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Table 4 Comparison of the market price of anticancer medicines available in two private hospital pharmacies of Nepal with government fixed price

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

S.NOGeneric NameDosageStrengthGovernment Price
(NRs per unit)
No. of available brandsMin. Price (NRs per unit)Max. Price (NRs per unit)Price Variation (%)Essential List
15 Flurouracilinjection/ml250 mg/5 ml3.680NAN
2Actinomycin Dinjection0.5 mg935.441934.40- 0.10N
3Alpha Interferoninjection3 miu1342.080NAN
4Bleomycininjection/ml15 mg1088.322946.27978.56- 11.20E
5Busulphantablet2 mg6.030NAN
6Carboplatininjection150 mg1393.8781184.001393.600E
7Carboplatininjection450 mg4130.7773476.804028.00- 2.60E
8Chlorambuciltablet2 mg79.890NAE
9Cisplatininjection10 mg149.875100.00115.20- 30.10E
10Cisplatininjection50 mg532.216512.00532.200E
11Cyclophosphamidetablet50 mg6.620NAE
12Cyclophosphamideinjection500 mg105.232101.84105.230E
13Cyclosporinecapsule25 mg43.710NAE
14Cyclosporinecapsule50 mg85.250NAN
15Cyclosporinecapsule100 mg187.780NAN
16Cyclosporineinjection100 mg/ml209.600NAN
17Cytosine Arabinosideinjection100 mg421.233279.39421.230E
18Cytosine Arabinosideinjection500 mg910.742807.44807.55- 12.80E
19Cytosine Arabinosideinjection1000 mg2068.0021604.802068.000N
20Dacarbazineinjection500 mg1817.9821600.001729.005.10E
21Daunorubicininjection20 mg592.182592.00592.170E
22Doxorubicininjection10 mg328.005264.00328.000E
23Doxorubicininjection50 mg1416.2871280.001416.280E
24Etoposidecapsule100 mg92.40188.40- 4.50E
25Etoposideinjection100 mg/5 ml320.271300.80- 6.50E
26Flutamidetablet250 mg15.220NAN
27Gemcitabineinjection200 mg1706.9381704.001706.900N
28Gemcitabineinjection1000 mg9980.00107072.009980.000N
29Ifosfamideinjection1 g/2 ml609.261609.240E
30Imatinibtablet100 mg154.745112.60154.700N
31Imatinibtablet400 mg474.034324.30466.20- 1.70N
32L-Asparaginaseinjection500 iu1921.3821504.411703.60- 12.80N
33Melphalantablet2 mg191.730NAE
34Melphalantablet5 mg321.630NAE
35Mercaptopurinetablet50 mg15.780NAE
36Methotrexateinjection/ml50 mg/ml58.62158.620N
37Methotrexatetablet2.5 mg8.3418.33- 0.10E
38Mitomycin Cinjection10 mg702.351702.350E
39Oxaliplatininjection50 mg4035.8673336.504035.860N
40Paclitaxelinjection30 mg/5 ml516.180NAN
41Procarbazinecapsule50 mg55.890NAE
42Tamoxifencapsule20 mg4.9024.324.900E
43Tamoxifencapsule10 mg7.680NAN
44Vinblastineinjection10 mg503.311312.81- 60.90E
45Vincristineinjection1 mg/ml89.40280.4089.400E
  1. GPNA Government price not available, NRs Nepalese rupees, NA Not available, E Listed in National list of essential medicines Nepal (fifth revision), N Not listed in National list of essential medicines Nepal (fifth revision), −: Negative Price variance