How much does Lunesta cost?
The cost of Lunesta depends on if you have insurance to cover the cost or part of the cost of the medicine. The average price per pill is $3.89. If you have insurance that covers it, a bottle of 90 pills can end up costing only around $9 or a little bit more. To make sure this is the right medicine for you, there is a free trial voucher offered through the Lunesta website that can be turned in to a physician to obtain free samples to last a week. Keep in mind as you keep taking these pills, your tolerance will buildup. This may result in having to take more pills to get the same effect.
I've looked at about 10 sites for an answer to this question and it's always the same "With insurance it's around $3.60 a pill." Well good for you and your insurance. I'm glad you have it. MOST PEOPLE DON'T. and for all the "great unwashed" that don't the cost is almost $10.00 a pill and be careful. Don't get into Lunesta unless you can keep paying for it because it's adictive.
I can see the headlines now " Man caught robbing Stop and Go says he did it to get Lunesta as his insurance quit paying because he was in the "donut hole." :-)
I just got my last script from Walgreens at $360/30 days or $12 per pill. That's insane!!! I don't need sleep THAT bad. Seriously?!?!?!?
The price sky rocketed in Spring of 2014 because it was headed to generic market in May. Drugs will go way high just before they go generic. The cost will be inching down now and should be really cheap in a few years for everyone, insured or not.
For people who don't have insurance, Lunesta offers an assistance card. https://secure.lunesta.com/lunestaPromos/rest_for_less_reg_step1.cfm
Just checked with CVS b/c I need to fill my prescription since I lost my job day after Labor Day, I no longer have insurance and it's $348 for 30 pills, AFTER applying my Rest For Less Program Card, so about $400 retail w/o the card. That's around $11.60/pill. Ridiculous!
Walgreens has the HIGHEST drug prices in the U.S. with Wal Mart right behind them. Your best bet is to call around to different pharmacies getting prices. A small "mom and pops" drug store is going to be the answer. I get my Lunesta (90) at a time at a small family owned drug store for $87.00....YES....$87.00 for a three month supply. AND the service is exceptionally wonderful. The owner and other employes are warn and kind and very friendly. They make all of their customers feel like family.
In Ecuador it cost me 45 cents a pill and you do not need a script to get it. Just ask for it at any pharmacy.