I’ve just had my bulk Hydro delivered – 6 month’s supply, more or less (500 10mg tabs). I was expecting a bulk pack, but apparently the stuff is available only in 30-tablet packs. 16 of them, plus a box of 20. Total cost I’d estimate at about £800 – my BNF is 3 years old, so maybe more than that by now.
But here’s a thing – based on the info in my 2011 BNF, on the NHS 30 10mg tabs are £44.25**. I ordered 100 20mg tabs, online, for £35, including shipping to the UK from the South Pacific. Perhaps the NHS should employ me? Or just give me money and I’ll source my own drugs! I’d probably save them a fortune.
**And think on this – 20mg tabs are £47.17, the £2.92 difference probably close to the true price of the 10mg tabs, minus packaging. The NHS is being royally screwed.
And seeing the heap of little boxes triggered a memory. When I was discharged from APH in April last year I was sent home with a load of Hydro. Of course, I had no idea why at the time but now, clearly, they gave me enough back-up until my GP could issue them in bulk. Which he failed to do until now! Almost exactly a year late (I was discharged on April 22).