There’s no doubt that the cost of prescription medication without insurance can be expensive. However, there are steps you can take to lower the cost of your prescription medication if you don’t have insurance. In fact, you may even be able to save money on your medications if you have insurance. Read on to learn more about saving on prescription costs without insurance, or if you have a high-deductible policy and copay.
RxSaver is Free to Use With or Without Insurance
RxSaver is a free prescription savings platform that shows you exactly what you will be paying at the pharmacy before you pick up your prescription. RxSaver provides prescription savings coupons for more than 6,000 medications. Savings can be as great as 80%. RxSaver is designed to be used without insurance, or in place of your insurance.
By typing your medication into the search bar on the RxSaver website, or mobile app, you’ll see how much your medication will cost. If the coupon price beats your insurance copay, simply use the coupon instead of your insurance.
You do not need to join a membership or pay any fees to use RxSaver prescription coupons.
How the RxSaver Prescription Lookup Tool Works:
The RxSaver tool works by sorting multiple pricing sources to give you a complete list of discounted medications at pharmacies near you.
Simply enter the name of your medication in the search tool or in the free RxSaver mobile app. Once you’ve looked up your prescription, a list of coupon prices will populate at nearby pharmacies. Then just show the coupon at the pharmacy when you pick up your medication.
Read more about how you can find the cheapest pharmacy to fill prescriptions.
What are the most commonly filled prescriptions?
Medications that are used to treat conditions affecting large portions of the American population are the most commonly prescribed. These include medications used to treat:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Type 2 diabetes
- Enlarged prostate (BPH)
For your convenience, RxSaver maintains a list of the 50 most commonly prescribed medications.
Always Compare Drug Prices at Local Pharmacies
It’s smart to compare drug prices at local pharmacies because these prices can vary significantly from pharmacy to pharmacy even in the same zip code.
If you have health insurance, you should still check RxSaver to ensure you’re paying the lowest price at the pharmacy counter. RxSaver coupon prices may be less than your copay, helping you save.
How do pharmacy coupons work?
Once you’ve found the lowest price for your prescription on the RxSaver website or mobile app, select “show coupon.” When you go to the pharmacy, show the pharmacy staff your coupon. They’ll enter the coupon codes, just like they would from an insurance card, and you’ll receive the discounted price.
RxSaver coupons work with pharmacy delivery and drive-thru, too. Simply call the pharmacist to apply the RxSaver coupon codes to your prescription. They will take the coupon information over the phone and apply the savings at the time of payment. The best part? The codes stay on file so you don't need to present a coupon for refills of that medication-- the savings are applied automatically!
How to Switch Your Pharmacy to Use RxSaver Coupons
Because prescription costs vary by pharmacy, it’s smart to search for coupons in your local area. Once you find the pharmacy with the best price near you, switching pharmacies is easy.
Call the pharmacy that offers the best price on your medication and request to transfer your prescription. You will need to provide your name, date of birth, and some information about your medication, which you can find right on the medication bottle.
The pharmacy will take care of contacting your current pharmacy and initiating the transfer. You’ll just need to show the RxSaver coupon when you pick up your medicine.
RxSaver is a Good Way to Find Low Prices for Your Prescriptions
Since RxSaver uses multiple pricing sources, you can search coupons for your prescription at multiple pharmacies. This makes it easy to find a pharmacy with the lowest price for your prescription.
Read more about affording these conditions or prescription drugs without insurance:
RxSaver Editors are wellness enthusiasts who help you learn how you can save the most on prescription medication costs and other health-related topics.
The information on this site is generalized and is not medical advice. It is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your healthcare professional. Always seek the advice of your healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard seeking advice or delay in seeking treatment because of something you have read on our site. RxSaver makes no warranty as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of this information.
If you are in crisis or you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.
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