Phenytoin

Department of Health written question – answered on 11th January 2018.

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Photo of Emma Hardy Emma Hardy Labour, Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost to the public purse has been of (a) an individual prescription and (b) treating a patient with the drug Phenytoin in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The average Net Ingredient Cost (NIC) per prescription item for Phenytoin written in the United Kingdom and dispensed in England is set out below. Information is split by Phenytoin and Phenytoin Sodium with a figure provided for the total.

Prescription items and NIC per prescription item (£)

Phenytoin

Phenytoin Sodium

Total

Items

NIC per Item (£)

Items

NIC per Item (£)

Items

NIC per Item (£)

2012

39,117

15.76

970,031

21.52

1,009,148

21.30

2013

38,667

12.78

934,428

54.48

973,095

52.82

2014

36,017

12.90

894,176

48.76

930,193

47.38

2015

33,473

12.14

847,781

46.49

881,254

45.19

2016

31,360

12.16

800,820

45.19

832,180

43.94

Source: Prescription Cost Analysis

Information is not held centrally on the costs of treating a patient with phenytoin.

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