Atrovent HFA

Generic name

Ipratropium Bromide

Covered by Medicare

Yes

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Average Annual Cost per Beneficiary

$1,923.56

Average cost per year*

Average Annual Cost per Dose

$34.21

5.61%

Average cost per beneficiary*

Manufacturer(s)

  • Boehringer Ing.

What is Atrovent HFA

Ipratropium is used to control and prevent symptoms (wheezing and shortness of breath) caused by ongoing lung disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD which includes bronchitis and emphysema). It works by relaxing the muscles around the airways so that they open up and you can breathe more easily. Controlling symptoms of breathing problems can decrease time lost from work or school. For preventing symptoms of lung disease, this medication must be used regularly to be effective. Use your quick-relief inhaler (such as albuterol, also called salbutamol in some countries) for wheezing or sudden shortness of breath unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Ipratropium does not work as fast as your quick-relief inhaler, but may sometimes be used to relieve symptoms of wheezing or sudden shortness of breath if so prescribed by your doctor. 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 Atrovent HFA

Yes, Atrovent HFA is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Atrovent HFA was $34.21.

The average dose of Atrovent HFA received per year is 4,262,076 units

69,491 Medicare beneficiaries received Atrovent HFA in 2021, which was a -0.03% from 2020

There were 244,810 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a -0.04% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $546.02

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Atrovent HFA was $1,923.56

Boehringer Ing. received $133,670,252.55

The total amount spent on Atrovent HFA by Medicare is $133,670,252.55

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