Adderall

Generic name

Dextroamphetamine/Amphetamine

Covered by Medicare

Yes

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Average Annual Cost per Beneficiary

$3,282.70

Average cost per year*

Average Annual Cost per Dose

$8.16

8.75%

Average cost per beneficiary*

Manufacturer(s)

  • Teva USA

What is Adderall

This combination medication is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - ADHD. It works by changing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain. Amphetamine/dextroamphetamine belongs to a class of drugs known as stimulants. It can help increase your ability to pay attention, stay focused on an activity, and control behavior problems. It may also help you to organize your tasks and improve listening skills. This drug is also used to treat a certain sleeping disorder (narcolepsy) to help you stay awake during the day. It should not be used to treat tiredness or to hold off sleep in people who do not have a sleep disorder. 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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*Origin of the terms and chart data used within this page: https://data.cms.gov/

Common Questions About Adderall

Yes, Adderall is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Adderall was $8.16.

The average dose of Adderall received per year is 646,970 units

1,765 Medicare beneficiaries received Adderall in 2021, which was a 0.1% from 2020

There were 10,667 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a 0.04% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $543.17

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Adderall was $3,282.70

Teva USA received $5,793,971.05

The total amount spent on Adderall by Medicare is $5,793,971.05

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