In these difficult times we know that you want your euro to go further.
If you qualify for the medical card, Hepatitis C scheme, or the Long Term Illness scheme you will receive all or part of your prescribed drugs and medicines for free. Medical card holders are required to pay a small government levy.
Otherwise every Irish resident is entitled to use the Drugs Payment Scheme which means that you and your family will pay no more than a fixed amount, set by the Minister of Health, in a month for all of your prescribed drugs and medicines. You are also entitled to claim tax relief on medical expenses for prescribed drugs or medicines. You can save on the cost of your drugs and medicines by choosing the generic alternative to a branded product.