Alprazolam ER

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  • Aurobindo Pharm
  • Actavis/Teva

What is Alprazolam ER

This medication is used to treat the panic and anxiety symptoms associated with panic disorder. Alprazolam belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines which act on the brain and nerves (central nervous system) to produce a calming effect. It works by enhancing the effects of a certain natural chemical in the body (GABA). 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 Alprazolam ER

Yes, Alprazolam ER is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Alprazolam ER was $0.80.

The average dose of Alprazolam ER received per year is 2,384,368 units

7,987 Medicare beneficiaries received Alprazolam ER in 2021, which was a -0.01% from 2020

There were 43,192 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a 0.03% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $38.75

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Alprazolam ER was $209.54

The most expensive manufacturer of Alprazolam ER is Actavis/Teva

Aurobindo Pharm is the least expensive manufacturer with an Average Spending Per Dosage Unit of $0.79

Aurobindo Pharm received $1,508,599.86

The total amount spent on Alprazolam ER by Medicare is $1,673,614.61

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