How Much Do Prescription Drugs Cost Without Insurance

Alyssa Corso
Alyssa Corso29 Sep 2022
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According to the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development, Americans spend, on average, about $1,200 each year on prescription drugs. The most popular prescription drugs range in cost from $12.41- $97.57. However, there is a lack of price transparency regarding the cost of prescription drugs, making it difficult for consumers to know how much their medications will cost out of pocket.

How Much Prescription Drugs Cost 

Below is a breakdown of the most popularly prescribed prescription drugs in the United States, along with the average out-of-pocket retail cost. The costs range from $12.41- $97.57.

Popular Prescription Drug Retail Costs

Prescription Drug Average Retail Cost
Atorvastatin (Liptor)$64.02
Lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril)$12.41
Albuterol (Accuneb, Ventolin, Proair, Proventil)$55.05
Levothyroxine (Synthroid, Unithroid, Levoxyl, Levo-T, Euthyrox)$16.49
Amlodipine (Norvasc, Amvaz)$27.79
Gabapentin (Neurontin)$78.20
Omeprazole (Prilosec)$62.69
Metformin (Glucophage)$15.01
Losartan (Cozaar)$33.30
Hydrocodone / Acetaminophen (Zolvit, Lorcet, Vicodin, Hycet, Xodol, Norco, Lortab, Maxidone)$97.57
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Alyssa Corso

Alyssa is a Senior Marketing Associate & Content Writer at Mira. She is passionate about educating others on how to affordably access healthcare.

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