Care recipient (cr) has started taking prescribed blood pressure medication but complains of out-of-pocket costs and side effects

Try: #call the doctor’s office schedule an appointment describe the side effects and ask if medication should be continued or stopped don’t stop taking the medication without a medical consultation #ask the doctor for drug samples if any are available if the doctor works in a clinic with a social service department ask for a referral to it for help locating medicine assistance programs #ask the doctor if a generic version of the drug is available it may be less expensive #if necessary contact a local

Materials: Doctor generic version of medication information and referral service name of prescription drug’s manufacturer internet access or library

Categories: Financial, Medical Physical

Information: And referral service senior center or office of an elected representative to ask for a list of agencies in your area that can help pay for medications some only do this on a one-time or quarterly basis in some cases however such as when a cr is the member of a faith-based community that has a human services committee it may be possible to arrange for longer-term prescription assistance #for cr’s who fall between the safety nets and can’t get medications any other way look into the drug manufacturer’s affordable drug program eligibility is usually based on a cr’s financial situation and requires cooperation of a physician the programs can be looked up online at the drug manufacturer’s websites do an online search for the drug to find out the name of its manufacturer a librarian will probably be able to assist you if you do not have internet access at home information

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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