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Lisinopril cost and coupons

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Lisinopril oral tablet is a generic medication that’s prescribed for high blood pressure and heart failure. It comes as the brand-name drugs Qbrelis and Zestril. The cost of lisinopril with or without insurance can depend on several factors. It might be lowered by using a coupon.
Medically reviewed by Dena Westphalen, PharmD
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Read on to learn about lisinopril and cost. You’ll also find available coupons and suggestions for ways to save on your prescription. If you’d like more information about lisinopril, including its uses, refer to this overview article.

Cost of lisinopril

As with other medications, the cost of lisinopril can vary. Certain factors may affect its price, such as:

  • your insurance plan, if you have coverage
  • the pharmacy you use

To find out how much lisinopril costs, ask your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider. They may be able to suggest ways to save money on your prescription, including those described in this article. To find out what you’d pay using savings coupons, read the following section.

Coupons for lisinopril

Prescription drug coupons can help you save money by lowering the cost of lisinopril.

Visit this page to access Optum Perks coupons and get price estimates for lisinopril when you use the coupons. These coupons can provide significant savings on your prescription costs.

Note: Optum Perks coupons cannot be used with any insurance copays or benefits.

Available app for coupons

To make finding and using these coupons easier, you can download the Optum Perks app. To learn more about this prescription discount app, see this article.

Common questions about lisinopril and cost

Here are some common questions about lisinopril and their answers. 

How much does lisinopril cost without insurance?

Generally, the amount you’ll pay for a prescription drug is higher without insurance. But lisinopril is a generic drug, and generics are usually less expensive than brand-name drugs. So, if you’re paying for lisinopril without insurance, you’ll likely pay less than you would if buying the brand-name version.

If you’re paying for lisinopril out of pocket, you may be able to find online coupons to help with the cost. See the “Coupons for lisinopril” section above.

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Does lisinopril 10 mg cost less than lisinopril 20 mg?

It’s possible. Lisinopril comes in several milligram (mg) strengths, including:

  • 2.5 mg
  • 5 mg
  • 10 mg
  • 20 mg
  • 30 mg
  • 40 mg

The dosage strength of your lisinopril prescription is one factor that may affect your cost. Insurance coverage is another. Insurance plans cover lisinopril differently and charge different copays for it.

Contact your insurance provider or pharmacy to learn how much you can expect to pay for your lisinopril prescription.

Why are costs different for brand-name drugs vs. generic drugs?

Brand-name drugs can be expensive because of the studies needed to test how safe and effective they are.

Makers of a brand-name drug can sell their drug for up to 20 years. When the patent for a brand-name drug expires, other drugmakers can make and sell generic versions. A generic medication is an identical copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. (An active drug is the ingredient that makes a medication work.)

This competition may help keep costs of generic medications lower. Also, generic medications contain the same active drugs as brand-name medications. So they don’t require the same testing, which can be costly.

If you’d like to know more about the cost differences between brand-name and generic drugs, talk with your doctor.

Cost considerations for lisinopril

Here’s a list of things to consider about the cost of prescription drugs:

  • Prior authorization. If you have prescription drug insurance, your insurance company may require prior authorization before it covers the cost of lisinopril. In this case, your doctor will communicate with your insurance company regarding your prescription for lisinopril. The insurance company will decide whether to cover the medication. If a drug requires prior authorization and you begin taking it without this, you may have to pay the full price of the drug.
  • Insurance coverage. Even if your policy has prescription drug coverage, the price of lisinopril may instead be billed through your medical coverage. That’s because lisinopril doses are given by a doctor or another healthcare professional. The cost of your doses will depend on your specific insurance plan and whether you receive the doses at your doctor’s clinic or a hospital. If you have questions about this process, contact your doctor or your insurance provider.
  • A 3-month supply. If you’re taking lisinopril long term, your doctor may suggest a 90-day supply of the medication. This will have to be approved by your insurance company. Getting a 90-day supply could help lower the drug’s cost. It could also save you time having to make trips to your pharmacy.

If you have questions about any of these considerations, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Or contact your insurance company and talk with a representative.

If you don’t have a health insurance plan, let your doctor or pharmacist know. They may suggest online pharmacy options you could use. You can also ask them about ways to obtain health insurance coverage.

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Generics vs. brand-names

Lisinopril is a generic medication. It’s available as the brand-name drugs Qbrelis and Zestril.

FormGeneric availableBrand availableBrand name
oral tabletZestril
oral solution Qbrelis

A generic medication is an identical copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. (An active drug is the ingredient that makes a medication work.) Generics usually cost less than brand-name drugs. And they’re thought to be as safe and effective as the brand-name versions.

If your doctor has prescribed lisinopril but you’re interested in taking Qbrelis or Zestril, let them know. They may prefer one medication over the other. Also, check whether your insurance plan covers only one version of the drug.

To learn how the cost of lisinopril compares with its brand-name versions, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. You could also contact your insurance company. 

What to ask about lisinopril

This article provides cost information related to lisinopril. It also offers suggestions for ways to save money on your prescription. You’ll find a link to coupons for lisinopril near the beginning of this article.

If you have more questions about paying for this medication, ask your doctor or pharmacist. You can also contact your insurance company.

Here’s a list of questions you may want to ask regarding the cost of your medication:

  • Will my dosage of lisinopril affect the cost of my prescription?
  • What is the cost of lisinopril without insurance?
  • Are there lower-cost drugs in the same class that could treat my condition?

Disclaimer: Optum Perks has made every effort to make certain that all information is factually correct, comprehensive, and up to date. However, this article should not be used as a substitute for the knowledge and expertise of a licensed healthcare professional. You should always consult your doctor or another healthcare professional before taking any medication. The drug information contained herein is subject to change and is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a given drug does not indicate that the drug or drug combination is safe, effective, or appropriate for all patients or all specific uses.

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