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 R85.69, the maximum dispensing fee is R7.04 + 46% of the SEP.
- Where the SEP is less than R228.56, the maximum dispensing fee is R18.80 + 33% of the SEP.
- Where the SEP is less than R799.99, the maximum dispensing fee is R59.83 + 15% of the SEP.
- Where the SEP is greater than or equal to R799.99, the maximum dispensing fee is R140.00 + 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.
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 2016-09-20.