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How To Reduce Your Medication Costs

👤by MedicineNet.com 0 comments 🕔Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Medical Author: Omudhome Ogbru, Pharm.D.Medical Editor: Jay Marks, M.D.

Introduction How do I eliminate unnecessary medications? What about the use of combination products? Are generic drugs as good as brand names? Can I cut my pills? Does comparison shopping work? What about pharmaceutical company programs? What about lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise? Introduction

Anyone who takes prescription medications is aware that medications are expensive. For those taking several medications, the monthly expense can amount to a few hundred dollars. Will discuss several ways to reduce the costs for medications.

How do I eliminate unnecessary medications?

The first step in reducing costs for medications is to eliminate unnecessary medications. To do this, you must know why you are taking each medication, what results to expect from taking it, and how long you should take it. If the medication does not do what it is supposed to within a reasonable amount of time, you should consult your healthcare provider about discontinuing the medication or trying alternative medications. There is no reason to take medications that provide no benefit. Individuals sometimes continue to refill prescriptions for medications that they should no longer be taking. The inappropriateness of continuing the medication may not be noticed until the prescription is no longer refillable, usually one year after it is written, and the pharmacist calls the health care practitioner for a new prescription. By then, a lot of money may have been wasted.

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