Prescription Drug Coverage

Diazepam (Valium) Medicare Coverage

You may be able to find Medicare plan options in your area that cover Diazepam or Valium. Learn more about Diazepam and find Medicare Advantage plans in your area that cover other prescription drugs.
Chemical name: Diazepam

Brand name: Valium

Typical dosage: 5mg

Typical type: Tablet1

Diazepam is a medication used to treat many different conditions including anxiety and muscle spasms. Diazepam is available as a brand name or generic drug, and it comes as an oral liquid and oral tablet.

Diazepam is a medication used to treat a variety of conditions including anxiety, muscle spasms, alcohol withdrawal symptoms and seizures. The brand name equivalent of Diazepam is called Valium.

Diazepam is usually taken as needed for symptoms or can be taken multiple times daily on a schedule.

Diazepam is a benzodiazepine medication that works in the brain to help you relax and relieve symptoms related to the above conditions. Common side effects include fatigue, sleepiness and muscle weakness.

How much does Diazepam cost with Medicare?

Diazepam 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 Diazepam?

According to GoodRx, 100% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans covered Diazepam in 2023.1

  • Medicare Advantage plans or Part D plans that cover Diazepam 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 Diazepam. 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

Your doctor will tell you the best way to take Diazepam based on what condition you are treating.

Diazepam can cause upset stomach in some people who take it. Taking it with food usually helps this symptom.

Diazepam and other benzodiazepines should not be used with opioid pain medications like Norco or Percocet. Side effects can include breathing problems and even death.

If you are taking diazepam with an opioid pain medication, get help immediately if you feel extremely dizzy or sleepy, if you have trouble breathing or if you pass out.

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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. Diazepam. Retrieved October 2023, from

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