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.