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Table 4 The median retail price for 15 medicine brands from year 2011 to 2015

From: Association between medicine Price declaration by pharmaceutical industries and retail prices in Malaysia’s private healthcare sector

Year MPMS retail pricea for sample of medicine from 2011 to 2015 (RM)
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Generic name Median 25th Per 75th Per Median 25th Per 75th Per Median 25th Per 75th Per Median 25th Per 75th Per Median 25th Per 75th Per
Innovator
 Hyoscine butylbromide 10 mg tablet 0.35 0.32 0.40 0.33 0.30 0.40 0.32 0.30 0.40 0.47 0.30 0.45 0.40 0.30 050
 Glibenclamide 5 mg tablet 0.84 0.73 0.90 0.65 0.60 0.84 0.75 0.65 0.84 0.76 0.65 0.83 0.78 0.70 0.84
 Gliclazide 80 mg tablet 1.33 1.10 1.51 1.24 1.00 1.50 1.17 1.08 1.50 1.20 1.01 1.50 1.42 1/17 1.80
 Metformin 500 mg tablet 0.53 0.40 0.72 0.48 0.45 0.55 0.49 0.45 0.53 0.43 0.39 0.50 0.47 0.40 0.50
 Frusemide 40 mg tablet 1.21 1.18 1.26 1.20 1.18 1.20 1.23 1.20 1.38 1.20 1.19 1.26 1.34 1.20 1.40
Generic
 Allopurinol 300 mg tablet 0.40 0.35 0.45 0.43 0.35 0.50 0.40 0.35 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.43
 Isosorbide dinitrate 10 mg tablet 0.10 0.10 0.15 0.15 0.10 0.20 0.20 0.10 0.20 0.20 0.16 0.26 0.20 0.15 0.30
 Amoxicillin 250 mg tablet 0.20 0.20 0.25 0.20 0.20 0.25 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.25 0.22 0.20 0.30
 Doxycillin 100 0.42 0.35 0.50 0.30 0.30 0.50 0.30 0.30 1.00 0.38 0.23 0.73 0.48 0.38 0.75
 Frusemide 40 mg tablet 0.30 0.30 0.35 0.20 0.10 0.30 0.30 0.30 0.30 0.30 0.15 0.50 0.40 0.12 0.50
 Gliclazide 80 mg tablet 0.55 0.50 0.64 0.60 0.45 0.65 0.59 0.55 0.65 0.58 0.50 0.60 0.58 0.43 0.66
 Prednisolone 5 mg tablet 0.18 0.12 0.25 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.25 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.16 0.20
 Promethazine 1 mg/ml syrup 0.08 0.06 0.09 0.09 0.07 0.10 0.07 0.07 0.06 0.07 0.06 0.07 0.08 0.07 0.09
 Loratadine 10 mg tablet 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.65 0.55 0.70 0.65 0.60 0.75
 Simvastatin 20 mg tablet 1.00 1.00 1.00 0.83 0.63 1.00 1.00 0.67 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 0.50 0.50 0.50
  1. aRetail prices were medicine price sampled through the Medicine Price Monitoring Survey (MPMS) from various sites such as community pharmacy and private hospitals in Malaysia; RM Ringgit Malaysia