Lomotil

Generic name

Diphenoxylate HCl/Atropine

Covered by Medicare

Yes

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Average Annual Cost per Beneficiary

$1,252.40

Average cost per year*

Average Annual Cost per Dose

$2.79

1.44%

Average cost per beneficiary*

Manufacturer(s)

  • Pfizer US Pharm

What is Lomotil

This medication is used to treat diarrhea. It helps to decrease the number and frequency of bowel movements. It works by slowing the movement of the intestines. Diphenoxylate is similar to opioid pain relievers, but it acts mainly to slow the gut. Atropine belongs to a class of drugs known as anticholinergics, which help to dry up body fluids and also slow gut movement. This medication should not be used to treat diarrhea caused by certain types of infection (such as C. difficile-associated diarrhea following antibiotic therapy). Talk to your doctor for more details. This medication is not recommended for use in children younger than 6 years due to an increased risk of serious side effects (such as breathing problems). 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 Lomotil

Yes, Lomotil is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Lomotil was $2.79.

The average dose of Lomotil received per year is 150,841 units

260 Medicare beneficiaries received Lomotil in 2021, which was a -0.14% from 2020

There were 862 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a -0.15% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $377.75

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Lomotil was $1,252.40

Pfizer US Pharm received $325,624.27

The total amount spent on Lomotil by Medicare is $325,624.27

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