Danazol (Danocrine) Medicare Coverage

Danazol
Chemical name: Danazol

Brand name: Danocrine

Typical dosage: 200mg

Typical type: Tablet1

Danazol is a medication used to treat endometriosis and prevent hereditary angioedema. Danazol is available as a generic medication or as a brand name and comes as an oral capsule.

Danazol is a medication used to treat endometriosis, fibrocystic breast disease symptoms and to prevent swelling in patients with hereditary angioedema. The brand name equivalent of Danazol is called Danocrine.

Danazol is typically taken twice daily for 3-9 months to treat endometriosis unless symptoms persist. In patients taking Danazol for hereditary angioedema, it is typically taken once daily or once every other day and is usually taken for short periods of time.

Danazol helps endometrial tissue grow normally and decreases levels of a substance that contributes to hereditary angioedema.

Common side effects include increased sweating, hair loss, nervousness, mood swings, weight gain and acne. Some women may experience a deepening voice, facial hair or period changes.

Does Medicare cover Danazol or Danocrine?

Yes! 99% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans cover Danazol.1

  • 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.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 Danazol.

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Average costs for Danazol with Medicare drug coverage1

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

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.
$15 – $463 $15 – $441

Additional information

Danazol can be especially toxic to an unborn baby. A pregnancy test is required to show that you are not pregnant prior to starting Danazol.

Birth control pills and other hormone-based birth control can be less effective while taking Danazol. Use a second form of birth control while taking Danazol.

Danazol can cause blood clots with continued use. Blood clots can cause symptoms like chest, arm, back, neck or jaw pain, coughing up blood, numbness or weakness on 1 side of the body, trouble speaking, change in balance or eyesight, shortness of breath or swelling in the legs or arms.

Danazol can lead to severe liver problems. If you use danazol long-term, this can lead to severe bleeding in the abdomen. Do not take danazol longer than your doctor tells you to.

This medication can also lead to increased pressure in the brain. This can cause side effects like headache, dizziness, upset stomach, vomiting or seizures. Call your doctor immediately if you experience these side effects.

 

 

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.