Medication Costs (Rx or OTC) Calculator Help

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.

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.

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Updated 04 Jul 2007