Calcium Acetate

Generic name

Calcium Acetate

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  • West-Ward/Hikma
  • Rising Pharm
  • Nostrum Laborat
  • Marlex Pharm.
  • Sandoz
  • Major Pharmaceu
  • Lupin Pharmaceu
  • Exelan Pharmace
  • Cipla USA, Inc.
  • Chartwell Rx Ll
  • Avet Pharmaceut
  • Apnar Pharma, L
  • Amneal Pharmace
  • AHP

What is Calcium Acetate

Calcium acetate is used to prevent high blood phosphate levels in patients who are on dialysis due to severe kidney disease. Dialysis removes some phosphate from your blood, but it is difficult to remove enough to keep your phosphate levels balanced. Decreasing blood phosphate levels can help keep your bones strong, prevent unsafe buildup of minerals in your body, and possibly decrease the risk of heart disease and strokes that can result from high phosphate levels. Calcium acetate is a natural mineral that works by holding onto phosphate from the diet so that it can pass out of 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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Common Questions About Calcium Acetate

Yes, Calcium Acetate is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Calcium Acetate was $0.43.

The average dose of Calcium Acetate received per year is 122,836,024 units

119,965 Medicare beneficiaries received Calcium Acetate in 2021, which was a -0.07% from 2020

There were 441,613 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a 0.01% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $105.47

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Calcium Acetate was $388.25

The most expensive manufacturer of Calcium Acetate is Chartwell Rx Ll

Major Pharmaceu is the least expensive manufacturer with an Average Spending Per Dosage Unit of $0.25

Sandoz received $18,129,659.89

The total amount spent on Calcium Acetate by Medicare is $46,576,819.80

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