GoodRx vs. LowestMed: Which app saves you the most money on prescription drugs?

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GoodRx vs. LowestMed: Which app saves you the most money on prescription drugs?
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Prescription drug prices have skyrocketed to the point where studies have found that nearly a third of patients don’t get their first-time prescriptions filled — they just can’t afford them.

But the good news is that you can save a lot of money just by shopping around using your smartphone!

Price comparison: GoodRx vs. LowestMed 

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Free apps like GoodRx and LowestMed are so popular because you can easily search nearby pharmacies for discounts and coupons that you didn’t know existed.

And in some cases, the apps find prices that are even lower than your insurance co-pay – or sometimes free!

We wanted to see the difference between these two apps, which are both very easy to use, so we decided to compare the prices of seven popular drugs.

Editor’s note: GoodRx is on the left; LowestMed is on the right.

Amoxicillin

GoodRx vs. LowestMed: Which app saves the most on prescription drugs?

Atorvastatin (generic Lipitor)

GoodRx vs. LowestMed: Which app saves the most on prescription drugs?

Finasteride (generic Propecia) 

GoodRx vs. LowestMed: Which app saves the most on prescription drugs?

Omeprazole (generic Prilosec) 

GoodRx vs. LowestMed: Which app saves the most on prescription drugs?

Zolpidem (generic Ambien)

GoodRx vs. LowestMed: Which app saves the most on prescription drugs?

Hydroquinone 

GoodRx vs. LowestMed: Which app saves the most on prescription drugs?

Venlafaxine ER

GoodRx vs. LowestMed: Which app saves the most on prescription drugs?

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We discovered that GoodRx found the lowest price six out of seven times, mostly because of special one-time offers through GoodRx for the first fill.

It’s probably worth downloading both apps (or going to their websites) to run the numbers.

In fact, even before you leave your doctor’s office, you can pull out your smartphone and search for the lowest price using these tools to see if you can afford your new script. And if you can’t, ask your doctor if there are any cheaper alternatives available.

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Mike Timmermann About the author: Mike Timmermann
Michael Timmermann paid off his mortgage in two years. Now, he shares his money-saving tips on his blog, Save on Almost Everything.
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