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Prescription Drugs
 
 

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Save money on prescription drugs by using a mail order company and ordering a 3 month supply for drugs you use on a regular basis. 

Also check with your local pharmacies to see if they will match mail order prices.  Prescription drug prices have gotten very competitive, and many retailers have implemented programs and prices similar to mail order companies.

Always ask your doctor for a generic drug, and if your medication can be cut in half and if it will be thrift friendly to cut a larger dose in half.  For new prescriptions, ask your doctor for samples, in case there are side effects.

If you live near Canada or Mexico, you may  be able to buy meds there at a lower price.

 

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Frugal footnotes:

Here are some additional frugal tips to save money on prescription drugs.

 

- If you live near Canada or Mexico, you may  be able to buy meds there at a lower price.
 
- Join a drug program at a pharmacy of a big store like Walmart.
 
- If your income is low, call the manufacturer of the medicine to see if they have a discount
program based on financial need.
 
- See if there is a similar medication you could take that doesn't cost as much.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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