Azasan

Generic name

Azathioprine

Covered by Medicare

Yes

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Average Annual Cost per Beneficiary

$2,836.68

Average cost per year*

Average Annual Cost per Dose

$13.89

10.52%

Average cost per beneficiary*

Manufacturer(s)

  • Salix Pharmaceu

What is Azasan

Azathioprine is used to prevent organ rejection in people who have received a kidney transplant. It is usually taken along with other medications to allow your new kidney to function normally. Azathioprine is also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. In this condition, the body's defense system (immune system) attacks healthy joints. Azathioprine belongs to a class of drugs known as immunosuppressants. It works by weakening the immune system to help your body accept the new kidney as if it were your own (in the case of an organ transplant) or to prevent further damage to your joints (in the case of rheumatoid arthritis). Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of azathioprine, especially when used in children and young adults. 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 Azasan

Yes, Azasan is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Azasan was $13.89.

The average dose of Azasan received per year is 126,851 units

520 Medicare beneficiaries received Azasan in 2021, which was a -0.18% from 2020

There were 1,806 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a -0.25% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $816.76

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Azasan was $2,836.68

Salix Pharmaceu received $1,475,075.12

The total amount spent on Azasan by Medicare is $1,475,075.12

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