Darzalex (daratumumab) is a prescription drug to treat multiple myeloma in certain adults. Darzalex’s cost may depend on factors such as your dosage, whether you have health insurance, and the pharmacy you use.

Darzalex is given as an intravenous (IV) infusion by a healthcare professional. You’ll receive doses at your doctor’s office or an infusion center.

Note: There is another version of Darzalex called Darzalex Faspro, but this article will focus on Darzalex only.

The price you pay for Darzalex can vary. Your cost may depend on your treatment plan, your insurance coverage (if you have it), and the pharmacy you use. It will also depend on how much you have to pay for an office visit with your doctor to receive Darzalex.

To find out how much you’ll pay for Darzalex, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.

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Darzalex 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. Unlike generics, which are made for nonbiologic drugs, biosimilars are made for biologic drugs.

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 similar to biologic drugs, they don’t need to be studied again. This can also lead to lower costs for biosimilars.

If you need help covering the cost of Darzalex 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 have questions about how to pay for your prescription, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

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

What’s the cost of Darzalex without insurance vs. with insurance?

The cost of Darzalex without insurance versus with insurance can vary based on several factors.

Some factors that may affect your cost of Darzalex without insurance include:

  • your treatment plan and dosage
  • any cost savings programs you qualify for

The same factors affect your cost of the drug if you’re paying through insurance. But in addition, your cost with insurance may depend on:

  • your individual plan benefits
  • any prior authorization requirements for your plan (see the “Prior authorization” section below for more information)

To find out more about your cost with and without insurance, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider (if you have one).

Whether you have insurance or not, you can visit Optum Perks* to get price estimates for Darzalex when you use coupons from the site. It’s important to note that Optum Perks coupons cannot be used with any insurance copays or benefits.

* Optum Perks is a sister site of Healthline.

Is Darzalex covered by Medicare?

It’s possible. To find out whether your Medicare plan covers the cost of Darzalex, call your plan provider. There are many types of Medicare plans, and your cost and coverage depend on your particular plan’s benefits.

Your final cost may also depend on the price to receive Darzalex at a doctor’s office or clinic.

Keep in mind that your plan may have prior authorization requirements before it will cover Darzalex. (See the “Prior authorization” section below for more information.)

You can also ask your doctor about the cost of Darzalex if you have Medicare.

If you have insurance, you may need to get prior authorization before your insurance provider will cover Darzalex. This means your insurer and your doctor will discuss Darzalex in regard to your treatment. Then the insurance company will determine whether the drug is covered. If Darzalex 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 Darzalex requires prior authorization.

If you still have questions about the cost of Darzalex, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They may be able to give you a better idea of what you’ll pay for this drug. But if you have health insurance, you’ll need to talk with your insurance provider to learn the actual price you’d pay for Darzalex.

Examples of questions you may want to ask your doctor or insurance provider include:

  • Will my dosage of Darzalex affect the cost?
  • Will my cost of Darzalex depend on how long my treatment lasts?
  • What options do I have if I can’t afford my medication?

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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.