If you’ve noticed you are sweating more than usual—not just on your palms and soles, but all over—take a look at your medication list. The new occurrence of excess sweating everywhere on your body can be a result of many causes including diabetes, thyroid disease and infection, so it requires a careful evaluation by your doctor—but medications are a common offender.
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With one in four Americans having trouble paying for medical care, it’s no surprise that GoodRx users come from all walks of life. Today’s story is about Eddie, an Uber driver in the Los Angeles area who, as an independent contractor without health benefits, wasn’t able to afford medications for his chronic migraines.
On May 17th, the FDA approved Aimovig, the first medication specifically developed to prevent chronic migraines. Makers of Aimovig say that patients on the drug can experience, on average, one to two fewer migraine days per month. But at a price of $575 per month, is it worth it?
Proper disposal of sharp medical objects—like syringes, needles, or lancets—is important to prevent injury. The improper disposal of needles or sharps is dangerous and can increase the risk for a needle stick injury, which can spread blood-borne diseases like HIV or various forms of hepatitis.
Many states have laws regarding sharp disposal, so it’s important to understand proper disposal practices. See More
If you’ve got health insurance, now’s a good time to be paying attention. Each year, prescription coverage – the “formulary” – changes, and yours will likely be changing in 2018.
Express Scripts and Caremark, companies that handle pharmacy benefits for more than 200 million Americans, are removing more than 80 prescription medications from their formularies at the end of 2017. There is a silver lining for some of you though—almost 20 currently excluded drugs will be covered in 2018. See More
At the start of 2016, the FDA approved brand-new migraine treatment: Onzetra Xsail. Although it shares an active ingredient with Imitrex (sumatriptan), the way you use Onzetra is unique, and offers another option for getting you migraine relief.
There are many medications already on the market to treat migraines before and after they begin. The standard in migraine treatment is a group of medications known as “triptans. See More
We get lots of questions from folks who don’t understand how GoodRx works or how it can help them. Over the next few months, we’ll provide a few short examples from Americans who have used GoodRx to understand and control their healthcare costs.
Marie, a woman who lives in Texas, experienced her first migraine at 18. Today’s migraine drugs hadn’t been invented yet, so she would lie in bed for days, sometimes needing a shot from the doctor for the pain. See More
Like the brand, zolmitriptan tablets and orally disintegrating tablets are available in 5 mg and 2.5 mg doses, and sold in packages of 3 or 6. The nasal spray is still only available as brand name Zomig.
Another generic triptan for treating migraines is good news for anyone looking for lower prices and more options. See More
When it comes to saving on your prescriptions, sometimes the way to get the best price isn’t as straightforward as simply using a coupon or switching to a generic.
Recently, I visited a doctor to try and figure out why I was having headaches. It took months, but eventually I was diagnosed with migraines; then, I had to work with my doctor to find the right medication to manage the migraines.
Like many Americans, I have health insurance, but even with insurance, the cost of my drugs was giving me a headache. See More
The triptan medications have been lifesavers for migraine sufferers. Currently, only Imitrex is available as a generic (sumatriptan is the generic name). Well now there are two and this is good for you.
Mylan has received approval from the FDA for generic Maxalt pills and Maxalt-MLT dissolvable tablets. Rizatriptan benzoate tablets and rizatriptan benzoate orally disintegrating tablets (ODT), the generic versions of Maxalt and Maxalt-MLT, are coming your way. See More