MIMS is the book of notes about drugs that you will often see you GP checking. It gives all sorts of info about them - including the prices to the NHS. Thanks to piglette we have these figures - which may be useful to you when you have asked for enteric coated pred so you can give up the omeprazole and your GP demurs on the grounds it is far too expensive.
1mg tab, 28=76p.
5mg tab, 28=86p.
25mg tab, 56=£75.00.
(not available on the NHS but you can have it privately)
1mg white tab marked NP1, 30=£26.70
2mg white tab marked NP2, 30=£26.70; 100=£89.00.
5mg yellow tab marked NP5, 30=£26.70; 100=£89.00.
(for "stomach protection" and dished out like sweeties. It is also a major cause of osteoporosis, never mind pred)
In the absence of any evidence these figures are not correct - my arithmetic suggests that giving the patient plain pred plus omeprazole costs significantly more than giving them enteric coated pred - and on top of that there is the fact that there is an extra dispensing fee for the pharmacy.
They might suggest that it doesn't work as well - that study was done in patients with gastroenterological problems. N/A