Bactrim

Generic name

Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim

Covered by Medicare

Yes

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Average Annual Cost per Beneficiary

$245.55

Average cost per year*

Average Annual Cost per Dose

$1.43

2.55%

Average cost per beneficiary*

Manufacturer(s)

  • Caraco Pharma I

What is Bactrim

This medication is a combination of two antibiotics: sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim. It is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections (such as middle ear, urine, respiratory, and intestinal infections). It is also used to prevent and treat a certain type of pneumonia (pneumocystis-type). This medication should not be used in children less than 2 months of age due to the risk of serious side effects. This medication treats only certain types of infections. It will not work for viral infections (such as flu). Unnecessary use or misuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness. 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 Bactrim

Yes, Bactrim is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Bactrim was $1.43.

The average dose of Bactrim received per year is 2,100 units

15 Medicare beneficiaries received Bactrim in 2019, which was a -0.06% from 2018

There were 17 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a 0% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $109.49

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Bactrim was $245.55

Caraco Pharma I received $1,861.27

The total amount spent on Bactrim by Medicare is $1,861.27

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