Balsalazide Disodium

Generic name

Balsalazide Disodium

Covered by Medicare


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Average cost per beneficiary*


  • Apotex Corp
  • West-Ward/Hikma

What is Balsalazide Disodium

Balsalazide is used to treat a certain bowel disease (ulcerative colitis). It helps to reduce symptoms of ulcerative colitis such as diarrhea, rectal bleeding, and stomach pain. Balsalazide belongs to a class of drugs known as aminosalicylates. It works by decreasing swelling in the colon. 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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Common Questions About Balsalazide Disodium

Yes, Balsalazide Disodium is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Balsalazide Disodium was $0.61.

The average dose of Balsalazide Disodium received per year is 38,963,130 units

26,446 Medicare beneficiaries received Balsalazide Disodium in 2021, which was a 0% from 2020

There were 119,147 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a -0.04% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $215.96

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Balsalazide Disodium was $972.96

The most expensive manufacturer of Balsalazide Disodium is Apotex Corp

West-Ward/Hikma is the least expensive manufacturer with an Average Spending Per Dosage Unit of $0.61

West-Ward/Hikma received $18,572,980.83

The total amount spent on Balsalazide Disodium by Medicare is $25,730,993.17

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