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Recently I discovered that I could buy a generic version of Tapazole, my cat’s thyroid medication, through Walgreens’ Prescription Savings Club for a fraction of the branded version’s price.
Through their savings club, Walgreens offers 400 generic medications priced at $12 for a 90-day supply. Membership is open to all those in the United States and Puerto Rico who are not enrolled in a publicly funded health care program, such as Medicare, Medicare, or TRICARE.
Enrollment for an individual is $20 per year or $35 for an entire family, which includes a spouse, dependents under the age of 23, and pets.
Walgreens makes it easy to find out if a medication is covered with their online Drug Pricing Tool , as long as you know the generic name. In my case, a simple Google search revealed that the generic name of Tapazole is methimazole.
A 90-day supply of Tapazole costs $180 from my veterinarian and $70 ($50 when on sale) from online retailer, EntirelyPets.com . Buying methimazole through the Walgreens Prescription Savings Club is a significant savings at a mere $12.
Before you sign up, be sure to talk to your veterinarian before switching to a generic drug. While non-branded drugs share the same active ingredient as their more expensive counterparts, the differences in inactive ingredients can alter the effects .
For more information on the Walgreens Prescription Savings Club or to enroll, visit the web site  or one of their stores.