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Table 1 Price variation among different brands of anticancer medicines available in two private hospital pharmacies of Nepal

From: Price variation among different brands of anticancer medicines available in hospital pharmacies of Nepal

Generic NameStrengthDosage FormNo. of available brandsGovernment price (NRs per unit)Min. Price (NRs per unit)Max. Price (NRs per unit)Price Variation (%)Median PriceIQR
Bendamustine hydrochloride100 mgInjection2GPNA11,120.0012,000.007.9011,560.00
Carboplatin150 mgInjection81393.871184.001393.6017.701342.60179.70
450 mgInjection74130.773476.84028.0015.903920.00472.50
Cisplatin10 mgInjection5149.87100.00128.0028.00113.0021.20
50 mgInjection6532.21512.00532.203.90520.00123.50
Cyclophosphamide1 gInjection3GPNA115.70204.8077,00176.00
500 mgInjection2105.23101.80105.203.30105.20
200 mgInjection4GPNA51.2080.0056.3066.00110.20
Oxaliplatin50 mgInjection74035.863336.504035.9021,004000.00595.90
100 mgInjection7GPNA6138.707516.6022.407046.70811.20
Temozolomide20 mgCapsule3GPNA607.701232.00102.70960.00
250 mgCapsule6GPNA2550.006400.00151.004549.003181.00
100 mgCapsule5GPNA783.303193.80307.702521.801430.60
Cytosine Arabinoside (Cytarabine)500 mgInjection2910.74807.44807.550794.10
1000 mgInjection22068.001604.802068.0028.902068.00
100 mgInjection3421.23279.39421.2350.80302.80
Capecitabine500 mgTablet7GPNA188.80261.0038.20212.6068.80
Gemcitabine1400 mgInjection2GPNA9920.0013,400.9035.1011,660.40
1000 mgInjection109980.007072.009980.0041.108626.60902.60
200 mgInjection81706.931704.001706.900.201706.901.23
Pemetrexed100 mgInjection5GPNA5880.0011,200.0090.506560.004220.00
500 mgInjection8GPNA20,512.0048,000.00134,0031,040.0013,960.00
Daunorubicin20 mgInjection2592.18592.20592.200592.170
Docetaxel20 mgInjection8GPNA3144.005600.0078.104948.66848.90
80 mgInjection9GPNA7832.0019,142.10144.4017,760.004227.90
120 mgInjection3GPNA24,464.0028,342.6015.9024,800.00-
Doxorubicin10 mgInjection5328.00264.00328.0024.20300.830.00
50 mgInjection71416.281280.001416.3010.601375.00121.40
Doxorubicin (Liposomal)20 mgInjection2GPNA11,520,0012,624.009.6012,072.00
Epirubicin Hydrochloride10 mgInjection4GPNA720.001184.0064.40813.00349.50
50 mgInjection8GPNA3200.004400.0037.5040821621.70
Irinotecan40 mgInjection4GPNA2604.6014,495.40456.503250.808960.30
100 mgInjection5GPNA5250.0036,241.90590.307031.2016,395.00
L-Asparaginase5000 IUInjection21921.381504.401921.4027.701712.90
10,000 IUInjection2GPNA2330.702551.609.502441.10
Paclitaxel100 mgInjection7GPNA3760.007600.00102.106045.80860.70
260 mgInjection5GPNA10,432.0017,600.0068.7015,360.004286.20
Vincristine1 mgInjection289.3980.5089.4011.0084.90
Vinorelbine10 mgInjection2GPNA5065.606374.2025.805719.90
Anastrozole1 mgTablet5GPNA48.8092.2289.0077.6030.00
Tamoxifen20 mgCapsule24.904.304.9013.404.61
Letrozole2.5 mgTablet3GPNA33.3057.6073.1046.00
Bevacizumab100 mgInjection2GPNA43,200.0051,811.7019.9047,505.80
Ceftuximab100 mgInjection2GPNA31,000.0032,355.204.4031,677.60
Rituximab500 mgInjection2GPNA12,756.8012,757.20012,757.00
100 mgInjection2GPNA63,785.6063,786.20063,785.90
Trastuzumab150 mgInjection2GPNA35,915.2037,683.404.9036,799.30
440 mgInjection2GPNA97,039.5099,270.102.3098,154.80
Bortezomib2 mgInjection5GPNA14,400.0020,640.0043.3018,080.005640.00
Erlotinib100 mgTablet4GPNA533.301066.60100.00948.00405.90
150 mgTablet5GPNA634.701599.80152.101280.00762.60
Geftinib250 mgTablet5GPNA272567.40108.60368.40206.40
Imatinib100 mgTablet5154.74112.60154.7037.40135.1036.40
400 mgCapsule4474.03324.30406.0025.20364.8063.70
  1. GPNA Government price not available, NRs Nepalese rupees, IQR Interquartile Range