Community Health

 Low Cost Medication Pocket Guide

This reference is brought to you free of charge, compliments of the Butler University Drug Information Service.  This resource is designed to increase prescriber awareness of medication costs and to encourage evidence-based prescribing in a cost-effective manner.  We do not promote any specific drug product, program, or pharmacy chain.

The medications listed in this book are in the official low-cost programs offered by the pharmacies listed below.  Individual pharmacy programs may change without notice.  The patient costs for the various programs are as follows:

 Programs with no annual fees:

 

  • Kroger Pharmacy offers many generic medications at $4 for a 1 month supply or $10 for a 3 month supply. Most of their women's health products are $9 for a 1 month supply and $24 for a 3 month supply.

 

  • Marsh Pharmacy offers several generic medications at $3.99 for a 1 month supply or $9.99 for a 3 month supply.  Most of their women's health products are $8.99 for a 1 month supply and $23.99 for a 3 month supply.  Additionally, Marsh provides a one month supply of select prenatal vitamins at no cost to patients with a valid prescription. 

 

  • Target Pharmacy provides many generic medications at $4 for a 1 month supply or $10 for a 3 month supply.  One 8 gram/60 inhalations Ventolin HFA inhaler is available at $9.  Select men's and women's health products are offered at $9 for a one month supply and $24 for a 3 month supply.  One Levitra 20 mg tablet may be purchased for $9 with a valid prescription with a limit of 10 tablets per guest per month.

 

  • Walmart Pharmacy supplies several generic medications at $4 for a 1 month supply and $10 for a 3 month supply.  One 8 gram(60 inhalations) Ventolin HFA inhaler is available for $9.  Select men's and women's health products are available for $9 for a 1 month supply and $24 for a 3 month supply.  One Levitra 20 mg tablet may be purchased at $9 with a valid prescription with a limit of 10 tablets per customer per month.   

 

  • IU Health retail pharmacies offer many generic medications at $4 for a 1 month supply and $12 for a 3 month supply.  Select women's health medications are provided at $9 for a 1 month supply and $27 for a 3 month supply.  This program is NOT available for patients with government prescription plans.

 

  • Meijer Pharmacy offers select antibiotics, prenatal vitamins, and Metformin for FREE.  Eligible antibiotics include penicillin VK, amoxicillin, ampicillin, cephalexin, sulfamethoxazole/ trimethoprim, and ciprofloxacin at normal oral dosages for a maximum 14 day supply.  Prenatal Plus, Prenatal AD, Prenatabs RX, and Trinate are the free prenatal vitamins available.  Up to 100 tablets of immediate release metformin 500, 850, and 1000 mg are also offered at no cost.  All free medications will only be provided with a valid prescription.

 

Programs with annual fees:

 

  • CVS pharmacy offers a Health Savings Pass card for an annual enrollment fee of $15 per person.  Benefits include receiving many generic medications at $11.99 for a 3 month supply and saving 10% (up to $10 off) on a regularly priced health service or screening provided at a MinuteClinic located in select CVS stores.  Certain women's health products are provided at $25.99 for a 3 month supply.  One 50-ct box of TRUEtest strips is offered at $29.99 with a limit of 2 boxes per month.  Membership is renewed automatically each year, and the Health Savings Pass card must be shown at each prescription purchase and MinuteClinic visit for receipt of benefits.

 

  • Kmart Pharmacy provides cost savings opportunities to patients who enroll in the Prescription Savings Club for an annual enrollment fee of $10 per household.  Benefits include availability of select generic medications at $5 for a 1 month supply and $10-$15 dollars for a 3 month supply.  Patients save 5-35% on all other generic medications and 5-20% on all brand name medications.  Select women's health products are offered at $5 to $25 for a 1 to 3 month supply.  Patients receive a $10 gift card upon enrollment.

 

  • Walgreens offers the Prescriptions Savings Club program to patients who pay an annual fee of $20 for individuals or $35 for families (includes spouse, dependents under the age of 23, and pets).  Valued generic medications are available at $9.99 for a 1 month supply and $12 for a 3 month supply.  For other brand name and generic medications, discounted prices are provided with the amount of savings depending on drug, dosage, and supply.  Select women's health products are available at $12 for a 1 month supply.  The Walgreens card may be used to earn bonuses when purchasing Walgreens brand products and eligible photofinishing services.  Ten percent of the pre-tax price is credited to the card, and bonuses are redeemed upon purchase of applicable products and services.  Persons enrolled in publicly funded health care programs (such as Medicare, Medicaid, or TRICARE) are ineligible to participate.

 

Some, but not all, pharmacies will match competitor's prices when patients specifically ask for a price match.  Encourage patients to ask about price matching programs at their pharmacy of choice.  

 

KEY

 

Pharmacies                                                                                      Price                                      

 

CVS  =          CVS                                                                             X =          cost < $10

IUH =            Indiana University Health                                          XX =          cost  $11 - $15

KM =             Kmart                                                                        XXX =        cost  $16 - $25

KRO =           Kroger                                                          

MAR =           Marsh

TAR =           Target

WAG =          Walgreens

WM =            Walmart

 

Use the links below to view the low cost medication list, alphabetically, and the low cost medication list by category.

 

Low Cost Medications, listed by category

Low Cost Medications, listed alphabetically