Once I was sick and had to go to the emergency room. I was given a prescription for antibiotics and when I went to fill it the prescription was more than $100. I couldn’t afford it so I had to continue to deal with the sickness and eventually had to return to the emergency room. When I was there I argued with the doctor who then gave me another prescription. When I went to get it filled it was only $33!
I was livid. The doctors know that there are generic versions available but most won’t tell you for some reason.
My Mom visited the doctor yesterday and he was such an awesome individual that he told her about all of the free and discounted drug prescription programs available. I summarized his list for you. Before you fill your prescription please call the pharmacist and always ask about the latest information on free and discounted drug prescription programs as the list changes from month to month.
A big, hearty THANK YOU to Bernard S. Chapnik, MD for this valuable information.
Publix Free Antibiotics
Cephalexin (capsules and suspension only)
Ciprofloxacin (excluding Ciprofloxacin XR)
Doxycycline Hyclate (capsules only)
Schnucks Free Antibiotics
Amoxicillin (Generic for AMOXIL)
Ciprofloxacin (Generic for CIPRO)
Trimeth/Sulfa (Generic for SEPTRA or BACTRIM)
Meijer Free Antibiotics
Many chain pharmacists also offer $4 & $5 Prescription programs.
Discounted Prescription Programs