The GoodRx Prescription Savings Blog
Eliquis is a common anticoagulant medication that helps prevent blood clots, stroke, and pulmonary embolism. Common, but not cheap: cash prices average around $488 for a 30-day supply. Currently, there is no Eliquis generic alternative available, but one could be available as early as 2018. Since Eliquis tends to be a maintenance drug, taken for a longer period of time, it can break the bank.
If your doctor thinks Eliquis is right for you, how can you make it more affordable? Here’s some information on Eliquis and how you can save. See More
Currently, spironolactone is only available in tablet form, which is not an option for those who have difficulty swallowing pills. In order to make this drug more accessible to all, the FDA approved CaroSpir, the 1st liquid version of spironolactone.
What is CaroSpir indicated for?
CaroSpir is for the treatment of heart failure, high blood pressure, and water retention (edema) in certain patient populations. See More
Prescription opioids like oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, and morphine have long been considered some of the most helpful drugs for managing acute pain, where the body is immediately reacting to trauma or injury. Each year, over 200 million opioid prescriptions are given out in the United States.
Unfortunately, the rates of opioid abuse and overdose deaths have skyrocketed in recent years, leading healthcare providers and patients alike to be cautious about the use of opioids. See More
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
What is Lyrica CR prescribed for?
Lyrica CR is for the management of neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN).
What does CR mean?
The CR means this is an extended release formulation (aka controlled release). See More
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
If you have diabetes, you’re probably used to checking your own blood sugar with a glucose meter. These blood sugar measurements are important for controlling levels on a daily basis but are less useful for understanding your long-term blood sugar levels.
Your doctor has a way to determine if your blood sugar has been in the recommended range by checking your hemoglobin A1C levels through a blood test. See More
Hopefully, you found part one of this series of injection tips helpful! If you haven’t read part one, go back and read those tips here before you read on.
The following are some additional tips and tricks that can help you with your injectible insulin medications.
See if your medication has injection training
Many manufacturers have clinical educators that can help answer any questions you may have about your insulin. See More
Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a rookie when it comes to giving yourself insulin injections, there’s always something new to learn.
Many people are given a prescription by their doctor, especially for insulin and non-insulin injections, but are rarely educated on how to use these medications. Have you had this experience? You’re not alone! We have some tips to make your insulin injections easier. See More
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) in adults. Typically, it is treated by a type of chemotherapy called R-CHOP.
On October 18th, the FDA approved a different type of treatment for adults with diffuse large b-cell lymphoma who have relapsed after at least two other kinds of treatment.
This new treatment, Yescarta, is made from the patient’s own white blood cells that are engineered recognize and attack the lymphoma cells. See More