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Can Medicare Help with the Cost of Tyrvaya?

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By Daniel Petkevich
Jan 12, 2023

Most plans don't cover this nasal spray

Tyrvaya is one of the more unique prescription treatments for dry eyes available. Rather than eye drops, this solution comes in the form of a nasal spray. Unfortunately, most Medicare plans do not offer coverage for Tyrvaya. Keep reading to see what other options you have when seeking treatment for dry eyes.

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Overview of Medicare Part D Coverage

Medicare Part D

is a prescription drug coverage plan that helps you pay for medications. It's available to anyone enrolled in Original Medicare (Parts A and B). The cost of Part D coverage is included in their premium payments for most people.

What is Tyrvaya and How Does it Work?

Tyrvaya is a prescription nasal spray used to treat dry eyes. Many other medications might have dry eyes as a symptom, so consult your doctor about whether Tyrvaya is suitable for you. The nasal spray works by increasing tear production in the eyes, which helps relieve dryness and discomfort.
Regarding Medicare Part D coverage, Tyrvaya is generally not covered by most plans. It's essential to check with your provider before purchasing any medications. They can provide you with the most up-to-date information.

What are the Benefits of Taking Tyrvaya?

Taking Tyrvaya can help improve your eyesight by reducing dryness and discomfort. It can also reduce the frequency and severity of dry eye symptoms, such as blurry vision or redness. Additionally, it can treat other common problems associated with dry eyes, such as burning sensations or difficulty keeping them open.

How Much Does Tyrvaya Cost?

This medication can be costly since you're typically paying out-of-pocket. According to

GoodRx, the cost of Tyrvaya can be $681

on average. You can speak with your doctor and pharmacist about whether there are any similar treatments for dry eyes that might be covered by Medicare. You might also find discounts by checking with Extra Help in your area. To see if your Medicare Part D plan is one of the few that covers Tyrvaya, you should check your plan's formulary. You might also speak with a customer service representative for your Medicare plan provider for more plan information.

Are There Any Other Costs Associated With Taking Tyrvaya?

There may be additional costs associated with taking Tyrvaya. For example, you may need to pay for medical appointments and tests related to your treatment. You might also have additional charges for any medications needed to treat the nasal spray's side effects. Be sure to speak with your doctor about what costs you can expect when taking Tyrvaya.

Where to Get More Information About Tyrvaya and Medicare Part D Coverage

If you have any questions about Tyrvaya or Medicare Part D coverage, be sure to speak with your doctor. Additionally, you can contact the customer service team of your Medicare plan provider for more information on costs and eligibility. You can also refer to GoodRx for more details on prescription drug prices.


In conclusion, Tyrvaya is an effective prescription nasal spray used to treat dry eyes. It may not be covered by most Medicare Part D plans, so it's important to research your plan and speak with your doctor and pharmacist before purchasing any medications. Although the cost of Tyrvaya can be expensive, there might be other treatment options for you. This content is for informational purposes only. For all your Medicare questions, talk with an expert at Fair Square.

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