I did some digging and it appears that – at least initially – Zubsolv may be slightly less expensive than Suboxone. Earlier this year an investor brief by Zubsolv manufacturer Orexo stated, “We will be compelled to launch Zubsolv at a lower price than the [Suboxone] film.” So, is it cheaper?
I have seen some pricing reports recently, and a few people have reported Zubsolv prices of between $200-$230 for 30 of the 5.7mg Zubsolv tablets, and $115-$130 for 30 of the 1.4mg tablets. This is in the ballpark for Suboxone pricing, and is perhaps slightly cheaper. (Keep in mind, buprenorphine pricing varies from region to region and from pharmacy to pharmacy.) Orexo has also more recently said that “Zubsolv will be launched with list-pricing comparable to Suboxone film, but with an enhanced patient assistance through co-pay support initiatives.” The patient assistance program they’re referring to includes a co-pay coupon that knocks up to $75 off the price. I’ve also heard (but not verified) that Orexo will let you use the co-pay coupon twice per month. So if you want to try Zubsolv, and if your doctor is agreeable to doing so, you might ask for a two-week prescription with a refill. This would provide you with a hefty $150 monthly savings, and could pay for all or almost all of the medication.
As Zubsolv is new to the market, I haven’t seen many patient reports on it yet. But when I do, I will certainly summarize my findings here. Oh, and in case you haven’t seen the tablet yet, below is a graphic that shows what Zubsolv looks like compared to Suboxone tablets and film.