How to Save on Popular Medications For Common Health Problems
One of the biggest household expenses every month for families is healthcare cost. From the cost of premiums, co-pays, deductibles, to prescriptions; it is a constant worry for many families if they will be able to cover their medical costs each month and still pay their other bills. We have shared before (Save on Prescription Costs) that we ourselves have faced this problem some months and had to decide between the medications our family needs or the groceries we eat. Over the years, we have discovered that using our insurance is not always the least expensive way to get the medications that our family needs.
We have found several of our medications cheaper when we pay cash using SingleCare’s prescription savings program. No matter where you live, SingleCare can help you find the lowest price in your area for your medications and to show you how, we are comparing costs on four of the most popular medication categories. We will look at popular diabetes, blood pressure, and cholesterol medications as well as Epipens. If your family’s medications do not fall into these categories, don’t worry because SingleCare can help you find the best prices for all medications. Visit SingleCare and input your prescription and location and their system will get to work finding you the lowest price in your area.
With SingleCare they will show the best prices available and it is free to download the Single Care Prescription Savings Card. It can be used for everyone in your family for all your prescription needs at a network of over 35,000 pharmacies. If the cost of a medication is cheaper at the pharmacy via the pharmacies savings program, they will share that information with you. We were able to discover that Flexeril was $45 cheaper at Walmart with their savings program than our insurance co-pay. It is important to check the cost of all your medications compared to your co-pays because sometimes insurance co-pays are not the cheapest option.
To show you how much you can save we have looked at several medications for common health problems and have our price comparisons for you below. Savings ranged from $10 to over $4,000 across all the medications and show how with a few minutes of your time, you can put more money back in the pocket and help ease the burden of healthcare costs on your monthly budget.
Savings on Popular Medication Costs
- Metformin Hcl ER (Glucophage XR) – Average cost is $85 for a supply of 60, Glucophage XR 500 mg tablets (a brand name of Metformin). Savings = $81
- Pioglitazone Hcl (Actos) – Average cost is $700 for a supply of 30, Actos 30 mg tablets (brand name of Pioglitazone). Savings = $691
- Novolog – Average cost is $296 for a 10ml supply. Savings = $86.54
- Glipizide ER – Average cost is $229 for a supply of 60, 10 mg oral tablets, extended release. Savings = $220
Blood Pressure Medication
- Hydrochlorothiazide – Average cost is $14 for a supply of 30, 25 mg capsules. Savings = $10
- Indapamide – Average cost is $25 for a supply of 30, 2.5 mg tablets. Savings = $21
- Amlodipine Besylate (Norvasc) – Average cost is $244 for a supply of 30, Norvasc 5 mg (a brand name of Amlodipine Besylate). Savings = $235.50
- Doxazosin (Cardura) – Average cost is $156 for a supply of 30, Cardura 4mg tablets (brand name of Doxazosin). Savings = $146
- Atorvastatin (Lipitor) – Average cost is $519 for a supply of 30, Lipitor 40 mg tablets (brand name of Atorvastatin). Savings = $510
- Simvastatin – Average cost is $28 for a supply of 30, 20mg tablets. Savings = $24
- Pravastatin (Pravachol) – Average cost is $207 for a supply of 30, Pravachol 40 mg tablets (brand name of Pravastatin). Savings = $192
- Niacin ER – Average cost is $156 for a supply of 30, 750 mg tablets. Savings = $150
EpiPen 2 Pack – There are several name brands and generic versions of this life-saving medication for those with life-threatening allergies. The average cost is around $600-$700 for an Epipen JR 2 pack (2, 0.15 mg auto-injectors). However, Auvi-Q (a brand name version of Epinephrine) costs around $4,874 for a supply of 2, 0.3 mg auto-injector. The cost of this medication varies by pharmacy and the brand that they carry. With Single Care we were able to find prices as low as $228.87 for 2, 0.3 mg auto-injectors. This is a savings between $371 – $4,645.
Since many families don’t have time to call around checking prices at different pharmacies, using the online tool at SingleCare insures you get the best price every time. The best part is it is free to use and can be accessed online at their website or through their APP, which is available for iPhone and Android. You can also discover answers to popular questions about medications, health conditions and more on the SingleCare Blog.
To discover how easy it is to Save on Popular Medications, Visit SingleCare for all your prescription saving needs.