Atelvia

Generic name

Risedronate Sodium

Covered by Medicare

Yes

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Average Annual Cost per Beneficiary

$2,014.16

Average cost per year*

Average Annual Cost per Dose

$66.20

2.68%

Average cost per beneficiary*

Manufacturer(s)

  • Actavis/Allerga

What is Atelvia

Risedronate is used to prevent and treat certain types of bone loss (osteoporosis) in adults. Osteoporosis causes bones to become thinner and break more easily. Your chance of developing osteoporosis increases as you age, after menopause, or if you are taking corticosteroid medications (such as prednisone) for a long time. This medication works by slowing bone loss. This effect helps maintain strong bones and reduce the risk of broken bones (fractures). Risedronate belongs to a class of medications called bisphosphonates. 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 Atelvia

Yes, Atelvia is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Atelvia was $66.20.

The average dose of Atelvia received per year is 19,329 units

198 Medicare beneficiaries received Atelvia in 2021, which was a -0.29% from 2020

There were 912 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a -0.38% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $437.28

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Atelvia was $2,014.16

Actavis/Allerga received $398,803.89

The total amount spent on Atelvia by Medicare is $398,803.89

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