Checking cost of medication

Discussion in 'Health Insurance and healthcare costs' started by facetious, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. facetious

    facetious Frequent Poster

    Where can one check the price of medication in Ireland.

    I have just bought a prescribed medication in the local chemist and paid just over 82 euros for 30 capsules which will do me for 15 days.

    Last month I was in the UK and bought 28 capsules, same manufacturer which cost me approx 38 sterling.

    When I paid the chemist here, I thought that I was paying for 56 capsules but when I got home, I discovered that the price was for just 30 capsules.

    Is there a site, medical/pharmacy association or government dept that can give me the correct price?
  2. mathepac

    mathepac Frequent Poster


    There's a hardcopy version of the above (MIMS) that contains retail prices as well as other information. If you are friendly with a medic, a nurse or a pharmacist they may let you have an old copy.
  3. Protocol

    Protocol Frequent Poster


    Then click on List of Reimbursable Items on the left.

    This should lead you to a list of all drugs, and what the HSE pays for them.
  4. twofor1

    twofor1 Frequent Poster

    Wow, if I was to get my medication on a medical card the pharmacist would get paid €18.66, but paying cash it costs me €35.48
  5. rupert7

    rupert7 Frequent Poster

    if you get a fridge item on your medical card that costs the pharmacist €100 he will get reimbursed €93.50, yes he makes a loss on it!!!