Brovana

Generic name

Arformoterol Tartrate

Covered by Medicare

Yes

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Average Annual Cost per Beneficiary

$2,744.28

Average cost per year*

Average Annual Cost per Dose

$9.23

-2.54%

Average cost per beneficiary*

Manufacturer(s)

  • Sunovion Pharma

What is Brovana

Arformoterol is used as a long-term (maintenance) treatment to prevent and decrease wheezing and shortness of breath caused by breathing problems (such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema). Arformoterol belongs to the class of drugs known as long-acting beta agonists (LABAs). Arformoterol is also known as a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing the muscles around the airways so that they open up and you can breathe more easily. Controlling symptoms of breathing problems can decrease time lost from work or school. This medication does not work right away and should not be used for sudden attacks of breathing trouble. Your doctor must prescribe a quick-relief medicine/inhaler (such as albuterol, also known as salbutamol) for sudden shortness of breath while you are using arformoterol. You should always have a quick-relief inhaler with you. Arformoterol is not approved to treat asthma. People with asthma using long-acting inhaled beta agonists (such as arformoterol) without also using an inhaled corticosteroid may have an increased risk of serious (sometimes fatal) breathing problems. 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 Brovana

Yes, Brovana is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Brovana was $9.23.

The average dose of Brovana received per year is 1,664,702 units

1,822 Medicare beneficiaries received Brovana in 2021, which was a -0.58% from 2020

There were 7,208 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a -0.59% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $693.68

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Brovana was $2,744.28

Sunovion Pharma received $5,000,079.77

The total amount spent on Brovana by Medicare is $5,000,079.77

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