The alarm has been sounded by the dizzying increase in the prices of medicines. But there are brilliant tricks to be able to spend little and save money.
Undoubtedly, the year 2023 will go down in history as one of the most difficult years for Italians, but not only in terms of the economy. Throughout the months we have seen a progressive increase in prices in all sectors, including medicines.
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We always talk about the increase in fuel prices, as well as the cost of energy or food. To worry many families are also the drug prices skyrocket. For this reason it is certainly essential to know the saving tricks.
Drug prices skyrocket: how to save on purchases
Taking care of health has an estimated average cost of 358 euros per year, of which approximately 156 euros are borne by citizens. For this reason, Altroconsumo has kept us offering some tips on how to save on medicinesbut without putting our health at risk.
Buy the necessary medicines. and avoid drugs of questionable efficacyon this point it is always good to consult with your doctor.
Know the active ingredient of drugs., in this way it is possible to buy a cheaper medicine than the “brand” one, but with the same efficacy. For example, for the treatment of herpes simplex we recommend the Zovirax 10g cream that costs 21.50 euros, while the generic Aciclovir EG 10g cream is priced at 9.50 euros.
Shop not only in pharmacies, we should not limit ourselves to the pharmacy close to home but go to parapharmacies or hypermarkets or see online pharmacies. In these places you will be able to find non-prescription medicines at a much cheaper price, in addition to that you will be able to find interesting promotions.
avoid hoardingAnother piece of advice is not to buy more than one medication with the same active ingredient and intended for similar purposes. In this way, there is a tendency not only to accumulate, but also to spend more with the risk of the drugs expiring.