You may be able to find Medicare plan options in your area that cover Simbrinza (Brinzolamide/Brimonidine). Learn more about Simbrinza and find Medicare Advantage plans in your area that cover other prescription drugs.
Chemical name: Brinzolamide, Brimonidine
Brand name: Simbrinza
Typical dosage: 8ml of 1%/0.2%
Typical type: Eye drop1
Simbrinza is a medication used to treat increased eye pressure. Simbrinza is available as a brand-name drug and comes as an eye drop.
Simbrinza is a medication that contains the active ingredients Brinzolamide and Brimonidine. It is used to reduce intraocular pressure, or pressure in the eye.
Simbrinza decreases the amount of fluid secreted into the eye, which helps reduce eye pressure. It is typically used in the affected eyes 3 times daily.
Common side effects include blurred eyesight, eye irritation, dry mouth, changes in taste, burning, stinging, headache and feeling like something is in your eye.
Simbrinza coverage and costs may vary based on the specific plan you have, as well as what coverage stage you're in.
Contact your plan carrier or consult your plan formulary for more cost information.
Does Medicare cover Simbrinza?
According to GoodRx, 81% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans covered Simbrinza in 2023.1
Medicare Advantage plans or Part D plans that cover Simbrinza include copay amounts that can range widely from one plan to another. Plan members may also be responsible for meeting a deductible before the plan’s drug coverage kicks in.
Medicare Advantage plans that offer prescription drug coverage are called Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans (MA-PD). 89% of 2023 Medicare Advantage plans included prescription drug coverage.2
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 Simbrinza. We represent carriers such as Humana, UnitedHealthcare®, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna Healthcare, Wellcare, or Kaiser Permanente.
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Simbrinza is only meant to be used in the eye.
Shake the bottle before use and take out your contact lenses before using. Contact lenses can be put back in 15 minutes after you use Simbrinza.
Tilt your head backwards and use the dropper to drop Simbrinza into the eye. Keep your eyes closed and put pressure on the inside corner of the eye for 1-2 minutes.
Tell your doctor right away if you experience changes in vision, eye pain, eye infections or if bright lights bother your eyes.
Follow your doctor’s instructions on follow-up and monitoring of your eyes and intraocular pressure.
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.
1 GoodRx. Simbrinza. Retrieved October 2023, from www.goodrx.com/Simbrinza/medicare-coverage.
A formulary for Medicare is the list of drugs a given Medicare Part D prescription drug plan or Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MA-PD) plan will cover. A Medicare plan formulary details information such as how drugs are covered, their relative costs, limitations and/or restrictions. Read more