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Table 4 Cost of Antihypertensive Medication Prescribed to Patients

From: Antihypertensive prescription among black patients without compelling indications: prescription, effectiveness, quality and cost of medication

Drug Prescribed/ATCC Code   No. of patients Total cost/ day
a ₦($)
Average cost/patient/day
a₦($)
Total cost/month a₦($) Average cost/patient/month
a₦($)
CAAD only   2 270 (1.4) 135 (0.68) 8100 (40.5) 4050 (20.25)
CAAD with BB 3 2.2 (449) 149 (0.75) 13,470 (67.4) 4470 (22.35)
BB, CCB 2 463.5 (2.3) 231 (1.16) 13,905 (69.5) 6930 (34.65)
BB, CCB, R-A 1 354 (1.8) 354 (1.77) 10,620 (53.1) 10,620 (53.10)
BB, CCB, R-A,D 6 4907 (24.5) 817 (4.09) 147,210 (736.1) 24,510 (122.55)
BB, CCB, D 5 1292 (6.5) 258 (1.29) 38,760 (193.8) 7740 (38.70)
BB, R-A, D 2 556 (2.8) 278 (1.39) 16,680 (83.4) 8340 (41.70)
BB, D 4 614 (3.1) 153 (0.77) 18,420 (92.1) 4590 (22.95)
CCB 19 2282 (11.4) 120 (0.60) 68,460 (342.3) 3600 (18.00)
CCB, R-A 31 6760 (33.8) 218 (1.09) 202,800 (1014) 6540 (32.70)
CCB, R-A, D 54 14,051 (70.3) 260 (1.30) 421,530 (2107) 7800 (39.00)
CCB, D 69 14,896 (74.5) 215 (1.08) 446,880 (2234.4) 6450 (32.25)
R-A 7 1119 (5.6) 159 (0.80) 33,570 (167.9) 477 (2.39)
R-A,D 27 5336 (26.7) 197 (0.99) 160,080 (800.4) 5910 (29.55)
D 31 4044 (20.2) 130 (0.65) 121,320 (606.6) 3900 (19.50)
BB only   3 997.5 (5.0) 332 (1.66) 29,925 (141.8) 9960 (49.80)
BB with CCB 9 407 (2.0) 45 (0.23) 12,210 (61.1) 1350 (6.75)
CCB, R-A 9 934 (4.7) 103 (0.52) 28,020 (140.1) 3090 (15.45)
CCB, R-A,D 19 2101 (10.5) 110 (0.55) 63,030 (315.2) 3300 (16.50)
CCB, D 14 627.3 (3.1) 44 (0.22) 18,817.5 (94.1) 1320 (6.60)
R-A 5 244 (1.2) 48 (0.24) 7320 (36.6) 1440 (7.20)
R-A,D 21 7.6 (516.5) 72 (0.36) 45,495 (227.5) 2160 (10.80)
D 14 235 (1.2) 16 (0.08) 7050 (35.3) 480 (2.40)
CCB only   36 840.5 (9.21) 51 (0.26) 55,215 (0.3) 1530 (7.65)
CCB with R-A 86 4738 (23.7) 55 (0.28) 142,140 (710.7) 1650 (8.25)
R-A, D 207 18,602 (93.0) 89 (0.45) 558,060 (2790.3) 2670 (13.35)
D 168 5845.5 (29.2) 34 (0.17) 175,365 (876.8) 1020 (5.10)
R-A only   31 1003 (5.0) 32 (0.16) 30,090 (150.5) 960 (4.80)
R-A with D 104 7111 (35.6) 68 (0.34) 213,330 (1066.7) 2040 (10.20)
D only   42 250 (1.3) 5 (0.03) 7500 (37.5) 150 (0.75)
TOTAL   1031 103,845.75 (519.4)   3,115,372.5 (15,292.95)  
  1. a1 USD ≈ 200 NGN. CAAD Centrally Acting Anti-adrenergic Drug, BB Beta Blockers, CCB Calcium Channel Blockers, R-A Renin-Angiotensin system drug, D Diuretics, NA not available