Gentak

Generic name

Gentamicin Sulfate

Covered by Medicare

Yes

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Average Annual Cost per Beneficiary

$35.43

Average cost per year*

Average Annual Cost per Dose

$8.32

5.89%

Average cost per beneficiary*

Manufacturer(s)

  • Akorn Inc.

What is Gentak

This medication is used to treat bacterial infections (such as blepharitis, conjunctivitis) of the eye and the skin around the eyes (such as eyelids). It is also used to prevent infection after eye injury or surgery. It belongs to a class of drugs known as aminoglycoside antibiotics. Gentamicin works by killing the bacteria. This medication treats only bacterial eye infections. It will not work for other types of eye infections. Unnecessary use or misuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness. 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 Gentak

Yes, Gentak is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Gentak was $8.32.

The average dose of Gentak received per year is 56,169 units

10,290 Medicare beneficiaries received Gentak in 2021, which was a 0.11% from 2020

There were 12,040 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a 0.13% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $30.28

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Gentak was $35.43

Akorn Inc. received $364,600.62

The total amount spent on Gentak by Medicare is $364,600.62

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