If the price of your prescription recently increased, we apologize for this inconvenience. Our mission at GoodRx is to stop Americans from paying too much at the pharmacy for their prescriptions, and we work hard everyday to help you save as much as possible.
Our dedicated GoodRx staffers track down pharmacy prices daily, and we post the best available price for each prescription and pharmacy on our website and app. While we are able to provide prices for comparison, we do not have control over the prices ourselves.
Why do prices increase?
Prices can increase for a number of reasons.
- Higher cost to the manufacturer is one of the most common causes of a price increase, and you will see the difference passed on to you at the pharmacy.
- Shortages can affect price as well. If a medication that many people need isn’t widely available, the price may spike (sometimes temporarily, sometimes not). Shortages can be due to manufacturing issues, higher demand than expected, or a shortage of the active ingredient, among other causes.
- GoodRx finds prices from many different sources to provide Americans with the best savings. Occasionally, prices from these sources experience rate changes.
Unfortunately, there is no regulation requiring manufacturers, distributors, or pharmacies to disclose the reason for their pricing, and there may not always be a clear-cut cause as to why a certain medication’s price has increased.
What can I do?
Because GoodRx prices are frequently updated, getting the best price may require you to switch pharmacies or use different coupons from time to time.
We always recommend checking GoodRx every time you fill (or refill). We never want there to be any surprises when you pick up your prescription. Our prices are updated daily, and it’s always possible that another pharmacy or coupon may offer you a lower price the next time you fill.
If you’re looking for more ways to keep up with changing prices, sign up for MyRx!
To make sure you still get the lowest price available, simply check prices on GoodRx and print out a new coupon when you next refill. If you have our mobile app, just ask your pharmacist to enter the new coupon information you’ll find on the app.
If shopping around for the best price doesn't work for you, GoodRx also has a new program called GoodRx Gold. Because GoodRx Gold is a membership based program, prices with GoodRx Gold are more consistent and do not update as frequently. See if GoodRx Gold is right for you and your family here.
I found a new, better price elsewhere. How do I switch pharmacies?
If you find that a new pharmacy has a lower price, it’s easy to transfer your prescription. Simply call your new pharmacy and ask them to transfer your prescription for you. Remember to print a new coupon if it’s a discount price.
If you are transferring a prescription to a CVS Pharmacy or Target (CVS), you can request a transfer directly from the GoodRx website. Learn how by clicking here.
Is there a silver lining?
Although prices update frequently, it’s extremely rare that we see coupon prices change drastically. Prices can also decrease, and we recommend that you continue to check back to see if we are able to locate a lower price in the future.
You can check prices for your prescription on the website, or you can sign up for a MyRx account and request to receive price alerts.