It's important to use your medications the way your doctor tells you. Your doctor or pharmacist may also be able to help you save on your drug costs. Here are a few tips that may also help:
Don't ask your doctor for antibiotics for viral infections, such as colds or flu. They won't make you feel better.
Do ask your doctor about generics. For many people, they're a good, safe choice. They may also save you money.
Do use your medications safely. Never take more than you're prescribed or directed. And always read the labels!
Do ask your doctor about over-the-counter medications. They may work as well as a prescription for you. They may also save you money.
Don't stop taking your medications because of the cost. There may be programs or other options that can help you afford them.