Some time ago, my allergist wrote me a prescription that contained 10 pills at a cost of $11/pill. After the pharmacist revealed the total cost, I nearly needed to visit the emergency room when I fell down and hit my head!

Medicines can be so expensive. But there are ways to dial back on the cost. See my prescription plan guide for tips.

Meanwhile, there's a new dispenser called the GlowCap that flashes and makes noises to remind you to take your medication at a certain time. The GlowCap is currently selling for $29 on Amazon.

Image of Clark Howard About the author: Clark Howard

Clark Howard is a consumer expert whose goal is to help you keep more of the money you make. His national radio show and website show you ways to save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off. View More Articles

Show Comments 0