Does Medicare Cover Xifaxan?

Christian Worstell
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  • If you've been prescribed Xifaxan for digestive issues, you may wonder if your prescription is covered by Medicare. Learn the answer to this question today.

Xifaxan is an oral tablet generally prescribed to treat digestive issues pertaining to diarrhea. For example, your doctor may prescribe this medication if you have irritable bowel syndrome, hepatic encephalopathy or traveler's diarrhea. 

More than 63 million people are currently enrolled in a Medicare insurance program. While Medicare covers many things (depending on the plan or part you're subscribed to), not every prescription will be covered. If you've recently been prescribed Xifaxan, you may wonder if it falls under the list of covered medications.

Does Medicare Cover Xifaxan?

Yes, Xiafaxan is currently covered by all Medicare prescription drug plans. However, some plans restrict when they'll approve the medication or how much they'll pay.

To accurately determine your personal coverage, you should either look in your Medicare insurance policy handbook or call to speak with a licensed insurance agent. You can also compare Medicare prescription drug plans online at

How Much Does Xifaxan Cost With Medicare Drug Coverage?

Without medical coverage, Xifaxan can cost thousands of dollars. Thankfully, these costs are significantly reduced with most Medicare prescription drug plans.

However, the cost of your Xifaxan prescription will vary based on several factors, including the dosage and where you fill your prescription. The most significant cost factor is whether you've met your deductible. 

How Can You Save Money on Your Xifaxan Prescription?

Even with Medicare coverage, the cost of Xifaxan can be significant for some people. Thankfully, there are a few ways you can save money on your prescription.

Since the prescription's costs can range from one pharmacy to another, you can look up prices at your local options to see which is cheaper. Additionally, prescription discount cards and online coupons may be able to help you save. 

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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