Terazosin (Hytrin) Medicare Coverage

Terazosin
Chemical name: Terazosin

Brand name: Hytrin

Typical dosage: 5mg

Typical type: Capsule1

Terazosin is a medication used to treat high blood pressure and BPH. Terazosin is available as a brand name drug or as a generic and comes as an oral capsule.

Terazosin is a medication that is used to treat an enlarged prostate – called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) ­– and high blood pressure. The brand name equivalent of Terazosin is called Hytrin.

Terazosin blocks alpha receptors to treat BPH and helps relax blood vessels to treat high blood pressure. Terazosin is typically taken one time daily.

Common side effects of Terazosin include dizziness, stuffy nose and headache.

Does Medicare cover Terazosin or Hytrin?

Some Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans may cover Terazosin.

  • 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 Terazosin.

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Average costs for Terazosin 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

If Terazosin is stopped for several days or longer, it may need to be restarted at the lowest dose. Talk to your doctor if you miss several doses before restarting your medication in order to avoid serious side effects.

Take your dose of Terazosin at bedtime. Taking your dose at bedtime can help you avoid side effects like dizziness or headache. Let your doctor know if you experience eyesight changes, abnormal heartbeat or if you pass out after taking Terazosin.

 

 

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.