Buprenorphine HCl

Generic name

Buprenorphine HCl

Covered by Medicare


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Average Annual Cost per Beneficiary


Average cost per year*

Average Annual Cost per Dose



Average cost per beneficiary*


  • West-Ward/Hikma*
  • Sun Pharmaceuti
  • Rhodes Pharmace
  • Par Pharm.
  • Hi-Tech/Akorn C
  • Actavis/Teva

What is Buprenorphine HCl

Buprenorphine is used to treat dependence/addiction to opioids. Buprenorphine belongs to a class of drugs called mixed opioid agonist-antagonists. It helps prevent withdrawal symptoms caused by stopping other opioids. It is used as part of a complete treatment program for drug abuse (such as compliance monitoring, counseling, behavioral contract, lifestyle changes). 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 Buprenorphine HCl

Yes, Buprenorphine HCl is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Buprenorphine HCl was $1.13.

The average dose of Buprenorphine HCl received per year is 11,823,348 units

34,291 Medicare beneficiaries received Buprenorphine HCl in 2021, which was a 0.1% from 2020

There were 274,098 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a 0.08% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $67.20

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Buprenorphine HCl was $537.19

The most expensive manufacturer of Buprenorphine HCl is Par Pharm.

Rhodes Pharmace is the least expensive manufacturer with an Average Spending Per Dosage Unit of $0.60

West-Ward/Hikma* received $6,427,604.75

The total amount spent on Buprenorphine HCl by Medicare is $18,420,658.55

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