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What can I do if my medication is too expensive?

If your medication is too expensive, ask the pharmacist if there is a generic alternative. The pharmacist may be able to make this substitution immediately. If not, contact your prescriber as soon as possible to request a less expensive alternative. If there is no suitable generic available, ask your pharmacist or prescriber (or go online yourself to find out) if the drug company offers a support program for the medication.
Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
If the medication costs too much, ask your doctor and pharmacist about low-priced generic drug alternatives. Also check out pharmaceutical companies' patient-support programs. If side effects bother you, other drugs -- or dose adjustments -- may eliminate the problems. Ask your doc about other medication options.

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