Month: March 2013

When it comes to saving on your prescriptions, sometimes the way to get the best price isn’t as straightforward as simply using a coupon or switching to a generic. Recently, I visited a doctor to try and figure out why I was having headaches. It took months, but eventually I was diagnosed with migraines; then,… Read More

What is Ella?  The latest in emergency contraception: Whoops! Emergency contraception (EC) can prevent pregnancy soon after unprotected intercourse, sexual assault, or failure or improper use of a birth control method. EC reduces the risk of pregnancy when used up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected intercourse. Almost 50% of all pregnancies and more than… Read More

You can now find helpful information and images for all of your prescriptions on GoodRx! Look for new drug images and info tabs on our price pages to help you stay informed about the medicines you’re taking. Not everyone keeps track of those pamphlets that come with your prescriptions, but there can be some useful… Read More

Hundreds of dollars a month. This is what many are still paying for Celebrex. Why is that? Celebrex (celecoxib) has been the answer for pain from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, headache and tooth pain for many people, especially in those who get stomach irritation from regular ibuprofen. Celebrex costs a ton because it’s a brand name… Read More

Get ready. In July 2013 the first over-the-counter patch will be available for the treatment of overactive bladder in women. Overactive bladder (OAB) is a common condition that causes a frequent, sudden, unstoppable need to urinate. Women call this the “gotta go, gotta go” problem. These bladder issues sadly force people to limit their participation… Read More

The past few years have brought new players in the treatment for Type II Diabetes. These medications, with more coming down the pipeline, are called GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor) agonists. Now, treatment with the GLP-1 based therapies sitagliptin (Januvia) and exenatide (Byetta) in adults with type 2 diabetes has been associated with acute pancreatitis. That’s… Read More

Impaired alertness the morning after Ambien (zolpidem) use has prompted the FDA to issue a warning. The FDA now recommends that the bedtime dose be lowered because new data show that blood levels in some patients may be high enough the morning after use to impair activities that require alertness, including driving. As you know… Read More