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Dr. Sharon Orrange - July 31, 2018
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.
Tori Marsh - July 02, 2018
Viagra and the generic sildenafil, are two of the most popular drugs on the market today. Their popularity has led to thousands of bad jokes and hundreds of cheesy commercials, but how much do you actually know about the infamous erectile dysfunction pill?
Here are nine things you should know to get better acquainted with Viagra, and its generic sildenafil. See More
GoodRx - June 29, 2018
At GoodRx, we are always trying to find you the best savings on prescription drugs, and we have good news. Today, we are excited to announce lower prices on some popular prescriptions.
Deeper discounts are available on many drugs at Walmart, and include terrific savings on these medications:
|Drug||Strength||New lower price|
|atorvastatin||40 mg tablet||$11|
|bupropion XL||150 mg tablet||$20|
|duloxetine||30 mg capsule||$18|
|escitalopram||20 mg tablet||$10.|
Benita Lee - June 22, 2018
As with other forms of coverage restrictions, insurance plans use quantity limits to ensure patient safety and control healthcare costs. Quantity limits define how much of a drug you can fill during a specific time period, but they can be a hassle. Here’s how to navigate your plan’s policies, so you can still get the medications you need.
How do quantity limits work?
Generally speaking, plans will review clinical and FDA literature to decide how much of a drug they will cover in a certain time period. See More
Tori Marsh - May 02, 2018
What happens when the blockbuster drug of the last 20 years goes generic? It gets even more popular.
Since Viagra hit the market in 1998, it’s been a massive success and prescribed to over 65 million men thus far. But it wasn’t cheap – one pill of Viagra cost well over $70, and few insurers provided coverage for the drug, meaning that inevitably some men didn’t pony up for the prescription. Which is why we wanted to take a look and see what has happened since Dec. See More
Roni Shye - April 03, 2018
Erectile dysfunction treatments are some of the most counterfeited drugs in the world, and on March 16, 2018, the FDA began warning consumers about dangerous unapproved drugs being advertised.
These counterfeit drugs are advertised nationwide as a “healthy man alternative to the little blue pill” or “healthy man,” or “the power pill” for erectile dysfunction. They have been advertised on broadcast and internet radio platforms such as iHeart Radio and can be dangerous to consumers as they have not been approved by the FDA. See More
Katie Mui - February 16, 2018
Last December, not one, but two generic versions of Viagra (sildenafil) became available in pharmacies. As a result, men can now purchase the erectile dysfunction (ED) treatment for as low as $17 with GoodRx, compared to $72 for the brand version. And although Viagra is an extremely popular medication, with more than 60 million men worldwide having used it since 1998, it’s not the answer for everyone. See More
GoodRx - December 07, 2017
As of Dec. 11, 2017, two generic versions of Viagra (sildenafil) are available in pharmacies: one by generic manufacturer Teva, and the other by the original manufacturer, Pfizer. Prices for generic sildenafil are about half what they are for the brand version.
Current prices for brand name Viagra are around $70 per pill, and prices for generic versions are expected to run between $35 and $40 per pill without a discount. See More
Dr. Sharon Orrange - June 25, 2017
Your eyes have a combination of a relatively small size with a rich blood supply that makes them extra vulnerable to negative side effects from medications.
These side effects vary—and may involve the lens, retina or cornea. If you’re older, or using a medication at a high dose for a longer period of time, be aware that your risk will be higher.
Here are ten oral medications known to have adverse effects on the eye:
- Alendronate (Fosamax) is taken once a week and belongs to a class of medications used for osteoporosis called bisphosphonates. See More
Dr. Sharon Orrange - June 27, 2012
Who really buys over the counter sexual enhancement drugs? Many of you do. They are advertised as dietary supplements that promote sexual enhancement and here is what you need to know:
Recent analysis by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) of four products sold over the internet prompted safety concerns.
Advertised as promoters of sexual enhancement, these products are: VMaxx Rx, Boost-Ultra Sexual Enhancement Formula, Firminite, and X-rock. See More