Imitrex

Generic name

Sumatriptan

Covered by Medicare

Yes

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Average Annual Cost per Beneficiary

$2,915.52

Average cost per year*

Average Annual Cost per Dose

$84.03

0.72%

Average cost per beneficiary*

Manufacturer(s)

  • Glaxosmithkline

What is Imitrex

Sumatriptan is used to treat migraines. It helps to relieve headache, pain, and other migraine symptoms (including nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light/sound). Prompt treatment helps you return to your normal routine and may decrease your need for other pain medications. Sumatriptan belongs to a class of drugs known as triptans. It affects a certain natural substance (serotonin) that causes narrowing of blood vessels in the brain. It may also relieve pain by affecting certain nerves in the brain. Sumatriptan does not prevent future migraines or lessen how often you get migraine 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 Imitrex

Yes, Imitrex is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Imitrex was $84.03.

The average dose of Imitrex received per year is 3,859 units

76 Medicare beneficiaries received Imitrex in 2021, which was a -0.1% from 2020

There were 259 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a -0.16% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $855.52

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Imitrex was $2,915.52

Glaxosmithkline received $221,579.88

The total amount spent on Imitrex by Medicare is $221,579.88

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