Prescription Drug Coverage

Disopyramide (Norpace) Medicare Coverage

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

Brand name: Norpace

Typical dosage: 100mg

Typical type: Capsule1

Disopyramide is a medication used to treat abnormal heartbeat. Disopyramide is available as a brand name or generic drug and comes as an oral capsule.

Disopyramide is a medication used to treat a type of abnormal heartbeat called ventricular arrhythmia. Disopyramide disrupts abnormal electrical signals in the heart to keep your heart in a normal rhythm.

The brand name equivalent of Disopyramide is called Norpace.

Disopyramide comes as a short acting or long acting oral capsule. The short acting capsule is taken 4 times daily, while the long acting capsule is taken 2 times daily.

Common side effects of this medication include headache, constipation, dry mouth, dry nose, dry eyes, fatigue, dizziness, bloating, gas and upset stomach.

How much does Disopyramide cost with Medicare?

Disopyramide 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 Disopyramide?

According to GoodRx, 63% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans covered Disopyramide in 2023.1

  • Medicare Advantage plans or Part D plans that cover Disopyramide 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 2024 Medicare Advantage plans include 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 Disopyramide. 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

If you’re taking the short acting Disopyramide capsules, a liquid suspension can be made if you cannot swallow pills. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist. If you are taking long-acting capsules, swallow the capsule whole.

A different type of abnormal heartbeat called QT-prolongation has occurred as a side effect in some cases with Disopyramide. This can lead to an unsafe abnormal heartbeat called torsades de pointes. Get medical attention immediately if you have a fast or funny feeling heartbeat, or if you pass out.

Heart failure has happened while taking Disopyramide. Let your doctor know if you have a history of heart disease and call your doctor if you have shortness of breath, weight gain, abnormal heartbeat or swelling in the arms and legs.

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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. Disopyramide. Retrieved November 2023, from

2 Freed M, et al. (Nov 15, 2023). Medicare Advantage 2024 Spotlight: First Look. Kaiser Family Foundation.