Hi everybody, I never bought anything from online pharmacies, is it safe? Unfortunatelly Im forced to find cheapest way to buy Lipitor and I found many online offers.
It depends. There are legit online pharmacies but any who claim to sell you drugs without needing a prescription are suspect. When I have needed to buy meds paying cash for them (not going through insurance) I used to call around to several pharmacies in my area to find the best price. It is amazing the differences from pharmacy to pharmacy. You just tell them the name of the drug, the strength of the drug and the quantity ordered and they will give you the cash price over the phone. Also remember that even if you dont belong to places like Sams Club or Costco, you can still get meds from their pharmacies without being a member-just tell them at the door that you are there for the pharmacy only and they will waive you in. Walmart has really good prices too but do check around. Also check with the manufacturer for assistance programs. Check with some of the discount sites like NeedyMeds.org, www.copay.org, www.patientassistance.com, www.pparx.org for a few sites that will help you get reduced prices on meds. Good Luck!
Please don't. Can be very dangerous. However, even our clinic pharmacy offers a reduced price if they mail it. So does my insurance. The supplier/manufacturer as suggested will often discount your meds.
Many online pharmacies sell junk or whatever they have. And I do not buy the idea of needing a prescription. This can just be a more sophisticated scam and now they have personal information including your birth date, ID, and credit card. Wouldn't touch it at all.
Your pharmacy can actually help you with this. See what they have to say. I price checked and Costco was less. I took the price to my regular pharmacy and they matched it. Also Target has a very good reduced fee program. Especially on anything generic.
If you don't have insurance, or your medication isn't covered by your insurance and are looking for the cheapest place to fill your prescription, ask the people who work at your doctor's office! Many times they are very knowledgeable about the cheapest places to fill prescriptions without insurance! The nurses may even know the cheapest place in town or online to fill your prescription! Also, Lipitor is a rather common prescription, and many pharmacies now have those $4/month generic prescription lists, like Walmart, where the most common 100+ prescribed medications only cost $4 a month to fill, so call around town to see if your medication is on one of those lists, and if so, you won't have to pay more than $4 a month for your medication! Before I was able to get on Medicaid, this is how I was able to pay for my monthly prescription for Celexa and amitryptiline!
(Unfortunately, they didn't have ANY narcotic pain medications on ANY of those lists, so I still had to pay out of pocket for my pain medications, which at the time cost about $100 a month, just for hydrocodones! And this was... at least 6 years ago!) Call around to all the pharmacies in town to see if your medication is on their discount generics list. If not, call your doctor's office to see if any of the office workers and/or nurses (sometimes even the doctors can be useful ;) ) know of any LEGITIMATE discount online pharmacies that are reliable that may have your medication for cheap prices. Also, I know my insurance company works with some online pharmacy or something where you can get your prescription every month through them, and always get it each month, on the same day, for the cheapest price apparently, and I'm sure that you'd still be able to get a prescription through their online pharmacy even if it's not a drug covered by their plan, as long as you pay them before they fill it. Good luck!
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