Albuterol Sulfate HFA

Generic name

Albuterol Sulfate

Covered by Medicare

Yes

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Average Annual Cost per Beneficiary

$133.25

Average cost per year*

Average Annual Cost per Dose

$3.84

-1.28%

Average cost per beneficiary*

Manufacturer(s)

  • Perrigo/Padagis
  • Teva USA
  • Par Pharm.
  • Sandoz
  • Civica, Inc.
  • Lupin Pharmaceu
  • Cipla USA, Inc.
  • Prasco Labs

What is Albuterol Sulfate HFA

Albuterol (also known as salbutamol) is used to prevent and treat wheezing and shortness of breath caused by breathing problems (such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). It is also used to prevent asthma brought on by exercise. It is a quick-relief drug. 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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*Origin of the terms and chart data used within this page: https://data.cms.gov/

Common Questions About Albuterol Sulfate HFA

Yes, Albuterol Sulfate HFA is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Albuterol Sulfate HFA was $3.84.

The average dose of Albuterol Sulfate HFA received per year is 77,500,322 units

4,847,424 Medicare beneficiaries received Albuterol Sulfate HFA in 2021, which was a 0.32% from 2020

There were 12,787,802 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a 0.43% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $50.51

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Albuterol Sulfate HFA was $133.25

The most expensive manufacturer of Albuterol Sulfate HFA is Cipla USA, Inc.

Prasco Labs is the least expensive manufacturer with an Average Spending Per Dosage Unit of $2.39

Prasco Labs received $232,335,382.85

The total amount spent on Albuterol Sulfate HFA by Medicare is $645,935,389.53

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