Saving on prescription medicines can really help save money. Aside from low cost generics with a 3 month supply for as low as $9.99 at my local Shopright to Walmart which also has low $4 generics, you can also go to Sam’s Club or Costco and save more on brand name drugs which could add up. You don’t have to be a member to use these services. You can call your local pharmacies in your supermarket and warehouse clubs in order to determine the best price.
Also when you do buy medicine, try to get a three month supply to save on the co pay. This can mean one co pay for three months worth of medicine. Sometimes, you can ask your pharmacist directly, or ask your doctor to write out the script.
Sometimes, doctors give free samples which can help a lot for certain problems. Also, you might want to try alternative medicines. Either another type of medicine or a more holistic approach can help you save money. Consumer Reports has research available to alternatives for regularly prescribed medicines and skin care products like vitamin c serum.
You can go online and get a PDF for download.
Also The Essential Guide to Prescription Drugs. By James Rybacki, Pharm. D. is an excellent resource for researching treatments. It has been used for over twenty five years to provide information about medicines. It gives a wealth of information about the use of medicines.
Also ask your doctor to double the strength of your prescription so you can cut it in half. Some pills are safe to do this. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if this is ok. You could halve your prescription costs.
Some people suggest you can use expired drugs. That they only lose a little of their potency after years. This might shock you. But a clinic in New Guinea regularly saves lives with expired drugs.
Some people even buy their medicine in Canada. You have to know your costs. But it could save them. There might be some unscrupulous drug companies who do business. But you have to decide what is best for your health.
These are all good ways to help you afford your medicine. Also getting healthy is a good idea too. Make sure to eat properly for your needs and to research your diseases and work on doing what it takes to eat nutritious foods so you can have a long life free of disease.