How to Save Money on Arthritis Prescriptions
Part of the Arthritis For Dummies Cheat Sheet
The high cost of prescription drugs can be a real problem if you have a chronic condition like arthritis that requires a steady supply of medication. Luckily, you have several options for lowering the cost of your arthritis meds:
Review your medications and see which can be eliminated or replaced with over-the-counter varieties.
Ask your doctor if he has free samples of your prescription drugs.
Check out Medicare's Drug Discount Program.
Find out if you qualify for a drug assistance program.
Get a pharmacy discount card.
Buy generic versions of any prescription you can.
Buy your pills in bulk.
Ask your doctor if she will write the prescription at double-the-strength, and split the pills at home.
Compare prices at different pharmacies.
Consider online or mail-order pharmacies.