Prescription Drug Coverage

Abilify (Aripiprazole) Medicare Coverage

You may be able to find Medicare plan options in your area that cover Aripiprazole (generic Abilify). Learn more about Abilify and find Medicare Advantage plans in your area that cover other prescription drugs.
Chemical name: Aripiprazole

Brand name: Abilify

Typical dosage: 5mg

Typical type: Tablet1

Abilify is a medication typically used to treat a variety of mood disorders. Abilify is available as a brand name or a generic and comes as an oral tablet or an oral liquid.

Abilify is a medication that contains the active ingredient Aripiprazole. Abilify is typically taken once daily.

Abilify is used to treat a variety of mental disorders including bipolar disorder, irritability associated with autism, major depressive disorder, schizophrenia and Tourette’s disorder.

Common side effects of Abilify include dizziness, sleepiness, weakness, restlessness, anxiety, headache, upset stomach, weight gain, constipation, trouble sleeping, nose or throat irritation, dry mouth, shakiness and stuffy nose.

How much does Aripiprazole cost with Medicare?

Aripiprazole 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 Aripiprazole?

According to GoodRx, 100% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans covered Aripiprazole, the generic form of Abilify, in 2023.1

  • Medicare Advantage plans or Part D plans that cover Aripiprazole 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 Aripiprazole. We represent carriers such as Humana, UnitedHealthcare®, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna Healthcare, Wellcare, or Kaiser Permanente.

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

Additional information

Abilify can cause an increased chance of suicidal thoughts or actions in children and young adults who take it. The risk of suicidal thoughts or actions is higher in people who have experienced those symptoms before.

Talk to your doctor right away if you experience changes in mood, nervousness or panic attacks.

Abilify should not be used to treat symptoms related to dementia, as it has shown to raise the chance of death in older adults. Most of the deaths were linked to heart disease or infection.

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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. Abilify. Retrieved October 2023, from

2 Freed M, et al. (Nov 10, 2022). Medicare Advantage 2023 Spotlight: First Look. Kaiser Family Foundation.