Chantix

Generic name

Varenicline Tartrate

Covered by Medicare

Yes

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Average Annual Cost per Beneficiary

$1,059.30

Average cost per year*

Average Annual Cost per Dose

$8.59

4.05%

Average cost per beneficiary*

Manufacturer(s)

  • Pfizer US Pharm

What is Chantix

Varenicline is used by adults to help stop smoking. To increase your chance of success, use this medication with a stop-smoking program that includes education, support, and counseling. Quitting smoking lowers your risk of heart and lung disease, as well as cancer. Varenicline works by blocking nicotine's effects in the brain that make you want to smoke. Discuss the risks and benefits of this medication, as well as other ways to quit smoking (such as nicotine replacement treatment), 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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*Origin of the terms and chart data used within this page: https://data.cms.gov/

Common Questions About Chantix

Yes, Chantix is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Chantix was $8.59.

The average dose of Chantix received per year is 32,573,896 units

144,660 Medicare beneficiaries received Chantix in 2021, which was a -0.37% from 2020

There were 295,141 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a -0.5% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $519.20

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Chantix was $1,059.30

Pfizer US Pharm received $153,238,579.93

The total amount spent on Chantix by Medicare is $153,238,579.93

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