High-cost drugs for erectile dysfunction by all CCGs

Why it matters: The main drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction are probably equally effective (CKS 2014). Sildenafil has been significantly cheaper than other drugs, and therefore should probably be considered as the first-line agent. From April 2018 generic tadalafil 5mg, 10mg and 20mg tablets have also reduced in price considerably, and therefore have been considered as low-cost from this point onwards.

Description: Prescribing of drugs which are not generic sildenafil or generic 5mg, 10mg or 20mg tadalafil tablets (from April 2018) as a percentage of prescribing of all drugs for erectile dysfunction

CCGs are ordered by mean percentile over the past six months. Each chart shows the results for the individual CCG, plus deciles across all CCGs in the NHS in England.



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