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Thursday, September 16, 2021

College 101: 6 Tips to Save Money on Medications

1. Look for discount sites.

There are plenty of sites and companies that sympathize with you about the rising costs of medications. As a result, they have created discount and coupon sites that can help eligible patients, like you, get the best deals at the local pharmacy. Simply present your app or coupon to the pharmacist and walk away with discount medication. Using your discount card or coupons is one of the simplest ways to get the best rebate or a great deal at the pharmacy.

2. Switch to generic brands.

Pharmacists will admit that there are plenty of different types of medication that treat the same illness. You may originally be prescribed a name-brand medication which will usually be much more expensive than a generic option. Consult your healthcare provider to see if you can lower your out-of-pocket expenses by switching to generic medications.

3. Try natural remedies first.

Plenty of sicknesses or chronic illness requires pharmaceutical help to make you feel better. However, there are some steps and natural remedies you can take to try and eliminate your need for medication altogether. For example, active adults tend to need less medical assistance than those who don’t engage in physical activity. Check out ways older couples stay active to improve your health in your senior years. Cut back on your need for prescription drugs by naturally improving the health of your heart and lungs.

4. Get your medicines in bulk.

When you purchase your prescriptions, you’ll usually get a certain dosage of your pills. An excellent way to save money on medications you know you will need a long way down the road is by buying in bulk. Instead of a 30-day supply, see if you can get a 90-day supply. These usually will be a lower retail price and cut back on your regular visits to the pharmacy. It's a win-win that can help you overall.

5. Apply for assistance.

If you are really having trouble making ends meet, you can apply for different discount programs or assistance to cover your medication costs. These may be connected to hospitals, nonprofit organizations, or your local government. Eligible patients can apply for these programs when their insurance coverage is not quite supporting all the expenses that person may need to live a full, healthy life.

6. Consider switching insurance providers.

Usually, medication costs are included as an insurance benefit. You may have a small copay, but your cost shouldn’t be the full retail price. If your insurance company is offering you zero assistance with your meds, it may be time to look for a new one. Consider applying for market insurance or looking into joining your spouse’s plan. After all, insurance is there to help. You don’t want to pay into something that is still going to charge you a high amount in drug prices.There are plenty of sites and companies that sympathize with you about the rising costs of medications. As a result, they have created discount and coupon sites that can help eligible patients, like you, get the best deals at the local pharmacy. Simply present your app or coupon to the pharmacist and walk away with discount medication. Using your discount card or coupons is one of the simplest ways to get the best rebate or a great deal at the pharmacy.

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