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Generic Name Brand Name Strength Dosing 90 Day Cost Coverage Comments Category 1 Category 2
Fluticasone/Salmeterol Advair Diskus (60) 250/50 mcg 1 pf bid $180 BC / IA - SA

Puffers differ in their ‘doses’ (puffs) per device, so comparing costs is difficult. The 90 day cost was calculated by: 1. Determining the total number of doses over 90 days (using the stated dosing frequency). 2. Multiplying by the calculated cost per dose 3.Adding the dispensing fee and markup. This will not be exactly what patients pay for these products but allows for a more fair comparison between therapies. Brackets next to brand name indicate number of doses per device.

Respiratory Long-acting beta agonist/Corticosteroid Combos
Fluticasone/ Salmeterol Advair MDI (120) 250/25 mcg 1 pf bid $260 BC / IA - SA

Puffers differ in their ‘doses’ (puffs) per device, so comparing costs is difficult. The 90 day cost was calculated by: 1. Determining the total number of doses over 90 days (using the stated dosing frequency). 2. Multiplying by the calculated cost per dose 3.Adding the dispensing fee and markup. This will not be exactly what patients pay for these products but allows for a more fair comparison between therapies. Brackets next to brand name indicate number of doses per device.

Respiratory Long-acting beta agonist/Corticosteroid Combos
Fluticasone/ Vilanterol Breo Ellipta (30) 100/25 mcg 1 pf qd $300 BC / IA - SA

Puffers differ in their ‘doses’ (puffs) per device, so comparing costs is difficult. The 90 day cost was calculated by: 1. Determining the total number of doses over 90 days (using the stated dosing frequency). 2. Multiplying by the calculated cost per dose 3.Adding the dispensing fee and markup. This will not be exactly what patients pay for these products but allows for a more fair comparison between therapies. Brackets next to brand name indicate number of doses per device.

Respiratory Long-acting beta agonist/Corticosteroid Combos
Budesonide/ Formoterol Symbicort (120) 200/6 mcg 1 pf bid $160 BC / IA - SA

Puffers differ in their ‘doses’ (puffs) per device, so comparing costs is difficult. The 90 day cost was calculated by: 1. Determining the total number of doses over 90 days (using the stated dosing frequency). 2. Multiplying by the calculated cost per dose 3.Adding the dispensing fee and markup. This will not be exactly what patients pay for these products but allows for a more fair comparison between therapies. Brackets next to brand name indicate number of doses per device.

Respiratory Long-acting beta agonist/Corticosteroid Combos
Montelukast Singulair 10 mg QD $55 BC / IA - SA

Puffers differ in their ‘doses’ (puffs) per device, so comparing costs is difficult. The 90 day cost was calculated by: 1. Determining the total number of doses over 90 days (using the stated dosing frequency). 2. Multiplying by the calculated cost per dose 3.Adding the dispensing fee and markup. This will not be exactly what patients pay for these products but allows for a more fair comparison between therapies. Brackets next to brand name indicate number of doses per device.

Respiratory Leukotriene Receptor Antagonist
Glycopyrronium/Indacaterol Ultibro (30) 50/110 mcg 1 pf qd $275 BC - SA / IA - Covered

Puffers differ in their ‘doses’ (puffs) per device, so comparing costs is difficult. The 90 day cost was calculated by: 1. Determining the total number of doses over 90 days (using the stated dosing frequency). 2. Multiplying by the calculated cost per dose 3.Adding the dispensing fee and markup. This will not be exactly what patients pay for these products but allows for a more fair comparison between therapies. Brackets next to brand name indicate number of doses per device.

Respiratory Long-acting Anti-cholinergic/Long-acting Beta-agonist Combos
Ipratropium Atrovent (200) 200 mcg 1 pf qid $55 BC / IA - Covered

Puffers differ in their ‘doses’ (puffs) per device, so comparing costs is difficult. The 90 day cost was calculated by: 1. Determining the total number of doses over 90 days (using the stated dosing frequency). 2. Multiplying by the calculated cost per dose 3.Adding the dispensing fee and markup. This will not be exactly what patients pay for these products but allows for a more fair comparison between therapies. Brackets next to brand name indicate number of doses per device.

Respiratory Bronchodilators / Anti-cholingergics
Glycopyrronium Seebri (30) 50 mcg 1 pf qd $190 BC - Covered / IA - NC

Puffers differ in their ‘doses’ (puffs) per device, so comparing costs is difficult. The 90 day cost was calculated by: 1. Determining the total number of doses over 90 days (using the stated dosing frequency). 2. Multiplying by the calculated cost per dose 3.Adding the dispensing fee and markup. This will not be exactly what patients pay for these products but allows for a more fair comparison between therapies. Brackets next to brand name indicate number of doses per device.

Respiratory Bronchodilators / Anti-cholingergics
Tiotropium Spiriva (30) 18 mcg 1 pf qd $195 BC / IA - Covered

Puffers differ in their ‘doses’ (puffs) per device, so comparing costs is difficult. The 90 day cost was calculated by: 1. Determining the total number of doses over 90 days (using the stated dosing frequency). 2. Multiplying by the calculated cost per dose 3.Adding the dispensing fee and markup. This will not be exactly what patients pay for these products but allows for a more fair comparison between therapies. Brackets next to brand name indicate number of doses per device.

Respiratory Bronchodilators / Anti-cholingergics
Salbutamol Ventolin (200) 100 mcg 4 pfs/d $25 BC / IA - Covered

Puffers differ in their ‘doses’ (puffs) per device, so comparing costs is difficult. The 90 day cost was calculated by: 1. Determining the total number of doses over 90 days (using the stated dosing frequency). 2. Multiplying by the calculated cost per dose 3.Adding the dispensing fee and markup. This will not be exactly what patients pay for these products but allows for a more fair comparison between therapies. Brackets next to brand name indicate number of doses per device.

Respiratory Bronchodilators / Anti-cholingergics
Fluticasone Flovent (120) 125 mcg 1 pf bid $85 BC / IA - Covered

Puffers differ in their ‘doses’ (puffs) per device, so comparing costs is difficult. The 90 day cost was calculated by: 1. Determining the total number of doses over 90 days (using the stated dosing frequency). 2. Multiplying by the calculated cost per dose 3.Adding the dispensing fee and markup. This will not be exactly what patients pay for these products but allows for a more fair comparison between therapies. Brackets next to brand name indicate number of doses per device.

Respiratory Corticosteroids
Fluticasone Flovent (120) 250 mcg 1 pf bid $160 BC / IA - Covered

Puffers differ in their ‘doses’ (puffs) per device, so comparing costs is difficult. The 90 day cost was calculated by: 1. Determining the total number of doses over 90 days (using the stated dosing frequency). 2. Multiplying by the calculated cost per dose 3.Adding the dispensing fee and markup. This will not be exactly what patients pay for these products but allows for a more fair comparison between therapies. Brackets next to brand name indicate number of doses per device.

Respiratory Corticosteroids
Budesonide Pulmicort (200) 200 mcg 1 pf bid $80 BC / IA - Covered

Puffers differ in their ‘doses’ (puffs) per device, so comparing costs is difficult. The 90 day cost was calculated by: 1. Determining the total number of doses over 90 days (using the stated dosing frequency). 2. Multiplying by the calculated cost per dose 3.Adding the dispensing fee and markup. This will not be exactly what patients pay for these products but allows for a more fair comparison between therapies. Brackets next to brand name indicate number of doses per device.

Respiratory Corticosteroids
Beclomethasone Qvar (200) 100 mcg 1 pf bid $80 BC / IA - Covered

Puffers differ in their ‘doses’ (puffs) per device, so comparing costs is difficult. The 90 day cost was calculated by: 1. Determining the total number of doses over 90 days (using the stated dosing frequency). 2. Multiplying by the calculated cost per dose 3.Adding the dispensing fee and markup. This will not be exactly what patients pay for these products but allows for a more fair comparison between therapies. Brackets next to brand name indicate number of doses per device.

Respiratory Corticosteroids
Legend:
BC = Alberta Blue Cross, IA = Indigenous Affairs, NC = Not covered, SA = special authorization, SR = sustained release, OTC = over the counter, SQ = subcutaneous injection, SS=Social Services