.7

For most people on Medicaid, prescription drugs like Trulicity range from $4-$9 per month.8 Some states offer even lower copays, or eliminate the copay requirement altogether.

To find out if you qualify for Medicaid, or for more information about copayments in your state, please visit: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-overviews/index.html.

If you do not have prescription drug coverage9 or your insurance does not cover Trulicity, you can expect to pay the list price10 shown above, plus any additional pharmacy charges depending on where you purchase your medicine.

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If you have additional questions, call The Lilly Answers Center at 1‑844‑TRU-INFO (1‑844‑878-4636), Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 8 PM ET. Although we won't be able to replace the advice of your healthcare provider, we'll do our best to help you.

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1 List price is also referred to as wholesale acquisition cost or WAC. WAC is the price at which Lilly sells its products to wholesalers. A monthly supply of Trulicity is defined as four pens per month.

2 Source: Analy$ource. Accessed on November 6, 2018. Patients may have to pay a higher price than list due to additional pharmacy charges.

3 IQVIA FIA data, Amundsen Consulting analysis. Trulicity Patient Average Final OOP Cost per Script by Channel. (June 2017 – May 2018). Accessed on November 5, 2018.

4 Social Security Administration (SSA). Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs. https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/medicare/prescriptionhelp. Accessed on November 9, 2018.

5 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Announcement of Calendar Year (CY) 2019 Medicare Advantage Capitation Rates and Medicare Advantage and Part D Payment Policies and Final Call Letter. Attachment V Final 2019 Benefit Design Parameters. https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Health-Plans/MedicareAdvtgSpecRateStats/Downloads/Announcement2019.pdf. Accessed on November 8, 2018.

6 IQVIA FIA data; Amundsen Consulting analysis. Trulicity Patient Average Final OOP Cost per Script by Channel. (June 2017 – May 2018). Accessed on November 5, 2018.

7 Drug coverage under Medicare Part D is divided into four phases: 1) deductible, 2) initial coverage, 3) coverage gap, and 4) catastrophic. Each of these phases has different cost sharing amounts.

8 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Medicaid and CHIP Overview for Assisters. Maximum Allowable Copayments Determined by Eligible Population’s Household Income. Updated August 2018. **All out-of-pocket charges are based on the specific state’s defined payment amount for that service. Certain groups, including children, terminally ill individuals, and individuals residing in an institution are exempt from cost sharing. Refer to your state agency for details about Medicaid out-of-pocket costs. https://marketplace.cms.gov/technical-assistance-resources/fast-facts-medicaid-chip.pdf. Accessed on November 8, 2018.

9 Most consumers have some type of health insurance coverage that includes a prescription drug benefit. According to recent data, just under 9% of the total U.S. population is uninsured. (https://www.kff.org/state-category/health-coverage-uninsured/health-insurance-status).

10 List price is also referred to as wholesale acquisition cost or WAC. WAC is the price at which Lilly sells its products to wholesalers. A monthly supply of Trulicity is defined as four pens per month.

Indication and Important Safety Information Warning: potential risk of thyroid tumors including thyroid cancer
Warning: potential risk of thyroid tumors including thyroid cancer
Indication and Limitations of Use

Trulicity is a once-weekly injectable prescription medicine to improve blood sugar (glucose) in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. It should be used along with diet and exercise. Trulicity is not recommended as the first medication to treat diabetes. It has not been studied in people who have had inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis). Trulicity should not be used by people with type 1 diabetes, people with diabetic ketoacidosis, or people with a history of severe gastrointestinal (GI) disease. It is not a substitute for insulin. It has not been studied in children under 18 years of age.

Important Safety Information
Tell your healthcare provider if you get a lump or swelling in your neck, have hoarseness, trouble swallowing, or shortness of breath while taking Trulicity. These may be symptoms of thyroid cancer. In studies with rats or mice, Trulicity and medicines that work like Trulicity caused thyroid tumors, including thyroid cancer. It is not known if Trulicity will cause thyroid tumors or a type of thyroid cancer called medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) in people. Do not take Trulicity if you or any of your family members have ever had MTC or if you have Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2).

Do not take Trulicity if you have had an allergic reaction to dulaglutide or any of the other ingredients in Trulicity.

Trulicity should not be used in children under 18 years of age.
Serious Side Effects
Trulicity may cause serious side effects, including
  • Inflammation of your pancreas (pancreatitis). If you have pain in your stomach area (abdomen) that is severe and will not go away, stop taking Trulicity and call your healthcare provider right away. The pain may happen with or without vomiting. It may be felt going from your abdomen through to your back.
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). If you are using another medicine that can cause low blood sugar (such as insulin or a sulfonylurea) while taking Trulicity, your risk for getting low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) may be higher. Signs and symptoms of low blood sugar may include dizziness, blurred vision, anxiety, irritability, mood changes, sweating, slurred speech, hunger, confusion or drowsiness, shakiness, weakness, headache, fast heartbeat, or feeling jittery. Talk to your healthcare provider about low blood sugar and how to manage it.
  • Serious allergic reactions. Stop taking Trulicity and get medical help right away if you have symptoms of a serious allergic reaction including: swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat; problems breathing or swallowing; severe rash or itching; fainting or feeling dizzy; or very rapid heartbeat.
  • Acute kidney injury. In people who have kidney problems, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting may cause a loss of fluids (dehydration). This may cause kidney problems to get worse.
  • Severe stomach problems. Trulicity may cause stomach problems, which could be severe.
Talk to your doctor
Tell your healthcare provider if you:
  • have or have had problems with your pancreas, kidneys, or liver.
  • have severe problems with your stomach, such as slowed emptying of your stomach (gastroparesis) or problems with digesting food.
  • have any other medical conditions.
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, or if you become pregnant while taking Trulicity. It is not known if Trulicity will harm your unborn baby.
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if Trulicity passes into your breast milk. You should not use Trulicity while breastfeeding without first talking to your healthcare provider.
  • are taking other medicines including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Trulicity may affect the way some medicines work and some medicines may affect the way Trulicity works.
  • are taking other medicines to treat diabetes, including insulin or sulfonylureas.

If you take too much Trulicity, call your healthcare provider or go to the nearest emergency room right away.
Common side effects
The most common side effects with Trulicity may include: nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain and decreased appetite. Talk to your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you or does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of Trulicity. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You are encouraged to report side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1‑800‑FDA‑1088.
Additional Information
Please click to access the full Prescribing Information, including Boxed Warning about possible thyroid tumors including throid cancer, and Medication Guide. Please see Instructions for Use included with your pen.
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