Table 37Daily cost of drug treatment

ItemDaily cost of drug treatmentNotes
UFH£5.06
(+initial 1.94)
Dosage of 15 000 units every 12 hours (cost of a 5ml amp containing 5000units/ml) + initial one-off dose of 5000 units (cost of a 1ml amp containing 5000units/ml).
Fondaparinux£11.66Dosage of 7.5mg once daily, assuming average weight 70kg (cost of a 0.6ml (7.5mg) prefilled syringe.
LMWHAssuming average weight of 70kg:
Bemiparin£4.39Cost of 0.4-mL (10 000-unit) prefilled syringe
Dalteparin£8.47Cost of 15 000-unit (0.6-mL) syringe
Enoxaparin£9.77Cost of 120-mg (0.8-mL, 12 000-units) syringe
Tinzaparin£11.85Cost of 0.7-mL (14 000-unit) syringe

Source: BNF 60111

From: 7, Pharmacological interventions

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