Glucagon Emergency Kit

Generic name

Glucagon

Covered by Medicare

Yes

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Average Annual Cost per Beneficiary

$532.60

Average cost per year*

Average Annual Cost per Dose

$266.57

-8.18%

Average cost per beneficiary*

Manufacturer(s)

  • Eli Lilly & Co.
  • Amphastar Pharm

What is Glucagon Emergency Kit

This medication is the same as your body's own glucagon, a natural substance that raises blood sugar by causing the body to release sugar stored in the liver. It is used to treat very low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) that may cause you to need help from others. To be ready ahead of time, make sure a family member or caregiver knows where you keep this medication and how to use it. Glucagon may also be used before certain X-ray procedures of the gut. It slows down movement of the stomach, intestines, and colon, which may help make the X-ray more clear. 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 Glucagon Emergency Kit

Yes, Glucagon Emergency Kit is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Glucagon Emergency Kit was $266.57.

The average dose of Glucagon Emergency Kit received per year is 115,079 units

38,769 Medicare beneficiaries received Glucagon Emergency Kit in 2021, which was a -0.25% from 2020

There were 61,123 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a -0.27% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $337.82

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Glucagon Emergency Kit was $532.60

The most expensive manufacturer of Glucagon Emergency Kit is Eli Lilly & Co.

Amphastar Pharm is the least expensive manufacturer with an Average Spending Per Dosage Unit of $242.23

Eli Lilly & Co. received $11,778,362.16

The total amount spent on Glucagon Emergency Kit by Medicare is $20,648,487.90

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