How can I cut costs on Lyrica? Is there a generic version?

Answered by Shivam Patel, PharmD, BSPS, RPh | Posted February 28, 2019

If you have been prescribed Lyrica (pregabalin) for the treatment of neuropathic pain, you may be wondering how you can lower the cost at the pharmacy counter. After all, Lyrica 75 mg can cost as much as $630 out-of-pocket for sixty capsules at your local CVS or Kroger in the United States.

Lyrica happens to be covered by most Medicare and private insurance plans, but many Americans who are uninsured or underinsured are left with a hefty cost burden. This is especially the case because there are currently no generic alternatives to Lyrica.

What’s more, Lyrica is a controlled substance and therefore not available for U.S. patients at international online pharmacies verified and monitored by PharmacyChecker. So how can patients in the U.S. possibly save money on this lifeline medication?


How to Save Money on Your Lyrica Prescription

Use Lyrica discount coupons at your local U.S. pharmacy

Call around to your local large retailers, like Costco and Walmart, as well as a few independent pharmacies, to compare prices. In addition to comparing by phone, you can find discount coupons on our website to present at the pharmacy in conjunction with your prescription. Just check our Lyrica price comparison page and enter your ZIP Code to find the discounts available in your area. Follow the prompts to print the Lyrica discount coupon to present at your local pharmacy. Remember to bring your ID or driver license to the pharmacy in order to pick up this medication.

Apply for Lyrica patient assistance programs

PharmacyChecker.com also offers a search tool for patient assistance programs. Many pharmaceutical companies offer aid with the cost of medications through patient assistance programs in the U.S. In Lyrica’s case, Pfizer currently offers two programs for Lyrica to which you can apply.

Lyrica Patient Assistance Program

Therapeutic Alternatives to Lyrica

If you cannot afford Lyrica, there may be cheaper therapeutic alternatives that could work for your condition. A therapeutic alternative, while not the same as your prescribed drug, can sometimes work just as well. In consultation with your provider, you might consider medicines such as gabapentin (Neurontin), duloxetine (Cymbalta), and milnacipran (Savella), which are generally far more affordable at your local pharmacy.

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Where is Lyrica manufactured?

Lyrica (pregabalin) capsules sold at local U.S. pharmacies are manufactured in Singapore.
Lyrica made in Singapore


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