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Paying the highest brand co payment on your prescription drug plan

August 12, 2010 By: PharmaSueAnn Category: Medtipster

Tired of paying the highest brand co payment on your prescription drug plan! Ask your retail pharmacist for alternatives to discuss with your doctor at your next appointment. We are pretty friendly people and love to talk with our patient/customers. Here are just a few:

Brands without generics/therapeutic alternatives with generics
Uroxatrol. Vs. Tamsulosin (Flomax)
Prevacid sol tab vs. Lansoprazole caps (Prevacid)
Nexium vs. Omeprazole(Prilosec)
Ambien CR vs zolpidem (Ambien)

Do you take Pantoprazole?

June 29, 2010 By: PharmaSueAnn Category: Medtipster

Supplies of Pantoprazole will be gone shortly. Due to patent issues, Pantoprazole is in limited supply and is no longer being manufactured. If you do not want to pay the highest brand copayment for Protonix, you may want to consider generic Prilosec or Prevacid or even an OTC agents such as omeprazole, Prevacid 24 HOUR or Zegerid OTC.

Do You Have Questions About Generics!

July 01, 2009 By: PharmaSueAnn Category: Medtipster, Prescription Savings

A recent survey out of California indicates that about 30% of “… respondents did not know or believe that generics have the same active ingredients and effectiveness as brand name drugs.”

Generics can a be a cost effective opportunity to lower you overall health care costs. If you are uncertain if a generic is right for you. PharmaSueAnn says: Contract you local neighborhood pharmacist to discuss your personal needs.

Need to Share User Experience

June 23, 2009 By: PharmaSueAnn Category: Medtipster

Recently PharmaSueAnn received an e-mail from a Medtipster user to say Thank You for helping her save so much money. The user was looking for amlodipine and found it for $15.00 for a 90-day supply on Medtipster – she also told me that she had gotten prices from pharmacies in her area between $62 and $75 for the same prescription. Thank you to our Medtipster user for sharing her story.

Do You Have Questions About Generics!

June 23, 2009 By: PharmaSueAnn Category: Medtipster, Prescription Savings

A recent survey out of California indicates that about 30% of “… respondents did not know or believe that generics have the same active ingredients and effectiveness as brand name drugs.”

Generics can a be a cost effective opportunity to lower you overall health care costs. If you are uncertain if a generic is right for you. PharmaSueAnn says: Contract you local neighborhood pharmacist to discuss your personal needs.

Generic Drugs $ave Billions

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

You can save money on generics too!!!

A recent analysis from the Generic Pharmaceutical Association revealed that generic drugs saved the U.S. healthcare system more the $734 Billion dollars in the last decade.

Don’t miss out on the savings, look for generic savings and therapeutic generic alternatives to your Brand Name drugs. It is as simple as 1-2-3 at Medtipster.

How Much Can You Save!

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

Want to save money on your prescriptions? Take my challenge and let me know how much you save.

In the spirit of sharing, I have to admit that I was taking a “Brand Name” cholesterol drug in the statin class. And switching to a generic statin drug found on Medtipster – I will save over $500.00 in co-payments this year.

And with the assistance of the therapeutic alternatives option on Medtipster, you can save too.

Please share your savings stories with me.

PharmaSue Ann

Sharing Not Always a Good Thing

June 02, 2009 By: PharmaSueAnn Category: Medicine Advice, Medtipster

As children our mothers taught us to share with others. Well not everything can be shared. I just read an article about people sharing Insulin and other medications – this is not a good way to share. Taking your medication every other day or once daily instead of twice a day or cutting tablets in half is dangerous. Please contact your doctor if you are having trouble obtaining your medications – many therapeutic alternatives are available, you just need to ask.

Generic Discount Drug Programs

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

It pays to shop around – but who has time. Many pharmacies have discount generic programs and I see new programs all the time. Although the lists are similar they are not the same with differences in prices ~ drugs ~ strengths ~ and quantities. To simplify the process and same time and money visit medtipter.com. We have compiled it all for you in a simple 1-2-3 search.

Take your medication

June 02, 2009 By: PharmaSueAnn Category: Medicine Advice, Medtipster

I feel like “Simon Say’s”, PharmaSueAnn “says” to take your medication – it is important.

Do Not Skip Doses
Do Not Stop Taking Your Medications

If you cannot afford your medication co-payments contact your doctor and confide in them – cost effective alternatives are available most of the time.

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