4 Ways to Save on Prescription Drugs
Most of us take at least one prescription drug—and we’d all like to pay less at the pharmacy. These tips can help lower your costs:
- Go generic.
Choosing generics could save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars a year. Next time you fill a prescription, ask your pharmacist or doctor if a generic is available. If there isn’t one for your prescription, ask whether another generic (or lower cost brand name drug) could treat your health problem.
- Consider mail order.
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- Ask about drugs that don’t need a prescription.
For some health problems—such as allergies, cough, or acne—a drug that doesn’t need a prescription often works as well as a prescription drug and costs less. Some drugs that used to require a prescription are now offered over the counter. Talk to your doctor about the possibilities.
- Make healthy lifestyle changes.
You may be able to control high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and many other health problems by eating a healthy diet, exercising more, and managing stress. Ask your doctor how you can reduce—or even stop—your need for medication. However, don’t stop taking any prescription drugs without talking to your doctor.