Auryxia

Generic name

Ferric Citrate

Covered by Medicare

Yes

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Average Annual Cost per Beneficiary

$6,821.44

Average cost per year*

Average Annual Cost per Dose

$6.68

6.99%

Average cost per beneficiary*

Manufacturer(s)

  • Keryx Biopharma

What is Auryxia

Ferric citrate is used to lower high blood phosphate levels in people who are on dialysis due to severe kidney disease. Dialysis removes some phosphate from your blood, but it is difficult to remove enough to keep your phosphate levels balanced. Decreasing blood phosphate levels can help keep your bones strong, prevent unsafe buildup of minerals in your body, and may decrease the risk of heart disease and strokes that can result from high phosphate levels. This medication works by binding to phosphate in the foods you eat. The phosphate then passes out of your body in your stool. Ferric citrate is a form of iron. This medication is also used to treat low blood levels of iron (anemia) in people with long-term kidney disease who are not on dialysis. Iron is an important mineral that your body needs to produce red blood cells and keep you in good health. 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 Auryxia

Yes, Auryxia is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Auryxia was $6.68.

The average dose of Auryxia received per year is 23,962,055 units

29,189 Medicare beneficiaries received Auryxia in 2021, which was a -0.02% from 2020

There were 129,743 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a -0.05% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $1,534.66

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Auryxia was $6,821.44

Keryx Biopharma received $199,110,901.46

The total amount spent on Auryxia by Medicare is $199,110,901.46

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