Insulin Preparations

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The following is a list of insulin preparations, grouped by duration of action (short, intermediate and long acting). Each group is sorted according to affordability, computed as the cost per mL of the insulin preparation. The parts of the table are as follows:

  • Centile rank refers to the rank (between 0-100) of the preparation in terms of cost per mL, compared with other available insulin preparations. The lower the number, the lower the cost.
  • Brand name refers to the trade name of the drug.
  • Stock volume refers to the amount of the drug (in mL) per preparation.
  • Unit Price refers to the manufacturer's price.
  • Cost per mL refers to the cost per unit volume (mL) of the insulin preparation.

How can I make use of this data?

The data may be used by physicians to compare the cost of different insulin preparations. The tabular format provides physicians a quick survey of the comparative prices and cost-per-mLday of using a particular insulin.

The data may be used by patients to search for more affordable drugs with the same action and bioavailability as their current prescription drug.


Short Acting Insulin

Centile Rank Brand Name Form Stock Vol. (mL) Unit Price Cost per mL
0 Lipinsulin R Vial 10 620.00 62.00
14 Insulyf R Vial 10 700.00 70.00
23 Wosulin R Vial 10 795.00 79.50
31 Novorapid Flexpen 10 860.00 86.00
34 Insuget R Vial 10 868.36 86.84
37 Humulin R Vial 10 1200.00 120.00
46 Actrapid Vial 10 1290.00 129.00
54 Apidra Vial 10 1539.24 153.92
63 Humalog Vial 10 1605.00 160.50
71 Apidra Solostar 3 636.53 212.18
83 Humalog Cartridge 3 705.00 235.00

Intermediate Acting Insulin

Centile Rank Brand Name Form Stock Vol. (mL) Unit Price Cost per mL
0 Lipinsulin 30/70 Vial 10 620.00 62.00
0 Lipinsulin N Vial 10 620.00 62.00
9 Insuget 70/30 Vial 10 686.36 68.64
9 Insuget N Vial 10 686.36 68.64
14 Insulyf 30/70 Vial 10 700.00 70.00
14 Insulyf N Vial 10 700.00 70.00
23 Wosulin 30/70 Vial 10 795.00 79.50
23 Wosulin N Vial 10 795.00 79.50
40 Humulin 70/30 Vial 10 1260.00 126.00
40 Humulin N Vial 10 1260.00 126.00
46 Insulatard HM Vial 10 1290.00 129.00
46 Mixtard 30 HM Vial 10 1290.00 129.00
57 Wosulin 30/70 Cartridge 3 480.00 160.00
57 Wosulin N Cartridge 3 480.00 160.00
66 Humulin 70/30 Cartridge 3 526.00 175.33
69 Humulin N Cartridge 3 528.00 176.00
74 Insulatartd HM Flexpen 3 640.00 213.33
77 Mixtard 30 HM Flexpen 3 679.00 226.33
89 Humalog Mix 25 Cartridge 3 814.00 271.33
89 Humalog Mix 25 Kwikpen 3 814.00 271.33
94 Novomix 30 Flexpen 3 930.00 310.00

Long Acting Insulin

Centile Rank Brand Name Form Stock Vol. (mL) Unit Price Cost per mL
80 Lantus Vial 10 2344.43 234.44
86 Lantus Solostar 3 771.32 257.11
97 Levemir Flexpen 3 1002.00 334.00
100 Tresiba Flextouch 3 1390.00 463.33

Compiled by healthypinoy.com staff from MIMS 2016 Edition.
Last updated June 24, 2016.