Armour Thyroid

Generic name

Thyroid,Pork

Covered by Medicare

Yes

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Average Annual Cost per Beneficiary

$316.18

Average cost per year*

Average Annual Cost per Dose

$1.08

6.29%

Average cost per beneficiary*

Manufacturer(s)

  • Forest/Allergan

What is Armour Thyroid

Thyroid hormone is used to treat underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). It is a natural product made from animal thyroid glands (usually a pig's). It replaces or provides more thyroid hormone, which is normally produced by the thyroid gland. Low thyroid hormone levels can occur naturally or when the thyroid gland is injured by radiation/medications or removed by surgery. Having enough thyroid hormone is important for maintaining normal mental and physical activity. In children, having enough thyroid hormone is important for normal mental and physical development. This medication is also used to treat other types of thyroid disorders (such as certain types of goiters, thyroid cancer) and also to test for thyroid function. This medication should not be used to treat infertility unless it is caused by low thyroid hormone levels. Older adults should discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with their doctor or pharmacist. 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 Armour Thyroid

Yes, Armour Thyroid is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Armour Thyroid was $1.08.

The average dose of Armour Thyroid received per year is 17,574,342 units

67,080 Medicare beneficiaries received Armour Thyroid in 2021, which was a 0.07% from 2020

There were 293,816 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a 0.06% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $72.19

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Armour Thyroid was $316.18

Forest/Allergan received $21,209,388.05

The total amount spent on Armour Thyroid by Medicare is $21,209,388.05

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