Katie Mui - November 16, 2017
One of the biggest downsides to taking a medication is side effects. After a dose of most drugs, the amount in the bloodstream spikes quickly, and then is flushed away within the course of a few hours. This means the amount of medicine in the body can vary at any point in time – and that spike can mean nasty side effects.
This problem is exactly what extended release (often noted as ER or XR) drugs were designed for. See More
The GoodRx Pharmacist - February 13, 2015
Zohydro ER is prescribed to manage pain severe enough to need daily, around-the-clock, long-term treatment, where other therapy options do not work.
However, Zohydro ER had A LOT of healthcare professionals up in arms when it received approval by the FDA. As it was initially approved, Zohydro ER was a potent narcotic, but not formulated to prevent or discourage abuse. See More
The GoodRx Pharmacist - December 03, 2014
Hysingla ER (hydrocodone extended release) is now approved by the FDA, and it is the first of its kind! It is the ONLY extended-release abuse-deterrent hydrocodone product that does not also contain acetaminophen or any other type of analgesic pain reliever.
What does abuse-deterrent mean?
Elizabeth Davis - August 20, 2014
For many Americans with health insurance, more than 40 popular brand-name drugs may no longer be covered starting in January 2015. Express Scripts and Caremark, companies that handle pharmacy benefits for more than 200 million Americans, are removing over 40 drugs from their formularies at the end of 2014. This is in addition to the more than 50 drugs removed last year.
What are Express Scripts and Caremark?
Express Scripts and Caremark are companies that administer prescription drug benefits for many health insurance companies and Tricare. See More
Dr. Sharon Orrange - April 16, 2014
Are they the same? What’s better? What is the prescription I have? It seems complicated but it’s not—let’s shed light on the common players:
Dr. Sharon Orrange - April 09, 2014
Heroin, Oxycontin or any opioid overdose is easily reversed with naloxone. You’ve seen it in the movies and it’s true, naloxone works to wake people up from the dead, well . . . most of the time. Now people won’t have to wait for paramedics to arrive or to get to the ER, it will be available as a prescription.
The FDA has approved Evzio (naloxone injection) for the emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose, which as you know manifests as respiratory and/or central nervous system depression. See More
The GoodRx Pharmacist - March 05, 2014
Zohydro ER is an extended-release class II controlled substance used for the management of severe pain that requires around-the-clock treatment. It was approved on October 25, 2013, and will be available for the first time this month (March 2014).
What is different about Zohydro ER?
Zohydro ER is the 1st of its kind! It is the first extended-release hydrocodone ONLY product that does not contain acetaminophen or any other type of analgesic in combination with it. See More