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Naproxen 250mg and 500mg among final 42 concessionary prices for March

The Department of Health and Social Care and the National Assembly for Wales have agreed concessionary prices for the following 42 items for March 2019 prescriptions.

An initial 34 prices for the month were announced on March 20, followed by a further 20 prices on March 22.

Drug
Strength
Form
Price
Candesartan
8mg
tablets (28)
£2.00
Candesartan
16mg
tablets (28)
£3.01
Candesartan
32mg
tablets (28)
£2.70
Celecoxib
200mg
capsules (30)
£15.64
Clomipramine
25mg
capsules (28)
£4.02
Clomipramine
50mg
capsules (28)
£3.68
Diamorphine
10mg
powder for solution for injection ampoules (5)
£16.56
Diamorphine
30mg
powder for solution for injection ampoules (5)
£16.52
Glyceryl trinitrate
400 micrograms
dose pump sublingual spray (180)
£2.44
Ibandronic acid
150mg
tablets (1)
£17.53
Irbesartan
300mg
tablets (28)
£4.31
Lercanidipine
20mg
tablets (28)
£4.40
Levetiracetam
100mg/ml
sugar-free oral solution (300)
£12.71
Losartan
25mg
tablets (28)
£3.09
Metoprolol
50mg
tablets (28)
£6.23
Metoprolol
100mg
tablets (28)
£3.90
Metronidazole
200mg
tablets (21)
£2.48
Metronidazole
400mg
tablets (21)
£7.39
Naproxen
250mg
tablets (28)
£5.01
Naproxen
500mg
tablets (28)
£10.33
Naproxen
250mg
gastro-resistant tablets (56)
£11.14
Naproxen
500mg
gastro-resistant tablets (56)
£19.50
Nebivolol
5mg
tablets (28)
£4.84
Nortriptyline
25mg
tablets (100)
£9.04
Olanzapine
5mg
tablets (28)
£1.34
Olanzapine
10mg
tablets (28)
£2.43
Olanzapine
15mg
tablets (28)
£2.29
Olanzapine
20mg
tablets (28)
£2.63
Ondansetron
4mg
tablets (10)
£7.87
Prednisolone
5mg
tablets (28)
£1.00
Quetiapine
25mg
tablets (60)
£2.80
Ramipril
2.5mg
tablets (28)
£3.20
Ramipril
10mg
tablets (28)
£3.05
Riluzole
50mg
tablets (56)
£17.94
Risedronate sodium
35mg
tablets (4)
£7.55
Risperidone
1mg
tablets (20)
£3.59
Telmisartan
20mg
tablets (28)
£3.30
Telmisartan
40mg
tablets (28)
£5.83
Telmisartan
80mg
tablets (28)
£7.78
Topiramate
50mg
tablets (60)
£13.91
Topiramate
100mg
tablets (60)
£19.89
Zolmitriptan
2.5mg
sugar-free orodispersible tablets (6)
£10.13
2 Comments
Question: 
Do these prices reflect the ones you have paid in March?

Keith Sykes, Community pharmacist

£160 for Riluzole & I have 2 new customers who have been turned away by numerous other pharmacies. So I take a £280 hit so the patient can be treated. The whole concession fiasco is a shameful way to treat any pharmacy trying to serve the NHS own patients.

Independent Dave, Community pharmacist

The cheapest I can find Riluzole is £69.99, with some suppliers charging upwards of £160! I can’t understand where 17.94 has come from?!

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