Lithium Carbonate ER

Generic name

Lithium Carbonate

Covered by Medicare


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  • Roxane/West-War
  • Rising Pharm
  • Pd-Rx Pharm
  • Mylan
  • Mylan Instituti
  • Glenmark Pharma
  • Avet Pharmaceut
  • Ani Pharmaceuti
  • AHP

What is Lithium Carbonate ER

This medication is used to treat manic-depressive disorder (bipolar disorder). It works to stabilize the mood and reduce extremes in behavior by restoring the balance of certain natural substances (neurotransmitters) in the brain. Some of the benefits of continued use of this medication include decreasing how often manic episodes occur and decreasing the symptoms of manic episodes such as exaggerated feelings of well-being, feelings that others wish to harm you, irritability, anxiousness, rapid/loud speech, and aggressive/hostile behaviors. 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 Lithium Carbonate ER

Yes, Lithium Carbonate ER is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Lithium Carbonate ER was $0.25.

The average dose of Lithium Carbonate ER received per year is 32,423,402 units

64,041 Medicare beneficiaries received Lithium Carbonate ER in 2021, which was a -0.02% from 2020

There were 420,753 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a -0.02% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $18.17

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Lithium Carbonate ER was $119.38

The most expensive manufacturer of Lithium Carbonate ER is Mylan Instituti

Avet Pharmaceut is the least expensive manufacturer with an Average Spending Per Dosage Unit of $0.18

Glenmark Pharma received $3,239,112.90

The total amount spent on Lithium Carbonate ER by Medicare is $7,645,435.33

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