Belsomra (suvorexant) is prescribed to treat chronic insomnia (difficulty falling or staying asleep). Insomnia is thought to be caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. Belsomra works by targeting certain neurotransmitters (chemicals that allow nerves to communicate) within the brain that regulate the sleep/wake cycle.
Belsomra currently has no generic available for purchase. Uninsured patients can expect to pay over $300 for a 30-day supply of Belsomra, depending on the pharmacy. Even insured patients have co-pays that begin to add up over time. Insomnia is treatable, but there is currently no cure.
Using these free online tools and a Belsomra coupon, patients can comparison shop for different prices for Belsomra as well as save directly at the pharmacy. Not all pharmacies charge the same price for the same medication. Price shopping can save you money.
Manufacturer Coupons for Belsomra
Merck, the makers of Belsomra, offers a free trial of Belsomra to allow patients to try the medication. Simply print off this voucher and take it with your prescription to the pharmacy. These savings coupons can also greatly reduce the cost, per pill, of a Belsomra prescription. Depending on the type of insurance, patients may pay as little as $1-$3 per pill using these coupons.
Patient Assistance Programs for Belsomra
Merck offers additional patient assistance to help low-income patients. Called Merck Helps, the program is useful for all of Merck’s products. Patients must fill out applications online to check for eligibility. Consumers may also call Merck directly with any questions. The lines are open 8am to 8pm, Monday through Friday, Eastern Standard Time. 1-800-727-5400
Manufacturer discount programs are unavailable to Medicare and Medicaid recipients; however, those on government health programs may still qualify for additional governmental assistance on the costs of their prescriptions. The program provides for up to $4,000 worth of assistance over 12 months. Patients can check out the SSA’s Extra Help Program online to see if they qualify.