The manufacturer of Lansoprazole Orodispersible Tablets (Zoton FasTabs®) has written to healthcare professionals informing them of a price reduction on this product effective from 1st September 2006.
28 x 15mg tablets have seen the price drop from £10.86 to £5.97; this is £1.80 per month more than lansoprazole 15mg capsules (£4.17 in August 2006 Drug Tariff).
28 x 30mg tablets have seen the price drop from £19.88 to £11.00; this is £4.73 per month more than lansoprazole 30mg capsules (£6.27 in August 2006 Drug Tariff).
Action: Despite this welcome cost reduction lansoprazole capsules are still the first choice PPI.
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