Risperidone Reference Prices

From August 1st, 2016, the HSE will pay pharmacists a set price, or reference price, for Risperidone products, and you may be offered a different version of your medicine that is priced at or below this set reference price.

Risperidone - 0.5mg strength
Reference Price per 20 tablets / oro-dispersible tablets : €2.20
Risperidone - 1mg strength
Reference Price per 20 tablets / oro-dispersible tablets : €2.41

 

Risperidone - 2mg strength
Reference Price per 60 tablets / oro-dispersible tablets : €11.34

 

Risperidone - 3mg strength
Reference Price per 60 tablets / oro-dispersible tablets : €16.46

 

Risperidone - 4mg strength
Reference Price per 60 tablets / oro-dispersible tablets : €22.94

 

Risperidone - 6mg strength
Reference Price per 28 tablets / oro-dispersible tablets : €25.62

 

Risperidone - 1mg / ML strength
Reference Price per 100ml oral solution : €23.73

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 the pharmacist for all medicines you get under state drug schemes.  On top of this basic price - you will pay some extra.

  • If you have a medical card, you just pay the prescription charge. The HSE pays the pharmacy for your medicine.
  • If you have a Drug Payment Scheme Card, you pay the basic price, plus a dispensing fee of €3.50 to €5 up to the threshold of €144 per month.
  • Also, for the 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.