The single exit price (SEP) mechanism in South Africa lists the maximum price that a medicine can be charged at. Dispensers may charge an additional dispensing fee depending on the price of the medicine. The Medicines and Related Substances Act allows for the following charges (excl VAT):
- Where the SEP is less than R107.15, the maximum dispensing fee is R11.25 + 46% of the SEP.
- Where the SEP is less than R285.80, the maximum dispensing fee is R24.00 + 33% of the SEP.
- Where the SEP is less than R1000.33, the maximum dispensing fee is R73.50 + 15% of the SEP.
- Where the SEP is greater than or equal to R1000.33, the maximum dispensing fee is R172.00 + 5% of the SEP.
The prices listed in this database represent the maximum price that you should be paying for your medicines (incl VAT). Note that these prices do not apply to dispensing practitioners who have a separate dispensing fee.
You can find the latest fees schedule here.
Please note that allowed dispensing fees may change and this website may not be completely up-to-date. The prices listed above were valid at 2018-10-15.