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Bulk Purchases Of Drugs You Take For An Extended Period Of Time

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You may be able to get a discount if you purchase a larger quantity of a drug. For example, a 90 day supply may only cost 2.5 times more than a 30-day supply instead of 3 times as much.  Even if the drug is not cheaper when purchased in bulk, you will save money by only paying only one co-pay. 

Doctors are generally willing to write prescriptions for larger quantities unless they believe a patient may misuse a drug or the drug requires constant tweaking such as blood-pressure and thyroid medications.

If you buy in bulk, it is advisable to:: 

  • Watch the expiration date of your bulk purchases. Ask the pharmacist for the expiration date on the manufacturer's container rather than look at the date the pharmacist may put on the label you're given. The pharmacy label often indicates a short date, such as one year. However, the drug may be effective for a good deal longer. (To learn more about safety and expired drugs, click here.)
  • Be particularly careful about how you store large quantifies of drugs. (See How To Store Drugs Safely.)

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