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Old 04-17-19, 12:24 AM
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Question How much are you paying for your medication? (without insurance)

Hi all,

Just trying to gauge the average cost of the refill prescription + the medication at the pharmacy. I received my prescription at the first place I went to, but it's a bit expensive.

I'm currently paying $150 for a refill each month and then $40 for the medication. I live in Los Angeles.

Is this the average amount to pay or can I find someplace cheaper than that?
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Re: How much are you paying for your medication? (without insurance)

Are you familiar with GoodRx? (add .com afterwards for the website)

It allows you to compare prices at local pharmacies, and it also has discount coupons for some medications.

It is free for you to use and the savings can be significant.


Also, when you say you're paying $150 for "the refill", do you mean for the doctor's visit where they write you the prescription?

Some doctors are willing to see patients less frequently (say, every 3 months) once they're stabilized on a dose of medication (assuming no side effects, no co-occurring conditions that need closer monitoring, etc.). But the specifics may vary by doctor, by state (prescription regulations), and of course by your personal situation.
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Re: How much are you paying for your medication? (without insurance)

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Are you familiar with GoodRx? (add .com afterwards for the website)

It allows you to compare prices at local pharmacies, and it also has discount coupons for some medications.

It is free for you to use and the savings can be significant.


Also, when you say you're paying $150 for "the refill", do you mean for the doctor's visit where they write you the prescription?

Some doctors are willing to see patients less frequently (say, every 3 months) once they're stabilized on a dose of medication (assuming no side effects, no co-occurring conditions that need closer monitoring, etc.). But the specifics may vary by doctor, by state (prescription regulations), and of course by your personal situation.
Yeah, I meant the doctor's visit. What they told me is that they have to write a new refill prescription each month because of some laws.
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Re: How much are you paying for your medication? (without insurance)

Which medication are you asking about?
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