Rosuvastatin Reference Prices

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

Rosuvastatin - 5mg strength

Reference Price per 28 tablets: €5.88
Reference Price per 1 capsule/tablet: €0.21

Rosuvastatin - 10mg strength

Reference Price per 28 tablets: €7.28
Reference Price per 1 capsule/tablet: €0.26

Rosuvastatin - 20mg strength

Reference Price per 28 tablets: €11.76
Reference Price per 1 capsule/tablet:€0.42

Rosuvastatin - 40mg strength

Reference Price per 28 tablets: €12.32
Reference Price per 1 capsule/tablet:€0.44

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 pay the prescription charge of €2.50 per item. The HSE pays the pharmacy for your medicine.
  • If you have a Drug Payment Scheme Card, you pay the basic price above, 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.