Consumption analysis of two-component fixed combinations of medicines for arterial hypertension treatment in Ukraine as one of the stages for evaluation of their reimbursement prospects




arterial hypertension, single pill combination, consumption patterns, reimbursement, pharmaceutical market


The aim was to conduct a retrospective consumption analysis of 4 groups of single pill combinations for hypertension treatment and identify potential candidates for future inclusion in the reimbursement list in Ukraine, based on retrospective consumption patterns.

Materials and methods: The objects of the study were retail sales data in pharmaceutical market in Ukraine of four groups of single pill combinations used for arterial hypertension treatment. Data was provided by the marker research system “Pharmstandard” of the company of “Morion”. Analytic-comparative, systematic, logical, and mathematical-statistical methods were used.

Results: Single pill combinations of ACE inhibitors with diuretics were the most consumed among other combinations on 2018-2020. Retrospective evaluation of consumption patterns in period of 2018-2020 showed that combinations of captopril and hydrochlorothiazide (HCTD) 50 mg/25 mg, enalapril and HCTD 10 mg/25 mg, lisinopril and HCTD 10 mg/12.5 mg were the most consumed. Among ARB and diuretics combinations valsartan and HTCD (160 mg/12.5 mg and 80 mg/12.5 mg) and losartan and HTCD (50 mg /12.5 mg) were the most consumed among ARB and diuretics combinations. Within ACE inhibitors and calcium channel blockers (CCB) combinations the most consumed were lisinopril/amlodipine 10 mg/5 mg and a perindopril arginine/amlodipine 5 mg/5 mg. Valsartan and amlodipine holds the majority among ARC and CCB combinations, consumed in period of 2018-2020.

Conclusion: Apart from the single pill combinations, enlisted in the WHO Essential medicines list, eight more single pill combination were identified, based on retrospective consumption patterns, as potential candidates for further inclusion in the reimbursement list in Ukraine

Author Biographies

Anton Gonchar, Bogohomolets National Medical University

Postgraduate Student

Department of Pharmacy Organization and Economy

Nataliia Sholoiko, Bogohomolets National Medical University

PhD, Associate Professor

Department of Pharmacy Organization and Economy


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Gonchar, A., & Sholoiko, N. (2022). Consumption analysis of two-component fixed combinations of medicines for arterial hypertension treatment in Ukraine as one of the stages for evaluation of their reimbursement prospects. ScienceRise: Pharmaceutical Science, (4 (38), 19–27.



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