Evidence review: economic issues

Evidence review: economic issues

Cost effectiveness

No studies on the cost effectiveness of fludrocortisone in postural hypotension were identified.


According to the NHS electronic drug tariff (September 2013), the cost of Florinef (100 microgram tablets; fludrocortisone acetate) is £5.05 for 100 tablets.

Current drug usage

Prescription cost analysis for England (2012) showed there were 323,300 prescription items of 100 microgram Florinef tablets at a net cost of £600,300. However, the prescription cost analysis does not include information on the indications for which the drug was prescribed. There are liquid forms of the drug, but these are much less commonly used, with fewer than 1000 prescriptions in 2012.