Prescription Drugs

Prescription drugs are drugs that you can only get if you have a prescription from your doctor.

The All Kids, Family Care, and Moms & Babies Programs cover most prescription medicines. If you have a prescription from your doctor, you can take it to any pharmacy or drugstore that takes the All Kids, FamilyCare, or Moms & Babies card. Most pharmacies and drugstores in Illinois take these cards.

Here are a few examples of the kinds of medicines that are often prescribed, and are covered by All Kids, Family Care, and Moms & Babies. The All Kids, Family Care, and Moms & Babies Programs also cover many other kinds of medicines that are not listed below.

  1. Drugs used for attention deficit disorder, also called ADD or ADHD

  2. Drugs used for asthma, including albuterol inhalers and other medicines

  3. Drugs used for allergies

  4. Drugs used for diabetes, including insulin and other medicines

  5. Birth control pills and other contraceptives

  6. Drugs used for epilepsy

  7. Drugs used for heart disease, like blood pressure, cholesterol, and other medicines

  8. Drugs used for depression

  9. Drugs used for HIV or AIDS

  10. Drugs used for multiple sclerosis

  11. Drugs to treat many other diseases and also mental illnesses

Some medicines have to be approved by All Kids, FamilyCare, or Moms & Babies before a pharmacy can fill the prescription. Medicines need approval for different reasons, but usually it is because the All Kids, Family Care, or Moms & Babies program prefers that you use a different medicine that provides similar results but does not require approval. If it does need approval, your pharmacist or doctor may request approval, or the pharmacist may work with your doctor to switch you to a different medicine that doesnt need approval but will work just as well.

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