Azelex

Generic name

Azelaic Acid

Covered by Medicare

Yes

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Average Annual Cost per Beneficiary

$1,206.16

Average cost per year*

Average Annual Cost per Dose

$15.26

3.44%

Average cost per beneficiary*

Manufacturer(s)

  • Almirall, LLC

What is Azelex

This medication is used to treat mild to moderate acne. It works by reducing the amount of acne-causing bacteria on the skin and by helping to keep your pores open and unblocked, thus decreasing the number of acne pimples. Azelaic acid belongs to a class of drugs known as dicarboxylic acids. 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 Azelex

Yes, Azelex is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Azelex was $15.26.

The average dose of Azelex received per year is 32,568 units

1,143 Medicare beneficiaries received Azelex in 2021, which was a 0.06% from 2020

There were 2,089 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a 0.28% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $659.95

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Azelex was $1,206.16

Almirall, LLC received $1,378,645.24

The total amount spent on Azelex by Medicare is $1,378,645.24

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