Prescription Drug Coverage

Pazeo (Olopatadine) Medicare Coverage

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

Brand name: Pazeo

Typical dosage: 2.5ml of 0.7%

Typical type: Eye drops1

Pazeo is a medication used to treat eye allergies. Pazeo is available as a brand name or generic and comes as an eye drop.

Pazeo is a medication that contains the active ingredient Olopatadine. Pazeo is used to treat allergic conjunctivitis or allergies of the eye that cause itching. It is used once daily in each eye.

Pazeo stops histamine from releasing into the eye, stopping allergy symptoms.

Common side effects of Pazeo include headache, blurred vision, eye irritation, dry eyes, feeling like something is in the eye, changes in taste and signs of a common cold.  

How much does Pazeo cost with Medicare?

Pazeo 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 Pazeo?

According to GoodRx, Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans typically didn't cover Pazeo in 2023.1

  • Medicare Advantage plans or Part D plans that cover prescription drugs 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 prescription drugs. 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

Pazeo is to be used in the eye only. Wash your hands before and after use.

If you have contact lenses, take them out before using this drug. Some contacts may not be able to be put back into the eye after you use Pazeo, so talk to your doctor before starting Pazeo. Do not put contacts back in if your eyes are irritated or seem infected.

Tilt your head backwards and drop Pazeo into the eye. Do not touch the tip of the container to the eye or skin. After use, keep your eyes closed and put pressure on the inside corner of the eye for 1-2 minutes to help the drug absorb.

Let your doctor know if you experience any changes in eyesight, eye pain or extreme eye irritation.

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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. Pazeo. Retrieved November 2023, from

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