Acetic Acid

Generic name

Acetic Acid

Covered by Medicare


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Average cost per beneficiary*


  • Trupharma, LLC.
  • Hospira/Icu Med
  • Baxter Healthca
  • Rising Pharm
  • Morton Grove Ph
  • B.Braun
  • Hi-Tech/Akorn C

What is Acetic Acid

Acetic acid is used to treat an outer ear infection (external otitis). It works by stopping the growth of bacteria and fungus. Treating the infection reduces pain and swelling in the ear. Wetness in the ear canal can help bacteria and fungus to grow. This medication may also contain drying ingredients such as glycerin or alcohol. Drying of the ear canal helps to cure the infection. 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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Common Questions About Acetic Acid

Yes, Acetic Acid is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Acetic Acid was $1.08.

The average dose of Acetic Acid received per year is 43,547,043 units

36,607 Medicare beneficiaries received Acetic Acid in 2021, which was a 0.07% from 2020

There were 58,550 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a -0.02% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $21.34

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Acetic Acid was $34.13

The most expensive manufacturer of Acetic Acid is Rising Pharm

B.Braun is the least expensive manufacturer with an Average Spending Per Dosage Unit of $0.01

Hi-Tech/Akorn C received $485,125.39

The total amount spent on Acetic Acid by Medicare is $1,249,347.72

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