Purchasing Prescription Medications and Save Money

Posted by Lloyd on May 06, 2009
Health

Ways to Get Prescription Drugs for Less

These days we have an epidemic of uninsured Americans.  Huge numbers of people are unable to get health care insurance of any kind. The uninsured, due to their inability to obtain adequate medical care, are switching to alternative methods of treatment to try to take care of disease and avoid sickness.

There are certain unique opportunities for consideration while buying prescription drugs for those who intend to have medical attention. If you are creative, you can get most of your prescriptions at big savings.  This can be very helpful to people who have little or no insurance.

When you have a doctor’s appointment, always discuss options available to you regarding prescription drugs and generic medications. Many times a generic medicine is the same quality and works as well as the name brand. It is possible to save hundreds of dollars on each prescription medication by purchasing generic prescription drugs.

Besides getting generic drugs, an alternative option is to buy higher doses of prescription drugs and split them in half to achieve the equivalent potency as the smaller dosed tablet. But some medications are ineffective if cut or broken and taking some medications in this manner can even cause life threatening problems, so use this method with caution. Consult with your doctor first if you are thinking about this option – ask whether a higher dosed pill split in half would be equivalent to the lower dose and render an adequate treatment. An individual should be able to contact their pharmacist and get the price quoted for lowering the cost of monthly prescription drug budget through increased dosing tablets if approved by the physician.

Finding a Less Costly Alternative for Purchasing Prescription Medications

Programs are available for those with limited financial means to help them save money on prescriptions drugs. Discounts and free samples are frequently available from drug manufacturers and distributors, resulting in substantial savings for those who are having a hard time making ends meet.

Buying prescription medicine from an online pharmacy can also result in significant savings on the cost of prescription drugs. It’s simple to order prescription drugs via the Internet these days. All you have to do is answer a few simple questions and the medication will be delivered within 48 hours.

As Americans become more well-informed with regard to prescription drug use, abuse and cost, many use creative methods to save money when buying prescription medications, especially those without insurance or who cannot afford to pay a high price for medical care and/or drugs.

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