Re: [GRG] Dasatinib + Quercetin eliminate senescent cells

As an FYI, here are the discounted prices for thirty 100 mg Sprycell (dasatinib) tablets in the U.s. using GooodRx coupons:


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9,835.41with free coupon


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9,877.95with free discount


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10,961est. cash price

9,928.04with free coupon

Vons Pharmacy

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10,052.60with free coupon


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12,718est. cash price

10,545.09with free coupon

If it is assumed you need 1 week of treatment per cycle, that would require a minimum of 2 tablets, and more likely 3, to take into account losses from pulverizing and subdividing the 100 mg tablet dose into seven 30 mg doses. That comes to roughly $330 per tablet, or just about $1,000 per cycle. I’m assuming that continuous therapy is neither desirable nor affordable, which is a somewhat arbitrary assumption on my part. A reasonably number of cycles per year might be quarterly or biannually.

Prices from an online Indian pharmacy for 50 mg tablets are:

Dasatinib 50 mg Tablet (Brand SPRYCEL 50)

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Being realistic, comparatively few Westerners past middle age weigh 75 kg, so a 50 mg QD dose is probably more realistic. If a group purchase is assumed so that you pay for just the 7 tablets required for one cycle (a lot of assumption here!) then the cost per cycle would be in the ball park of $625-650, assuming some over overhead for redistribution, such as repackaging and reshipping in country.  

I use the above pharmacy only as an example. I have never dealt with them. The most reliable Indian pharmacy I know of is All Day Chemist. They ship promptly, have a virtually zero error rate, and provide drugs, at least the ones I’ve tested, that are genuine and meet their specifications. ADC does not carry Sprycel, but they can usually get a specific, non-controlled drug if the Oder size is sufficiently large.

As an side, this is a Tx I would definitely want to try on a minimum of three dogs of advanced age  while monitoring their clinical chemistries, vital signs, body weight and neurological status before trying this on older humans. 

Anyway, some facts to chew on.

Mike Darwin


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