Category: Generics

With 2018 being an especially bad year for allergies, you may be reconsidering your current allergy medication. The sheer number of allergy relief commercials that crop up during high-pollen months can make it pretty tempting. Among the brands frequently advertised are household names like Claritin (loratadine), Allegra (fexofenadine), and Zyrtec (cetirizine), but there’s a new… Read More

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A generic drug is affordable, right? Unfortunately, not always. In the case of generic valsartan, a medication that treats high blood pressure, a 30-day supply can cost over $100 without insurance. Plus, since valsartan is a generic, there’s little to no chance that a cheaper equivalent will come to the market. So, how can you… Read More

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

Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) is a popular medication used to treat heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), but it can be expensive—the cash price for a 30-day supply can cost well over $300. What’s more, even though generic dexlansoprazole was approved in 2017, we may have to wait some time until it hits pharmacies. Luckily, there are… Read More

Back to school season typically means new pictures, school supplies and EpiPens—but not for some families. Back in May, the FDA announced that Epipen was experiencing a shortage due to supply constraints, and this shortage has only worsened with the start of the school year. Lucky, the FDA recently made two announcements that should help… Read More

If you happen to get sick this flu season, you now have the option to take the less expensive generic alternative Tamiflu. Are you ready? In the United States, flu cases spike in the fall and winter months (although you can get the flu year round). Flu infections peak during December and March, but it can linger into May. If… Read More

How do you save on prescriptions? It might be in the way you pay for a prescription, like using a discount instead of insurance when it’s cheaper than your copay. Or it might be in the choice of your medication, like choosing a generic over a brand-name drug. Generics often give patients a way to… Read More

In the two years since a national controversy erupted over the price of EpiPen injectors, the market for epinephrine auto-injectors has changed dramatically, according to a GoodRx analysis of US prescription fill data. Where two years ago, , manufactured by Mylan pharmaceuticals, had nearly 90% of the market for the medication, today the EpiPen brand… Read More

Humira, Enbrel, Xarelto—these are some of the many expensive brand drugs that cost well over $400 per month, leaving many to count down the days until a cost-effective generic is approved. But how long will we have to wait? As much as 40 years in some cases. A recent analysis by I-MAK reveals that drug… Read More