There is no doubt that health care can be rather expensive. Paying the doctor a visit - even if it’s for a routine check up - requires paying a consultation fee. If you need to purchase medication, then the cost can rise astronomically. It is even more expensive if you are required to get prescription drugs. The good news is that there are some ways by which you can make some savings on prescription drugs. While you may not be able to totally avoid having to spend money on prescriptions, you can still save a penny here and there; and we all know how those little things have a way of adding up!
The main way by which you can save on prescription drugs is to purchase the generic version of the drugs. Generic drugs are basically the same as the branded ones. They have the same active ingredient and while the formulation may be slightly different, generic drugs work pretty much in the same way branded drugs do. Generic drugs cost much less than prescription drugs, so always ask your pharmacist if your prescription medication has a generic version.
If you purchase prescription medication on a regular basis, it might do you good to go to a pharmacy that offers discount cards to returning customers. Depending on the pharmacy, you might be able to get as much as 10% off on your purchases.
Another good way to save on prescription medication is to check with the manufacturer for discount coupons and promos. In an effort to get more customers, many manufacturers actually offer these promos on a regular basis.