The analysis of the assortment and the availability of peristalsis stimulants at the pharmaceutical market of Ukraine




peristalsis stimulants, assortment of drugs, pharmaceutical market, the rate of solvency adequacy


Peristalsis stimulants are one of the main drugs used to treat motility disorders of the upper gastrointestinal tract.
Aim. To analyze the assortment of peristalsis stimulants at the pharmaceutical market of Ukraine and the dynamics of their economic availability for consumers in 2014-2018.
Materials and methods. The assortment of peristalsis stimulants in Ukraine was determined by using the data of the system “Pharmexplorer” of the company “Morion”, and the economic availability was assessed by using the rate of solvency adequacy.
Results. Peristalsis stimulants were presented in Ukraine by 4 international non-proprietary names in 2014-2018. The number of their trade names (TN) varied from year to year and ranged from 32 to 35 TN, almost in equal proportions of drugs of domestic and foreign manufacturers. The range of prices for packaging of drugs of this group was wide. Domperidone and mozapride drugs had a high availability for the population among peristalsis stimulants during the
study period. The availability of metoclopramide decreased over the years due to an increase in the amount of its TN with a high price for packaging in Ukraine. The drugs of itoprid hydrochloride had the least availability for the population of Ukraine in 2014-2018 because of the long course of treatment and the high cost of packaging.
Conclusions. Peristalsis stimulants were presented in Ukraine in 2014-2018 in the assortment that was sufficient to select drugs for patients with a different solvency. Most drugs of this group had a high and medium availability for the course of treatment for the average inhabitant of Ukraine within 2014-2018.

Author Biographies

O. O. Gerasymova, National University of Pharmacy

Сandidate of Pharmacy (Ph.D.), associate professor of the Department of Pharmacoeconomics

V. V. Krykun, National University of Pharmacy

student of the specialty «Clinical Pharmacy»


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