Ezetimibe

Generic name

Ezetimibe

Covered by Medicare

Yes

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Average Annual Cost per Beneficiary

$213.60

Average cost per year*

Average Annual Cost per Dose

$0.81

-12.36%

Average cost per beneficiary*

Manufacturer(s)

  • Zydus Pharmaceu
  • Sciegen Pharmac
  • Sandoz
  • Ohm-Sun Pharmac
  • Northstar Rx Ll
  • Major Pharmaceu
  • Gsms, Inc.
  • Aurobindo Pharm
  • Ascend Laborato
  • Apotex Corp
  • Amneal Pharmace
  • Actavis/Teva
  • Accord Healthca
  • AHP

What is Ezetimibe

Ezetimibe is used along with a low cholesterol/low fat diet and exercise to help lower cholesterol in the blood. Ezetimibe may be used alone or with other drugs (such as "statins" or fibrates). Ezetimibe works by reducing the amount of cholesterol your body absorbs from your diet. Reducing cholesterol may help prevent strokes and heart attacks. 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 Ezetimibe

Yes, Ezetimibe is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Ezetimibe was $0.81.

The average dose of Ezetimibe received per year is 227,114,623 units

1,337,571 Medicare beneficiaries received Ezetimibe in 2021, which was a 0.18% from 2020

There were 5,008,626 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a 0.13% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $57.04

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Ezetimibe was $213.60

The most expensive manufacturer of Ezetimibe is AHP

Gsms, Inc. is the least expensive manufacturer with an Average Spending Per Dosage Unit of $0.37

Amneal Pharmace received $88,018,184.31

The total amount spent on Ezetimibe by Medicare is $285,698,640.96

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