Month: February 2013

It seems everyone is taking them. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) work by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach. Prilosec OTC, Zegerid OTC, and Prevacid 24HR are sold over the counter for the treatment of frequent heartburn. Nexium (esomeprazole), Dexilant (dexlansoprazole), Prilosec (omeprazole), Zegerid (omeprazole/sodium bicarbonate), Prevacid (lansoprazole), Protonix (pantoprazole), Aciphex (rabeprazole dr) and… Read More

Poor control of blood pressure (BP) is bad news, and is associated with enhanced risk of cardiovascular disease. Therapy with a single blood pressure medication fails to reach goals 75% of the time. This is just one reason that single pill combinations (two different blood pressure medications in one pill) make perfect sense. Combining medications… Read More

If you take prescription drugs to treat a chronic illness, it’s possible to save more than 50% off cost of your medication by simply splitting your pills. Sadly, it’s not all that easy to know when pill splitting is all right. Not all pills can be split. However, many doctors and insurance companies are advising… Read More