Fluconazole (Diflucan) Medicare Coverage

Fluconazole
Chemical name: Fluconazole

Brand name: Diflucan

Typical dosage: 150mg

Typical type: Tablet1

Fluconazole is a medication used to treat and prevent fungal infections. Fluconazole is available as a brand name or generic, and it comes as an IV, oral tablet or oral liquid.

Fluconazole is a medication typically used to treat and prevent fungal infections, including vaginal yeast infections. The dose of Fluconazole depends on what you are taking the medication for.

Fluconazole works by preventing new fungal cells from forming, which allows the infection to heal. The brand name equivalent of Fluconazole is called Diflucan.

The most common side effects of Fluconazole include headache, upset stomach, dizziness, diarrhea and changes in taste.

Does Medicare cover Fluconazole or Diflucan?

Yes! 100% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans cover Fluconazole.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 Fluconazole.

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Average costs for Fluconazole 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.
$1 – $8 Free – $8

Additional information

It is important to take the entire course of Fluconazole exactly as your doctor instructs you to, even if you feel better. You can take fluconazole with food if it makes your stomach hurt.

This drug can cause dizziness and, in rare cases, seizures. Make sure you know how this medication affects you before participating in activities that require you to be alert.

Talk to your doctor if you experience symptoms of fever, rash or swollen glands. This may be indicative or a more serious condition.

 

 

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.