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How much is medication costing me?

Use this calculator to see how much an over-the-counter or prescription medication is costing you each day, week, month, year, or over your lifetime.

## Field Help

### Input Fields

**Title: **A title for these calculator results that will help you identify it if you have printed out several versions of the calculator.

**Cost per Fill: **The amount you pay each time you refill your prescription or purchase your medication.

**Sales Tax: **The sales tax percentage you will pay on this purchase.

**Pills/Doses per Fill: **The number of pills or count per prescription or package. If the medication is a liquid or cream that does not have a count, enter the approximate number of doses you get from each refill or purchase, then enter **1** in ‘Pills per Dose’.

**Pills per Dose: **The number of pills you take with each dose. You can enter a fraction if you are cutting pills (for example, enter **.5** if your dose is half a pill). Enter **1** if the medication is a liquid or cream that does not have a count. If you don’t take the same number of pills each dose, enter your total **daily** pill count here then enter **1** in the **‘Doses per Day’** field.

**Doses per Day: **The number of doses you take or use each day. Remember to enter **1** here if you entered your total **daily** pill count in **‘Pills per Dose’**.

**Show Cost over: **The specific number of years, months, weeks, or days you would like to calculate medication costs for.

### Output Fields

**Taxed Cost per Fill: **The actual cost for each medication refill or purchase after tax has been added.

**Cost per Dose: **The cost for each dose of your medication.

**Cost per Pill: **The cost for each pill of your medication. If the medication is a liquid or cream that has no count, ‘Cost per Pill’ will be the same as ‘Cost per Dose’.

**Each Fill Lasts: **Each medication refill or purchase should last this long.

**Time: **Medication costs have been calculated for each of the time periods shown in this column.

**Cost: **The total cost for your medication over the time period shown.

**Doses: **You will take or use this many doses of medication over the time period.

**Pills: **You will take this many total pills over the time period. If the medication is a liquid or cream that has no count, ‘Pills’ will equal ‘Doses’.

**Refills: **Your medication will be refilled or purchased this many times over the time period.