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REGRANEX (becaplermin) Gel, 0.01%, 15g tube
REGRANEX Gel is a recombinant platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF).
INTENDED USES: For use on diabetic neuropathic ulcers.
CLAIMED FEATURES: is the only FDA-approved recombinant platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) therapy. REGRANEX (becaplermin) Gel, 0.01% contains becaplermin, a human platelet-derived growth factor that is indicated for the treatment of lower extremity diabetic neuropathic ulcers that extend into the subcutaneous tissue or beyond and have an adequate blood supply. It is indicated as an adjunct to, and not a substitute for, good ulcer care practices.IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION WARNING: INCREASED RATE OF MORTALITY SECONDARY TO MALIGNANCY - An increased rate of mortality secondary to malignancy was observed in patients treated with 3 or more tubes of REGRANEX (becaplermin) Gel, 0.01% in a postmarketing retrospective cohort study. REGRANEX Gel should only be used when the benefits can be expected to outweigh the risks. REGRANEX Gel should be used with caution in patients with known malignancy.
OPTIONS: Gel, 0.01%, 15g tube
Growth factors are substances that occur naturally in the body. They promote growth of new cells and healing of wounds. Studies show that treatment of diabetic foot ulcers with growth factors may improve the healing of ulcers, when compared with placebo or no growth factor. One example of growth factor that is produced in laboratory and made commercially available is becaplermin. Available as a topical gel, becaplermin is a human platelet-derived growth factor indicated for the treatment of lower extremity diabetic neuropathic ulcers, along with standard wound care.
Pricing and Suppliers
Is it covered by Medicare Part B?
Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans cover becaplermin when all requirements are met.
How can I purchase this product?
Becaplermin topical gel can be purchased from pharmacies with a prescription from your provider.
The table below shows highest and lowest Medicare pricing across the country
|Description||Medicare DME co-payment Min / Max
|Becaplermin gel 0.01%, 0.5 gm||
$0.00 / $0.00
Estimated out-of-pocket cost:
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