As most of us are aware, the cost of health care has increased dramatically in recent years, and prescription medications are no exception. The good news is that there are some things that you can do to help control the cost of medications.
- Ask your doctor about their thoughts on generic medications. The majority of doctors on the island are happy for you to switch to a generic for most medications.
- Ask your doctor to write, and your pharmacist to fill, a 3 month supply of medications you take on a regular basis. This can save over $200 each year, per prescription.
- If you are getting a new prescription, ask for a 1 month supply. If it turns out the medication does not agree with you, itís less money wasted.
- Ask your pharmacist about brand-name equivalents. Medications made by the same manufacturer are often sold under different names, depending on the country of origin. Many medications that come from the UK or Canada are significantly less than the same medication from the US.
Feel free to call, send an e-mail or stop by to chat about the cost of your prescriptions. Where possible, we will do our best to find a less expensive way to fill your prescriptions.