Your healthcare provider may be willing to write a backup prescription for you in the case of an emergency, i.e., an extra supply of medication. However, your insurance plan may not pay for it. This leaves you to pay out of pocket.
Not everyone can afford this option. Generic medications are generally more affordable and can be purchased through discount drug programs like those offered by Walmart. Brand-name medications, however, may be out of financial range for many people.
Alternatively, you can reach out to your insurance company about getting an extra refill covered. If your health plan has an “emergency exception,” this should be straightforward. If it does not, the insurer can choose to deny coverage for extra medication.