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4

New Generic Rizatriptan from Lexon!

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS

New Generic Rizatriptan from Lexon!

Why dispense medication at a loss? With category m hitting your income hard you need to make up those losses by dispensing generic rizatriptan, now available from Lexon:

Pack Size

Drug Tariff Price September 2013

Lexon Price September 2013

Discount

Cash Saving

Rizatriptan 10mg Melts

3

£13.37

£2.01

85%

£11.36

Rizatriptan 10mg Melts

6

£26.74

£4.01

85%

£22.73

Rizatriptan 10mg

3

£13.37

£3.34

75%

£10.03

Rizatriptan 5mg

6

£26.74

£6.69

75%

£20.05

Following patent expiry the purchase price of new generics usually drops quite steeply, whilst Drug Tariff price remains higher [at least for the first month or two] making them a win-win choice for dispensing doctors. Where the original brand is part of a reduced wholesaler distribution scheme or a direct to pharmacy [dispensary] scheme with discount less than clawback, it makes even more sense to use the generic.

October's Dispex Newsletter will contain a full generic comparison of all the migraine treatments now available as generics in order to help your formulary development.

Don’t forget that Dispex members are entitled to a free generic price comparison – please contact Claudy on 01604 859000 or email enquiries@dispex.net to find out more.