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Atorvastatin (Lipitor) is an inexpensive drug that lowers levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. Atorvastatin may also reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke in patients with risk factors for heart disease. This drug is more popular than comparable drugs. As of 2011, it is available in generic and brand versions. Generic atorvastatin 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 atorvastatin is around $9.00, 92% off the average retail price of $128.07. Compare statins.
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7 Common Myths about Atorvastatin

Dr. Sharon Orrange - January 21, 2019

Atorvastatin (Lipitor), one of the top 10 most commonly prescribed drugs, is great at lowering cholesterol but often gets a bad rap.

Muscle pain and cramps, diarrhea, and stomach upset are adverse reactions known to occur with atorvastatin, and those deserve attention for sure. But, studies suggest that only around 50% of patients who receive a prescription for a cholesterol-lowering drug continue to take the medication 6 months later, and the main reason they give for stopping the medication is “side effects”. See More

These 5 Types of Medications Can Cause Erectile Dysfunction

Dr. Sophie Vergnaud - December 21, 2018

Did you know that medications cause one-quarter of all erectile dysfunction cases? If you have noticed issues getting and maintaining a satisfying erection, a good place to start looking is the meds you are taking.

Next, ask yourself and your doctor:

  • Do you really need to take that medication?
  • Can you switch to another medication that doesn’t cause ED?

If you can’t stop the medication causing your ED, don’t worry. See More

GoodRx Partners With Kroger to Help Patients Save Up to 100% on Prescription Drugs

Benita Lee - December 14, 2018

GoodRx is thrilled to work with The Kroger Co. in the launch of the The Kroger Rx Savings Club, which will help patients save as much as 100% on prescription drugs. The Club will provide exclusive access to discounts on some of the most popular generic medications in the US, including drugs for diabetes, asthma, mental health issues, women’s health concerns, gastrointestinal conditions and heart disease. See More

High Blood Sugar? It Could Be a Side Effect of These Medications

Dr. Sharon Orrange - December 08, 2018

Popular medications like statins and diuretics can come with the side effect of raising your blood sugar levels—and that can be a problem whether or not you have diabetes. Fortunately, if you discover that your medication is giving you high blood sugar, you can usually reverse the effect by switching to a different treatment. Keep your eyes out for these common culprits.

 

 

Simvastatin, atorvastatin and rosuvastatin

Regular use of statins, a group of drugs used to treat high cholesterol, can cause as much as a 12% increase in blood sugar levels. See More

Holiday Foods That Can Dangerously Interact With Medications

Roni Shye - December 05, 2018

The temptation of gorging on delicious food between Halloween and New Year’s is no joke. From Halloween candy to pumpkin pie, the average person gains about one pound during the holiday. But, overindulging in some of these holiday foods could be dangerous, especially if you’re taking certain medications.

 

 

Meds that interact with high fat or high-caloric meals

Holiday meals can contain a lot of high-fat foods, but unfortunately, two popular medications won’t mix well with them. See More

8 Common Drug Side Effects in Older Adults and How To Avoid Them

Dr. Sharon Orrange - December 04, 2018

Health complaints like weakness, stomach pain, and a tendency to lose balance and fall are all common problems in older adults—and they often occur as side effects of popular medications. These medications aren’t bad, but they happen to carry some well-known downsides, especially in folks over 65. Here are the eight most common drug side effects in the elderly and the medications that cause them.

 

 

1) Muscle pain and weakness

Aching and weakness of the muscles, or myopathy, occurs in 10% to 15% of elderly folks taking statins, a class of drugs used to treat high cholesterol. See More

The Drug You Take Might Depend on Your Doctor and Your Location

Tori Marsh - November 30, 2018

The medication you’re prescribed is based on your symptoms and diagnosis, right? Not always. A new analysis of Medicare Part D prescription data by the GoodRx research team reveals that location and physician specialty can play a large part in exactly what medication you’re prescribed.

In the case of statins, prescribers have a host of medications to choose from: atorvastatin (Lipitor),pravastatin (Pravachol) andsimvastatin (Zocor), just to name a few. See More

Walmart Just Dropped And Added Drugs to Their Savings Program. Here’s What Changed

Tori Marsh - November 29, 2018

Just today, Walmart Pharmacy updated their savings program. While some new drugs have been added to the program, you may notice that Walmart no longer offers savings for your medication. Here’s what you need to know.

Let’s start with the bad news. Walmart removed 58 drugs and dosages like estradiol, lisinopril/hctz and prednisone from their savings program, but they added savings for 94 new drugs and dosages, including amlodipine and omeprazole. See More

Merck Drops Price for Hepatitis C Drug by 60%: GoodRx Monthly Report

Tori Marsh - November 07, 2018

Finally, some good news. This past October, amid efforts by the Trump administration aimed at improving drug price transparency, prices for some popular drugs dropped drastically.

According to the GoodRx Index, drug manufacturer Merck reduced the list price for Zepatier by 60% and six other drugs by around 10% each.

The GoodRx Index also showed the following trends during the month of October:

  • Prescription fills spiked for popular quadrivalent flu shots like Fluzone and Fluarix.
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Here’s What Real Transparency in Drug Prices Would Look Like

Thomas Goetz - October 25, 2018

Everyone agrees that more transparency on drug prices is a good idea. Who’d argue against letting the public know what a drug costs? But nothing is simple when it comes to prescription medication prices, starting with the most basic question: What, exactly, is a drug’s price?

In recent weeks, the Trump Administration has pushed to require drug manufacturers to disclose list prices of prescription medications in their commercials. See More

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