Prednisolone fees and patient charges

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Prednisolone fees and patient charges

Q: You receive a prescription for:

  • Prednisolone 2.5mg gastro-resistant tablets x 28
  • Prednisolone 1mg tablets x 28

How many professional fees and how many patient charges will apply?

A: 2 professional fees and 2 patient charges: where different strengths of the same preparation are dispensed, only one patient charge applies but two professional fees would apply for two items dispensed. Gastro-resistant tablets are a different dosage form to standard release tablets and so they are considered different preparations. There is therefore one patient charge for each item.

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Tariff Tip written by Sue Swift, UK Drug Tariff and Information Technician

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