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3 Tips For Saving Money On Medicine

Even if you have good health insurance, the cost of your monthly prescriptions can often be prohibitive.  If paying for the drugs that keep you healthy has you feeling a little sick, try lowering your health-care costs with these three tips:

  1. Change your lifestyle instead.  Many chronic health problems can be controlled better by lifestyle changes than by drugs. Many people who are taking medication for adult onset diabetes, for example, can cut down on their dosage simply by losing weight and exercising.
  2. Go generic.  If your doctor prescribes a new medication, ask him if you can try the generic or the least expensive medication in that class.  If the less-expensive medicine doesn’t work for you, then you can try another, more-expensive type, but at least you have a solid reason for spending more.
  3. Avoid free samples.  The free samples from the doctor’s office are for the newest and most expensive drugs.  Studies have shown that once a patient is introduced to a high-cost medication, he or she will tend to stick with it without trying a less-costly alternative first.

 For more tips on affordable ways to stay healthy in the Los Angeles, California area, contact Save-On Health Insurance Services, Inc.