Clarinex

Generic name

Desloratadine

Covered by Medicare

Yes

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Average Annual Cost per Beneficiary

$1,599.92

Average cost per year*

Average Annual Cost per Dose

$7.21

2.12%

Average cost per beneficiary*

Manufacturer(s)

  • Organon LLC
  • Merck Sharp & D

What is Clarinex

Desloratadine is an antihistamine used to relieve allergy symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, itching eyes/nose, sneezing, hives, and itching. It works by blocking a certain natural substance (histamine) that your body makes during an allergic reaction. 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 Clarinex

Yes, Clarinex is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Clarinex was $7.21.

The average dose of Clarinex received per year is 146,228 units

426 Medicare beneficiaries received Clarinex in 2021, which was a -0.14% from 2020

There were 1,538 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a -0.22% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $443.15

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Clarinex was $1,599.92

The most expensive manufacturer of Clarinex is Organon LLC

Merck Sharp & D is the least expensive manufacturer with an Average Spending Per Dosage Unit of $7.20

Merck Sharp & D received $674,790.14

The total amount spent on Clarinex by Medicare is $681,564.36

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