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Average Cost of Common Medications

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Top Medications in 2011

 

Generic Name

Commercial Name

DOSAGE (mg)

 Avg. Market Cost per Tab (USD)

 Avg. Cost Member (USD)

 Avg. Cost for Plan (USD)

ALLOPURINOL

ZYLOPRIM

300

 $                    0.92

 $                    0.18

 $                    0.58

ALPRAZOLAM

TAFIL

0.5

 $                    0.42

 $                    0.08

 $                    0.27

AMIODARONE HCL

CORDARONE

200

 $                    0.51

 $                    0.10

 $                    0.33

CARBIDOPA + LEVODOPA

SINEMET

25/250

 $                    1.04

 $                    0.21

 $                    0.65

CLOPIDOGREL BISULFATE

PLAVIX

75

 $                    3.45

 $                    0.69

 $                    2.21

DIGOXIN

LANOXIN

0.25

 $                    0.22

 $                    0.04

 $                    0.14

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

NEXIUM

40

 $                    2.67

 $                    0.53

 $                    1.71

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

NEXIUM

20

 $                    1.77

 $                    0.35

 $                    1.14

FUROSEMIDE

LASIX

40

 $                    0.62

 $                    0.12

 $                    0.40

GABAPENTIN

NEURONTIN

300

 $                    1.37

 $                    0.27

 $                    0.87

LAMOTRIGINE

LAMICTAL

100

 $                    2.42

 $                    0.48

 $                    1.53

LEVOTHIROXINE

EUTIROX

75

 $                    0.25

 $                    0.05

 $                    0.16

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

EUTIROX

100

 $                    0.32

 $                    0.06

 $                    0.20

PHENYTOIN SODIUM

DILANTIN

100

 $                    0.23

 $                    0.05

 $                    0.15

TRAMADOL HCL+ACETHAMINOPHEN

TRAMACET

37.5/325

 $                    1.71

 $                    0.34

 $                    1.10

TRIAMTERENE+HCTZ

TRIACIL

25/50

 $                    0.30

 $                    0.06

 $                    0.19

VERAPAMIL HCL

ISOPTIN

120

 $                    0.78

 $                    0.16

 $                    0.49

AZACITIDINE

VIDAZA

25

 $            1,107.89

$                        0*

 $            1,107.89

BEVACIZUMAB

AVASTIN

100 TO 400

 $            2,043.80

$                        0*

 $            2,043.80

BORTEZOMIB

VELCADE

3.5

 $            2,177.97

$                        0*

 $            2,177.97

CABAZITAXEL

JEVTANA

25

 $            9,300.00

$                        0*

 $            9,300.00

CETUXIMAB

ERBITUX

400

 $               548.90

$                        0*

 $               548.90

DEFERASIROX

EXJADE

20

 $            2,009.70

$                        0*

 $            2,009.70

ERLOTINIB

TARCEVA

150

 $            2,532.04

$                        0*

 $            2,532.04

FASLODEX

FULVESTRANT

125

 $            1,320.00

$                        0*

 $            1,320.00

FEBUXOSTAT

ULORIC

40

 $               955.45

$                        0*

 $               955.45

IMATINIB

GLEEVEC

400

 $            2,740.07

$                        0*

 $            2,740.07

IRINOTECAN

CAMPTOSAR

20

 $               533.99

$                        0*

 $               533.99

LENALIDOMIDE

REVLIMID

25

 $            9,558.76

$                        0*

 $            9,276.49

LEUPROLIDE

LUCRIN

11.25

 $               476.81

$                        0*

 $               473.48

OXALIPLATINO

ELOXATIN

Powder

 $               773.93

$                        0*

 $               773.93

PEGFILGRASTIM

NEULASTA

6

 $            1,588.43

$                        0*

 $            1,228.49

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

EPIKLOR

25

 $            1,985.81

$                        0*

 $            1,985.81

RITUXIMAB

MABTHERA

125

 $            1,957.65

$                        0*

 $            1,957.65

SUTINIB

SUTENT

50

 $            6,244.35

$                        0*

 $            6,244.35

TAXOL

PACLITAXEL

30

 $            1,167.04

$                        0*

 $            1,144.85

TRASTUZUMAB

HERCEPTIN

10

 $            2,527.74

$                        0*

 $            2,527.74

ZOLEDRONIC ACID

ZOMETA

4

 $               934.56

$                        0*

 $               627.39

APROVEL

IRBESARTAN

300/12.5

 $                    1.35

 $                        0*

 $                    1.34

CO-APROVEL

IRBESARTAN/HIDROCLOROTIAZIDA

300/12.5

 $                    1.44

 $                        0*

 $                    1.43

CO-APROVEL

IRBERSARTAN/HIDROCLOROTIAZIDA

300/25

 $                    1.43

 $                        0*

 $                    1.42

ENALAPRIL

ENALAPRIL CINFA

20

 $                    0.17

 $                        0*

 $                    0.17

FENOFIBRATO

FENOFIBRATE

200/250

 $                    0.24

 $                        0*

 $                    0.24

GLYBURIDE

GLIBENCLAMIDA

5

 $                    0.25

 $                        0*

 $                    0.25

GLYMIPIRIDE

GLYMIPIRIDE

4

 $                    1.43

 $                        0*

 $                    1.43

JANUVIA

SITAGLIPTIN

25

 $                    1.54

 $                        0*

 $                    1.53

LASIX

FUROSEMIDE

40

 $                    0.37

 $                        0*

 $                    0.37

LIPITOR

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

20

 $                    2.00

 $                        0*

 $                    1.99

LIPOX

ATORVASTATINA CALCIUM

300

 $                    1.16

 $                        0*

 $                    1.16

METFORMIN

METFORMIN HYDROCHLORIDE

850

 $                    0.19

 $                        0*

 $                    0.19

METFORMIN

METFORMIN

500

 $                    0.13

 $                        0*

 $                    0.13

NORVASC

AMLODIPINE

5

 $                    0.70

 $                        0*

 $                    0.69

TENORMIN

ATENOLOL

100

 $                    0.57

 $                        0*

 $                    0.57

TRIACIL

HYDROCLOROTHIAZIDE/TRIAMTERENO

25/50

 $                    0.20

 $                        0*

 $                    0.19

TRITACE

RAMIPRIL

10

 $                    0.97

 $                        0*

 $                    0.97

TRITACE

RAMIPRIL

5

 $                    0.99

 $                        0*

 $                    0.99

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

NORVASC

5

 $                    1.41

 $                    0.28

 $                    1.13

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

NORVASC

2.5

 $                    1.35

 $                    0.27

 $                    0.85

ATENOLOL

TENORMIN

50

 $                    0.52

 $                    0.10

 $                    0.33

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

LIPITOR

10

 $                    1.84

 $                    0.37

 $                    1.17

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

LIPITOR

20

 $                    3.05

 $                    0.61

 $                    1.94

ENALAPRIL MALEATE

ENALAPRIL

20

 $                    0.29

 $                    0.06

 $                    0.19

HCTZ+ IRBESARTAN

CO-APROVEL

300/12.5

 $                    2.17

 $                    0.43

 $                    1.38

HCTZ+ IRBESARTAN

CO-APROVEL

300/25

 $                    2.17

 $                    0.43

 $                    1.38

INDAPAMIDE

NATRILIX SR

1.5

 $                    0.64

 $                    0.13

 $                    0.40

IRBESARTAN

APROVEL

300

 $                    2.05

 $                    0.41

 $                    1.31

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM

CRESTOR

10

 $                    2.09

 $                    0.42

 $                    1.33

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM

CRESTOR

20

 $                    3.09

 $                    0.62

 $                    1.97

Color Coding

All medication not specifically classified

 

Cancer treatment medication

 

Diabetes treatment medication

 

HBP treatment medication

 

Market information for members

 

* Member pays nothing for cancer treatment medications if preauthorized by our Medical Department, or for medications to treat diabetes that are listed on the Plan's Diabetes formulary if used at one of the diabetes program participating pharmacies.

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