Apidra

Generic name

Insulin Glulisine

Covered by Medicare

Yes

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Average Annual Cost per Beneficiary

$4,049.34

Average cost per year*

Average Annual Cost per Dose

$28.13

1.26%

Average cost per beneficiary*

Manufacturer(s)

  • Sanofi-Aventis

What is Apidra

Insulin glulisine is used with a proper diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar in people with 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. Insulin glulisine is a man-made product that is similar to human insulin. It replaces the insulin that your body would normally make. Insulin glulisine starts working faster and lasts for a shorter time than regular insulin. It works by helping blood sugar (glucose) get into cells so your body can use it for energy. This medication is usually used with a medium- or long-acting insulin product. 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 Apidra

Yes, Apidra is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Apidra was $28.13.

The average dose of Apidra received per year is 221,995 units

931 Medicare beneficiaries received Apidra in 2021, which was a -0.19% from 2020

There were 3,667 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a -0.21% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $1,028.07

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Apidra was $4,049.34

Sanofi-Aventis received $3,769,932.12

The total amount spent on Apidra by Medicare is $3,769,932.12

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