Top 10 Costliest Medical Drugs in the World

There are some of the pharmaceutical drugs that are very costly and are used to cure some of the rare diseases that may happen to the human beings. There drugs are so much expensive that it requires a very large amount of money if you are in a need of these drugs for medication purpose. We hope that no one requires these drugs ever. So here is the list of the top ten costliest drugs in the world.

10. Aldurazyme

Aldurazyme Top 10 Costliest Medical Drugs in the World

Our list starts with the drug Aldurazyme which is at the number tenth spot in our list of the top ten costliest drugs in the world. The name of the company that produces this drug is Genzyme and BioMarin Pharmaceutical. The annual cost of this life saving drug is 200,000 US dollars. This drug is also named as the Laronidase. This drug was approved in May 2003 for sale in different parts of the world. This pharmaceutical drug is used for the treatment of Mucopolysaccharidosi I. This medicine is given to the patients who has age between 5 & 65 and suffer with the Hurler and Hurler-Scheie forms of Mucopolysaccharidosis I.

9. Cerezyme

Cerezyme Top 10 Costliest Medical Drugs in the World

The next pharmaceutical drug in our list is named as Cerezyme. To get this life saving drug one will have to pay 200,000 US dollar annually. This drug is manufactured by the pharmaceutical company named as Genzyme. The main ingredient of this drug  is Imiglucerase and it was first approved by the FDA on 23rd May 1994 and from then on the commercial sale of this drug got started.  This medicine is used for the treatment of a disease which is named as Gaucher. This medicine is actually the recombinant DNA which is produced as the analogue of human glucocerebrosidase. This medicine is sold in the market in the bottles of 200 units/vial and 400 units/vial.

8. Fabrazyme 

Fabrazyme Top 10 Costliest Medical Drugs in the World

Fabrazyme is the next drug in our list of the top ten costliest drugs in the world. This drug is manufactured by the pharmaceutical company named as Genzyme. The man ingredient of this drug is Agalsidase Beta. This drug was approved by the FDA for sale in the market on 24th April 2003. This drug which is one of the costliest in the market is used for the treatment of the disease called as Fabry. This drug is available in the form of injections of 35mg and 5mg. It is also sold in the form of Vial which are of 35mg/vial and 5mg/vial.

7. Arcalyst

Arcalyst Top 10 Costliest Medical Drugs in the World

The next medicine which is costliest in the world and is in our list is named as Arcalyst. This drug is manufactured by the pharmaceutical company named as Renege Pharmaceuticals. The other names of this drug are Rilonacept and IL-1 Trap. This medicine is used for the treatment of disease named as the Cryopyrin and its associated periodic syndromes. And also for the treatment of Muckle-Wells syndrome, familial cold autoinflammatory syndrome and neonatal onset multisystem inflammatory disease. If you are in need of this drug then you will have to pay 250,000 US dollars per year which is too much for a common man. This drug has been named as the Orphan Drug by the United States Food and Drug Administration. This drug was approved by the FDA on 8th May 2012.

6. Myozyme

Myozyme Top 10 Costliest Medical Drugs in the World

Myozyme is the next drug that we have in our list of the top ten costliest drugs in the world. The scientific name of this life saving drug is Alglucosidase alfa. Again Genzyme is the pharmaceutical company that manufactures this drug for sale in different parts of the world. This drug is actually an enzyme replacement therapy orphan drug which is used by the people who suffer from a deadly disease named as Pompe. Pompe is a disease which causes the rare lysosomal storage disorder. This drug is a type of substitute given to the human body so as to compensate the deficiency of enzyme which causes Pompe. For this drug you will have to pay 300,000 US dollars per year.

5. Cinryze

Cinryze Top 10 Costliest Medical Drugs in the World

Cinryze is the next drug in our list of the top ten costliest drugs in the world. For this drug one will have to pay 350,000 US dollars per year which is too much. This drug is manufactured by the pharmaceutical companies named as ViroPharma and Lev Pharmaceutical. This life saving drug was approved by the FDA in October 2008 and since then it is available in the market for sale. This drug is used in case of angioedema attacks in adolescents and also for the adults with Hereditary Angioedema. The area where this drug affects is the immune system and the paediatrics. For this drug one has to pay 350,000 US dollars every year.

4. Folotyn

Folotyn Top 10 Costliest Medical Drugs in the World

Pralatrexate is the drug that we have at the number forth spot in our list of the top ten costliest drugs in the world. This drug is sold by the brand name if Folotyn all over the world. If you are in a need of this drug then you will have to pay 360,000 US dollars annually. This is a drug which is used in the anti-cancer therapy. This drug is also used for the treatment of the refractory peripheral T-cell lymphoma disease. This drug was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration in September 2009 and since then the commercial sale of this drug started.

3. Naglazyme

Naglazyme Top 10 Costliest Medical Drugs in the World

Naglazyme is the drug that we have at the number third spot in our list. This drug is manufactured by the BioMarin Pharmaceutical named company. For this drug one will have to pay 365,000 US dollars per year and so it becomes the third costliest drug in the whole world. The FDA approved this drug in May 2005 for sale in various parts of the world. This drug is used for the treatment of a disease named as Mucopolysaccharidosis VI and it affects the musculoskeletal part of the human body. This drug is also used for the Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome condition that may happen in any human beings.

2. Elaprase

Elaprase Top 10 Costliest Medical Drugs in the World

Idursulfase is the costliest drug that we have at the number second spot in our list. This drug is sold throughout the world by the brand name of Elaprase. For this life saving drug one will have to pay 375,000 US dollars per year. This drug is manufactured by the pharmaceutical company named as Shire Pharmaceuticals. This drug is used for the treatment of the disease named as Hunter syndrome which is also known as the Mucopolysaccharoidosis II.

1. Soliris

Soliris Top 10 Costliest Medical Drugs in the World

The costliest drug which is manufactured in any part of the world is undoubtedly Soliris. Eculizumab is the actual name of this life saving drug and it is traded by the name of Soliris throughout the world. This drug is actually a monoclonal antibody which is directed against the protein named as C5. This drug is manufactured by the pharmaceutical company named as Alexion Pharmaceuticals. If you are in need of this drug then you will have to pay 409,500 US dollars every year which is far more than any other drug in the whole world. This drug helps in the treatment of diseases such as hemolytic uremic syndrome and paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria.

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