PharmacyChecker experts answer consumer questions related to affording lower-cost, prescription medications.
We help people afford the medication they need by verifying online pharmacies and comparing their prices. Drug prices are out of control. Americans face the highest medication prices in the world. That's why millions of Americans choose to buy medication from other countries.
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If you are considering purchasing medication from outside the U.S., be aware that, in most circumstances, it is technically not legal for individuals to import prescription drugs; however, U.S. government officials have stated that individuals who order non-controlled prescription drugs from Canada or other foreign sources (up to a three-month supply) for their own use are not being pursued or prosecuted.
How can I cut costs on Lyrica? Is there a generic version?
If you have been prescribed Lyrica (pregabalin) for the treatment of neuropathic pain, you may be wondering how you can lower the cost at the pharmacy counter. After all, Lyrica 75 mg can cost as much as $630 out-of-pocket for sixty capsules at your local CVS or Kroger in the United States.
Lyrica happens to be covered by most Medicare and private insurance plans, but many Americans who are uninsured or underinsured are left with a hefty cost burden. This is especially the case because there are currently no generic alternatives to Lyrica.
What’s more, Lyrica is a controlled substance and therefore not available for U.S. patients at international online pharmacies verified and monitored by PharmacyChecker. So how can patients in the U.S. possibly save money on this lifeline medication?
How to Save Money on Your Lyrica Prescription
Use Lyrica discount coupons at your local U.S. pharmacy
Call around to your local large retailers, like Costco and Walmart, as well as a few independent pharmacies, to compare prices. In addition to comparing by phone, you can find discount coupons on our website to present at the pharmacy in conjunction with your prescription. Just check our Lyrica price comparison page and enter your ZIP Code to find the discounts available in your area. Follow the prompts to print the Lyrica discount coupon to present at your local pharmacy. Remember to bring your ID or driver license to the pharmacy in order to pick up this medication.
Apply for Lyrica patient assistance programs
PharmacyChecker.com also offers a search tool for patient assistance programs. Many pharmaceutical companies offer aid with the cost of medications through patient assistance programs in the U.S. In Lyrica’s case, Pfizer currently offers two programs for Lyrica to which you can apply.
Therapeutic Alternatives to Lyrica
If you cannot afford Lyrica, there may be cheaper therapeutic alternatives that could work for your condition. A therapeutic alternative, while not the same as your prescribed drug, can sometimes work just as well. In consultation with your provider, you might consider medicines such as gabapentin (Neurontin), duloxetine (Cymbalta), and milnacipran (Savella), which are generally far more affordable at your local pharmacy.