Ask Your Doctor for Prescription Samples

To help you save money on your prescriptions while your at your doctors office ask the doctor if he has samples of the medication you need. Almost all doctors have tons of samples given to them by drug suppliers. If they do not have any samples often they have coupons for the medication.


My doctor gives me 3 months supply of my blood pressure medication every time I see him. This has saved me hundreds of dollars. Often if my doctor does not have any samples on hand he will call the drug representative and request they send samples, within a few days I can pick up the samples.

It is well worth it for you to talk to your doctor about getting samples. These samples do not cost the doctors anything, they are to help patients who have limited budgets.

By Lisa

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November 24, 20040 found this helpful

Medications are SO expensive! Going into the winter, we usually are faced with more doctor bills than in the summer. Many insurance companies have gotten stiffer about paying for medications than in the past. One thing that helps this is to request free samples from your doctor. They usually have them in abundance and most are more than happy to provide you with some if you ask!


By Robin

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September 15, 20070 found this helpful

I have heard if you are taking a certain amt. of mg. of
certain meds--ask your dr. if you can get waivers
for them---depends on your incomes. Worth checking

Also, find out the names of the companies making them
and go to their websites---sometimes there are links
there to see if you qualify for reduced or free meds, depending on your incomes. Worth a try! Annie

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February 7, 20120 found this helpful

It is also within your rights to request your MD perscribe medicine that is the cheapest, like the $4 medicine at Walmart, Krogers ans KMart. You can get a list from whatever place you get your medicines from and take it to the MD visit.


Your MD will prescribe from your list in most cases. You can save well over even the price your insurance company can purchase the meds for. Don't be shy. The MD will know you are interested in your care.

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