Alogliptin-Metformin

Generic name

Alogliptin Benz/Metformin HCl

Covered by Medicare

Yes

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Average Annual Cost per Beneficiary

$708.55

Average cost per year*

Average Annual Cost per Dose

$2.95

-2.65%

Average cost per beneficiary*

Manufacturer(s)

  • Perrigo/Padagis

What is Alogliptin-Metformin

This combination medication is used with a proper diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual function problems. Proper control of diabetes may also lessen your risk of a heart attack or stroke. This product contains 2 medications: alogliptin and metformin. Alogliptin works by increasing levels of natural substances called incretins. Incretins help to control blood sugar by increasing insulin release, especially after a meal. They also decrease the amount of sugar your liver makes. Metformin works by helping to restore your body's proper response to the insulin you naturally produce. It also decreases the amount of sugar that your liver makes and that your stomach/intestines absorb. 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 Alogliptin-Metformin

Yes, Alogliptin-Metformin is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Alogliptin-Metformin was $2.95.

The average dose of Alogliptin-Metformin received per year is 402,004 units

1,772 Medicare beneficiaries received Alogliptin-Metformin in 2021, which was a 0.13% from 2020

There were 5,096 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a 0.28% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $246.38

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Alogliptin-Metformin was $708.55

Perrigo/Padagis received $1,255,547.56

The total amount spent on Alogliptin-Metformin by Medicare is $1,255,547.56

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