Depo-Medrol

Generic name

Methylprednisolone Acetate

Covered by Medicare

Yes

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Average Annual Cost per Beneficiary

$33.31

Average cost per year*

Average Annual Cost per Dose

$15.15

3.2%

Average cost per beneficiary*

Manufacturer(s)

  • Pharmaci/Pfizer
  • Pfizer/Novaplus

What is Depo-Medrol

Methylprednisolone is used to treat pain and swelling that occurs with arthritis and other joint disorders. This medication may also be used to treat various conditions such as blood disorders, severe allergic reactions, certain cancers, eye conditions, skin/intestinal/kidney/lung diseases, and immune system disorders. It decreases your immune system's response to these conditions and reduces symptoms such as swelling, pain, and allergic-type reactions. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of methylprednisolone, especially if it is to be injected near your spine (epidural). Rare but serious side effects may occur with epidural use. Methylprednisolone is a corticosteroid hormone. Methylprednisolone may also be used with other medications in hormone disorders. 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 Depo-Medrol

Yes, Depo-Medrol is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Depo-Medrol was $15.15.

The average dose of Depo-Medrol received per year is 8,122 units

861 Medicare beneficiaries received Depo-Medrol in 2021, which was a -0.43% from 2020

There were 1,054 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a -0.45% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $27.21

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Depo-Medrol was $33.31

The most expensive manufacturer of Depo-Medrol is Pfizer/Novaplus

Pharmaci/Pfizer is the least expensive manufacturer with an Average Spending Per Dosage Unit of $14.86

Pharmaci/Pfizer received $26,289.50

The total amount spent on Depo-Medrol by Medicare is $28,677.19

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