Last week, or maybe it was two weeks ago, the high risk OB prescribed Phenergan suppositories to help with my constant vomiting and inability to keep the nausea pills down. The pharmacy called that same day saying that the prescription would be over $650 with insurance, and asked if I wanted to go ahead and fill it. I of course cannot afford $650 for a weeks worth of anti-nausea medication and asked around for a cheaper option.
I stumbled across a website that I have used in the past to check medication prices. It’s http://www.goodrx.com. The website compares the cost of medications at the pharmacies nearest to your location so you can hopefully get a better deal. Well, it turns out that Phenergan suppositories are included in their prescription discount drug card. According to the website, if I gave the pharmacist the member number, group number, and bin number it would drop the cost of 30 suppositories down from over $650 to just under $30. I called the pharmacy and it worked! They didn’t have the full 30 in stock, but are filling what they do have and ordering the rest.
Moral of the story……always compare prices and see if you can find a better deal. By doing some research I was able to save $620 and hopefully some relief from the nausea. Now if only I could find a coupon for rent!