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Brand name drugs

Brand-name drugs are manufactured by the pharmaceutical company that initially developed the drug and brought it to market for the first time. They are generally more expensive than their generic alternatives.

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Why is Jublia so expensive?

Jublia is an expensive topical antifungal prescription drug used to treat toenail fungus. It is an effective treatm...

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Ozempic for weight loss

Ozempic is prescribed to adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus to help lower blood glucose and A1C. Ozempic is not F...

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What foods to avoid while on Victoza

Victoza (liraglutide) is an injectable medicine that is used to lower blood sugar levels in adults and children (1...

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Why is Linzess so expensive?

Linzess is an expensive prescription medication used once daily to help you have more frequent and complete bowel m...

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Why is Xifaxan so expensive?

Xifaxan is an expensive prescription drug used to treat irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) in adults an...

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Why is Trulicity so expensive?

Trulicity is an expensive prescription medication that is proven to lower blood sugar levels. Americans pay more fo...

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Why is Pennsaid so expensive?

Americans pay the highest prices in the world for brand-name prescription drugs. Pennsaid is an expensive topical n...

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Why is Jardiance so expensive?

The costs of prescription drugs in the United States are the highest in the world. The high cost of diabetes drugs ...

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Why is Vraylar so expensive?

It’s unfortunate that Americans are paying the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs. Vraylar is...

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Why is Vyvanse so expensive?

Americans pay the highest prices in the world for brand-name medications. In 2016, the CDC found that 6.1 million (...

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Rybelsus side effects and how to avoid them

Rybelsus is a brand-name medication that is manufactured by Novo Nordisk. It is classified as a glucagon-like pepti...

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Does Jardiance cause weight loss?

Jardiance may help individuals with type 2 diabetes lose weight while taking this medication. It is not FDA-approve...

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Switching from Vyvanse to Mydayis

Vyvanse and Mydayis are both drugs for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). They are b...

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Why is Eliquis so expensive?

Eliquis is a prescription medication that works by blocking certain clotting proteins in the blood, which prevents ...

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Why is Trintellix so expensive?

Trintellix is a brand-name prescription medication used to treat major depressive disorder (MDD). The drug is class...

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Why is Xiidra so expensive?

Xiidra is a brand-name prescription eye drop used to treat the symptoms and signs of dry eye disease. It is expensi...

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Why is Trelegy so expensive?

Trelegy is a brand-name prescription drug used daily to treat COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and asth...

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Why is Myrbetriq so expensive?

Myrbetriq (mirabegron) is commonly used to treat overactive bladder in adults. It relaxes the muscles in the bladde...

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What foods to avoid while on Saxenda

Saxenda is a once-daily injectable medication used to treat people who are overweight or obese with other weight-re...

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What foods to avoid when taking Creon

Creon is a prescription medication used to manage Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI). You may need to make cha...

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What foods to avoid with Trulicity

Trulicity is a prescription medication used to treat type 2 diabetes. While there are no specific foods that must b...

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Switching from Adderall to Concerta

There are many types of ADHD medications that your doctor can prescribe including stimulants, non-stimulants, anti-...

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Jardiance alternatives: which other diabetes medication can I take?

Jardiance is used to control blood glucose levels and protect the heart in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus. It...

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What foods to avoid while on Eliquis

Eliquis is an anticoagulant medication used to prevent and treat blood clots. It is important to avoid foods such a...

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What foods to avoid while taking Ozempic

Ozempic is a medication used to treat type 2 diabetes and consuming some types of foods may contribute to raising y...

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Switching from Adderall to Vyvanse

Patients receiving treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often need to change their medicat...

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Entresto side effects and how to avoid them

Entresto is a brand-name prescription drug manufactured by Novartis Pharmaceuticals to treat heart failure. It is a...

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Trintellix side effects and how to avoid them

Trintellix is a brand-name drug manufactured by Takeda pharmaceuticals. It is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (...

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NuvaRing side effects and how to avoid them

Choosing a birth control method can be a difficult decision as there are so many options. Hormonal contraceptives a...

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Dupixent side effects and how to avoid them

Dupixent is a biologic drug that is produced from living organisms. Just like conventional drugs, all biologic drug...

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Januvia alternatives: which other diabetes medications can I take?

Januvia is a brand name diabetes drug manufactured by Merck Pharmaceuticals. It is one of many diabetes medicines u...

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Entresto alternatives: which other heart medications can I take?

Entresto is a combination of two drugs a neprilysin inhibitor and an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) used for...

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How much does Entresto cost with Medicare

In 2022, the manufacturer of Entresto (Novartis) states that around 80% of individuals with Medicare Part D prescri...

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Eliquis alternatives: which other blood thinners can I take?

No matter which blood-thinning medication you use, there will always be an increased risk of bleeding problems, but...

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How much does Trulicity cost with Medicare?

In 2022, the manufacturer’s (Lilly) website states that the list price of Trulicity is $886.36 per month without ...

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Comparing Myrbetriq alternatives: which other medications can I take?

You may be looking for an alternative to Myrbetriq due to adverse effects or maybe it’s not working well enough t...

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Generic vs brand name drugs

There are often a lot of questions surrounding generic and brand-name medication. Are generics really as effective?...

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Comparing Vyvanse alternatives: which other ADHD medications can I take?

One of the main reasons you may be looking for a Vyvanse alternative is that, like any drug, this medication can co...

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Biosimilar vs generic: which is better?

Biosimilar drugs are often confused with generic drugs. Biosimilars and generic drugs are versions of brand-name dr...

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Comparing Xarelto alternatives: which other blood thinners can I take?

Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are blood thinner prescription drugs that have a rapid onset of action and requi...

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What is a biologic drug? Biologic vs Biosimilar

Biologic drugs provide more treatment options for patients who have serious health conditions or who have previousl...

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Switching from Eliquis to Xarelto

It is not uncommon to want to transition from one anticoagulant drug to another. There are many different reasons. ...

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