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Table 8 Number of days’ wages of the lowest paid unskilled government worker required to pay for standard treatments

From: Availability, prices and affordability of selected essential medicines in Jordan: a national survey

Condition Drug name Dosage and Duration Day’s wages to pay for treatment
LPG public sector LPG private sector OB private sector
Asthma Salbutamol Inhaler 1 inhaler (200 doses) As needed 0.3 0.3 0.6
Diabetes Metformin 500 mg three times daily X 30 days Not found 0.6 0.7
Hypertension Bisoprolol 5 mg twice daily X 30 days 0.1 1.6 1.5
Hypertension Captopril 25 mg twice daily X 30 days 0.1 1.6 2.3
Hypercholesterolemia Simvastatin 20 mg once daily X 30 days 0.1 1.2 1.5
Depression Amitriptyline 25 mg three times daily X 30 days 0.3 0.5 1.0
Arthritis Diclofenac 50 mg twice daily X 30 days 0.1 1.1 1.5
Ulcer (duodenal) Omeprazole 20 mg once daily X 30 days 0.1 4.0 1.9
Ulcer (peptic) Ranitidine 150 mg twice daily x 30 days Not found 1.2 1.5
Adult respiratory infection Amoxicillin 500 mg three times daily ×7 days 0.1 0.6 0.8
Pediatric respiratory infection Co-trimoxazole suspension 8 + 40 mg/ml 5 mL twice daily ×  7 days 0.0 0.1 0.3
Adult respiratory infection Ciprofloxacin 500 mg twice daily × 7 days 0.1 1.4 4.4
Adult respiratory infection Ceftriaxone injection 1 g/vial 1vial × 1 day 0.1 2.2 3.3
Anxiety Diazepam 5 mg daily ×7 days Not found 0.2 0.0
Pain/ inflammation children Paracetamol suspension 24 mg/ml 5 mL three times daily × 7 days 0.0 0. Not found
Epilepsy Carbamazepine 200 mg twice daily x 30 days 0.2 0.7 0.9