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PostSubject: Something to think about with medications   Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:39 pm

If your vet wants to put your dog on a medication, check to see if it is a human medication, if it is you may be able to get it cheaper going through a "human pharmacy" lol. I remember a vet wanting to charge me $40 for the same antibiotic I paid only $9.99 for at my pharmacy instead of going through the vet. And sometimes pharmacys even have free antibiotics, most of the time they will honor that for a pet as well.

Just something to think about....may save you some money.
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PostSubject: Re: Something to think about with medications   Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:09 pm

Yup! And Target has $4 generics for pets, too!
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PostSubject: Re: Something to think about with medications   Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:54 pm

Check the mg. Sometimes human and animal mg are different.
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PostSubject: Re: Something to think about with medications   Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:57 pm

I never would have thought about trying a people pharmacy for my pups...
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PostSubject: Re: Something to think about with medications   Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:08 pm

This is especially true if your dog goes on "Reconcile" for anxiety issues. Reconcile is the same as fluoxetine (generic Prozac) and that's a $140 vs $4 price tag difference.
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PostSubject: Re: Something to think about with medications   Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:24 am

Your vet will write prescription for your pet's meds - so they'll adjust the mg at the pharmacy.
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PostSubject: Re: Something to think about with medications   Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:51 am

Can I use my insurance card then? lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Something to think about with medications   Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:12 am

No unfortunately human insurance cards do not cover pets!
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PostSubject: Re: Something to think about with medications   Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:13 am

hypers987 wrote:
Check the mg. Sometimes human and animal mg are different.

Your pharmacist will do that as well, also if it needs a slight change in order to be filled at your pharmacy, your pharmacist can call the vet to get them to make the change.

It is ALWAYS worth it to check first, you never know what you can save.
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PostSubject: Re: Something to think about with medications   Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:34 am

I got so mad at the Val-u-vet here. A friend and a relative both went there with their dogs and they both were prescribed an antibiotic that there cost them like $40, when you can get it for free at our local grocery store. My vet is nice enough to actually let you know you can get the stuff cheaper elsewhere.

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PostSubject: Re: Something to think about with medications   Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:32 am

I hear you, It happened to me too, there is no reason for vets to mark it so much! Ridiculous! That is why because I work at a pharmacy I tell everyone to check us first. We can't always get the medicines a vet prescribes, but 9/10 we can and it is almost always a lot cheaper!

Just wanted to give everyone a heads up, I know I like saving $$$ figured you guys would too!


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