Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Estimates of total costs for treatment of chronic id-iopathic urticaria in adults, depending on the scheme antiallergic therapy

Year: 2010, volume 6 Issue: №4 Pages: 759-762
Heading: Clinical Pharmacology Article type: Original article
Authors: Petrov V.I., Razvalyaeva A.V., Malyuzhinskaya N.V., Gorbunov V.A.
Organization: Volgograd State Medical University

Objective: Comparative economic evaluation of clinical application of various alternatives to anti-allergic therapy. The total budget for the treatment of severe chronic idiopathic urticaria for the 12 weeks of the study (4 weeks of therapy and 8 weeks of observation) was assessed according to treatment: Group 1 -cyclosporine2.5 mg/kg/day, Group 2-cetirizine 20 mg and ranitidine 300 mg/day, Group 3 - cetirizine 20 mg. These groups were evaluated by direct medical, direct nonmedical and indirect costs. It was found that the lowest overall cost of treating 100 patients with severe CIU, within 12 weeks of the study were recorded in the group, where a combined therapy of cetirizine 10 mg ranitidine 300 mg. The greatest costs were associated with the appointment of therapy cetirizine 20 mg

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