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Hydrocodone/acetaminophen (Vicodin, Lorcet, Lortab, Norco, Xodol, Hycet) is inexpensive drug used to treat moderate to severe pain. It is more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in multiple generic and brand versions. Generic hydrocodone/acetaminophen 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 hydrocodone / acetaminophen is around $13.68, 74% off the average retail price of $54.04. Compare opioid / acetaminophen combinations.

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Walmart Partners with DisposeRx to Combat Opioid Abuse

Roni Shye - January 30, 2018

The US is currently in the middle of an opioid overdose epidemic. People are not only abusing and overdosing on street drugs like heroin, but also prescription opioids like oxycodone, hydrocodone, and methadone.

Here’s an alarming statistic. Around 65% of people abusing prescription opioids obtained the medication from a friend or relative for free. Prescription opioids are typically used to treat moderate-to-severe pain and are often prescribed following surgery or injury, or for serious health conditions like cancer. See More

Mixing Over the Counter and Prescription Medications? Here’s What You Need to Know

Roni Shye - February 25, 2017

Americans’ use of supplements, prescriptions and over the counter (OTC) medications has been steadily increasing over the past couple of years. This increase can sometimes put patients at risk for complications and interactions. Believe it or not, a lot of over-the-counter medications can actually interact with your prescription medications (and affect how they work) without you even realizing it. See More

These Drugs Could Increase Your Risk of Dementia

Dr. Sharon Orrange - January 17, 2017

When asked about the medical conditions they fear the most, adults overwhelmingly answer dementia, specifically Alzheimers dementia. Treatment options for dementia are dismal, so the focus needs to be on prevention. Many risk factors for dementia are things you can control: diabetes, high blood pressure, physical inactivity and even some medications.

Multiple studies have found an association between the use of certain medication classes with dementia and cognitive (thinking, understanding, learning, remembering) impairment in older adults. See More

10 Medications That are Dangerous to Stop Abruptly

Dr. Sharon Orrange - December 21, 2016

“Can I just stop my medication?” This question, frequently asked of primary care doctors, has a complicated answer. For starters, if you are taking a medication that is controlling an ongoing medical problem like high blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol you should never stop it on your own—or your problem will return. Many patients do come clean though, and report that they just plain stopped their meds. See More

Who Gets Hooked on Opioids After Surgery?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - September 02, 2016

Many patients report becoming hooked on their opioid medications (like Vicodin, Percocet, Dilaudid, hydrocodone, and so on) after doctors prescribed them for postoperative pain.

If you’ve never used pain medications and are given them for pain after a procedure, who is most likely to have a problem down the line? Well, a recent JAMA study evaluated the risk for chronic opioid use following several common surgical procedures in opioid-naive patients (people who have never used opioid medications before). See More

FDA Requires New Warning on Opioid Pain Medications

Roni Shye - June 15, 2016

The FDA has issued a new required warning for all opioid pain medications. If you are taking an opioid, you should be aware of a few potential side effects, including reactions with other medications, and effects on hormone levels.

What are some examples of opioid medications?

Opioids are powerful prescription-only medications, used to manage manage pain when other treatments may not work. Some common opiods include:

Why exactly was the FDA safety alert issued?

The FDA identified some safety concerns for anyone using opioid pain medications:

  • They can interact with many other medications
  • They can cause problems with a person’s adrenal glands
  • They can decrease sex hormone levels

What kind of medications can react with opioids?

Specifically, opioids may react with antidepressants and migraine medications. See More

7 Secrets to Easy Pharmacy Transfers

Roni Shye - February 18, 2016

So you’ve used GoodRx to compare prices on your prescription, and you found a less expensive pharmacy. But transferring your prescription is a pain, right? It’s actually easier than you may think! Generally, your new pharmacy will want to make the transfer as smooth as possible—and there are a few things you can to do keep things simple:

  1. Let your new pharmacy know that you want to transfer your prescriptions from your old pharmacy.
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Opioid Overdoses: How Do We Balance Help and Harm?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - February 04, 2016

Opioid pain medication is an emotional topic for everyone. Patients who struggle with chronic noncancer pain and need opioid medications feel they are portrayed as addicts when they ask for refills. Each week I see many patients using opioids for the appropriate reason, who have tried and failed with other medications and yet feel stigmatized by the use of medicine they need.

The flipside, however, is that more and more of us are dying from prescription pain medication overdoses, in addition to heroin overdoses when addicts move from Oxycontin to heroin. See More

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