Money-saving tips for OTC medications
To help you find the best price, we’ve listed our top money-saving tips on how to shop for OTC medicines.
Compare the listed prices for the drug on the shelf and for the same drug from the pharmacy window. The pharmacy window will offer it at their cash price, which may be cheaper.
Shop different types of stores
Warehouse stores like Costco® tend to have lower prices, as do national chains like Target®, Rite Aid® and Walmart®.
Look for a non-brand name medicine
Non-brand name medicines often cost less. Ask your pharmacist or prescribing provider for an alternative with the same active ingredients as your medication.
Check prices online
Stores may have different prices for the same OTC medicine, so be sure to look for the lowest pricing. Check for special offers, sales and coupons that can save you even more.
Buy in bulk when you can
Larger quantities of medications can be more cost-effective. Be sure to check the bottle’s expiration date, and purchase only what you’ll use by that date.