Also, how can we find out if it will be cheaper to use pills with a higher milligram strength or purchase a greater number of pills at a time? And, most importantly, how can we find out which pharmacy the patient should go to for getting the lowest possible price in his area?
The website I routinely use, and recommend to my patients, is Goodrx.com.
One can search for the cost of a particular medication in a particular zip code. One can print out a coupon to get a lower price. I actually did this myself to get a lower price for a relative who did not have health insurance in the US. One can also see what the price will be at different pharmacies in the area. You may be surprised to find that the price varies significantly for the exact same medication!
One can also compare the cost of generic versus brand name medication.
And, one can see whether ordering a larger number of pills will save money (or not).
Lastly, the patient should obtain the free coupon (by print, email, or text). If the patient goes to the exact same pharmacy but without the coupon, the price will probably be greater.
(Note: This image of a coupon is presented only as an example and this is not a valid coupon)
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