Inbrija

Generic name

Levodopa

Covered by Medicare

Yes

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Average Annual Cost per Beneficiary

$10,302.57

Average cost per year*

Average Annual Cost per Dose

$17.12

4.26%

Average cost per beneficiary*

Manufacturer(s)

  • Acorda Therapeu

What is Inbrija

This medication is used when needed to treat the return of Parkinson's symptoms (known as OFF episodes) in people with Parkinson's disease who are treated with carbidopa/levodopa medicines. Parkinson's disease tends to worsen over time, and you may need extra levodopa from time to time to keep symptoms (such as shakiness, stiffness, difficulty moving) from returning. This medication does not replace your regular carbidopa/levodopa medicine. Keep taking your carbidopa/levodopa medicine regularly as directed by your doctor. Parkinson's disease is thought to be caused by too little of a naturally occurring substance (dopamine) in the brain. Levodopa changes into dopamine in the brain, helping to control movement. 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 Inbrija

Yes, Inbrija is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Inbrija was $17.12.

The average dose of Inbrija received per year is 685,380 units

2,442 Medicare beneficiaries received Inbrija in 2021, which was a 0% from 2020

There were 9,408 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a 0.11% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $2,674.20

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Inbrija was $10,302.57

Acorda Therapeu received $25,158,885.61

The total amount spent on Inbrija by Medicare is $25,158,885.61

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