Average cost per year*
Average cost per beneficiary*
Acetazolamide is used to prevent and reduce the symptoms of altitude sickness. This medication can decrease headache, tiredness, nausea, dizziness, and shortness of breath that can occur when you climb quickly to high altitudes (generally above 10,000 feet/3,048 meters). It is particularly useful in situations when you cannot make a slow ascent. The best ways to prevent altitude sickness are climbing slowly, stopping for 24 hours during the climb to allow the body to adjust to the new height, and taking it easy the first 1 to 2 days. This medication is also used with other medications to treat high pressure inside the eye due to certain types of glaucoma. Acetazolamide belongs to a class of drugs known as carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. It works by decreasing the production of fluid inside the eye. It is also used to decrease a buildup of body fluids (edema) caused by heart failure or certain medications. Acetazolamide can work less well over time, so it is usually used only for a short period. It has also been used with other medications to treat certain types of seizures (petit mal and unlocalized seizures). NOTE: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.
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Yes, Acetazolamide is covered by Medicare.
In 2021, the average cost per dose of Acetazolamide was $1.09.
The average dose of Acetazolamide received per year is 14,818,633 units
76,184 Medicare beneficiaries received Acetazolamide in 2021, which was a 0.15% from 2020
There were 208,405 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a 0.04% from 2020
The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $79.65
The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Acetazolamide was $217.89
The most expensive manufacturer of Acetazolamide is AHP
Trupharma, LLC. is the least expensive manufacturer with an Average Spending Per Dosage Unit of $0.79
Strides Pharma received $4,820,758.76
The total amount spent on Acetazolamide by Medicare is $16,599,672.83
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