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  • Teva/Novaplus
  • Taro Pharm USA
  • Vitruvias Thera
  • Strides Pharma
  • Sola Pharmaceut
  • Qualitest/Par P
  • Quagen Pharmace
  • Puretek Corpora
  • Teligent Pharma
  • Rhodes Pharmace
  • Northstar Rx Ll
  • Mylan
  • Macleods Pharma
  • Ipg Pharmaceuti
  • Hi-Tech/Akorn C
  • Glenmark Pharma
  • Fougera/Sandoz
  • Ascend Laborato
  • Amneal Pharmace
  • Alembic Pharmac
  • IGI Labs, Inc./
  • Akorn Inc.
  • Actavis/Teva

What is Lidocaine

Lidocaine is used to temporarily numb and relieve pain from minor burns (including sunburn), skin abrasions, insect bites, and other painful conditions affecting mucous membranes. Some lidocaine products are used to numb the lining of the mouth or throat before certain medical/dental procedures. It is also used to decrease pain while dentures are being fitted and while your gums are adjusting to the dentures. It should not be used long-term to decrease pain from poorly fitting dentures. Lidocaine belongs to a class of drugs called local anesthetics. This product should not be used to treat teething pain in infants and young children due to an increased risk of serious side effects. Talk to the doctor for more details and for other ways to treat teething pain. 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 Lidocaine

Yes, Lidocaine is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Lidocaine was $2.78.

The average dose of Lidocaine received per year is 95,330,644 units

379,859 Medicare beneficiaries received Lidocaine in 2021, which was a 0.07% from 2020

There were 1,148,366 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a 0.05% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $131.17

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Lidocaine was $396.54

The most expensive manufacturer of Lidocaine is Puretek Corpora

Vitruvias Thera is the least expensive manufacturer with an Average Spending Per Dosage Unit of $0.45

Actavis/Teva received $73,609,252.50

The total amount spent on Lidocaine by Medicare is $150,631,117.10

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