How Much Does Lovenox Cost?


Written by:  Howmuchisit.org Staff
Last Updated:  August 27, 2018

Lovenox, the branded version of the generic, Enoxaparin, helps prevent blood clotting after knee, hip or abdominal surgeries as well as help treat existing clots in the lungs or veins.

How much does Lovenox cost?

The costs of a Lovenox injection, in comparison to Enoxaparin, the generic equivalent, is about five times the amount, but this is often the case with almost all generics.  As there are two options available, the costs, like any prescription, will depend on the health insurance policy, the dosage/quantity and pharmacy you choose.  Take a look at the table below for both the costs of Lovenox and Enoxaparin.

Lovenox
30 mg/0.3 mL$275
40 mg/0.4 mL$360
60 mg/0.6 mL$550
80 mg/0.8 mL$700
100 mg/mL$875
120 mg/0.8mL$1,100
150 mg/mL$1,350
300 mg/3mL$275

Enoxaparin
30 mg/0.3 mL$45
40 mg/0.4 mL$60
60 mg/0.6 mL$85
80 mg/0.8 mL$110
100 mg/mL$135
120 mg/0.8mL$160
150 mg/mL$200
300 mg/3mL$200

How did you find these prices?  We sourced the official Costco drug directory and even called Walmart, CVS, Walgreens to come up with an average price without insurance.

Does insurance cover Lovenox?

From our research, it appeared almost all health insurance companies, including Medicare and Medicaid, would cover the generic version but not the branded version, Lovenox.  Since there are countless health insurance policies on the market, we do recommend you check with your health insurance company as well as your local pharmacy to see what you may be responsible for if you had a prescription.  Do keep in mind, however, that if you were prescribed this medication, your pharmacy will always fill it as a generic unless it specifically states “fill as prescribed” on the prescription.  If you feel you cannot afford the medication, talk with your doctor about the generic or an alternative.

How to save on Lovenox

Generic

Of course, as mentioned, the generic version, Enoxaparin, is almost five to six times cheaper, and while your doctor should prescribe the generic, it doesn’t hurt to confirm at the time of your appointment.

Patient Assistance Program

The manufacturer of Lovenox, Sanofi, offers the Sanofi Patient Connection program, which is a program designed to help you receive your medication at no cost as long as you qualify.  To find out if you do qualify, you can visit the official website and talk with your doctor to help you fill out an application.  From the looks of it on this website, it appears most without health insurance and those with limited income will qualify.

Prescription Coupons

We were able to find multiple prescription coupons on third-party websites, such as Drugs.com and GoodRX.com.  Here, you simply search for your prescription, select the dosage and then pick out the pharmacy you want to use.  Next to the pharmacy name, you will print the coupon out and take it to the pharmacy of your choice, paying the price quoted on the website.  Now, if you were to use these coupons, then you can only use the coupon or your health insurance card, not both combined.  Even if you have insurance, check out the website to see if you can save as the prices, in some circumstances, can actually be less than what your health insurance plan will pay.

How does Lovenox work?

Used to treat and prevent blood clots, as well as help prevent complications after certain cardiac events, Lovenox works by binding to an enzyme in the body, which is known to prevent the formation of clots and the growth of existing clots.  Similar to other blood thinners, this prescription medication will not break down the clots; rather, it will help slow down the clot formation, allowing the body the time to break them down naturally.


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