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  • West-Ward/Hikma
  • Teva USA
  • Pharm Assoc Inc
  • Major Pharmaceu
  • Leading Pharma
  • International M
  • Hospira/Pfizer
  • Hosp/Pfiz-Premi
  • West-Ward,Inc./
  • Hi-Tech/Akorn C
  • Excellium Pharm
  • Aurobindo Pharm
  • Amneal Pharmace
  • Akorn Inc.
  • Actavis/Teva
  • AHP

What is Lorazepam

This medication is used to treat anxiety. Lorazepam belongs to a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines which act on the brain and nerves (central nervous system) to produce a calming effect. This drug works by enhancing the effects of a certain natural chemical in the body (GABA). 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 Lorazepam

Yes, Lorazepam is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Lorazepam was $0.17.

The average dose of Lorazepam received per year is 448,928,122 units

1,819,727 Medicare beneficiaries received Lorazepam in 2021, which was a -0.02% from 2020

There were 8,451,671 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a -0.05% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $8.25

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Lorazepam was $38.31

The most expensive manufacturer of Lorazepam is Akorn Inc.

Major Pharmaceu is the least expensive manufacturer with an Average Spending Per Dosage Unit of $0.12

Leading Pharma received $36,739,633.00

The total amount spent on Lorazepam by Medicare is $69,719,483.96

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