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Metformin (Glucophage) is an inexpensive drug used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. It is is more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in both brand and generic versions. Generic metformin is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of metformin is around $4.00, 85% off the average retail price of $27.26. Compare biguanides.
Metformin Coupon - Metformin 500mg tablet

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25 Prescription Drugs That May Be Cheaper With GoodRx Than With Insurance

Thomas Goetz - September 06, 2018

If you believe the best way to pay for your prescription is with health insurance, you’re hardly alone. After all, that’s why we have insurance in the first place, and that’s what we expect insurance to do—to cover our healthcare expenses. So when we get to the pharmacy, we show our insurance card, fork over the copay, and move along.

But it turns out this may be costing us money. For many popular drugs—including lisinopril, levothyroxine, and prescription ibuprofen—insurance copays are often higher than what people would pay with a discount from GoodRx. See More

Without Prescription Drug Insurance, This Retired Couple Turns to GoodRx

Katie Mui - September 06, 2018

David and Linda, both in their early seventies and retired, have had their fair share of health problems—and good medical care doesn’t come cheap. They are enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B, so their hospital expenses and what are known as medically necessary expenses (think doctor’s visits, lab work, and certain medical equipment) are covered. But they can’t afford Medicare Part D, and without any prescription drug coverage, they rely on GoodRx to save where they can. See More

8 Surprising Benefits of Metformin Besides Treating Diabetes

Dr. Sharon Orrange - July 25, 2018

Metformin is the first-line oral treatment for type 2 diabetes. It enhances the effects of insulin on the liver and skeletal muscles. That, we know. What we didn’t know until recently is how many benefits we would discover for metformin that aren’t related to diabetes, leading many to wonder if metformin is the Holy Grail.

Here are eight recent discoveries about metformin that will surprise you:

1) Improved male fertility

Metformin improves sperm motility and reproductive function in males with diabetes. See More

Here Are the 5 Best Ways To Save on Invokana, the Diabetes Drug

Tori Marsh - June 27, 2018

Let’s start with the bad news. Invokana, a tablet taken to treat type 2 diabetes, is really expensive. A 30-day supply of Invokana can cost around $550, and we may have to wait another six years to see a generic. But there is good news — there are ways to save.

Here’s all the information you need to make your Invokana prescription affordable.

How popular is Invokana?

Approved in 2013, Invokana is one of the most popular SGLT2 inhibitors, a class of drugs that is used to treat diabetes type 2 by blocking the kidneys from reabsorbing glucose so any excess is excreted from the body. See More

How a Generic Antibiotic Nearly Cost an Arm and a Leg (Literally)

Katie Mui - April 12, 2018

GoodRx started with a simple idea: Help people find affordable medications. Help people understand their options. Help people get what they need for their health. Basically, we like to think that GoodRx helps. We’d love to hear and share more of your stories, so tell us on Facebook or Twitter with the tag #GoodRxHelps. 


It’s not every day that someone tells you that you saved their foot. Meet April, a 54-year-old mother of two living in Cypress, TX. See More

Here’s How to Save on Diabetes Medication Januvia

Tori Marsh - February 08, 2018

Between the supplies, the physician visits, and the prescription medications, treating diabetes can be expensive. In fact, the average patient spends an average of $7,900 per year to treat their diabetes. Doctors consistently report that the high costs for diabetes medications can result in low levels of adherence, so it is important for patients to find ways to save.   

For many people, Januvia (sitagliptin) is unaffordable. See More

Why Taking Your Medications for These Common “Silent” Diseases is Important

Roni Shye - January 16, 2018

If you’ve ever been afraid to show up at your doctor’s office because you’ve been “bad” then this post is for YOU!  You may think your doctor is “pushing medications on you” especially if you aren’t experiencing any symptoms of the condition they are treating you for. However, their reasoning is not without sound medical and professional judgment. 

One of the many reasons you might receive a lecture about the importance of taking your medications is due to the progressive nature of many diseases if not properly treated. See More

Ten Myths About Metformin

Dr. Sharon Orrange - December 28, 2017

Is metformin (Glucophage) bad for you? There is quite a bit of misinformation out there about this commonly used medication. Metformin therapy may cause diarrhea and lower vitamin B12 levels, but most things you hear about metformin aren’t true.

Here are some common metformin myths.

  1. Metformin is bad for your kidneys. It’s not. What may be confusing folks here is that until 2016 patients with a creatinine level above 1.
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Extended Release Drugs: Are They Right For You?

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

Could Your HbA1c Diabetes Test Be Wrong?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - November 14, 2017

A glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) is a preferred screening test for diabetes. Done easily with a fingerstick in your physician’s office, it eliminates the need for fasting (not eating) prior to the test. The diagnosis of diabetes is confirmed if two consecutive A1c levels are greater than or equal to 6.5.

What is the HbA1c?

Red blood cells are permeable to glucose (sugar)—so after they enter your circulation, glucose becomes attached to them. See More

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