One of the easiest ways to save money on prescriptions is to buy generics. Luckily, some of the more commonly prescribed drugs are available for $4 for 30-day supplies or $10 for 90-day supplies at a few pharmacies and grocery stores.
The trouble is knowing what is and isn’t included in the generics drug lists when your doctor is ready to write your prescription and asks which pharmacy you want to use – so much pressure! The solution is to prepare for your appointment.
Bookmark or print and bring a list of the $4 and $10 drugs to your doctor’s appointment
The list of generics offered for $4 and $10 can vary by pharmacy. Which can make it confusing.
My tip is to either save the generics drug lists to your smartphone or take a printed copy of the list with you to your doctor’s appointment. With so many drugs and procedures available, doctors don’t always know the price of the drugs they prescribe. Doing this can help both of you.
And, if a drug you want is not on the list, this will give you a chance to ask your doctor if there is something else on the list that may be able to work for you.
Here are links to some of the retailers offering low-cost generics
If you don’t see your favorite pharmacy listed here, simply do a search for “retailer name generic drug list” or ask your pharmacist if they have a generic prescription drug program.
Not sure how to save it to your phone? Here’s How to Save the Generics Drug Lists to your Smartphone
If you have a smartphone, you can do a search for the generics drug lists for your favorite pharmacies and save them for later.
iPhone users, you can choose “Add to Reading List” and this will save your file so that you can read it offline later if necessary.
Android users, you can save it as a pdf.
Here is an article that will walk you through how to do this.