Powered by Q1Group LLC
Education and Decision Support Tools for the Medicare Community


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

Category: Monthly Formulary Changes
Published on 2014-05-29 17:25:44


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 FormularyBrowser at Q1Medicare.com/FormularyBrowser or compare how any medication is covered on all Medicare plans in your service area using our Q1Medicare.com/DrugFinder.






Medicare Supplements
fill the gaps in your
Original Medicare
1. Enter Your ZIP Code:
» Medicare Supplement FAQs




Pets are Family Too!
Use your drug discount card to save on medications for the entire family ‐ including your pets.

  • No enrollment fee and no limits on usage
  • Everyone in your household can use the same card, including your pets
Your drug discount card is available to you at no cost.




Tips & Disclaimers
  • The Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D prescription drug plan data on our site comes directly from Medicare and is subject to change.
  • Medicare has neither reviewed nor endorsed the information on our site.
  • We provide our Q1Medicare.com site for educational purposes and strive to present unbiased and accurate information. However, Q1Medicare is not intended as a substitute for your lawyer, doctor, healthcare provider, financial advisor, or pharmacist. For more information on your Medicare coverage, please be sure to seek legal, medical, pharmaceutical, or financial advice from a licensed professional or telephone Medicare at 1-800-633-4227.
  • We are an independent education, research, and technology company. We are not affiliated with any Medicare plan, plan carrier, healthcare provider, or insurance company. We are not compensated for Medicare plan enrollments. We do not sell leads or share your personal information.
  • Benefits, formulary, pharmacy network, provider network, premium and/or co-payments/co-insurance may change on January 1 of each year. Our PDP-Compare.com and MA-Compare.com provide highlights of annual plan benefit changes.
  • The benefit information provided is a brief summary, not a complete description of benefits. For more information contact the plan.
  • Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply.
  • We make every effort to show all available Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage plans in your service area. However, since our data is provided by Medicare, it is possible that this may not be a complete listing of plans available in your service area. For a complete listing please contact 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048), 24 hours a day/7 days a week or consult www.medicare.gov.
  • When enrolling in a Medicare Advantage plan, you must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium.
  • Medicare beneficiaries with higher incomes may be required to pay both a Medicare Part B and Medicare Part D Income Related Monthly Adjustment Amount (IRMAA). Read more on IRMAA.
  • Medicare Advantage plans that include prescription drug coverage (MAPDs) are considered Medicare Part D plans and members with higher incomes may be subject to the Medicare Part D Income Related Monthly Adjustment Amount (IRMAA), just as members in stand-alone Part D plans. In certain situations, you can appeal IRMAA.
  • You must be enrolled in both Medicare Part A and Part B to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan. Members may enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan only during specific times of the year. Contact the Medicare plan for more information.
  • If you are enrolled in a Medicare plan with Part D prescription drug coverage, you may be eligible for financial Extra Help to assist with the payment of your prescription drug premiums and drug purchases. To see if you qualify for Extra Help, call: 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048, 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week or consult www.medicare.gov; the Social Security Office at 1-800-772-1213 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. TTY users should call, 1-800-325-0778; or your state Medicaid Office.
  • Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-Star rating system. Star Ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the next.
  • A Medicare Advantage Private Fee-for-Service plan (PFFS) is not a Medicare supplement plan. Providers who do not contract with the plan are not required to see you except in an emergency.
  • Disclaimer for Institutional Special Needs Plan (SNP): This plan is available to anyone with Medicare who meets the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) level of care and resides in a nursing home.
  • Disclaimer for Dual Eligible (Medicare/Medicaid) Special Needs Plan (SNP): This plan is available to anyone who has both Medical Assistance from the State and Medicare. Premiums, co-pays, co-insurance, and deductibles may vary based on the level of Extra Help you receive. Please contact the plan for further details.
  • Disclaimer for Chronic Condition Special Needs Plan (SNP): This plan is available to anyone with Medicare who has been diagnosed with the plan specific Chronic Condition.
  • Medicare MSA Plans combine a high deductible Medicare Advantage Plan and a trust or custodial savings account (as defined and/or approved by the IRS). The plan deposits money from Medicare into the account. You can use this money to pay for your health care costs, but only Medicare-covered expenses count toward your deductible. The amount deposited is usually less than your deductible amount, so you generally have to pay out-of-pocket before your coverage begins.
  • Medicare MSA Plans do not cover prescription drugs. If you join a Medicare MSA Plan, you can also join any separate (stand-alone) Medicare Part D prescription drug plan
  • There are additional restrictions to join an MSA plan, and enrollment is generally for a full calendar year unless you meet certain exceptions. Those who disenroll during the calendar year will owe a portion of the account deposit back to the plan. Contact the plan provider for additional information.
  • Medicare beneficiaries may enroll through the CMS Medicare Online Enrollment Center located at www.medicare.gov.
  • Medicare beneficiaries can file a complaint with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services by calling 1-800-MEDICARE 24 hours a day/7 days or using the medicare.gov site. Beneficiaries can appoint a representative by submitting CMS Form-1696.