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Lifestyle or Therapeutic Substitutions

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Sometimes there are different therapies which would have the same benefit for you as the one prescribed by your doctor. Even if the other therapy has the same retail cost as the prescribed drug, you may need less of it which would make it less expensive.

Lifestyle changes

Two examples of lifestyle substitutions are:

  • High blood pressure can be lowered by weight loss, exercise and salt reduction.
  • Cholesterol can be lowered by eating less saturated fat and more fruits and vegetables.

Non-drug alternatives

Sometimes home remedies and dietary supplements can be helpful - and much less expensive than drugs. For instance, vinegar soaks seem to work for nail fungus.

Therapeutic alternatives

To find out if a different therapy could work for you, ask your doctor or pharmacist, your insurance company, or look at a site such as offsite link (registration is necessary).

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