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  • Eci Pharmaceuti
  • Time-Cap Labs
  • Aurobindo Pharm
  • Taro Pharm USA
  • Polygen Pharmac
  • Method Pharmace
  • Perrigo Co.
  • Major Pharmaceu
  • Landmark Supply
  • Hi-Tech/Akorn C
  • Legacy Pharmace
  • Florida Pharmac
  • Mckesson Packag
  • Strides Pharma
  • Ascend Laborato
  • Aphena Pharma S
  • Bi-Coastal Phar
  • Avkare
  • Alivio Medical
  • Aiping Pharmace
  • Amneal Pharmace
  • Biomes Pharmace
  • AHP
  • Actavis/Teva

What is Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is used to relieve pain from various conditions such as headache, dental pain, menstrual cramps, muscle aches, or arthritis. It is also used to reduce fever and to relieve minor aches and pain due to the common cold or flu. Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking your body's production of certain natural substances that cause inflammation. This effect helps to decrease swelling, pain, or fever. If you are treating a chronic condition such as arthritis, ask your doctor about non-drug treatments and/or using other medications to treat your pain. See also Warning section. Check the ingredients on the label even if you have used the product before. The manufacturer may have changed the ingredients. Also, products with similar names may contain different ingredients meant for different purposes. Taking the wrong product could harm you. 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 Ibuprofen

Yes, Ibuprofen is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Ibuprofen was $0.13.

The average dose of Ibuprofen received per year is 405,869,111 units

3,057,833 Medicare beneficiaries received Ibuprofen in 2021, which was a 0.08% from 2020

There were 6,486,465 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a 0.03% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $9.07

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Ibuprofen was $19.25

The most expensive manufacturer of Ibuprofen is AHP

Perrigo Co. is the least expensive manufacturer with an Average Spending Per Dosage Unit of $0.04

Ascend Laborato received $18,481,109.23

The total amount spent on Ibuprofen by Medicare is $58,852,460.70

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