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$0 Prescription! Really!

February 4th, 2015 at 12:42 am

I went to the doctor today to discuss acid reflux and other exciting digestive issues. The bad news is that I need to have an endoscopy (I thought she might require that). The good news is that she gave me a prescription for the omeprazole that I take for acid reflux; my dosage is doubled, but because it's prescription strength rather than over the counter, I get it through the pharmacy.

My insurance covers generic prescriptions 100%! A $0 copay! I was shocked when the pharmacist handed me the prescription and didn't ask for any money. This is something I've been taking over the counter and paying for every month. I have to take it every day, so I guess I'm happy I need a bigger dose.

In other health-related news, D is going to start allergy shots, and it looks like those are less expensive than we thought, too. We'll see, but that could be really good news for our budget.

5 Responses to “$0 Prescription! Really!”

  1. Maranatha Says:

    Omeprazole works so fast and so well. I used to take it but cut out grains and sugar way down and my acid reflux hasn't bothered me in over a year. I do eat grains again occasionally but not often, it was so worth giving up.

  2. HouseHopeful Says:

    100% covered prescriptions are awesome! I had an endoscopy a while back. It wasn't very bad and I have taken pantopropozole (spelling?) for years. It helped tremendously!

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    My husband has had a few of those $0 copays for prescriptions. They are nice!
    Interesting that Maranatha had good results with a diet change, do you know if that is a possibility for you?

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That is great news about $0 cost prescription!

    In the YNAB forums some people were discussing allergy shots, and someone mentioned something about allergy drops and how super effective they were for her DH. (He went from not being able to go into a house that had pets, to being able to sleep on a pillow next to a cat)

  5. chloe Says:

    My 3-month-old is having issues with reflux right now, but they won't prescribe PPI's for children under one year. He takes Zantac, which seems to help quite a bit. We are just hoping he outgrows it like our oldest did. It only costs us $4 for a generic. But I'd rather pay $0 Smile

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