Did you know that people currently taking prescriptions spend upward of $1,100 a year?
Don't worry — there are ways to cut those costs. We partnered with RetailMeNot Rx Saver and its expert Sara Skirboll, who shared their top three tips for saving money on medications.
"It can be difficult for people to get an accurate sense of what pharmacy visits will cost ahead of time, which can be frustrating," Skirboll said.
First, she suggests substituting brand-name drugs with generic versions.
"Doctors won't necessarily prescribe a generic medication unless the patient specifically asks for it, and they can provide significant savings," Skirboll explained.
Secondly, fill a 90-day prescription instead of just the standard 30 days.
"Think of it as buying in bulk ... just with your medicine," said Skirboll. "Plus, fewer co-pays and fewer trips to the pharmacy!"
Finally, be sure to compare drug prices.
"Did you know that different pharmacies charge various prices for the exact same prescriptions?" Skirboll said. "Don’t pay more than you have to! Check out RetailMeNot Rx Saver where you can search for medication and compare prescription prices at nearby pharmacies.
"It’s really easy — just search for the drug name, enter your zip code and the site will show you all the locations in your area that sell your medication," she added. "Find the pharmacy that has the best price, get a coupon and present it to your pharmacist at the time of purchase to get up to 50 percent on your prescription right on the spot."
With these savings, you'll be feeling better in no time!