Thorazine (Chlorpromazine) Medicare Coverage

Thorazine
Chemical name: Chlorpromazine

Brand name: Thorazine

Typical dosage: 25mg

Typical type: Tablet1

Thorazine is a medication used to treat a variety of different disorders including bipolar disorder, chronic hiccups and more. Thorazine is available only as a generic drug (Chlorpromazine) and comes as an oral tablet and oral liquid.

Thorazine is a medication that contains the active ingredient Chlorpromazine.

Thorazine is used to treat a variety of conditions including the following: behavioral problems, bipolar disorder, chronic hiccups, hyperactivity, nausea and/or vomiting, porphyria, schizophrenia, restlessness prior to surgery and tetanus.

Common side effects of Thorazine include constipation, dry mouth, drowsiness, stuffy nose and upset stomach.

Does Medicare cover Thorazine or Chlorpromazine?

Yes! 100% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans cover Chlorpromazine, the generic form of Thorazine.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 Chlorpromazine.

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Average costs for Chlorpromazine (generic Thorazine) 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.
$5 – $563 Free – $398

Additional information

Thorazine can be taken with or without food. Drink a lot of liquids throughout the day while taking Thorazine.

If you take Thorazine regularly, don’t stop taking it suddenly as you can experience withdrawal. Talk to your doctor about the appropriate steps to stop taking this medication if you wish to do so.

Thorazine can sometimes lead to a condition called neuroleptic malignant syndrome. Signs of this condition include muscle cramps or stiffness, dizziness, headache, fever, confusion, fast or abnormal heartbeat or excessive sweating.

Thorazine should not be used to treat dementia symptoms in older adults, as it can increase the risk of death due to heart disease or infection.

 

 

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. Thorazine. Retrieved Sep. 2019, from www.goodrx.com/thorazine.

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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