Ofev (Nintedanib) Medicare Coverage

Chemical name: Nintedanib

Brand name: Ofev

Typical dosage: 150mg

Typical type: Capsule1

Ofev is a medication used to treat pulmonary fibrosis. Ofev is only available as a brand name medication and comes as an oral capsule.

Ofev is a medication that contains the active ingredient Nintedanib.

Ofev is used to treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. It is typically taken twice a day. Ofev works in the lungs and stops certain cells from producing collagen and other fibers that lead to pulmonary fibrosis.

Common side effects of Ofev include loss of appetite, diarrhea, headache, upset stomach and weight loss.

Does Medicare cover Ofev or Nintedanib?

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

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Average costs for Ofev 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.
$1,291 – $5,427 $1,161 – $5,427

Additional information

You should take Ofev with food and swallow the capsule whole with water or another drink. Even if you feel better, it is important to continue taking Ofev as your doctor instructed.

Ofev can cause you to bleed more easily. Be careful and try to avoid injury as much as possible. Let your doctor know if you experience signs of excessive bleeding while taking Ofev, including throwing up blood, blood in the urine, black or tarry stools, bleeding from the gums or nose, unusual bruising or any other abnormal bleeding.

Ofev can sometimes cause high blood pressure. Signs of high blood pressure include headache, dizziness, passing out or changes in eyesight.

Ofev can potentially cause liver problems. Talk to your doctor if you experience symptoms such as stomach pain or yellowing of the eyes and/or skin, which can be signs of liver problems.



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.

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1 GoodRx. Ofev. Retrieved Sep. 2019, from www.goodrx.com/ofev.

2 Jacobson, Gretchen; et al. A Dozen Facts About Medicare Advantage. (Nov. 13, 2018). Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved from www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/a-dozen-facts-about-medicare-advantage.

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