COST EFFECTIVE ANALYSIS OF COMMONLY USED TOPICAL DRUGS IN OPHTHALMOLOGY
Anil Kumar. P
Journal Title:Indian Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Objective: The objective of this study was to compare the cost-effectiveness of commonly used topical drugs in ophthalmic conditions like conjunctivitis, keratitis, blepharitis, uveitis, etc.
Materials and Methods:Data was collected from the Ophthalmology department at Dr. B.R Ambedkar Medical College for conditions like conjunctivitis, keratitis, blepharitis, uveitis, etc. Cost effective analysis was done for anti infectives, anti-inflammatory and corticosteroids used in the treatment of above mentioned conditions.
Results and Conclusions: Toram was cost effective among antimicrobials. Ketolas - NSAID as analgesic and Predmet for ocular postoperative conditions as a steroidal anti-inflammatory agent was most economical. Toram (tobramycin –Rs26/- per bottle), Ketolas (ketorlac-Rs 29/- per bottle), Predmet (prednisolone-Rs 13/- per bottle).