Avodart

Generic name

Dutasteride

Covered by Medicare

Yes

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Average Annual Cost per Beneficiary

$1,913.54

Average cost per year*

Average Annual Cost per Dose

$6.80

6.02%

Average cost per beneficiary*

Manufacturer(s)

  • GSK/ Woodward P

What is Avodart

This medication is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia-BPH). It works by reducing the size of the enlarged prostate. This helps to relieve symptoms of BPH such as difficulty in beginning the flow of urine, weak stream, and the need to urinate frequently or urgently (including during the middle of the night). It may also reduce the need for surgery to treat BPH. Dutasteride is not approved for prevention of prostate cancer. It may slightly increase the risk of developing a very serious form of prostate cancer. Talk to your doctor about the benefits and risks. This medication should not be used by women or children. 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.

Drug Trends

*Origin of the terms and chart data used within this page: https://data.cms.gov/

Common Questions About Avodart

Yes, Avodart is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Avodart was $6.80.

The average dose of Avodart received per year is 734,078 units

1,582 Medicare beneficiaries received Avodart in 2021, which was a -0.21% from 2020

There were 7,469 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a -0.22% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $405.30

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Avodart was $1,913.54

GSK/ Woodward P received $3,027,223.04

The total amount spent on Avodart by Medicare is $3,027,223.04

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