Availability and comparative cost of SSG&PM

Drug                               name (generic)

Manufacturer   Supplied in Cost per treatment (based on a patient weight of 35kg)

Sodium Stibogluconate

Albert David (generic)

 GSK (propriety)

30ml vial of 100mg/ml  55.8 USD for a 30-day treatment of 20mg/kg/day


 Gland Pharma

 (single supplier only)

 2ml vial of  500mg/ml  15 USD for a 21-day treatment of 15mg/kg/day (sulphate dose; equivalent to 11mg/kg/ day base)
 SSG&PM  See above  See above  44 USD for a 17-day treatment at the above daily doses