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Atorvastatin – generic for Lipitor

September 14, 2011 By: PharmaSueAnn Category: Medtipster

Atorvastatin – generic for Lipitor is scheduled to be released on November 30, 2011. Although it will be quite a while before we see atorvastatin on a $4 list, it’s availability will allow many of us to see a reduction in prescription drug co-payments.

Lipitor Stinks

October 25, 2010 By: PharmaSueAnn Category: Medtipster

Pfizer has recalled over 150,000 bottles of Lipitor because of a musty smelling odor.  If you have a prescription for Lipitor and they have a strange odor, return them to the pharmacy where they were dispensed.  http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm228998.htm

Therapeutic Alternatives

June 02, 2009 By: PharmaSueAnn Category: Medtipster, Prescription Savings

What is a Therapeutic Alternative and How do they work with the $4 Type Discount Programs?

Let’s start from the beginning, therapeutic alternatives are drugs that provide the same effect but are chemically different from one another. If you are considering a therapeutic alternative to your current medication you will need to discuss the change with your doctor and get a new prescription.

Many brand name drugs have therapeutic alternatives available. In reviewing the Top 50 prescribed drugs many were identified as having possible therapeutic alternatives.

Example of brand name drugs with generic therapeutic alternatives – some of the alternatives are available on the $4 Discount Programs:

Lexapro
Lipitor
Nexium
Prevacid
Crestor
Valtrex
Fosamax
Zyrtec
Aciphex
Coreg
Imitrex Oral
Ambien
Nasonex
Actonel

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