Docetaxel

Generic name

Docetaxel

Covered by Medicare

Yes

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Average Annual Cost per Beneficiary

$2,772.86

Average cost per year*

Average Annual Cost per Dose

$68.57

-4.34%

Average cost per beneficiary*

Manufacturer(s)

  • Xiromed, LLC
  • Sun Pharma Glob
  • Sandoz
  • Sagent Pharmace
  • Winthrop US
  • Mylan Instituti
  • Ingenus Pharmac
  • Hospira/Pfizer
  • Baxter Healthca
  • Armas Pharmaceu
  • Actavis/Teva
  • Accord Healthca

What is Docetaxel

This medication is used to treat cancer (such as breast, lung, prostate, stomach, and head/neck cancer). Docetaxel is a member of a family of drugs called taxanes. This drug works by slowing cell growth. 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.

Drug Trends

*Origin of the terms and chart data used within this page: https://data.cms.gov/

Common Questions About Docetaxel

Yes, Docetaxel is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Docetaxel was $68.57.

The average dose of Docetaxel received per year is 11,865 units

389 Medicare beneficiaries received Docetaxel in 2021, which was a 0.13% from 2020

There were 1,529 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a 0.21% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $705.46

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Docetaxel was $2,772.86

The most expensive manufacturer of Docetaxel is Accord Healthca

Armas Pharmaceu is the least expensive manufacturer with an Average Spending Per Dosage Unit of $19.28

Ingenus Pharmac received $259,516.41

The total amount spent on Docetaxel by Medicare is $1,078,642.92

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