In a recent article (Drug Therap. Bull. April 30, 1965, p. 33) we mentioned that Asilone (Berk) and Diovol (Wallace) cost considerably more than other antacid preparations. The manufacturer has told us that Asilone is available in two versions: the one our article referred to contains aluminium hydroxide and 250 mg polymethylsiloxane per tablet, and costs 23/4 per 100 (basic NHS price); the other, Asilone 50, contains aluminium hydroxide and 50 mg polymethylsiloxane, and costs 10/- per 100 tablets. Our comment on the high cost of Asilone therefore does not apply to Asilone 50.
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