The following tips can help reduce the cost of medicine needed to
Ask your doctor about the cost of
each of your medicines. Talk with your doctor about whether
there are less expensive choices you can use.
medicines come in a measured-dose dispenser. This makes each dose the same
size so that no medicine is wasted. This not only saves you money but
increases the effectiveness of treatment and reduces the chances of side
Shop around. Go to different pharmacies and find out which
ones offer the best prices. Also, check mail-order pharmacy
Buy eyedrop medicines in larger bottles. Some brands
have only small (5 mL) bottles, while others
are available in larger (15 mL) bottles, which
cost less per drop.
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May 25, 2012
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