«There is a marked difference with southern Italy»

Lombards, who suffer from high blood pressure, are committed to combating stomachaches and brittle bones. And then, standing in line at the pharmacy counter to pick up pills or eye drops, and take in a growing list of prescriptions from your doctor.

In the Ranking of the ten most prescribed active ingredients in the area (as a percentage of total packages distributed in 2022), the platform is occupied by bisoprolol fumarate, pantoprazole sodium sesquihydrate and cholecalciferol.

Complex names of commonly used drugs, useful in combating, in order, Heart failure, hypertension, gastroesophageal reflux and vitamin D deficiency.

ranking comes from Data collected by Federfarma, National Federation of Italian Pharmacy Owners, on pharmaceutical expenditures of the National Health System. Among the top ten drugs indicated in the prescriptions, we find other “allies” in the fight against high blood pressure, such as ramipril and amlodipine besylate, some drugs for the treatment of hypertension. Keep diabetes at bay (metformin hydrochloride), a diuretic associated with the treatment of heart failure. acetylsalicylic acid, oraspirintakes only seventh place followed by atorvastatin, which is well known by those who risk vision cholesterol to alarming levels.

Instead, looking at the data from an economic point of view, the diseases that have the greatest impact on the public treasury are diseasesDigestive system and metabolism (25.81% of total spending), these Al cardiovascular system (25.74%) and others Nervous system (15.38%).

Are the diseases and treatments of the Lombards similar to those of other Italians? If the top ten active ingredient champions are pretty much the same, there are significant differences in the ranking. L’aspirinFor example, In southern Italy and on the islands it ranks first in the rating. The report does not explain the reasons for the difference: greater use or just more frequent prescriptions, while Lombards tend to decide when to take birth control pills without consulting a doctor?

Absent between the Alps and the Po River is levothyroxine sodium, which is instead well located at the national level. Treatment of hypothyroidism It ranks second after other treatments. The document indicates that in Italy medicines account for 55% of pharmacies’ turnover. In 2022, this sector reached a value of 14 billion, an increase of 2.2% over the previous year.

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