Month: November 2015

It’s a good time of year to reflect on all we have to be thankful for. At GoodRx, we want to thank you for believing in us and our mission to provide affordable healthcare to all Americans. We also want to tell you how thankful we are to have the opportunity to help you—not just… Read More

You can now find and compare diabetes supplies on GoodRx! Do a search now to see prices for glucose test strips and meters, control solution, syringes and lancets, and more. As you may already know, shopping around online will typically get you a lower price than what you’ll find walking in to your local pharmacy…. Read More

Asacol HD (mesalamine delayed-released) is an anti-inflammatory indicated for the treatment of moderately active ulcerative colitis in adults. After regular Asacol was discontinued in 2013, you may have switched to Asacol HD or Delzicol—and been left waiting for a generic alternative. A couple of years later, a generic for Asacol HD was finally set for… Read More

Pain can be very subjective, ranging from mild to severe, and it can be felt differently from person to person. When it comes to severe or chronic pain though, it can be debilitating and negatively impact your quality of life. Everyday tasks like walking to the mailbox or cooking dinner can be difficult for a… Read More

Energy drinks with huge amounts of caffeine are everywhere: Red Bull, Rockstar, Monster Energy, Full Throttle, and more. They aren’t just loaded with caffeine. These drinks also contain sugar, dyes, preservatives, amino acids, vitamins and sometimes herbs, which may be why the caffeine in energy drinks is thought to cause more harm than it does from coffee…. Read More

Pharmaceutical manufacturers released a number of new prescription drugs in 2015. Some of these new drugs are truly lifesavers . . . and some aren’t. Either way, pharmaceutical companies will be spending lots of money to let you know about them—you’ll be seeing them on the sides of buses and in TV commercials for quite… Read More

Over-the-counter (OTC) medications can be quick, easy, and convenient options to ease minor aches and pains, the common cold, or seasonal allergies. Antihistamines are one of the most commonly used OTC medications, including allergy treatments like Allegra (fexofenadine) and Zyrtec (cetirizine), or a sleep aids like Nyquil (which often contain diphenhydramine—also known as Benadryl). These… Read More

You may have heard about “fecal transplants” for the treatment of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection. Clearly, there is a yuck factor involved in having an emema of someone else’s stool but this treatment may be life altering and even life-saving for folks with C. diff diarrhea. Now, there is another option: yes, a poop… Read More

If you have atrial fibrillation (AF), a type of irregular heartbeat, you may be prescribed amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone). It’s commonly used to decrease the frequency of AF episodes when using a rhythm control strategy (trying to regulate the rhythm of your heartbeat). Some people with AF will instead be prescribed medications to slow and control the heart… Read More

Generic manufacturer American Health Packaging has issued a voluntary recall of two lots of hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic (sometimes known as a “water pill”) used to treat water retention or high blood pressure. This is a class II recall, the most common type of recall, which means that there is a situation where use of the recalled medication may cause temporary or medically… Read More