Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate

Generic name

Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate

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  • Teva USA
  • Sun Pharmaceuti
  • Sandoz
  • Rising Pharm
  • Prasco Labs
  • Northstar Rx Ll
  • Mylan Instituti
  • Mylan
  • Mckesson Packag
  • Zydus Pharmaceu
  • Major Pharmaceu
  • Jubilant Cadist
  • Dr.Reddy'S Lab
  • Bayshore Pharma
  • Avpak
  • Amneal Pharmace
  • Actavis/Teva
  • Accord Healthca
  • AHP

What is Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate

Hydroxychloroquine is used to prevent or treat malaria caused by mosquito bites. The United States Center for Disease Control provides updated guidelines and travel recommendations for the prevention and treatment of malaria in different parts of the world. Discuss the most recent information with your doctor before traveling to areas where malaria occurs. This medication is also used to treat certain auto-immune diseases (lupus, rheumatoid arthritis). It belongs to a class of medications known as disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs). It can reduce skin problems in lupus and prevent swelling/pain in arthritis. Hydroxychloroquine is not recommended for coronavirus infection, also known as COVID-19, unless you are enrolled in a study. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits. 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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Common Questions About Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate

Yes, Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate was $0.77.

The average dose of Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate received per year is 179,551,743 units

582,395 Medicare beneficiaries received Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate in 2021, which was a -0.02% from 2020

There were 2,354,877 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a -0.03% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $71.48

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate was $289.04

The most expensive manufacturer of Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate is Avpak

Mylan is the least expensive manufacturer with an Average Spending Per Dosage Unit of $0.31

Zydus Pharmaceu received $54,931,866.88

The total amount spent on Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate by Medicare is $168,335,277.54

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