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How much does Inbrija cost?

Medically reviewed by Leigh Ann Anderson, PharmD. Last updated on April 12, 2024.

Official answer


The out-of-pocket cash price for Inbrija (levodopa inhalation) 42 mg inhalation capsules is about $1,295 for a supply of 60 capsules, but most people do not pay this price. If you have commercial insurance and Inbrija is covered on your plan, you may be eligible to receive it for as little as $30 per month.

Acorda Therapeutics, the manufacturer of Inbrija, may be able to help you with your copay or other costs.

Patients who participate in Medicaid, Medicare, or other US federal healthcare programs are not eligible for co-pay assistance.

Inbrija is an inhaled medicine used to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease that come back (OFF episodes) while you are taking another medicine that contains carbidopa and levodopa. Inbrija is not used in place of any medicine you take every day for Parkinson's disease.

Inbrija is currently available as a brand name drug only. A generic version is not yet available.

How can I save money on Inbrija?

Private or government insurance, online discount coupons, manufacturer copay assistance, and patient assistance programs can all lower the price of Inbrija. Prices may vary depending on which pharmacy you visit and your location.

If you have private insurance

If you have private insurance (individual or through your employer), a portion of the costs of Inbrija may be covered. You may have to pay some out-of-pocket fees based on your insurance coverage, deductible, copay or coinsurance.

Call your insurance provider to understand your specific situation.

If you have government insurance (Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, VA, DOD)

Patients who participate in Medicaid, Medicare, or any other federal health care program are not eligible to receive private insurance co‑pay assistance.

Medicare is a US federal health insurance program for people 65 and older and those with certain disabilities. If you are enrolled in Medicare and have limited financial resources, you may qualify for the Medicare Extra Help program to help support some health care and prescription drug costs. The Medicare Extra Help program is a federal program, and is not managed by Acorda, but the company can provide details.

Medicaid is a US government-run health insurance program that provides medical assistance for low-income people. It is jointly run by the federal government and individual US states. State Medicaid programs may provide coverage for Inbrija but it can vary based on your state.

Who can I call about getting Inbrija?

Call Acorda’s Prescription Support Services at 1-888-887-3447, 8AM to 8APM Eastern time, Monday through Friday to have your questions answered. Acorda provides specialists to help guide you through coverage and access if you are prescribed Inbrija.

How do I get Inbrija?

Because Inbrija is expensive and may need special handling, shipping or monitoring, a specialty pharmacy will help to coordinate these services.

The manufacturer of Inbrija, Acorda Therapeutics, offers Prescription Supports Services that may be helpful for you. A specialist from Acorda’s Prescription Support Services will contact you after your doctor prescribes Inbrija.

Your specialist will:

  • Determine your coverage for Inbrija
  • Review coverage and financial assistance options (if eligible)
  • Ensure you know how to use Inbrija
  • Tell you which specialty pharmacy will handle your prescription
  • Provide a Nurse Educator who can help trains you on how to best use Inbrija inhaler

Before you receive your medication, a specialty pharmacy representative will call you to arrange payment details and delivery of Inbrija. The specialty pharmacy will follow up with refills as prescribed. If you have questions, you can call Acorda at 1-888-887-3447 8AM to 8PM ET, Monday through Friday.

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Online coupons for Inbrija

Many online services offer copay coupons that can help to reduce your costs, although the affordability of your medication may still be out-of-reach. Keep in mind these prices are always subject to change.

Learn More: Inbrija Price Guide (Prices, Coupons and Patient Assistance Program)

Can I get Inbrija if I don’t have insurance?

If you do not have insurance and cannot afford Inbrija, Acorda’s Prescription Support Services may be able to help you. The Inbrija Patient Assistance Program is designed to help you get Inbrija at no cost if you are eligible. You will have to fill out an application.

If you cannot afford your medication and are not eligible for other support, check with your doctor or pharmacist about local nonprofit services in your community that may be able to offer financial assistance for Inbrija.

Can I get Inbrija for free if I have insurance?

Acorda Therapeutics offers eligible patients with commercial insurance up to five 30-dose cartons free with a $0 co-pay with their first prescription. You can speak to a representative at Acorda Therapeutics by calling 1-888-887-3447 8AM to 8PM ET, Monday through Friday.

What is the dose of Inbrija?

The recommended dose of Inbrija is oral inhalation of the contents of two 42 mg capsules (84 mg) as needed, up to 5 times a day. DO NOT swallow Inbrija capsules. Only use Inbrija capsules with the Inbrija inhaler. Do not open the capsules.

The maximum dose per OFF period is 84 mg (2 capsules). The total maximum daily dosage is 420 mg.

What is Inbrija approved to treat?

Inbrija is a medication used in Parkinson’s disease when symptoms of an OFF period start to return. It is used in addition to your normal carbidopa / levodopa medication (common brand name: Sinemet). In studies, Inbrija has been shown to be effective only when used with carbidopa/levodopa.

An OFF period in Parkinson’s is associated with the return of symptoms between your regular dose of levodopa / carbidopa. Symptoms such as tremor, slowed movement and difficulty walking may start to return before it’s time for you to take your next dose of medication. Inbrija is taken when symptoms of an OFF period start to return.

The most common side effects (occuring in greater than 5% of patients and higher than an inactive placebo) were cough, nausea, upper respiratory tract infection, and discolored sputum.

Bottom Line

  • Inbrija from Acorda Therapeutics is an expensive medication used to treat OFF episodes in Parkinson’s disease, but there are many ways to lower your costs for this drug.
  • Call Acorda Therapeutics, the manufacturer at 1-888-887-3447 8AM to 8PM ET, Monday through Friday to explore their savings programs for Inbrija.
  • Also speak with your doctor and pharmacist about prescription savings. Online prescription coupons and local community financial assistance programs through nonprofits may be other ways you can afford Inbrija.

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