Skip to main content

Table 4 Costs for drugs prescribed to HZ patients at all ages during 2011. In parenthesis prescriptions for patients > =50 years

From: Burden of herpes zoster and post-herpetic neuralgia in Sweden

Drug Number of prescriptions, all ages (> = 50 years)* Total cost all ages (> = 50 years) (SEK)
Antiviral 32 640 (22 195) 5 980 800 (3 925 200)
Non-viral 22 734 (18 022) 2 577 500 (1 962 600)
Total:   8 558 300 (5 887 800)
  1. *The number of prescriptions was adjusted downwards with 12 % to correct for prescriptions to other diagnosis than HZ