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Table 3 Defined Daily Dose cost analysis

From: Cross-sectional study of medical advertisements in a national general medical journal: evidence, cost, and safe use of advertised versus comparative drugs

Advertised drug (defined daily dose) Cost per Defined Daily Dose (DKK) Older comparator Cost per Defined Daily Dose (DKK) Price ratio
Aripiprazole (400 mg as intramuscular injection) 102,41 Aripiprazole (15 mg as pill formulation) 0,52 196
Canagliflozin (300 mg) 10,41 Glimepiride (2 mg) 0,13 80
Rivaroxaban (20 mg) 21,66 Warfarin (7,5 mg) 3,49 6
Dabigatran (300 mg) 22,22 Warfarin (7,5 mg) 3,49 6
Atomoxetine (80 mg) 32,90 Extended-release methylphenidate (30 mg)a 6,71 5
Vortioxetine (10 mg) 7,65 Duloxetine (60 mg) 1,95 4
Lisdexamfetamine (30 mg) 17,23 Extended-release methylphenidate (30 mg)a 6,71 3
Paracetamol 665 mg (3990 mg)b 3,83 Paracetamol 500 mg (4000 mg) 1,75 2
  1. DKK Danish Crowns (7,45 DKK approx. 1 Euro). Prices were obtained from the Danish Medicines Agency in March 2019.aDoses are reported as defined daily doses, and may not correspond to the used doses in a clinical setting. bThese are the 2017-prices, before the modified-release paracetamol was withdrawn from the EU market