Month: December 2012

Chantix (varenicline) is a nicotine agonist used to help quit smoking. Chantix is effective because it provides some nicotine effects to help with withdrawal symptoms while also blocking the effects of nicotine if the smoker relapses. Most other smoking cessation treatments either try to replace nicotine or mimic the effects of nicotine by inhibiting dopamine… Read More

GoodRx has added enhanced pharmacy services and other information to our web and mobile experiences! Pharmacy information now includes hours, services offered like delivery and compounding, and fax numbers. On the website, you can also use the options to the left of any search results page to include only pharmacies with options like walk-in clinics,… Read More

Many patients report a penicillin allergy based on family history or stories from their parents to stay away from penicillin without a true history of allergic reaction. Penicillin and its close relatives are amazing, cheap, and effective antibiotics so here are 10 things you need to know: 1. Serious allergies to penicillin are common, with… Read More

Take GoodRx with you on your Android phone! Both Android and iOS users can download the GoodRx app from our Mobile Apps page, and you can still visit from any mobile phone. The app is a great way to check prescription prices from the doctor’s office or on the go, and to find the… Read More

The medications widely used for the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis are the bisphosphonates: Boniva (ibandronate), Fosamax (alendronate) and Actonel (risedronate). While these are safe and effective, concerns have been raised about some side effects like atypical fractures and jaw osteonecrosis (“dead” jaw bone) making some folks leery of taking these meds. Enter Prolia. Prolia… Read More