Entecavir

Generic name

Entecavir

Covered by Medicare

Yes

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Average Annual Cost per Beneficiary

$1,823.74

Average cost per year*

Average Annual Cost per Dose

$7.43

2.72%

Average cost per beneficiary*

Manufacturer(s)

  • Zydus Pharmaceu
  • Teva USA
  • Solco Healthcar
  • Northstar Rx Ll
  • Marlex Pharm.
  • Florida Pharmac
  • Epic Pharma LLC
  • Cipla USA, Inc.
  • Camber Pharmace
  • Breckenridge
  • Aurobindo Pharm
  • Amneal Pharmace
  • Accord Healthca

What is Entecavir

See also Warning section. Entecavir is used to treat long-term hepatitis B infection. Hepatitis B is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis B virus. Long-term infection can cause liver damage, rarely liver cancer, and liver failure. Entecavir helps to decrease the amount of hepatitis B virus in your body. It is unknown if this medication lowers your chance of getting liver cancer or liver damage. Entecavir is an antiviral that belongs to a class of drugs known as hepatitis B virus nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Entecavir is not a cure for hepatitis B. It does not prevent the spread of the virus to others through sexual contact or blood/body fluid contamination (such as sharing used needles). 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 Entecavir

Yes, Entecavir is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Entecavir was $7.43.

The average dose of Entecavir received per year is 4,073,699 units

19,810 Medicare beneficiaries received Entecavir in 2021, which was a 0.11% from 2020

There were 109,528 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a 0.02% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $329.85

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Entecavir was $1,823.74

The most expensive manufacturer of Entecavir is Teva USA

Florida Pharmac is the least expensive manufacturer with an Average Spending Per Dosage Unit of $1.93

Solco Healthcar received $8,055,360.87

The total amount spent on Entecavir by Medicare is $36,128,324.35

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