Venlafaxine Reference Prices

The HSE pays pharmacists a set price, or reference price, for Venlafaxine products. If you take Venlafaxine products you may be offered a different version of your medicine that is priced at or below this set reference price.

Venlafaxine 37.5mg
Reference Price per 56 Capsule:€5.04*
Venlafaxine 75mg
Reference Price per 56 Capsule:€7.84*
Venlafaxine 37.5mg Prolonged Release
Reference Price per 28 tablets:€4.48*
Venlafaxine 75mg Prolonged Release
Reference Price per 28 tablets:€3.36*
Venlafaxine 150mg Prolonged Release
Reference Price per 28 tablets:€5.60*

Prices updated December 1, 2016

*Pro rata prices will apply for different pack sizes where such apply.

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 are all basic 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.