Compare medicine prices (2022)

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Dr Fox prices remain up to 50% less than other clinics

Dr Fox regularly price checks frequently ordered medicines with other leading online pharmacies and consistently finds evidence to support our claims. In some cases our prices are less than 50% of other clinics.

Price comparison tables are displayed on popular treatment pages, and below are selected examples of treatment most often requested.

Price comparisons: May 2022

Prices listed above include prescription fee. Prices checked 05 May 2022. Delivery fees not included.
Medicine Dr Fox Superdrug Lloyds Pharmacy Med Express Zavamed
Finasteride 1mg x 84
For male hair loss
£33.90 £80.00 £80.00 £44.99 £44.95
Macrobid 100mg x 6
For cystitis treatment
£14.50 £25.00 £23.99 £15.99 £22.00
Priligy 30mg x 6
For premature ejaculation
£40.00 £50.00 £52.00 £45.99 £47.00
Tadalafil 10mg x 8
For erectile dysfunction
£16.95 £41.99 £32.00 £29.99 £29.00
Sildenafil 50mg x 8
For erectile dysfunction
£13.95 £23.00 £28.00 £29.99 £19.00
Doxycycline 100mg x 14
For chlamydia treatment
£7.50 £20.00 £18.00 £13.99 £18.00
Generic Malarone x 23
For malaria prevention
£27.60 £53.00 £54.00 £57.99 £48.00
Norethisterone 5mg x 60
For period delay
£17.50 £37.00 £28.95 £25.99 £24.95

We have compared UK regulated online pharmacies and online doctors only. UK regulations ensure patient safety and licensed medicine only is supplied.

Delivery fee is not included in table above. Some providers offer free collection in-store option. Dr Fox posts treatment by Royal Mail Tracked 24 for £2.90.

Dr Fox service rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission

Inspected and Rated

Good Care Quality Commission logo

Index Medical Ltd is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Following an inspection 16 April 2019 by a team from the CQC the final report was published 04 June 2019 which rated the service ‘Good’ on all 5 aspects of the inspection framework:

  • Safe
  • Effective
  • Caring
  • Responsive
  • Well-led

Since July 2021, the CQC inspects services on a monthly basis, focusing on safety and how effective a service is led.

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Medicine expiry dates

Expiry date printed on a medicine pack

We are all familiar with ‘best-before’ and ‘use-by’ dates on food. Medicines are very similarly labelled.

If you look at the packet of your most recent medication, you will see stamped on it somewhere, an expiry date. But what does this expiry date really mean?

Although generally not recommended, we may sometimes choose to eat certain foods beyond their ‘best before’ date. But can we do the same with medicines?

Is it really necessary to throw away, and waste, unused medicines?

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Can you buy generic Champix (varenicline)?


Not yet. Champix is the only brand name of the drug varenicline currently available in the UK or the EU. Champix was patented in 2006, and remains under patent until September 2021 in the UK/EU – in the USA it is patented until 2020 under the brand name of Chantix, so a generic cannot be legally sold until the patent expires.

The active medical ingredient in Champix is called varenicline. Varenicline is the generic name of the product.

Champix is prescription-only medicine.

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Easier ways to take your Pill – new recommendations for 2019

Combined contraceptive pill packs

But have we really been doing it wrong for 60 years?

The press reported this week that since the contraceptive pill was first launched – and this was 60 years ago! – we could have been doing it differently! They also stated that one of the reasons behind this was to please the Pope!

Let’s try and put this medical conundrum into understandable terms, and try to prevent confusion!

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