Here are some questions you can ask your pharmacist or mail-order pharmacy before paying for your prescription:

  • Is this the exact drug my doctor prescribed?
  • If it is not the exact drug my doctor prescribed, why are you switching my medication and how is this different?
  • How will this medication switch impact my health? What are the side effects of this drug compared to the one my doctor prescribed?
  • Have you notified my doctor that you are not giving me the medication he/she prescribed?
  • If you’ve switched my medication, does this drug have the same dose as the one I was originally prescribed?
  • What do I need to do to get the medication my doctor originally prescribed?
  • How much will I have to pay out of pocket for this medication?
  • [If you need financial assistance in obtaining your prescription] Are there any assistance programs that can help me pay for this medication?

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