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Fifty-Four (54) New Generic Equivalents Added to Medicare Part D in May 2014

Category: Monthly Formulary Changes
Published: May, 29 2014 05:05:44

The most recent (May 2014) Medicare Part D plan formulary data (or drug lists) updates include the addition of 285 new National Drug Codes (NDC) to the Medicare Part D program.  These represent 170 different drugs, many with multiple strengths or delivery forms. This blog details the 54 new generic equivalents that were added to one or more Medicare Part D formularies.

The NDC uniquely identifies a particular drug, manufacturer, strength, and packaging combination. The NDC is often shown on your prescription bottle as an 11-digit code (see the charts below) or could be formatted as 00000-0000-00 where the first set of numbers identifies the manufacturer, the second set of number identifies the product and strength, and the third set of numbers identifies the packaging.

The following 54 manufacturer / drug / strength / packaging combinations (NDCs) were added to one or more Medicare Part D formularies in the most recent updates. You can click on the NDC or Drug Name below to go to our Q1Medicare.com DrugFinder to see the details of how this drug is handled by all Medicare Part D Plans in Florida -- You can then change the state to your state for details in your service area.

NDC Generic Drug Name Brand-Name Drug
68180028607 Abacavir Sulfate-Lamivudine-Zidovudine tablets [Trizivir]
68462043518 Acamprosate Calcium DR 333 MG tablets [Campral]
00093113556 ACITRETIN 10 MG CAPSULE [Soriatane]
00093113856 ACITRETIN 17.5 MG CAPSULE [Soriatane]
00093113656 ACITRETIN 25 MG CAPSULE [Soriatane]
42794000308 ADEFOVIR DIPIVOXIL 10 MG TAB [Hepsera]
43598030562 Azacitidine 100 mg vial [Vidaza]
00781593892 CANDESARTAN CILEXETIL 16 MG TB [Atacand]
00781593992 CANDESARTAN CILEXETIL 32 MG TB [Atacand]
00781593631 CANDESARTAN CILEXETIL 4 MG TAB [Atacand]
00781593731 CANDESARTAN CILEXETIL 8 MG TAB [Atacand]
55111055610 Decitabine 50 mg vial [Dacogen]
00054033819 Doxercalciferol 0.5 mcg cap [HECTOROL]
00054038819 Doxercalciferol 1 mcg capsule [HECTOROL]
00054033919 Doxercalciferol 2.5 mcg cap [HECTOROL]
00641615425 Doxercalciferol 4 mcg/2 ml amp [HECTOROL]
00093754206 DULOXETINE HCL DR 20 MG CAP [Cymbalta]
68180029509 DULOXETINE HCL DR 30 MG CAP [Cymbalta]
68180029603 DULOXETINE HCL DR 60 MG CAP [Cymbalta]
47335050844 ESOMEPRAZOLE SODIUM 20 MG VIAL [Nexium]
47335050944 ESOMEPRAZOLE SODIUM 40 MG VIAL [Nexium]
53746095703 ESOMEPRAZOLE DR 49.3 MG CAP [Nexium]
00378259077 fenofibric acid dr 135 mg cap [TRILIPIX]
00378258977 fenofibric acid dr 45 mg cap [TRILIPIX]
68180043501 GATIFLOXACIN 0.5% EYE DROPS [Zymar, Zymaxid]
58181303005 LOMUSTINE 10 MG CAPSULE [Ceenu]
58181303205 LOMUSTINE 100 MG CAPSULE [Ceenu]
58181303105 LOMUSTINE 40 MG CAPSULE [Ceenu]
00093739486 NIACIN ER 1,000 MG TABLET [Niacin SR, Niacor, Niaspan ER, Slo-Niacin]
00093739286 NIACIN ER 500 MG TABLET [Niacin SR, Niacor, Niaspan ER, Slo-Niacin]
00093739386 NIACIN ER 750 MG TABLET [Niacin SR, Niacor, Niaspan ER, Slo-Niacin]
00093765656 PARICALCITOL 1 MCG CAPSULE [Zemplar]
00093765756 PARICALCITOL 2 MCG CAPSULE [Zemplar]
00093765856 PARICALCITOL 4 MCG CAPSULE [Zemplar]
00378670993 Rabeprazole Sodium DR 20 MG Tablet [AcipHex, AcipHex Sprinkle]
00574024001 Repaglinide 0.5 MG Tablet [Prandin]
57664074513 Repaglinide 1 MG Tablet [Prandin]
57664074713 Repaglinide 2 MG Tablet [Prandin]
68382052001 Sirolimus 0.5 MG Tablet [Rapamune]
00591329215 Telmisartan 20 MG Tablet [Micardis]
00591329315 Telmisartan 40 MG Tablet [Micardis]
68180019706 Telmisartan-Amlodipine 40-10 MG [Micardis]
68180019606 Telmisartan-Amlodipine 40-5 MG [Micardis]
00591329415 Telmisartan 80 MG Tablet [Micardis]
68180019906 Telmisartan-Amlodipine 80-10 MG [Micardis]
68180019806 Telmisartan-Amlodipine 80-5 MG [Micardis]
00093408563 TOBRAMYCIN 300 MG/5 ML AMPULE [Bethkis, Tobi, Tobi Podhaler, Tobramycin Sulfate]
00378340293 Tolterodine Tartrate ER 2 MG CAP [Detrol LA]
00378340477 Tolterodine Tartrate ER 4 MG CAP [Detrol LA]
60505371800 ZOLMITRIPTAN 2.5 MG ODT [Zomig, Zomig-ZMT]
60505369300 ZOLMITRIPTAN 2.5 MG TABLET [Zomig, Zomig-ZMT]
60505371900 ZOLMITRIPTAN 5 MG ODT [Zomig, Zomig-ZMT]
60505369400 ZOLMITRIPTAN 5 MG TABLET [Zomig, Zomig-ZMT]

You can review any Medicare plan formulary using the Q1Medicare.com Formulary Browser at Q1Medicare.com/FormularyBrowser or compare how any medication is covered on all Medicare plans in your service area using our Q1Medicare.com/DrugFinder.

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