The HSE pays pharmacists a set price, or reference price, for Simvastatin products. If you take Simvastatin products you may be offered a different version of your medicine that is priced at or below this set reference price.
|Simvastatin - 10mg strength
|Reference Price per 28 tablets: €1.96
|Simvastatin - 20mg strength
|Reference Price per 28 tablets: €2.52
|Simvastatin - 40mg strength
|Reference Price per 28 tablets: €3.08
Prices updated January 1, 2017
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.