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.
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.
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.