Table 1

Unit costs (2009 CAN$) for each drug as per the Ontario Drug Benefit Formulary/Comparative Index

Drug Name

Formulation

Cost per puff or pill


1. Short Acting Beta-agonist

Salbutamol (Ventolin)

100 mcg MDI, 200 dose pk

$0.08

2. Long Acting Beta-agonist (LABA)

Salmeterol (Serevent)

Diskus 50 mch Pd Inh-60 Dose Pk

$1.10

3. Inhaled Steroids (ICS)

Fluticasone (Flovent)

250 mcg MDI Inh-120 Dose Pk

$0.78

4. Cromolyn

Nedocromil sodium (Tilade)

Puffer, 104 dose Pk

$0.42

5. Leukotriene Antagonist

Montelukast (Singulair)

10 mg pill, 30 pills

$3.21

6. Combination 1 (ICS/LABA)

Budesonide/Formeterol (Symbicort)

200 mcg/6 mcg Pd Inh-120 Dose Pk

$0.76

Fluticasone/Salmeterol (Advair)

Diskus 50/250 mcg Inh-60 Dose Pk

$1.80

7. Combination 2

Salbutamol/ipratropium bromide(Combivent)

20 mcg/100 mcg/md Aero 200 Dose Pk

$0.15

8. Prednisone

50 mg tab, 30 pills

$0.33

9. Tiopropium bromide (Spiriva)

18 mcg Cap, 30 pills

$2.50


Pakhale et al. BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2011 11:27   doi:10.1186/1471-2466-11-27

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