Loperamide

Generic name

Loperamide HCl

Covered by Medicare

Yes

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Average Annual Cost per Beneficiary

$66.81

Average cost per year*

Average Annual Cost per Dose

$0.42

8.72%

Average cost per beneficiary*

Manufacturer(s)

  • Teva USA
  • Mylan Instituti
  • Mylan
  • AHP

What is Loperamide

See also Warning section. This medication is used to treat sudden diarrhea (including traveler's diarrhea). It works by slowing down the movement of the gut. This decreases the number of bowel movements and makes the stool less watery. Loperamide is also used to reduce the amount of discharge in patients who have undergone an ileostomy. It is also used to treat on-going diarrhea in people with inflammatory bowel disease. Loperamide treats only the symptoms, not the cause of the diarrhea (e.g., infection). Treatment of other symptoms and the cause of the diarrhea should be determined by your doctor. 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 Loperamide

Yes, Loperamide is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Loperamide was $0.42.

The average dose of Loperamide received per year is 42,494,516 units

308,437 Medicare beneficiaries received Loperamide in 2021, which was a 0.06% from 2020

There were 688,755 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a 0.06% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $29.92

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Loperamide was $66.81

The most expensive manufacturer of Loperamide is AHP

Teva USA is the least expensive manufacturer with an Average Spending Per Dosage Unit of $0.41

Teva USA received $11,053,125.47

The total amount spent on Loperamide by Medicare is $20,606,294.42

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