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CHELATERS ARE EXPENSIVE

Posted by Goh Chun Hui on March 7, 2011 at 5:15 AM



Have you ever wonder how much money Thalassemia Patients spend on their chelaters each month if they are not cover by any Health Endownment Fund.



Let's do a little calculation to find out. Let's calculate using L1 (Ferriprox) as I am taking it. An estimate cost price of a tablet of L1 is 5 Singapore Dollars, if you are taking around 7 tablets a day like me, that will cost S$35 and over S$1,000 a month. Guess what most patients don't earn that much every month as most Thalassemia Major Patients don't own a full-time job due to their condition. In some countries, which patients can't afford these chelaters available in the market, they are having their own form of chelaters which is what I heard from someone.



So conclusion is don't be lazy with your desferal infusion or whichever oral chelaters you are taking now, remind yourself to take them on time according to what your doctor advised you to take. That's basically for this blog post, thanks for reading and I will hope to see you guys later (:

 

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