Albuterol Sulfate

Generic name

Albuterol Sulfate

Covered by Medicare


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  • Mylan*
  • Zydus Pharmaceu
  • Sun Pharma Glob
  • Virtus Pharmace
  • Ritedose Pharma
  • Rising Pharm
  • Quagen Pharmace
  • Nephron Corp
  • Nivagen Pharmac
  • Mylan Instituti
  • Hi-Tech/Akorn C*
  • Actavis/Teva*
  • Amneal Pharmace
  • Mutual Pharm Co
  • AHP*

What is Albuterol Sulfate

Albuterol (also known as salbutamol) is used to treat wheezing and shortness of breath caused by breathing problems such as asthma. It is a quick-relief medication. Albuterol belongs to a class of drugs known as bronchodilators. 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. 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 Albuterol Sulfate

Yes, Albuterol Sulfate is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Albuterol Sulfate was $0.48.

The average dose of Albuterol Sulfate received per year is 52,607,069 units

83,986 Medicare beneficiaries received Albuterol Sulfate in 2021, which was a -0.31% from 2020

There were 231,353 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a -0.3% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $49.48

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Albuterol Sulfate was $136.30

The most expensive manufacturer of Albuterol Sulfate is Mylan Instituti

Actavis/Teva* is the least expensive manufacturer with an Average Spending Per Dosage Unit of $0.05

Amneal Pharmace received $2,610,789.08

The total amount spent on Albuterol Sulfate by Medicare is $11,447,166.26

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