Errin

Generic name

Norethindrone

Covered by Medicare

Yes

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Average Annual Cost per Beneficiary

$100.36

Average cost per year*

Average Annual Cost per Dose

$0.57

-12.53%

Average cost per beneficiary*

Manufacturer(s)

  • Mayne Pharma In

What is Errin

This medication is used to prevent pregnancy. It is often referred to as the "mini-pill" because it does not contain any estrogen. Norethindrone (a form of progestin) is a hormone that prevents pregnancy by making vaginal fluid thicker to help prevent sperm from reaching an egg (fertilization) and changing the lining of the uterus (womb) to prevent attachment of a fertilized egg. If a fertilized egg does not attach to the uterus, it passes out of the body. This medication also stops the release of an egg (ovulation) in about half of a woman's menstrual cycles. While the "mini-pill" is more effective than certain other methods of birth control (such as condoms, cervical cap, diaphragm), it is less effective than combination hormone (estrogen and progestin) birth control because it does not consistently prevent ovulation. It is usually used by women who cannot take estrogen. To reduce the risk of pregnancy, it is very important to take this medication exactly as prescribed. Using this medication does not protect you or your partner against sexually transmitted diseases (such as HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia). 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 Errin

Yes, Errin is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Errin was $0.57.

The average dose of Errin received per year is 220,058 units

1,645 Medicare beneficiaries received Errin in 2021, which was a 0.06% from 2020

There were 5,476 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a 0.06% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $30.15

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Errin was $100.36

Mayne Pharma In received $165,092.55

The total amount spent on Errin by Medicare is $165,092.55

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