Author: Roni Shye

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We have good news for you: generic Cialis, used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) and enlarged prostates, just hit pharmacies. Prices for the generic, known as tadalafil, are more than 50% less than those of brand-name Cialis. And that’s a welcome update considering higher doses of Cialis can cost almost $2000 for 30 tablets. As… Read More

Wellbutrin is one of the most popular drugs to treat depression, but it comes in two versions— Wellbutrin SR and Wellbutrin XL—that are not interchangeable. They actually have different strengths, uses and side effects. Here’s what you need to know.     What are Wellbutrin SR and Wellbutrin XL? Both and are antidepressants used to… Read More

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Just recently, the FDA created the LPAD initiative to accelerate the approval of antibacterial and antifungal drugs used to treat rare infections, and this September, the first drug under this initiative was approved—Arikayce. Arikayce is used to treat a rare condition called MAC lung disease, caused by Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) bacteria commonly found in… Read More

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So, you used GoodRx to compare prices for your prescription and found a less expensive pharmacy. But transferring your prescription is a pain, right? It’s actually easier than you may think! Pharmacies want to make transfers as smooth as possible. Here are a few things you can to do keep things simple.   1) Get… Read More

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Medicines are often approved by the FDA under different strengths, formulations and uses. Advil comes as both a tablet and capsule, for example; Singulair is approved for asthma and allergic rhinitis; and antibiotic cephalexin comes in 250 mg, 500 mg and 750 mg capsules. But some medicines have approved uses that depend on a specific… Read More

Both metformin and metformin ER (extended release) treat type 2 diabetes by improving patients’ blood sugar control—but they are quite different and are not interchangeable. How well do they work? How are they dosed? And what side effects do they cause? We’ll answer those questions below. What are metformin and metformin ER? , , and… Read More

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Two lots of Robaxin (methocarbamol), a popular prescription muscle relaxer, were voluntarily recalled due to faulty dosing information on the label. Following these incorrect instructions could potentially lead to serious side effects and fatal overdose. What is Robaxin? is a popular muscle relaxer. It contains methocarbamol, which is used to treat painful muscle spasms alongside other… Read More

If you have ever had the flu, you know just how down and out you can feel. Besides feeling like a zombie, the most common symptoms of the flu include chills, fever, cough, sore throat, muscle or body aches, headache or vomiting and diarrhea. With flu season peaking as early as December, it’s important to… Read More

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The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has just rescheduled Epidiolex—the recently-approved, cannabis-derived drug for rare forms of childhood epilepsy—from Schedule I to Schedule V. Schedule 1 drugs are not allowed to be prescribed by doctors due to their high potential for abuse, lack of medical use and limited safety data. Schedule V drugs are those considered… Read More

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Even though the newest shingles vaccine, Shingrix, is slowly making its way into pharmacies, we have some good news about shingles treatment! While you should still get your shingles vaccine, a new medication, ZTlido, has been approved to treat the pain that accompanies the shingles disease. ZTlido is known for its low dosage and high… Read More