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When the doctor gives you a new prescription, make sure you ask all of the details (especially side effects), and whether that is the generic of another brand. Generics are cheaper, so try to get the generic. Also, see if he has a sample pack for you to try, and/or a coupon for the prescription. It never hurts to ask.