Cost variation analysis of proton pump inhibitors available in Indian market


  • Akash Chandra Department of Pharmacology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar, India
  • Manish Kumar Department of Pharmacology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar, India
  • Lalit Kumar Department of Pharmacology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar, India
  • Harihar Dikshit Department of Pharmacology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar, India



Compliance, Cost ratio, Percentage cost variation, PPI


Background: In now days proton pump inhibitors are prescribing more and more by Indian physicians not only in peptic ulcer,gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastritis but also along with non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to overcome the side effects as gastric irritation and discomfort by non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs.There are many brands of PPI drugs available in Indian market. Costly drugs can lead to economic burden which results in decreased compliance or even non-compliance. Non –compliance leads to incomplete treatment which tends to increase morbidity.Increase in the patient medication cost was found to associated with decreased adherence to prescription medication.Hence this study was done to assess the cost variation of proton pump inhibitors [PPI] drugs.

Methods: The maximum and minimum price of each brand of the drug in INR was noted by using CIMS January to April 2018 edition Drug Today April to June 2018 Vol-1. The cost ratio and the percentage cost variation for individual drug brands was calculated. The cost of 10 tablets/capsules was calculated in case of oral drug and the cost of one 1 vial or ampoule was noted in case of injectable drug. At last the cost ratio and percentage cost variation of various brands was compared.

Results: Percentage variation in cost for proton pump inhibitors marketed in india was found to be tablet/capsule Esomeprazole [20mg]:141.17, tablet/capsule Esomeprazole [40mg]:196.29, capsule/tablet Omeprazole[20mg]: 569.53, Tablet/capsule Pantoprazole[40mg]: 248.8, tablet /capsule Rabeprazole[20mg]: 815.78, capsule/tablet Lansoprazole[30mg]: 173.33, Inj. Esomeprazole [40mg] 1 vial: 81.81, Inj. Omeprazole[40mg] 1vial: 47.95, Inj. Pantoprazole[40mg] 1vial: 66.66, Inj.Rabeprazole [20mg] 1vial: 176.625.

Conclusions: Tablet Rabeprazole[20mg] shows highest cost ratio and percentage cost variation as 9.15 and 815.78. While Inj. Omeprazole[40mg] 1 vial shows lowest cost ratio and percentage cost variation as 1.47 and 47.95.


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Chandra, A., Kumar, M., Kumar, L., & Dikshit, H. (2018). Cost variation analysis of proton pump inhibitors available in Indian market. International Journal of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology, 7(8), 1626–1629.



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