약학회지
YAKHAK HOEJI
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Table. 3.

Table. 3.

Ranking and cost of UEM* in prescription medicines by therapeutic classification

Therapeutic classification** Number of pills*** n
Alimentary tract and metabolism (A02/A03/A07) 36.26±74.43 90
Drugs used in diabetes (A10) 34.15±59.75 22
Nervous system (N03/N05) 15.25±42.76 54
Cardiovascular system (C01/C10) 14.39±35.40 61
Antiinfectives for systemic use (J) 8.51±15.74 29
Analgesics & topical products for joint and muscular pain (N02/M02) 4.22±13.86 30
Dermatologicals (D) 3.40±5.40 20
Opthalmologicals (S01) 2.07±1.40 43
Psychoanaleptics (N06) 30.03±56.88 29
Narcotic analgesic (N02) 49.00 1
Etc. 30.91±57.00 87
Therapeutic classification** Price (₩) N
Nervous system (N03/N05) 9,443.46±24,944.73 54
Drugs used in diabetes (A10) 8,280±8,464.74 22
Alimentary tract and metabolism (A02/A03/A07) 5,522.97±12,035.09 90
Cardiovascular system (C01/C10) 4,980.23±15,824.90 61
Analgesics & topical products for joint and muscular pain (N02/M02) 3,183±24,944.73 30
Antiinfectives for systemic use (J) 2,183.75±3,259.86 29
Dermatologicals (D) Price cannot be calculated 20
Opthalmologicals (S01) Price cannot be calculated 43
Psychoanaleptics (N06) 3,180.65±6,492.43 29
Narcotic analgesic (N02) 348,880 1
Etc. 14,874.98±37,435.49 87

*UEM=unused and expired medications

**ATC classification: A02, drugs for acid related disorders; A03, drugs for functional gastrointestinal disorders; A07, antidiarrheals, intestinal antiinflammatory/ anti-infective agents; A10, drugs used in diabetes; C01, cardiac therapy; C10, Lipid modifying agents; D, dermatologicals; J, antiinfectives for systemic use; N02, analgesics; N03, antiepileptics; N05, psycholeptics; N06, psychoanaleptics; M01, anti-inflammatory and antirheumatic products; M02, topical products for joint and muscular pain; M03, muscle relaxants; M05, drugs for treatment of bone disease; S01, opthalmologicals

***“pills” indicates tablets and capsules

Yakhak Hoeji 2021;65:413-23 https://doi.org/10.17480/psk.2021.65.6.413
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