Ajovy (fremanezumab-vfrm) is a prescription drug used to help prevent migraine episodes in adults. Ajovy’s cost may depend on factors such as your dosage, whether you have health insurance, and the pharmacy you use.

The price you pay for Ajovy can vary. To find out how much you’ll pay for this drug, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider. Or check out the section below to learn how much you can save by using an Optum Perks coupon.

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Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about Ajovy and cost.

Is Ajovy covered by insurance?

It’s possible. To learn whether your insurance plan covers Ajovy, call your plan provider directly or talk with your pharmacist. They can tell you whether Ajovy is covered by your insurance and what you can expect to pay. Your total cost for the drug depends on your particular plan’s benefits and whether you’re eligible for any Ajovy savings programs.

Your cost may also depend on whether your plan has prior authorization requirements. See the “Prior authorization” section below for more information.

Talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider to learn more about cost and coverage details for Ajovy.

What’s Ajovy’s price without insurance?

It depends. Typically, Ajovy’s price without insurance will be higher than with insurance coverage.

Factors that can affect your price without insurance include:

  • the strength of Ajovy you’re prescribed
  • whether you qualify and apply for any savings programs
  • the pharmacy you use
  • the quantity of the drug you’re prescribed (such as a 30-day or 90-day supply)

If you have questions about Ajovy’s price without insurance, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

Ajovy is a biologic drug, which means it’s made from parts of living organisms. It doesn’t come in a biosimilar form. Biosimilars are like generic drugs. But unlike generics, which are made for nonbiologic drugs, biosimilars are made for biologics.

Why is there such a cost difference between biologic drugs and biosimilar drugs?

Biologic drugs can be expensive because of the research and testing needed to ensure their safety and effectiveness. The manufacturer of a biologic drug can sell it exclusively for up to 12 years. When the biologic drug’s patent expires, other drugmakers can create biosimilar versions. This competition in the market may lead to lower costs for biosimilars. And because biosimilars are very similar to biologic drugs, they don’t need to be studied again. This can also lead to lower costs for biosimilars.

If you use Ajovy long term, you may be able to lower your cost for the drug in the following ways:

Look into getting a 90-day supply: If you take Ajovy on a monthly basis, you may be able to get a 90-day supply of Ajovy if approved by your insurance company. This could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost of the drug. If you’re interested in a 90-day supply of Ajovy, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.

Use a mail-order pharmacy: Using a mail-order pharmacy might help lower your cost for Ajovy. Plus, you could get your medication without leaving home. Some Medicare plans may help cover the cost of mail-order drugs. You may also be able to get a 90-day supply of Ajovy through mail order. If you don’t have health insurance, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They may be able to suggest online pharmacy options that could work for you.

If you need help covering the cost of Ajovy or understanding your insurance, check out these resources:

On these pages, you can find insurance information, details on drug assistance programs, and links to savings cards and other services.

If you need help paying for Ajovy or don’t have insurance, talk with your doctor about your options. They may be able to suggest ways to save on Ajovy’s cost, such as by purchasing the drug from reputable online pharmacies.

If you have insurance, you may need to get prior authorization before your insurance provider will cover Ajovy. This means your insurer and your doctor will discuss the drug in regard to your treatment. Then, the insurance company will determine whether it’s covered. If Ajovy requires prior authorization and you don’t receive it before you start treatment, you could pay the full cost of the drug.

Be sure to ask your insurance company whether Ajovy requires prior authorization.

Disclaimer: Healthline has made every effort to make certain that all information is factually correct, comprehensive, and up to date. However, this article should not be used as a substitute for the knowledge and expertise of a licensed healthcare professional. You should always consult your doctor or another healthcare professional before taking any medication. The drug information contained herein is subject to change and is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a given drug does not indicate that the drug or drug combination is safe, effective, or appropriate for all patients or all specific uses.