Top Ten Most Expensive Calcium Channel Blockers

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What is the most expensive calcium channel blocker? We compiled the price data on locally available calcium channel blockers and sorted the list based on the cost of the drug per day's use. The result is in the table below followed by an explanation on the parts of the table:

Top Ten Most Expensive Calcium Channel Blockers

100 Dilzem Diltiazem 30 30 3 36.52 109.56
100 Adalat Retard Nifedipine 20 20 2 48.41 96.82
99 Isoptin Verapamil 40 40 3 29.18 87.54
98 Adalat Nifedipine 5 5 3 21.13 63.39
91 Sandoz Verapamil 240 240 1 52.25 52.25
89 Calcibloc Nifedipine 5 5 3 16.42 49.26
86 Plendil ER Felodipine 5 5 1 43.61 43.61
85 Angiozem Diltiazem 30 30 3 14.00 42.00
83 Adalat GITS Nifedipine 20 20 1 38.29 38.29
82 Caldine Manidipine 10 10 1 36.02 36.02
  • Brand name refers to the trade name of the drug in the Philippines.
  • Generic name refers to the name of the active ingredient. Medicines with the same generic names have similar pharmacologic effects.
  • Initial dose refers to the usual amount given when the drug is initially prescribed, based on JNC7.
  • Initial freq refers to the number of times the drug is taken each day, when it is initially prescribed.
  • Unit Price refers to the manufacturer's price per tablet, in Philippine Peso.
  • Cost per day refers to the total cost of taking the drug daily in Philippine Peso, considering the stock dose, initial dose and initial frequency.

Compiled by healthypinoy.com staff from MIMS 2013 135th Edition.
Last updated July 23, 2013.