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Last updated:
30/07/2018

How much do prescriptions cost?

  1. Overview
  2. How much do prescriptions cost?
  3. Low cost and free prescriptions
  4. Exemption certificates
  5. Next steps

The cost of an NHS prescription is £8.60 for each medicine. If your doctor prescribes more than one medication then you will need to pay £8.60 for each one. This can be expensive if you have a lot of different medications to take. You can buy pre-payment certificates, which reduce the cost of your prescriptions. You can find out more about this in the next pages.

You can buy pre-payment certificates which reduce the cost of your prescriptions.

If you have paid to see a doctor privately, and they have given you a prescription, this will cost you more than an NHS prescription. You will need to speak to your doctor about how much their prescriptions cost.

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