Advair Diskus

Generic name

Fluticasone Propion/Salmeterol

Covered by Medicare

Yes

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Average Annual Cost per Beneficiary

$2,356.70

Average cost per year*

Average Annual Cost per Dose

$6.80

8.21%

Average cost per beneficiary*

Manufacturer(s)

  • Glaxosmithkline

What is Advair Diskus

This product is used to control and prevent symptoms (wheezing and shortness of breath) caused by asthma or ongoing lung disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD, which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema). It contains 2 medications: fluticasone and salmeterol. Fluticasone belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. It works by reducing the irritation and swelling of the airways. Salmeterol belongs to the class of drugs known as long-acting beta agonists. It works by relaxing the muscles around the airways so that they open up and you can breathe more easily. Controlling symptoms of breathing problems can decrease time lost from work or school. When used alone, long-acting beta agonists (such as salmeterol) may rarely increase the risk of serious (sometimes fatal) asthma-related breathing problems. However, combination inhaled corticosteroid and long-acting beta agonists, such as this product, do not increase the risk of serious asthma-related breathing problems. For asthma treatment, this product should be used when breathing problems are not well controlled with one asthma-control medication (such as inhaled corticosteroid) or if your symptoms need combination treatment. Before using this medication, it is important to learn how to use it properly. This medication must be used regularly to be effective. It does not work right away and should not be used to relieve sudden asthma attacks. If an asthma attack occurs, use your quick-relief inhaler (such as albuterol, also called salbutamol in some countries) as prescribed. 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 Advair Diskus

Yes, Advair Diskus is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Advair Diskus was $6.80.

The average dose of Advair Diskus received per year is 259,522,485 units

427,565 Medicare beneficiaries received Advair Diskus in 2021, which was a -0.19% from 2020

There were 1,715,666 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a -0.21% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $587.32

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Advair Diskus was $2,356.70

Glaxosmithkline received $1,007,644,268.90

The total amount spent on Advair Diskus by Medicare is $1,007,644,268.90

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