Ask for Double Dose Prescriptions

Insurance prescription providers are suggesting you ask your Dr if he can prescribe meds in double dose, and you can cut them in half, saving you and your insurance company a bunch of money. Of course, this is for long term meds being subscribed for over a month.


By Cheri

Editor's Note: Make sure that you cut them once you get them home so you don't accidently take too much.

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June 25, 20050 found this helpful

Some medications must be taken whole and aren't to be cut or crushed. Please ask your doctor first.

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By suzq (Guest Post)
June 25, 20050 found this helpful

We asked our Dr. to give us perscriptions for more than one month....the perscriptions we need cost more per month.....our Dr. perscribed them for 90 days and they are quite a bit cheaper than they are for the 30 days.....

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By Linne Dodds (Guest Post)
June 26, 20050 found this helpful

We don't have prescription coverage & live on a fixed income. Mom has been getting this done for a while now with her blood pressure medication.


It makes sense as in Dollars & Cents .Why pay more for the same thing? & Mom cuts about a weeks worth at a time & puts them in another bottle .
There's no kids so we don't need the child & frequently Adult proof caps.

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June 27, 20050 found this helpful

My doctor did both! He prescribed a pill with twice the mg and did a 90 day supply. With cutting them in half, I have enough for 6 months. Since I have mail order RX, the cost is the same as it would've been for a 30 day supply at the local pharmacy. I learned the pill-cutting trick from my Dad. A pill cutter costs about $5 and mine has a storage area for the cut pills and child safety latch feature.

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September 20, 20050 found this helpful

Please be careful if you do this. Time released meds CANNOT be cut.

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March 8, 20120 found this helpful

If the pills don't come scored, you need to be careful when cutting. You might not do it exactly in half and then you are getting a little too much or too little of your medication.


You should definitely check with your Dr as to whether splitting your meds is ok.

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