Avapro

Generic name

Irbesartan

Covered by Medicare

Yes

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Average Annual Cost per Beneficiary

$2,341.81

Average cost per year*

Average Annual Cost per Dose

$7.53

6.03%

Average cost per beneficiary*

Manufacturer(s)

  • Sanofi-Aventis

What is Avapro

Irbesartan is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and to help protect the kidneys from damage due to diabetes. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Irbesartan belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). It works by relaxing blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily. 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 Avapro

Yes, Avapro is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Avapro was $7.53.

The average dose of Avapro received per year is 685,022 units

1,780 Medicare beneficiaries received Avapro in 2021, which was a -0.2% from 2020

There were 7,858 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a -0.2% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $530.47

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Avapro was $2,341.81

Sanofi-Aventis received $4,168,422.28

The total amount spent on Avapro by Medicare is $4,168,422.28

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