Product

Pharmaceutical Manufacturer

Manufacturers Price

Mode of delivery

Genotropin®
(somatropin/rhGH)
two-compartment cartridge containing powder for reconstitution

Pharmacia

net price
5.3-mg (16-unit) cartridge = £122.87;
12-mg (36-unit) cartridge = £278.20

Subcutaneous/Intramuscular

Humatrope®
(somatropin/rhGH)
two-compartment cartridge containing powder for reconstitution

Lilly

net price
6-mg (18-unit) cartridge =£108.00;
24-mg (72-unit) cartridge = £432.00

Subcutaneous/Intramuscular

Norditropin®
SimpleXx prefilled solution
(somatropin 3.3 mg; 10 units/mL

Novo Nordisk

net price
1.5-mL (5-mg, 15-unit) cartridge = £106.35;
1.5-mL (15-mg, 45-unit) cartridge = £319.05

Subcutaneous/Intramuscular

Increlex® (Mecasermin
10 mg/mL;
Recombinant human insulin-like growth factor-1; rhIGF-1)

Ipsen

net price
4-mL vial = £605.00

Subcutaneous/Intramuscular

Eprex®
(prefilled syringe, epoetin alfa)
(Recombinant human erythropoietin; rhEpo)

Janssen-Cilag

net price
1000 units = £5.53;
40 000 units = £265.48

Subcutaneous/Intravenous

NeoRecormon®
(prefilled syringe, epoetin beta)
(Recombinant human erythropoietin; rhEpo)

Roche

net price
500 units = £3.75;
30 000 units = £224.69

Subcutaneous/Intravenous

Aranesp®
Erythropoetin;
darbepoetin alfa, 25 micrograms/mL

Amgen

net price
0.4 mL (10 micrograms) = £14.68,
1 mL (500 micrograms) = £734.05

Subcutaneous/Intravenous

Table 3: Prescription only Medicines, Peptide hormones used in hormone replacement.