Digox (Digoxin) Medicare Coverage

Digox
Chemical name: Digoxin

Brand name: Digox

Typical dosage: 125mcg

Typical type: Tablet1

Digox is a medication used to treat atrial fibrillation and heart failure. Digox is available as a brand name drug or generic and comes as an injection, an oral liquid or an oral tablet.

Digox is a medication that contains the active ingredient Digoxin. Digox is used to treat atrial fibrillation, heart failure and other irregular heart rhythms. It is typically taken once daily.

Digox works to improve the heart’s pumping function and to help control the heart’s rate of beating.

Common side effects of Digox include dizziness, headaches and upset stomach.

Does Medicare cover Digox or Digoxin?

While some Medicare plans may not cover Digox, some Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans may cover generic Digoxin.

  • Medicare Advantage plans that offer prescription drug coverage are called Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans (MA-PD). Most Medicare Advantage beneficiaries (88 percent) are enrolled in MA-PDs.1

  • Medicare prescription drugs plans each have their own formulary, or drug list, that details what prescription drugs are covered by the plan and how they are covered.

Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover Digoxin.

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You can also compare Part D prescription drug plans available where you live and enroll in a Medicare prescription drug plan online when you visit MyRxPlans.com.

Average costs for Digoxin with Medicare drug coverage

Your copay and deductible costs for any prescription drug can vary depending on what coverage stage you’re in and the Medicare drug plan you have.

Deductible stage Typical copay stage
Your deductible is the amount of money you must spend on covered drugs before your Medicare drug coverage starts paying its share of costs.

In the deductible stage, you’re responsible for the full cost of your prescription drugs.

Some Medicare prescription drug plans have a $0 deductible. Medicare drug plans cannot have a deductible more than $415 in 2019.
After you meet your Part D deductible, you enter the initial coverage period.

During this phase (the typical copay stage), you pay a copayment (flat fee) or coinsurance (percentage) for your covered medications.

Additional information

Your Digox use must be monitored closely while you take it, as it can lead to Digoxin toxicity if your levels are too high.

Tell your doctor if you experience signs or symptoms of Digoxin toxicity, which include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, visual changes or abnormal heart beats.

You may be at an increased risk for Digoxin toxicity if you are older or if you have a low body weight, kidney problems, low potassium, high calcium or low magnesium.

Digox is typically reserved for use after other atrial fibrillation or heart failure medications have failed. It is usually used in combination with certain other medications for adequate control of your condition.

 

 

This article is for informational purposes only. It is not healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis. It is not an endorsement of or recommendation for this medication. Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about your specific healthcare needs, including your prescription medications. Only take medication as directed by your doctor.

Coverage and costs of prescription medications will vary by Medicare plan. Not all plans are available in all areas.

 

Written by Hayden Gharibyar, Pharm.D.