I would say, talk to your pharmacist and also let your doctor or healthcare provider know if you are having a problem paying for your medicines. There are a variety of different things and options that aren't available. There are prescription assistance programs that are offered to pharmaceutical manufacturers. The doctor maybe able to provide you some free samples.
There are also some coupon programs where you maybe able to get a 7 or 14-day trial of the pharmacy to try. Generic opportunities, if the product is available generically, that could be another option. I think, a lot of people don't realize too by talking to their doctor and letting them know upfront that they're struggling with paying their medications, maybe that means when they start a new medication, they don't write for hundred pills right away. They have you write out for 30 pills and maybe you try it first to see how you're doing.
So many times I have patients who come into the pharmacy and they say, well, this didn't work and I spent $200.
And I'm like yeah, he should have just written four months to try, not three months right off the bat. Everyone thinks, well, if I buy more, it's cheaper in the long run. That's great when you are on something consistent for a long period of time, but if it's something new, maybe that's something to actually save cost in the long run, because if it doesn't work, then you did waste the money on that particular product and got switched to something else. Always talk to your pharmacist, with the medication experts, we're here to help you, I love talking to patients, it's the best part of my day.
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