When you have to pay out of pocket for medications, it is a good idea to shop around. (In fact, sometimes you can even get a medication for less than the cost of your copay!) Here are some suggestions for lowering your costs:
1. Check the price on Goodrx.com. This website will tell you what the medication will cost at different pharmacies. You will be surprised at how much the price varies. The website also often has coupons that can lower the price for some medications.
2. For many medications, the cost of a pill containing certain milligrams is the same as that of the pill containing twice as much. Therefore, it is frequently cheaper to buy a higher strength pill of the medication and take half a pill. It is up to you to research this and ask your doctor to write or send the prescription in the way that is most economical for you.
3. If you do not have medical insurance, you may be eligible to get free medication from the manufacturer. The assistance plans for all medications can be found on a great website Needymeds.com.