Dumfries & Galloway Health Board
Prescribing Support Team

Esomeprazole prescribing review

Posted: 17 Feb 09 Edited: 8 Aug 18
Audits Gastrointestinal

In 2007/08, £156,000 was spent on esomeprazole in D&G at a cost of £0.85 per DDD compared to an average £0.18 per DDD for the formulary choices omeprazole and lansoprazole. Such expenditure is not cost effective as esomeprazole is comparable to double strength omeprazole at more than “quadruple” the cost with no clinical benefit.

The objective of this audit is to ensure the appropriate prescribing of Proton Pump Inhibitors in Dumfries and Galloway.