Does Medicare Cover Luvox?

Christian Worstell
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  • Many Medicare plans provide coverage for Luvox, a medication used to treat OCD, anxiety and depression. Find out whether Medicare provides coverage for Luvox.

Doctors commonly prescribe Luvox for anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder or depression. Luvox tends to be affordable, and both Luvox and its generic versions are covered by 100% of Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans. Keep reading to learn more about Luvox and Medicare's coverage of this medication.

What is Luvox?

Luvox increases the amount of serotonin in the brain, and it's used to treat symptoms associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression and social anxiety. It's part of a class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). 

Fluvoxamine is the active ingredient in Luvox, and your doctor may prescribe regular or extended-release tablets. A generic version of Luvox is also available. Most people take one to two pills daily, depending on their prescription. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully to ensure you get the full benefit of the medication.

Like any SSRI, Luvox can take several weeks to start working. It can also cause side effects or interact with other medications, so staying in contact with your doctor is important. 

How Much Does Luvox Cost?

Fluvoxamine typically retails for around $50 to $70, depending on your location and pharmacy. If you have coupons or a discount plan, you may pay significantly less.

However, many Medicare plans offer complete coverage for this medication. Luvox and its generic version are often free for Medicare beneficiaries. However, depending on your plan, you may need to meet a deductible first. While many plans don't require a co-pay, some do. Generally, the co-pay is only a few dollars, but some plans require a co-pay of nearly $70. If your Medicare plan requires a higher co-pay, consider using a prescription drug discount card instead. 

Are There Any Restrictions on Medicare Luvox Coverage? 

Depending on your plan, there may be quantity restrictions on this medication, which means you can only fill a limited amount at once. You'll have to wait for a refill to be available to get more medication. Some plans may only cover the generic version. You can check your plan's drug formulary to get more information about your coverage.

Christian Worstell
About the Author

Christian Worstell is a senior Medicare and health insurance writer with He is also a licensed health insurance agent. Christian is well-known in the insurance industry for the thousands of educational articles he’s written, helping Americans better understand their health insurance and Medicare coverage.

Christian’s work as a Medicare expert has appeared in several top-tier and trade news outlets including Forbes, MarketWatch, WebMD and Yahoo! Finance.

While at HelpAdvisor, Christian has written hundreds of articles that teach Medicare beneficiaries the best practices for navigating Medicare. His articles are read by thousands of older Americans each month. By better understanding their health care coverage, readers may hopefully learn how to limit their out-of-pocket Medicare spending and access quality medical care.

Christian’s passion for his role stems from his desire to make a difference in the senior community. He strongly believes that the more beneficiaries know about their Medicare coverage, the better their overall health and wellness is as a result.

A current resident of Raleigh, Christian is a graduate of Shippensburg University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. You can find Christian’s most recent articles in our blog.

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