Here’s How to Use a GoodRx Coupon with Your Over-The-Counter Medication

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Did you know that GoodRx can help you save up to 80% on hundreds of over-the-counter prescriptions?

GoodRx coupons can be used for popular non-prescription products, including diabetes test strips, Zyrtec, baby aspirin, vitamins, Claritin, nicotine patches and many more.

WAIT! Before you head to the pharmacy, you need to know that using GoodRx coupons for non-prescription products work a bit differently than you may be used to.

Here’s what you need to do to use a GoodRx coupon to save on a non-prescription product:

  1. Get a doctor’s prescription. Though you do not need a prescription to buy these products, you will need a prescription from a doctor to receive the GoodRx discount.
    (Doctors often write prescriptions for these products. Just call your doctor’s office and have them call or fax in the prescription to your pharmacy.) And don’t worry, doctors are happy to do it.
  2. Get a GoodRx coupon. Just look up the item you want to buy on GoodRx. Then, print, email or text yourself the appropriate coupon. Even better – download our free mobile app which has coupons built right in.
  3. Go to the pharmacy counter, not the cash register. Your pharmacist will locate and set aside this product for you. Many of these products are kept behind the pharmacist’s counter; if not, the pharmacist can help you find the right product and apply the coupon. Do NOT take your GoodRx coupon to the regular cashier at the front of the store – they won’t be able to apply it to your purchase.

Do you have a Health Spending Account (HSA) or Flex Spending Account (FSA)? You may be able to pay with one of those. But again, you will need to have a prescription.

GoodRx discounts will often help you save, but also be sure to look for other store promotions. If you find a lower price without a GoodRx coupon for your product, use that instead. There’s no commitment to using GoodRx; we just want you to find the maximum savings so you can stay healthy. 

Questions? GoodRx Advocates are here to help. Call 1-855-446-4051 for assistance.

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