Brilinta

Generic name

Ticagrelor

Covered by Medicare

Yes

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Average Annual Cost per Beneficiary

$2,729.14

Average cost per year*

Average Annual Cost per Dose

$6.99

6.54%

Average cost per beneficiary*

Manufacturer(s)

  • Astrazeneca

What is Brilinta

Ticagrelor is used along with low-dose aspirin to help prevent heart attack and stroke in people with heart problems (such as unstable angina, previous heart attack). It may also prevent blood clots after certain heart surgeries (such as stent placement). Ticagrelor works by blocking platelets from sticking together and prevents them from forming harmful clots. It is an antiplatelet drug. It keeps blood flowing smoothly in your body. 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 Brilinta

Yes, Brilinta is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Brilinta was $6.99.

The average dose of Brilinta received per year is 77,967,951 units

220,718 Medicare beneficiaries received Brilinta in 2021, which was a 0% from 2020

There were 954,211 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a -0.06% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $631.28

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Brilinta was $2,729.14

Astrazeneca received $602,371,202.85

The total amount spent on Brilinta by Medicare is $602,371,202.85

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