Where Can You Compare Pharmacy Prices Online?

Where Can You Compare Pharmacy Prices Online?

Websites that offer pharmacy price comparisons include GoodRx.com, RxPriceQuotes.com and PharmacyChecker.com. Some sites compare online pharmacy prices, while others include physical stores. Users type in the name of a medicine and a ZIP code to receive local pharmacy price comparisons.

Before comparing prices, find out if a generic version of the medicine is available, advises About.com. Generic medicines are identical to name-brand medications and cost less. If your insurance policy covers a prescription, find the company?s drug formulary, which is a tiered list of drugs by their class and co-pay amount. Drugs listed in the same class are similar, may work the same way and often treat the same conditions. Lower-tiered drugs are often less expensive.