Month: April 2017

On April 20th, the FDA issued a consumer update for the use of products containing codeine and tramadol (Ultram) in children. The FDA warns that tramadol and codeine can cause life-threatening breathing problems in adolescents less than 18 years of age. What are tramadol and codeine indicated for? Tramadol and codeine are both opioids indicated for… Read More

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a skin condition that affects nearly 18 million Americans. The signs and symptoms of eczema differ from person-to-person but may include symptoms like dry sensitive skin, itchiness, dark colored patches of skin, or areas of swelling. On March 28th, the FDA approved Dupixent (dupilumab), the first biologic injection medication used to… Read More

Almost half of Americans have used a prescription medication in the past 30 days, for a wide variety of benefits. The benefits of medications are the helpful effects you get when you use them, such as lowering blood pressure, treating infection, or relieving pain. Turns out there are some standout medications that can accomplish two… Read More

If you have ever experienced a serious reaction to a medication, you are not alone. In 2000, the Institute of Medicine reported that more than 2 million serious adverse drug reactions occur each year. The FDA keeps track of these serious events through a reporting system and releases them quarterly. This system, the FDA Adverse… Read More

At GoodRx, our mission is to help Americans find the lowest prices on their prescriptions. We work hard to bring you the best drug prices and information, and to help make it easier for you to get the medication you need. We also know that taking prescription medications comes with plenty of concerns other than cost. Many… Read More

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Manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline has issued a voluntary recall for Ventolin HFA, a rescue inhaler used for bronchospasm (asthma). This is a class II recall, the most common type of recall, which means that there is a situation where the use of the recalled medication may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences, but the likelihood of… Read More

History has been made in the world of multiple sclerosis treatments! On March 28th, the FDA approved Ocrevus (ocrelizumab), a new prescription medication to treat adult patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) and primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS). Ocrevus is the first drug that treats both forms of MS, and is causing excitement in… Read More

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“Can I have a drink while I’m taking my medication?” This is a question that primary care doctors are frequently asked, rightly so. Almost 50% of Americans report taking a prescription medication in the previous month. Alcohol in moderation (3 – 5 drinks per week) is recommended for stroke and heart disease prevention, and many… Read More