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Compare medicine prices (2023)

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Dr Fox prices remain significantly less than other online 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 medicine pages, and below are selected examples of treatment most often requested.

Price comparisons: June 2023

Prices listed above include prescription fee. Prices checked 01 June 2023. Delivery fees not included.
Medicine Dr Fox Superdrug Lloyds Pharmacy Med Express Zavamed
Finasteride 1mg x 84
For male hair loss
£31.20 £78.00 £95.00 £43.99 £44.95
Macrobid 100mg x 6
For cystitis treatment
£10.90 £22.99 £23.99 £15.99 £22.99
Priligy 30mg x 6
For premature ejaculation
£40.00 £48.00 £52.00 £45.99 £47.00
Tadalafil 10mg x 8
For erectile dysfunction
£12.80 £41.99 £32.00 £29.99 £17.00
Sildenafil 50mg x 8
For erectile dysfunction
£11.90 £23.00 £28.00 £29.99 £15.00
Doxycycline 100mg x 14
For chlamydia treatment
£6.50 £17.99 £18.00 £13.99 £18.00
Generic Malarone x 23
For malaria prevention
£33.50 £75.00 £54.00 £57.99 £48.00
Norethisterone 5mg x 60
For period delay
£21.80 £26.99 £28.95 £26.99 £22.00

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

Delivery fees and other fees are 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.

‘Cialis Together’ over-the-counter tadalafil

Cialis Together 10mg medicine pack

On 14 March 2023, the UK Medicines regulator (MHRA) approved an application to reclassify the erectile dysfunction medication Cialis. When marketed as Cialis Together (tadalafil 10mg), it will be a ‘P’ (pharmacy) medication, and so available ‘over the counter’ in pharmacies – see MHRA reclassifies Cialis Together tablets to a Pharmacy medicine – GOV.UK. This follows the 2018, ‘P’ classification of Viagra Connect (sildenafil 50mg) which has been available OTC, without a prescription, since then.

This decision is good news for men’s health …. Erectile dysfunction can be a debilitating condition, so it’s important men feel they have fast access to quality and legitimate care

Dr Laura Squire, MHRA’s Chief Officer for Healthcare, Quality and Access
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Orlistat for weight loss

Orlistat medicine packs

Dr Fox now supplies prescription weight loss medication, orlistat, for people with a BMI over 28 kg/m². Orlistat has been available in the UK since 1998 and has helped millions of people to lose weight successfully.

The following orlistat preparations are available from Dr Fox:

  • Orlistat 120mg (generic)
  • Xenical 120mg (orlistat)
  • alli 60mg (orlistat)
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Women’s safety

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If you are frightened, or feel unsafe or vulnerable in your situation, there are people who can help.

On this page we have collected information about help for victims of domestic abuse, and also for victims of trafficking and modern slavery.

Symptoms and signs of abusive relationships

Sometimes we don’t realise we are in an abusive relationship because behaviour patterns have become so normal to us – see Gov.uk – Domestic abuse: recognise the signs

  • Are you ever afraid of your partner?
  • Do you change your behaviour because you’re frightened of your partner’s reaction?
  • Is your partner jealous and possessive? 
  • Do you often feel like you’re walking on eggshells? 
  • Do you feel controlled or isolated?

If the answer to any of these questions is Yes, then you may be in an abusive relationship – see Women’s Aid – How to recognise domestic abuse.

You are not alone and there are many places to find support.

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Are medicines vegan?

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Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.

The Vegan Society

Vegan diets have become increasingly popular, because of ethical, environmental, or health reasons. A vegan diet excludes all animal products, including dairy and eggs, either replacing products with vegetable and fruit based look-alikes, or eating a completely different type of diet which may include raw fruits and vegetables.

When it comes to medicines, it is more difficult to make a choice which is true to pure vegan principles and for your own health you may find that you do need to take a medicine which is not totally vegan. It is important to do your research carefully and to be clear of your own red lines. Your decision should then be taken in consultation with your doctor.

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The mystery of post-finasteride syndrome

Pgoto of finasteride 1mg and 5mg medicine packs

There is currently very little research into Post-Finasteride Syndrome (PFS), probably in part to it being rare and also the varying side effects that sufferers experience. Not all doctors are aware of this syndrome, however it was recognised in the USA in their list of rare and genetic diseases in 2015.

What is PFS?

Finasteride 1mg, also known by the brand name Propecia, is used to treat male pattern baldness. It is also used at a higher dose of 5mg to treat men with symptoms from enlarged prostates. As with all drugs, there is the potential to experience side effects from the medication – erectile dysfunction and reduced libido being the most common. In most cases these side effects settle when the medication is stopped and is no longer in the body’s system. However, rarely, some men continue to experience sexual dysfunction alongside other neurological and physical symptoms and this has been termed PFS. It can be diagnosed if the symptoms persist 3 months after stopping the medication and there are no pre-existing illnesses or current medical conditions or medications that could account for the symptoms.

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