PharmacyChecker experts answer consumer questions related to affording lower-cost, prescription medications.
We help people afford the medication they need by verifying online pharmacies and comparing their prices. Drug prices are out of control. Americans face the highest medication prices in the world. That's why millions of Americans choose to buy medication from other countries.
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Tod Cooperman, MD
Director Ejecutivo y Fundador
El Dr. Tod Cooperman es un reconocido investigador, escritor y ponente en temas de atención médica al consumidor.
Gabriel Levitt, MA
Presidente y Cofundador
El Sr. Levitt supervisa todas las operaciones comerciales, el desarrollo y la investigación. Él es un defensor público de la asequibilidad de medicamentos recetados.
Shivam Patel, PharmD, BSPS, RPh
Director de Verificación de Farmacias e Información
El Dr. Patel brinda conocimiento experto sobre la práctica segura de las farmacias, el aseguramiento de la calidad, la seguridad de los medicamentos y el acceso de los pacientes a medicamentos asequibles.
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If you are considering purchasing medication from outside the U.S., be aware that, in most circumstances, it is technically not legal for individuals to import prescription drugs; however, U.S. government officials have stated that individuals who order non-controlled prescription drugs from Canada or other foreign sources (up to a three-month supply) for their own use are not being pursued or prosecuted.
Can I get my IBS medication for a cheaper price?
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder of the gastrointestinal tract presented by symptoms including abdominal pain and irregular bowel movements without a specific cause. IBS affects between 12-20% of adults. Medications often used to manage IBS symptoms include: Lubiprostone (Amitiza), Linaclotide (Linzess), and Dicyclomine hydrochloride (Bentyl).
In most cases, a 90-day supply of any medication is cheaper than a 60-day supply. Pharmacies outside the U.S. sell IBS medications at a steep discount, up to 75% off.
A 90-day supply of Lubiprostone 8 mcg can cost you around $432 ($4.80 per pill) at your local U.S pharmacy. You can find Lubiprostone 8 mcg for as low as $1.22 per pill by comparing prices on PharmacyChecker.com. That's a 75% discount vs. Lubiprostone sold in the U.S.
A 90-day supply of brand-name Linzess 145 mcg can cost you around $1,154 ($12.82 per pill) at your local U.S pharmacy and that's with a discount card. You can find Linzess 145 mcg for as low as $4.22 per pill by comparing prices on PharmacyChecker.com. That's a 67% discount vs. Linzess sold in the U.S.
You can find a 60-day supply Linzess 145 mcg for as low as 4.83 per pill by comparing prices on PharmacyChecker.com. That's a 62% discount vs. Linzess sold in the U.S.
A 90-day supply of brand-name Bentyl 10 mg can cost you around $57 ($0.63 per pill) at your local U.S pharmacy and that's with a discount card. You can find Bentyl 10 mg for as low as $0.21 per pill by comparing prices on PharmacyChecker.com. That's a 67% discount vs. Bentyl sold in the U.S.
Other Ways to Save Money on IBS Medications
If you prefer to shop at your local U.S. pharmacy, just scroll to the bottom of each price page and enter your ZIP Code to find the discounts available in your area. When you choose a pharmacy, just click "Print Card for This Pharmacy" and you are all set to obtain your discount at the pharmacy of your choice.
PharmacyChecker.com also offers a search tool for patient assistance programs. Many pharmaceutical companies offer aid with the cost of medications through patient assistance programs.
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