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How You Can Save Money On Prescriptions

**How You Can Save Money On Prescriptions**



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Use This Website to Pay Less For Your Meds
cold and flu season is here it is bad enough to feel sick but having to pay a steep prescription costs on top of that can of course make you feel even worse here to talk about a cheaper way to get the medicine that you need as medical expert dr. Holly Phillips good morning how are you today good morning thank you so much for having me I'm good well everybody's interested in saving money especially when it comes to prescription drugs because they can be so expensive so first and foremost how can we save money when it comes to prescription medicine right well many of us don't think about it but different pharmacies actually charge completely different prices for the same medications so RetailMeNot rx saver is both a website and an app that can help it lets you choose your pharmacy based on price transparency as well as convenience all you do is you go over to rx saver calm or the app and you enter the medication you've been prescribed with your zip code then the website shows you pharmacies in your area that sell your medication and most importantly the prices so then you choose a pharmacy based on that list of low prices and you get a coupon which you show to your pharmacist right when you go to pick up your medicine it's really simple patients can save up to $1,000 a year on their prescriptions this way and it's really perfect for people who have no insurance coverage which is a lot of people or one of those plans with a high deductible it can really help everybody and when it comes to over-the-counter medicine how can we save right well over-the-counter medicine very first rule of thumb try to do generics when you can for the most part they have the exact same active ingredients as brand-name medicines but they cost much less also check the ingredients of any multi-symptom cold medication you're taking to make sure that you're not doubling up on the same things so for example if you've already taken acetaminophen for your fever be careful not to take a multi symptom medicine that also contains acetaminophen both for your health and for your wallet and if we want to try home remedies first what would you suggest sure well I you know home remedies are really the basis of treating the common cold because unfortunately there's no magic cure yet but I tell my patients staying hydrated is the most critical thing focus on hot liquids like tea with honey or water with lemon that heat soothes inflammation in your nose and your sinuses my personal favorite sore throat remedy is really simple just a gargle of 1/2 teaspoon of salt in 8 ounces of water and now the benefits of chicken soup are backed up by science there's a lot of great research out there so all of our grandmother's can celebrate and say I told you so absolutely and I think we like to eat it anyway which is great so go ahead and mention the the app egg once again and where people can go sure the website is our x-saber com the app is called the exact same thing there's no fee to use it and it's really simple to use easy one-stop absolutely thank you so much doctor thanks for having me