Table 2

Medications considered in estimation of costs for treatment for high blood pressure, hypercholesterolemia, and diabetes

Cost per day (SCR)


Dose per day

2004

2005


Daily dose and cost of medications

Metformin

1.5 g

4.83

0.48

Glibenclamide

10 mg

1.22

0.18

Insulin (2004:standard; 2005: pen)

20 units

3.40

7.72

Rosuvastatin (2004: Atorvastatin)

10 mg

7.81

7.31

Bendrofluazide (D)

2.5 mg

0.04

0.05

Atenolol (BB)

50 mg

0.67

0.21

Amlodipin (CCB)

5 mg

2.74

0.51

Lisinopril (ACEI)

20 mg

4.00

1.89

Valsartan (ARB)

80 mg

8.50

5.82

Combinations for treatment of hypertension (mono-, bi-, tri- or quadri-therapy)

D in 80% of cases or any of (BB, CCB or ACEI/ARB) in 20% of cases

Mono

0.52

0.21

D + any of (BB or CCB or ACEI/ARB)

Bi

2.51

0.92

D + BB + any of (CCB +ACEI/ARB)

Tri

4.08

1.46

D + BB +CCB + (ACEI/ARB)

Quadri

7.45

2.66

Average cost of Lisinopril in 90% cases or Valsartan in 10% of cases (ACEI/ARB)

4.45

2.28

Average cost of either BB or CCB or ACEI/ARB

2.47

0.87

Average cost of either CCB or ACEI/ARB

3.37

1.20


US$1 ~ SCR5

Bovet et al. BMC Public Health 2006 6:9   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-6-9

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