Some medications require step therapy. This means you must first try taking an alternative medication—usually a generic—in the same drug family to see if you can effectively manage your condition before you can continue to take a non-preferred, more expensive drug. Rest assured, these alternatives are proven to be equally as safe and effective but are lower-cost drugs.
Your current prescription may be covered if the alternatives suggested aren't effective or your doctor deems it medically necessary. If you've completed step therapy requirements in the past, your provider can send us the information for review.