Table 4– State health insurance system (GKV) medication costs for outpatient therapy in adults with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
MedicationCosts €
Per day rounded upAverage#Post-hospital stay minus 86 days
Amikacin71.2217092.8010967.88
Prothionamide+3.942363.042025.16
Moxifloxacin§7.044224.003618.56
Pyrazinamideƒ1.61966.00827.54
Terizidone##17.2810368.008881.92
Total35013.8426321.06
  • #: based on an average treatment period of 600 days for pyrazinamide, terizidone, moxifloxacin and prothionamide; 240 days are taken for amikacin using the recommended maximum dose in each case. : Amikacin Fresenius infusion bottle 500 mg per 100 mL, two infusions administered once a day as instructed (maximal dose 1,000 mg). +: Ektebin Riemser 100-mg tablet 100 (N3), four tablets taken once a day as instructed (maximal dose 1,000 mg). §: Avalox 400-mg tablet, one tablet taken once a day as instructed (maximal dose 400 mg). ƒ: Pyrazinamide 500-mg tablet, five tablets taken once a day as instructed (maximal dose 2.5 g). ##: Terizidon 250-mg capsules, 2×2 capsules taken as recommended (maximal dose 2×500 mg).