Cytomel

Generic name

Liothyronine Sodium

Covered by Medicare

Yes

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Average Annual Cost per Beneficiary

$912.68

Average cost per year*

Average Annual Cost per Dose

$2.04

1.89%

Average cost per beneficiary*

Manufacturer(s)

  • Pfizer US Pharm

What is Cytomel

Liothyronine is used to treat an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). It replaces or provides more thyroid hormone, which is normally made by the thyroid gland. Liothyronine is a man-made form of thyroid hormone. Low thyroid hormone levels can occur naturally or when the thyroid gland is injured by radiation/medications or removed by surgery. Having enough thyroid hormone helps you stay healthy. For children, having enough thyroid hormone helps them grow and learn normally. This medication is also used to treat other types of thyroid problems (such as certain types of goiters, thyroid cancer). It can also be used to test for certain types of thyroid disease. This medication should not be used to treat infertility unless it is caused by low thyroid hormone levels. 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 Cytomel

Yes, Cytomel is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Cytomel was $2.04.

The average dose of Cytomel received per year is 1,438,799 units

2,769 Medicare beneficiaries received Cytomel in 2021, which was a -0.09% from 2020

There were 11,200 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a -0.13% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $225.64

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Cytomel was $912.68

Pfizer US Pharm received $2,527,213.18

The total amount spent on Cytomel by Medicare is $2,527,213.18

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