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How much a month do you pay for medications?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (18830points) November 30th, 2016

Including government assistance for medications. Mine is $550 a month. What is yours? Is anyone at $0?

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josie's avatar

Do vitamins and ibuprofen count?

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

I don’t take any so $0

Seek's avatar

My husband’s asthma medication, if bought without insurance, costs upward of $600 a month. That’s for a lung steroid, two kinds of rescue inhaler (in case the first doesn’t work) and nebulizers.

JLeslie's avatar

I think I pay $40 a month for my thyroid mess and prescription D, but I don’t know how much my insurance is also paying. Plus, I take some extra vitamins and minerals (I have to take B12 and iron or I become deficient) and some other vitamins I take and that adds $20 a month probably.

tinyfaery's avatar

Less than $100 for 7 meds: 2 inhalers, 1 allergy pill and 4 psych meds.

I have great insurance.

BellaB's avatar

$0 this time of year. About $10 – 15/month during allergy season.

LuckyGuy's avatar

I’m the same as @BellaB . $0. In the spring I buy over-the-counter flonase.which costs about $20 and lasts me 2–3 months.

I take Vitamin D which costs about 1.3 cents per day or $0.40 per month..

Darth_Algar's avatar

A few bucks a month. The meds I take are all old as hell, so the cost (and thus, my co-pay) is cheap.

zenvelo's avatar

$0.89 for thirty days Lisinopril for high blood pressure. Don’t know what it will be next month when a new plan kicks in.

jca's avatar

I take one thyroid medication which I pay cash for and it’s about 10 to 15 dollars per month. I, too, have great insurance.

I take vitamins but you said not to count them.

@LuckyGuy I just got generic Flonase from Costco, 5 bottles for less than 20 bucks. The doctor recommended it for my daughter when she was sick but she hasn’t taken it.

Berserker's avatar

Nothing but it doesn’t mean I’m the picture of health. Haven’t seen a doctor for years, physical or mental, probably should at one point.

anniereborn's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1 Your government assistance doesn’t cover that 550? That’s awful. I am also on state aid and only have to pay a couple dollars a med co-pay.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@anniereborn No they do. It just how much it costs without assistance.

anniereborn's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1 Oh, I have no idea how much mine would cost if I had to pay without insurance.

Lonelyheart807's avatar

$70…after insurance.

cazzie's avatar

I’m in remission now, so nothing. I pay nothing for my son’s medicine.

Sneki95's avatar

Fortunately, I don’t use any medicines whatsoever.

Mariah's avatar

I take 4 prescriptions right now.

With my (very good) insurance:
Birth control: $0 (thank you, Obamacare).
Appetite stimulant: $15
SSRI: $15
Antibiotic (most important; thing that is keeping me in remission): $25
Total: $55

I didn’t know what it’d be without insurance, so I thought I’d do some research.
Birth control: $22
Appetite stimulant: $25
SSRI: $30
Antibiotic: $50
Total: $127
Not as bad as I thought.


Aster's avatar

$0 plus a good amount for vitamins.

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