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  • Aiping Pharmace
  • Acella Pharmace
  • Alembic Pharmac
  • Zydus Pharmaceu
  • Tagi Pharma
  • Strides Pharma
  • Major Pharmaceu
  • Epic Pharma LLC
  • Camber Pharmace
  • Bionpharma Inc.
  • Ascend Laborato

What is Benzonatate

This medication is used to treat coughs caused by the common cold and other breathing problems (e.g., pneumonia, bronchitis, emphysema, asthma). It works by reducing the reflex in the lungs that causes the urge to cough. Use of this medication is not recommended in children younger than 10 years. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. 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 Benzonatate

Yes, Benzonatate is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Benzonatate was $0.37.

The average dose of Benzonatate received per year is 1,078,829 units

34,686 Medicare beneficiaries received Benzonatate in 2021, which was a 0.14% from 2020

There were 51,323 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a 0.1% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $12.19

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Benzonatate was $18.04

The most expensive manufacturer of Benzonatate is Bionpharma Inc.

Aiping Pharmace is the least expensive manufacturer with an Average Spending Per Dosage Unit of $0.16

Epic Pharma LLC received $256,895.21

The total amount spent on Benzonatate by Medicare is $625,566.47

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