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  • Vistapharm
  • Torrent Pharmac
  • Pharm Assoc Inc
  • Morton Grove Ph
  • Lannett Co. Inc
  • Hi-Tech/Akorn C
  • Foxland Pharmac
  • Chartwell Rx Ll

What is Lactulose

This medication is a laxative used to treat constipation. It may help to increase the number of bowel movements per day and the number of days you have a bowel movement. Lactulose is a colonic acidifier that works by increasing stool water content and softening the stool. It is a man-made sugar solution. 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 Lactulose

Yes, Lactulose is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Lactulose was $0.26.

The average dose of Lactulose received per year is 1,342,592,965 units

452,910 Medicare beneficiaries received Lactulose in 2021, which was a -0.01% from 2020

There were 1,458,772 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a -0.04% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $48.04

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Lactulose was $154.74

The most expensive manufacturer of Lactulose is Foxland Pharmac

Torrent Pharmac is the least expensive manufacturer with an Average Spending Per Dosage Unit of $0.03

Foxland Pharmac received $30,646,262.52

The total amount spent on Lactulose by Medicare is $70,082,796.63

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