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Cost of prescription medication in Singapore

Postby ZiaGG » Thu, 24 Jan 2013 1:44 pm

Hi, I will be moving to Singapore in the next few months from Australia.
I have some medical conditions that require me to take daily medication. I am trying to find out how much each of my prescription medication costs so that I can compare the costs to what it costs me in Australia. Can anyone suggest how I could find out these costs?
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Postby sensei_ » Thu, 24 Jan 2013 1:49 pm

unless your medicines are heavily subsidised by the kangaroo government, i have found that buying common prescription medicines to be cheaper in singapore.

so unless you have a pension card or concession card of some sort, get your medicine in singapore. oh, and condoms are cheaper in australia than it is here.

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Postby offshoreoildude » Thu, 24 Jan 2013 2:02 pm

ZiaGG - it is illegal to export PBS subsidized medications from Australia in any significant qty (i.e. for more than what you might need on a vacation). If customs pick it up when you leave you're in the poo.

I've not found medicines here to be particularly overpriced.
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Postby ZiaGG » Thu, 24 Jan 2013 3:12 pm

Thanks for the quick answers do u guys or anyone else know how I can find out the costs of my medication online or by contacting someone to find out. I need to know to see if it worth taking out extra coverage of health insurance to cover these costs. Health insurance in Singapore is much more expensive than in Australia

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Postby offshoreoildude » Fri, 25 Jan 2013 9:16 am

ZiaGG wrote:Thanks for the quick answers do u guys or anyone else know how I can find out the costs of my medication online or by contacting someone to find out. I need to know to see if it worth taking out extra coverage of health insurance to cover these costs. Health insurance in Singapore is much more expensive than in Australia


Most perscription medication in Singapore is sold by the GP in the clinic itself except for some commonly prescribed stuff like BP medication. Prices are not exactly fixed. IF you PM me your medication name and brand I'll ring my GP and ask the prices.
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Postby ZiaGG » Sat, 26 Jan 2013 5:29 am

How kind of you - here is the list of my medication

Brand Name Generic name
Coumadin warfarin
Tambocor 50mg Flecainide Acetate
Digoxin sigmaxin
Diabex XR 1000mg metformin
Diabex XR 500 mg metformin
Efexor-XR 75 mg Venlafaxine
Avapro 75mg irbesartan
Crestor 40 mg Rosuvastatin calcium
Xanax .5mg Alprazolam

Really appreciate your help

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Re: Cost of prescription medication in Singapore

Postby chong1954 » Wed, 18 Apr 2018 6:04 pm

Crestor costs 4x here in Singapore. And I am sure most prescription medicine are more costly here than in Australia.
I take Crestor 10 mg. and it is about A$20 for a month's supply in Australia ( not subsidised but as a private patient). Here in Spore hospitals and pharmacies, it is about S$80


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