You should use only one pharmacy to fill your prescriptions. That way, you will have a single, complete source for all of your medications. The pharmacist will be more likely to pick up potential interactions among them and contact your doctor if needed. This applies to OTC as well as prescription drugs.
Ways to Help Keep Your Medication Regimen on Track
- Organize your medication doses
- While pillboxes and timers are some of the most common tools people use for organizing and timing doses, there are a couple of other things you may want to try:
- Ask your doctor or pharmacist if any of your medications are available as a combination product so that you can reduce the total number of pills you take per day.
- Find out if your pharmacy offers multi-dose packaging (also called pill packs). These custom-filled doses of your medications are pre-packaged by date and time and can be a real game-changer.
- Shop for the lowest Rx price
- For many, the biggest obstacle, by far, is cost. Here are a few things you can do to help save money.
- Ask your doctor or pharmacist if a lower-cost therapeutic alternative or generic is right for you.
- If your drug does not have a generic, ask your doctor or pharmacist about lower cost therapeutic alternatives.
- Make prescription refills easier
- If the last pill in the bottle always takes you by surprise, here are a few suggestions to help ensure you’ll have your next refill on hand when you need it.
- Ask your doctor to write a prescription for a 90-day supply with refills for your maintenance medications.
- Sign up for mail-order service, if your health plan offers it.