Prescription medications can become expensive, especially after the cost of a trip to the doctor. But whether your insurance co-pay is $15 or $50, you can save money on prescriptions with the following two options.
- Ask your doctor for a list of comparable over-the-counter medications instead of a prescription. Depending on your illness, he may allow you to take an over-the-counter alternative with a different dosage.
- If your doctor cannot prescribe you an over-the-counter alternative, bring a list of inexpensive prescriptions from your pharmacy. Ask your doctor if he can prescribe you a medication off of that list to help you save some extra money. These lists can usually be found on your pharmacy’s Web site or you can ask for it at the counter. For example, Walmart has a $4 prescription program where you can fill many of your common prescriptions for 30-days for only $4.
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