Table 8Drug costs (PPA, Drug Tariff, November 2007)

Dose mg/dayPack sizeCost
£/packmg/tabtab/packDrug £/monthTotal £/cycle
Paracetamol3000£1.97500100£3.55£10.64*
3000£0.5150032£2.87£8.61
Diclofenac100£2.035084£1.45£4.35*
150£2.035084£2.18£6.53
Naproxen750£0.8925028£2.86£8.58*
500£2.53500100£0.76£2.28
1000£2.53500100£1.52£4.55
Ibuprofen1200£3.7460084£2.67£8.01*
2400£3.7460084£5.34£16.03
Celecoxib200£21.5520030£21.55£64.65*
Etoricoxib**60£22.966028£24.60£73.80*
30£13.993028£14.99£44.97
Omeprazole20£2.032028£2.18£6.53*
*

Dose and costs used in base-case analysis

**

The NCC-CC has been advised that the price of etoricoxib 60 mg has been changed and that a dose of 30 mg is now available.

From: Appendix D, Details of the NSAID/COX-2 inhibitor health economic model

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