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Dr. Sharon Orrange - December 31, 2018
Whether you’re traveling to a tropical destination or a winter wonderland, don’t let health issues throw a wrench in your plans. In addition to getting required vaccines for certain destinations, you’ll want to see your doctor or visit a travel medicine clinic for advice about packing some of the following medications, which may make your travels smoother.
1) Ondansetron (Zofran) for nausea
Food poisoning (or traveler’s diarrhea) is extremely common when traveling to foreign countries. See More
Katie Mui - December 27, 2018
We often hear from people who are using GoodRx not only on their own medications, but on their family’s too. Here’s a look at some of those stories.
When Donna went to her pharmacy to refill her levothyroxine (Synthroid) earlier this year, she was surprised to see the price had doubled. Hoping to find a coupon for it, she opened the GoodRx app on her phone and saw our blog post about the price increase. See More
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
Dr. Sharon Orrange - November 26, 2018
When asked about the medical condition they fear the most, adults overwhelmingly point to dementia, specifically Alzheimer’s-related dementia. Treatment options for dementia are dismal, so the focus needs to be on prevention. It might be hard to believe, but risk factors for dementia include common things like diabetes, high blood pressure, physical inactivity—and even some medications.
Multiple studies on older adults have shown a link between certain medications and dementia, which includes symptoms like poor memory, mood swings, trouble with communication, and impaired reasoning. See More
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. See More
Tori Marsh - October 11, 2018
Another month, another round of price increases. This September, six popular drugs saw substantial price increases, by as much as 9.8% in some cases.
The GoodRx Index also featured the following trends in the month of September:
- Flu season is starting. Prescription fills for popular cold and flu medications surged in September.
- Actimmune, used to treat osteoperosis and chronic granulomatous disease, continues to be the most expensive drug in the US at over $53,000 for a 30-day supply. See More
GoodRx - October 03, 2018
Are you looking to save on a popular drug like sildenafil, atorvastatin or fluoxetine? You’ve come to the right place!
Deeper discounts on 19 popular drugs are now available at CVS pharmacies nationwide. Our already discounted prices dropped by as much as 70% on these medications:
|Drug||Quantity||New lower price|
|Anastrozole 1 mg||30 tablets||$22.50|
|Atorvastatin 20 mg||30 tablets||$17.50|
|Atorvastatin 40 mg||30 tablets||$19.|
Tori Marsh - September 12, 2018
Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) is a popular medication used to treat heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), but it can be expensive—the cash price for a 30-day supply can cost well over $300. What’s more, even though generic dexlansoprazole was approved in 2017, we may have to wait some time until it hits pharmacies.
Luckily, there are ways for you to save.
What is Dexilant?
Dexilant is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) used to treat GERD and heartburn. See More
Tori Marsh - September 08, 2018
Amid new efforts from the White House to rein in skyrocketing drug prices, like calling for greater price transparency and pressuring manufacturers to limit price hikes, four drugs saw price increases of more than 9% this August.
The GoodRx Index also showed the following trends in the month of August:
- Given an unusually tough fire season, prescription fills for inhalers are on the rise, by as much as 15% since July in some cases. See More
Tori Marsh - August 31, 2018
Here at GoodRx, we are always trying to find you more ways to save on your medications. We are excited to say that we have even lower prices on some popular prescriptions. Our already discounted prices on these drugs have dropped by as much as 90%.
Deeper discounts are available on over 50 drugs on GoodRx, including savings on these popular medications.
- Amphetamine salt combo
- Desvenlafaxine succinate ER
- Nitrofurantoin mono/macro
- Zolpidem ER
Is your drug on the list? Prices can vary between pharmacies, so you may want to consider checking GoodRx before heading to yours and/or switching to a different pharmacy to get a lower price. See More