Here’s How the Walmart $4 Prescriptions Program Works and Which Medications Are Included

Having a high deductible on your health insurance when you need a life-saving medication can be stressful. Luckily, there are a lot of different ways to save.

In fact, many large retail pharmacies offer their own solution. Pharmacy savings programs have been around for over 10 years, and during that time they have helped many patients afford the medications they need.

The Walmart $4 Prescriptions Program may be the most well-known of these programs. While the medications on the program’s list do change occasionally, the program itself is still going strong. Click here for the full, current list of included medications.

What is the Walmart $4 list?

The Walmart $4 Prescriptions program requires no membership, no fee, and no insurance, and offers patients discounted medications in 30-day and 90-day supplies. Often referred to as “Walmart’s $4 generic list,” the program includes nearly 100 different generic medications from between $4 and $40.

Remember that your healthcare provider has to prescribe one of these generics for you to be able to take advantage of these savings. Speak with them about your options, and ask them to opt for generic when possible.

Does the program have restrictions?

Walmart’s program does have some restrictions. It’s important to be aware of these (and the possibility that your medication could be removed from the list at any time) before asking your healthcare providers to make any changes to your prescriptions.

  1. Pricing may depend on where you live. In the fine print, Walmart notes that prices of some of the drugs included on the list may be higher in some states, “including, but not necessarily limited to, CA and MN.” If you’re unsure if the state where you go in the winter may have different pricing, call the pharmacy ahead of time to check.
  2. North Dakota is not included. Walmart $4 Prescription program is available at all Walmart retail pharmacies except for those located in North Dakota.
  3. Your prescription may not always cost $4. Though it’s explicitly advertised as the “Walmart $4 Prescriptions” program, your medication may not always be $4. Certain medications are $9 for a 30-day supply, and some are $10 or $24 for a 90-day supply. Confirm your pricing before you head to the pharmacy so there’s no confusion when you pick up your medication.
  4. Brand drugs aren’t covered. The program only includes generic medications.
  5. Only refills are eligible for Walmart Mail Service. If you’re filling a prescription from this list for the first time, you must pick it up in the store. Mail service is only an option for refills.
  6. It’s not always cheaper than insurance. If you have insurance, it is possible that your plan may offer you better pricing than this Walmart list. You may want to check your insurance agent before using this program.
  7. The program is subject to change without notice. Walmart can change this list and remove your medication at any time without warning. According to the fine print, “Changes to these Program Details may be made only in writing.” That means it’s possible you won’t know about the price change until you’re at the pharmacy picking up your prescription. Try to have a backup plan in case your medication is removed from the list. You can find alternative savings options here.

What medications are included on Walmart’s $4 list?

The list of included generic medications was last updated on February 3rd, 2020. Walmart tends to change or update the list every few years, and we will update the list below as soon as they do. Scroll through to find out if your medication is on the list, or use the search command on your keyboard or browser, and type in your specific medication.

$4 (30-day supply)$10 (90-day supply)
Glimepiride 1 mg, 2 mg, 4 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Glipizide 5 mg, 10 mg60 tablets180 tablets
Metformin 500 mg, 850 mg, 1000 mg60 tablets180 tablets
Metformin ER 500 mg120 tablets360 tablets
Metformin ER 750 mg60 tablets180 tablets
$9 (30-day supply)$24 (90-day supply)
Glipizide ER 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Glyburide/Metformin 2.5/500 mg, 5/500 mg60 tablets180 tablets
Pioglitazone 15 mg, 30 mg, 45 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Diabetes Medications
$9 (30-day supply)$24 (90-day supply)
Fenofibrate 145 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Gemfibrozil 600 mg60 tablets180 tablets
Simvastatin 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg30 tablets90 tablets
$15 (30-day supply)$38 (90-day supply)
Atorvastatin 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Cholesterol Medications
$4 (30-day supply)$10 (90-day supply)
Atenolol 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Benazepril 20 mg, 40 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Carvedilol 3.125 mg, 6.25 mg, 12.5 mg, 25 mg60 tablets180 tablets
Clonidine 0.1 mg, 0.2 mg, 0.3 mg60 tablets180 tablets
Furosemide 20 mg, 40 mg, 80 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Hydralazine 10 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg90 tablets270 tablets
Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg30 capsules90 capsules
Indapamide 1.25 mg, 2.5 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Isosorbide Mononitrate ER 30 mg, 60 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Lisinopril 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Lisinopril/HCTZ 20/25 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Losartan/HCTZ 50/12.5 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Ramipril 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg30 capsules90 capsules
Triamterene/HCTZ 37.5/25 mg, 75/50 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Warfarin 1 mg, 2 mg, 2.5 mg, 3 mg, 4 mg, 5 mg, 6 mg, 7.5 mg, 10 mg30 tablets90 tablets
$9 (30-day supply)$24 (90-day supply)
Amiodarone 200 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Bisoprolol 5 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Cilostazol 50 mg, 100 mg60 tablets180 tablets
Digoxin 0.125 mg, 0.25 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Diltiazem ER 120 mg30 capsules90 capsules
Diltiazem 30 mg, 60 mg, 120 mg60 tablets180 tablets
Doxazosin 1 mg, 2 mg, 4 mg, 8 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Enalapril 2.5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Irbesartan 150 mg, 300 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Metoprolol 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg60 tablets180 tablets
Metoprolol ER 25 mg, 50 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Minoxidil 10 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Torsemide 20 mg, 100 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Triamterene/HCTZ 37.5/25 mg30 capsules90 capsules
Valsartan/HCTZ 160/12.5 mg, 160/25 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Verapamil ER 120 mg, 180 mg, 240 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Amlodipine 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Losartan 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg30 tablets90 tablets
$15 (30-day supply)$38 (90-day supply)
Atorvastatin 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg30 tablets90 tablets
$15 (30-day supply)$40 (90-day supply)
Clopidogrel 75 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Heart Health & Blood Pressure
$4 (30-day supply)$10 (90-day supply)
Amitriptyline 10 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 75 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Buspirone 5 mg, 10 mg60 tablets180 tablets
Citalopram 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Fluoxetine 10 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Fluoxetine 20 mg, 40 mg30 capsules90 capsules
Lithium Carb 300 mg60 capsules180 capsules
Nortriptyline 10 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Paroxetine 20 mg, 30 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Risperidone 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg, 3 mg, 4 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Trazodone 50 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Trihexyphenidyl 2 mg60 tablets180 tablets
$9 (30-day supply)$24 (90-day supply)
Amantadine 100 mg60 tablets180 tablets
Bupropion 75 mg, 100 mg60 tablets180 tablets
Bupropion SR 100 mg, 150 mg, 200 mg60 tablets180 tablets
Bupropion XL 150 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Amiodarone 200 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Amiodarone 200 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Carbidopa/Levodopa 10/100 mg, 25/100 mg90 tablets270 tablets
Divalproex 250 mg60 tablets180 tablets
Donepezil 5 mg, 10 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Escitalopram 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Levetiracetam 500 mg60 tablets180 tablets
Lithium ER 300 mg, 450 mg60 tablets180 tablets
Mirtazapine 15 mg, 30 mg, 45 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Olanzapine 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 7.5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Oxcarbazepine 300 mg60 tablets180 tablets
Paroxetine 40 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Pramipexole 0.125 mg, 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 1.5 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Primidone 250 mg60 tablets180 tablets
Primidone 50 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Quetiapine 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg, 200 mg, 300 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Ropinirole 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg, 3 mg, 4 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Sertraline 25 mg, 100 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Topiramate 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg, 200 mg60 tablets180 tablets
Trihexyphenidyl 5 mg60 tablets180 tablets
Venlafaxine 37.5 mg60 tablets180 tablets
Venlafaxine 75 mg, 100 mg60 tablets180 tablets
Venlafaxine ER 37.5 mg, 75 mg, 150 mg30 capsules90 capsules
Zonisamide 50 mg60 capsules180 capsules
Lamotrigine 100 mg, 200 mg30 tablets90 tablets
Lamotrigine 25 mg, 150 mg60 tablets180 tablets
$15 (30-day supply)$40 (90-day supply)
Duloxetine 20 mg, 30 mg, 60 mg30 capsules90 capsules
Mental Health
$4 (30-day supply)$10 (90-day supply)
Amitriptyline 10 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 75 mg30 tablets90 tablets
$15 (30-day supply)$40 (90-day supply)
Omeprazole 20 mg30 capsules90 capsules
Digestion Medications
$4 (30-day supply)$10 (90-day supply)
Levothyroxine 25 mcg, 50 mcg, 75 mcg, 88 mcg 100 mcg, 112 mcg, 125 mcg, 137 mcg, 150 mcg, 175 mcg, 200 mcg30 tablets90 tablets
Thyroid Medications
$4 (30-day supply)$10 (90-day supply)
Folic Acid 1 mg30 tablets90 tablets
$9 (30-day supply)$24 (90-day supply)
Folbee30 tablets90 tablets
Vitamin & Nutrition
$4 (30-day supply)$10 (90-day supply)
Norethindrone 0.35 mg28 tablets84 tablets
Sprintec 0.25 mg/0.035 mg28 tablets84 tablets
Tri-Sprintec28 tablets84 tablets
Family Planning

What if my medication isn’t on the list?

If your medication isn’t on this list, don’t worry, there are still plenty of options to help you save. Here are some alternatives to keep in mind:

  • Speak with your insurance agent. The agent who helped you sign up for the insurance can help you. Good agents help people every day find low-cost alternatives or better insurance plans for their clients. If you need help fill out the form at the bottom of this page and one of our local agents will contact you.
  • Speak with your healthcare provider. If you’re having trouble affording your prescription, let your doctor or pharmacist know so you can work together to find an appropriate alternative.
  • www.GoodRx.com – GoodRx coupons save an average of 25-60% off the retail price of prescription drugs. In some cases, GoodRx coupons may even beat your insurance copay. But remember, if you use a coupon the money you spend on your medication will count towards reaching your out of pocket max on your insurance.
  • Always shop around. Many pharmacies are constantly change their pricing, and prices often vary greatly from one pharmacy to the next.
  • Use a manufacturer discount. Pharmaceutical manufacturers (the companies that sell the drug) often offer programs to help patients save on their prescriptions or even access a prescription for free. Search for your drug on needymeds.org to find copay cards, assistance programs, and other ways to reduce your cost. 

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