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Table 2 Price variation among categories of anticancer agents

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

CategoryNMedianIQRMinimumMaximumMinimum Variation FoundMaximum Variation Found
Alkylating agents651920.003515.2051.2012,000.00Cyclophosphamide 500 mg inj 3.33%Temozolomide 100 mg 307.70%
Antimetabolites486480.008729.54187.3648,000.00Cytosine Arabinoside
(Cytarabine) 500 mg Inj 0%
Pemetrexed 500 mg 134.00%
Natural products775030.009017.6080.4836,241.92Doxorubicin (liposomal) inj 9.58%Irinotecan 100 mg 590.30%
Hormonal Therapy1053.2044.324.3292.22Tamoxifen 20 mg capsule 13.88%Letrozole 2.5 mg tablet 200.00%
Monoclonal antibody1240,441.6932,108.3212,756.8099,270.12Rituximab 100, 500 mg inj 0%Trastuzumab 440 mg 72.73%.
Miscellaneous agents28550.401000.51112.6420,639.98Imatinib 400 mg capsule 43.75%.Bortezomib 2 mg injection 240.87%
Total240