How Much Does Phentermine Cost Without Insurance?

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How Much Does Phentermine Cost Without Insurance?

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RxSaver Editors
By RxSaver Editors
Apr 22, 2020 - Updated Feb 03, 2021
Carina Fung, PharmD, BCPPS
Medically Reviewed ByCarina Fung, PharmD, BCPPS
How Much Does Phentermine Cost Without Insurance?

Millions of Americans are facing unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Now, more than ever, people are looking for alternative ways to save on health care costs and continue to find options to ensure they adhere to their medication guidelines.

It’s important to remember that during this time you have options when it comes to affording the medication you and your loved ones need.

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What is phentermine?

Phentermine, also known by its brand medication names Adipex-P and Lomaira is a prescription medication to help patients lose weight.  Typically phentermine is prescribed as part of a larger weight loss plan under the guidance of a health care provider.

Phentermine is part of a class of drugs called “anorectics” which help to suppress appetite.

What is the cost of phentermine without insurance?

The cost of phentermine without insurance starts at $9.72* for a quantity of 30, 37.5 mg tablets using an RxSaver coupon.

The retail price of phentermine and its brand counterparts can vary by pharmacy and location.

Regardless of pharmacy location, a generic medication is typically much cheaper than the brand medication. You don’t have to pay the higher, brand name price on common prescription medications when there is a generic option. Be sure to talk to your health care provider about whether generic phentermine is appropriate for your weight loss plan.

The cost of phentermine can vary in price depending on the pharmacy your phentermine prescription is filled at. Below is a list of pharmacies and the starting cost of a phentermine prescription using an RxSaver coupon.

Medication Pharmacy Lowest Price for Common Dosages*
Phentermine Walgreens $18.00
Phentermine Rite Aid $11.69
Phentermine Walmart $15.06
Phentermine CVS $12.27
Phentermine Costco $9.72

How to get phentermine without insurance?

Ask About Generic Options

Generic medications are just as effective as their brand counterparts and are often much less expensive. Chat with your health care provider to see if you can switch to a generic option if you are prescribed a brand version of your medication.

If you are currently prescribed Adipex P or Lomaira, ask your health care provider about switching to the generic version, phentermine. The cost of phentermine varies in price by pharmacy and location.

Check Pharmacy Prices

It’s not common knowledge that the cost of phentermine can vary by pharmacy. Always make sure to check pharmacy prices in your area, using RxSaver to help determine where the best coupons for phentermine are located. A quick switch of your pharmacy could save you up to 80% off your medication!

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RxSaver is a prescription savings program that offers cheap phentermine prices at all major pharmacies. You can search coupons through RxSaver’s website or free app and find free coupons on prescription medications.

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Can you buy phentermine over the counter?

You must have a valid prescription from a health care provider in order to get phentermine from a pharmacy. Many doctor offices are closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, but telehealth options are available online so you can chat with a health care provider immediately. Your health care provider may be available via phone or on a virtual platform, so be sure to ask if you have any questions related to your medication.

What conditions does phentermine treat?

Phentermine is commonly prescribed for the following condition:

  • Weight Loss Management

Phentermine is prescribed as part of an overall health care plan that combines phentermine, diet, exercise and lifestyle changes.  It’s important to consult with your doctor directly for your specific plan when taking phentermine.

How does phentermine work?

Phentermine works by decreasing a patient’s appetite. The medication does this by stimulating the central nervous system, which increases the heart rate and breakdown of fat, while decreasing one’s appetite.

Phentermine is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Tablet
  • Capsule

If you’re curious whether the generic version of phentermine is as effective as its brand versions, check with your health care provider since they are the best resource in discussing your specific prescription needs. Keep in mind,  generic medications are FDA-approved, which means they contain the same active ingredients as the brand version of the medication, with identical strength and dosage form.

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Always Check RxSaver Before Filling a Prescription

If you’ve recently become unemployed or are currently managing health costs without insurance you should always check RxSaver to ensure you’re paying the lowest cost for your prescription.  RxSaver works in place of insurance benefits to lower your prescription cost. When picking up your prescription, show your RxSaver coupon to the pharmacist. You can also call ahead of your prescription fill and give your RxSaver coupon code to the pharmacist over the phone.

Phentermine: 37.5 mg / 30 tablets

*Lowest online price at national pharmacy chains Costco, CVS, RiteAid, Walgreens and Walmart as of 2/3/2021. Prices vary by location and pharmacy, see for actual pricing in your area.

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RxSaver Editors

RxSaver Editors

RxSaver Editors are wellness enthusiasts who help you learn how you can save the most on prescription medication costs and other health-related topics.

Carina Fung, PharmD, BCPPS

Carina Fung, PharmD, BCPPS

Carina Fung, PharmD, BCPPS., is a pharmacist who earned her PharmD from St. John’s University in Queens, NY. She maintains an active practice, serving as a Board-Certified Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Specialist at a large metropolitan teaching hospital in New York City. Carina has also published in pharmacy journals and works as a consultant reviewing medical articles for publication.

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