Rock Hill, South Carolina (PRWEB) July 02, 2014
A Consumer Reports survey found that it can take six months to a year for prices to fall substantially lower than the old prescription price when the patent for the medication expires. Nexium, an acid reflux pill, for example, currently costs around $275 for a 30-day supply - the patent expires this year but consumers will need to wait until 2017 until prices drop to around $14. Those suffering with severe acid reflux cannot wait this long for low-cost relief.
OTC Plus is an app which is designed to guide consumers when they purchase over-the-counter medication like this, saving them money and providing them with coupons that offer discounts or special deals. The physicians behind the app have heard the cry for money-saving pharmaceutical advice, and have collated their best tips for those who need relief from their ailments.
The first tip is to frequently comparison shop when it comes to pharmaceuticals. It always pays to compare prices from different providers – flash sales and one-off discounts can give consumers near-constant access to the over-the-counter products that they need regularly, without breaking the bank.
Secondly, it is cheaper to choose generic drugs over brand-name equivalents wherever possible with long term medications. Brand names feel comforting and safe, but generic drugs have been through the same stringent testing processes and cost significantly less. The generic drugs are closely equivalent to brands in dosage, safety, strength quality, the way they work and the way they’re taken – the difference in price may be desirable when it comes in consideration of affordability of medications.
The OTCPlus physicians urge consumers to download an app that can help them find the medication that is right for them. By entering in their symptoms, consumers can stop wasting money on over-the-counter pills and treatments that they don’t actually need. These experts apps help to cut down expenditure on medications by pointing users to the exact solution to their own health issue, whether it’s blocked sinuses or acid reflux.
A spokesman for OTC Plus, says, “Apps like ours are helping to change the way Americans shop for medication, not just by offering them discounts and coupons, but by pointing them to the exact medication that they need. In a world where consumers have to wait longer and longer for cheap versions of their desired medicine, we are helping them to cut costs wherever they can as they wait for prices to fall.”
To find out more about OTC Plus, visit the website: http://aceinnovationgroup.com/our-mobile-apps/otcplus-app/.