A while back, I was prescribed to take Nexium
14, 20mg, tablets that sells somewhere between KD7.500 -8.500
While I was in Syria I realized that I had forgotten to bring in a new box, and was left with a couple of tablets only for a 12-days period. I headed to one of their local pharmacies and was given the Syrian version of Nexium, which is called Naxiprazol
20, 20mg, tablets that sells for SYP110 (which is close to 600 fils!!!!)
He said the foreign make of the same medicine is SYP800 (around KD4.600) which is like half the price of the one in Kuwait!!!
After I tried it for few days, same effect and no problem, I went ahead and got few boxes with me back home. Question is, is it really the same? Should I take it with me on my next doctor visit and ask? I have no complaints so far! I am just questioning the price difference!!
Oh and I like the fact that the prices are PRINTED on the boxes of their medications so its fixed all over the city 😉