From August 1st, 2016, the HSE will pay pharmaceutical wholesalers a set price, or reference price, for Capecitabine products, and you may be offered a different version of your medicine that is priced at or below this set reference price.
|Capecitabine - 150mg strength
|Reference Price per 60 tablets : €20.74
|Capecitabine - 500mg strength
|Reference Price per 120 tablets : €123.12
Search the Health Products Regulatory Authority website for a list of interchangeable products that are subject to this reference price
Hang on - I paid more than this price at the Pharmacy?
The prices listed here are HSE prices - what we call reimbursement prices. This is the price that the HSE pays pharmaceutical wholesalers for all high technology medicines you get under state drug schemes. On top of this basic price - you will pay some extra.
- If you have a Drug Payment Scheme Card, you pay the €144 per month charge.
- Also, for any high technology medicines listed here, if you prefer to use a medicine whose price is OVER the reference price, you'll pay the pharmacist the difference between the reference price and the product price