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Table 4 Median (IQR) prices and affordability of the lowest priced generic inhaled asthma-COPD drugs in both private hospitals and pharmacies

From: Access to affordable medicines and diagnostic tests for asthma and COPD in sub Saharan Africa: the Ugandan perspective

Drug Median (IQR) price in Ug Shs Median local price in USD IRP in USD MPR Monthly cost in USD Days’ wages
Salbutamol 100 μg 10,000 (9000–13,000) 2.8 0.0114 243 2.8 2.2
Formoterol 12 μg. 38,500 (30000–44,000) 10.7 10.7 8.2
Salmeterol 25 μg 30,000 (25500–33,750) 8.3 8.3 6.4
Ipratropium bromide 20 μg 60,000 (48500–65,000) 10.7 0.0220 486 10.7 8.2
Ipratropium 40 μg 64,000 (56750–65,000) 17.8 17.8 13.7
Salbutamol/ipratropium 100/20 μg 50,000 (35000–65,000) 13.9 13.9 10.7
Formoterol-beclomethasone 6/100 μg 30,000 (15000–40,000) 8.3 8.3 6.4
Formoterol-budesonide 4.5/160 μg 80,000 (45000–85,000) 22.2 22.2 17.1
Salmeterol-fluticasone propionate 25/125 μg 48,000 (35000–50,000) 13.3 13.3 10.2
Beclomethasone dipropionate 100 μg 25,000 (20000–30,000) 6.9 0.0444 155 6.9 5.3
Budesonide 200 μg 37,500 (33000–42,000) 10.4 0.0305 340 10.4 8
Fluticasone propionate 250 μg 25,000 (25000–26,000) 6.9 6.9 5.3
Fluticasone propionate 125 μg 27,000 (25000–40,000) 7.5 0.0630 119 7.5 5.8
Fluticasone propionate 50 μg 27,500 (25000–30,000) 7.6 7.6 5.9
Slow release theophylline tablets 100 mg 1000 (1000–1900) 0.3 9 6.9
Tablets montelukast 10 mg 1000 (800–1200) 0.3 9 6.9
Tablets montelukast 20 mg 1200 (1000–1500) 0.3 9 6.9
Adult spacers 60,000 (51000–65,000) 16.7 16.7 12.9
Paediatric spacers 35,000 (28500–45,000) 9.7 9.7 7.5
  1. IQR-Inter-quartile range, UgX-Uganda shillings, USD-US dollars, IRP-International reference price, MPR-Median price ratio