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5 Best Ways To Save Money On Medicine Through Online Pharmacy

Written byRohini Mankar

Last updated on : 16 May, 2024

Read time : 3 min

Medicines are essential for living a quality life. Many people who suffer from chronic illnesses like hypertension and diabetes require these life-saving medicines for a long time. Though your family might be covered under health insurance, have you ever thought about the medical expenditure done every month? We often spend a lot on medicines for minor illnesses like colds, coughs, fevers or minor injuries and don’t always pay much attention to these expenses. However, small or big costs add up and become a large amount of money. This article is a guide to saving money on prescriptions through online pharmacies. The epidemic has encouraged a more significant number of people to shop online,  including medicines.

Here are some strategies to save money on prescriptions through online pharmacies:

1. Check out the pricing of various pharmacies

Numerous online pharmacy stores have been launched, and prescription medicine prices may vary on these online platforms. Prices differ compared mainly from those available at independent drug stores or offline. Before buying prescription medicines from any drug store, one should compare the prices online and offline. It may save a considerable amount.

2. Get discount pharmacy cards and save money

Prescription discount cards help lower the cost of medications. The pharmacy savings programs are free, allowing us to search for medicines online and compare prices in our local area. By visiting the websites of chain pharmacies or utilising their company’s mobile applications, you can obtain discount coupons. You just have to sign up for their membership programs to avail the perks of these discount coupons.

3. Consider a generic alternative

Let’s agree that people spend a lot out of pocket on their medication. Several online pharmacies offer generic substitutes. Generic medicines have the exact active ingredient as their brand-name counterparts. The therapeutic effect is still the same and costs less than 50 per cent. Though all drugs do not have their generic alternative,  one can purchase those available.

Read more- Difference between a generic medicine and branded generics

4. Order online for savings or look for discounts

Due to the pandemic, online shopping has come into the limelight and has made our lives easy. It makes almost all consumer products available over the internet, that includes medicines. Medicines can be sent to your door and may also be cheaper than you’d find at a local drugstore. Online pharmacies are more prevalent among those people who want to buy medicines more conveniently and cost-effectively.

In addition to saving time, ordering with a mouse click is an added advantage. These websites are committed to assisting consumers’ comparison of drug prices between pharmacies and providing digital coupons and discount cards.

5. Buy medicines in bulk

To reduce costs, one can buy medicine in bulk. Instead of buying medication for a month, you can buy medicine for 90 days. Bulk purchases of drugs can be feasible if you’re on regular, year-round prescriptions, as in the case of hypertension and diabetes patients.

Conclusion

When a person is on long-term medication, prescription costs can add up to a large chunk of yearly expenditure. It is painful to spend out of pocket, especially when branded drugs do not have any generic alternatives. However, following some measures like buying medicine online, availing discount coupons on websites or online shopping or purchasing medication in bulk quantities or choosing generic options may help people save money on prescriptions, regardless of whether they have insurance.

Instead of waiting in a queue at a pharmacy counter, You can now purchase prescription medicine from our online pharmacy through the Truemeds app and website. You can also buy generic or branded medication at discounted prices (save up to 72% on total purchase) and get it free delivered to your doorstep across India.

Disclaimer – This content, including advice and medications, provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for a qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your doctor for more details.

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