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Tori Marsh - July 26, 2018
Brand-only drugs like Restasis, Eliquis and Lyrica can cost well over $500 for a month’s supply, and without cheaper generic alternatives, patients are often forced to either shell out their life savings or give up essential medications. FDA initiatives to expedite the drug review process and prohibit manufacturers from holding market exclusivity for too long will hopefully bring many generics to the market soon. See More
Dr. Sharon Orrange - July 23, 2018
Can I just change my proton-pump inhibitor? That’s a question patients with acid reflux and heartburn ask me all the time. Whether for insurance purposes, cost, or ease of refilling, can you just switch from one proton-pump inhibitor to another?
Proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) like esomeprazole (Nexium), pantoprazole (Protonix), omeprazole (Prilosec) and lansoprazole (Prevacid) are commonly used to treat acid reflux (GERD), acid regurgitation and heartburn. See More
Roni Shye - June 27, 2017
Heartburn, also known as acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), is a digestive disease in which stomach acid of bile irritates the food pipe lining.
These days, many heartburn medications are conveniently available over-the-counter. However, some of these medications still require a prescription from your doctor. Common treatments include medications like Nexium (esomeprazole), Protonix (pantoprazole) and Dexilant—which now has a generic. See More
Elizabeth Davis - May 16, 2017
Last week, GoodRx rolled out exclusive new savings on more than 40 brand-name prescriptions, and we also promised to pursue discounts for more drugs.
Today, we’re happy to announce new Inside Rx discounts for 6 more brands:
- Colcrys (treats gout): 45% off retail price
- Uloric (treats gout): 16% off retail price
- Amitiza (treats constipation): 40% off retail price
- Dexilant (treats GERD): 40% off retail price
- Trintellix (treats depression): 24% off retail price
- AirDuo Respiclick (treats COPD): just released so no comparison available yet
Like all GoodRx coupons, these new discounts are easy to use—just search for your drug and print out the discount. See More
Dr. Sharon Orrange - June 29, 2015
The most expensive prescriptions are usually the best, right?
That’s what many people think, but it isn’t always the case—not even close. There are many inexpensive drugs out there that work just as well for treating everything from arthritis to depression, and some even have fewer side effects than their high-cost counterparts.
Dr. Sharon Orrange - February 21, 2013
It seems everyone is taking them. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) work by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach. Prilosec OTC, Zegerid OTC, and Prevacid 24HR are sold over the counter for the treatment of frequent heartburn. Nexium (esomeprazole), Dexilant (dexlansoprazole), Prilosec (omeprazole), Zegerid (omeprazole/sodium bicarbonate), Prevacid (lansoprazole), Protonix (pantoprazole), Aciphex (rabeprazole dr) and Vimovo (esomeprazole/naproxen) are available by prescription to treat conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), stomach and small intestine ulcers, and esophagitis. See More
Dr. Sharon Orrange - April 18, 2012
This past year and a half has brought us generic versions of some blockbuster drugs. What this meant was the expensive brand name drug isn’t your only option. While most of the time, when your medication becomes generic you will save money, strangely it may also hurt you. If you are on a brand name medication that now has a generic option in the same class of drugs, your insurance company will want you to switch to that generic . See More