10 Medications That Can Cause a False Positive on a Drug Test Ask PharmacyChecker
10 Medications That Can Cause a False Positive on a Drug Test
Febrero 25, 2021
Medical tests are notoriously wonky — the recent rapid COVID tests are known to show both false positives and false negatives — but drug tests are especially out-of-touch, particularly if you are currently taking medication. Lea más
Consejos para ahorrar en medicamentos
Compare UTI Treatments: Natural vs. Antibiotics, Side Effects, Cost
Febrero 04, 2021
A urinary tract infection (UTI) occurs when bacteria from the environment — from your rectum or from a sexual partner, for example — get inside your urethra, leading to an infection in the bladder. How do you treat UTIs? What is the best over-the-counter UTI treatment? Lea más
Salud y medicina
Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen: Can you take Advil/Motrin and Tylenol at the same time?
Febrero 23, 2021
Can you take Advil/Motrin and Tylenol at the same time? What is the difference between acetaminophen and ibuprofen? How much ibuprofen and Tylenol can I take together? How do you alternate Tylenol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen for pain? Lea más
Para ordenar medicamentos
Ordering Brand Name Drugs from Canada is Cheaper. For Generic Meds, It’s Often the Opposite.
Diciembre 01, 2020
Drug prices in the U.S. are soaring and the sticker shock at pharmacy counters is sending many online to find financial relief. The prices of the top 20 drugs prescribed to seniors in the U.S. have risen ten times the rate of inflation in the past five years. Lea más
Seguridad de las farmacias en línea
5 Secrets About Canadian Online Pharmacies
Enero 08, 2021
"Canadian online pharmacies" has the ring of something that probably doesn't exist, maybe because "Canada" can also be the home of invisible girlfriends and spammers in your inbox. Lea más
Importación de medicamentos
Top 60 U.S. Brand Name Drug Prices 75% Lower Internationally, According to Rand Corporation Study
Febrero 05, 2021
The Rand Corporation has released an impressive study showing that brand name drugs cost far more in the United States than in other countries – on average 344% more. Lea más
Preguntas que hemos contestado:
Is there a generic available for Apoquel (oclacitinib)? How can dog owners save money on Apoquel?
Julio 24, 2020
Apoquel (oclacitinib) is prescribed for the treatment and control of itching (canine pruritus) and inflammation in dogs that can come about for a number of reasons. How to buy cheaper Apoquel for your dog. Is there a generic version of Apoquel? Lea más
Can a pharmacy fill a prescription early?
Septiembre 26, 2019
One hundred percent of the time you don’t pick up your medication, it will not work. According to the CDC, 3.8 billion prescriptions are written annually in the U.S. Lea más
How and where can I buy prescription medication without a prescription?
Febrero 07, 2019
In the U.S., all prescription medications require a valid prescription before they can be dispensed by a pharmacy. Lea más
Can you buy Adderall online?
Abril 26, 2017
You might want to know if you can buy Adderall pills from an online pharmacy and even do so from Canada or other countries because it's cheaper. Lea más
Can U.S. doctors and pharmacies send or transfer prescriptions to Canada?
Marzo 14, 2019
Yes, doctors in the U.S. can and do send prescriptions to Canadian pharmacies. Canadian provinces require that pharmacies dispense medications pursuant to a valid prescription authorized by a Canadian practitioner. Lea más
How can I determine where a drug is manufactured?
Octubre 15, 2017
Prescription drugs sold in the USA are manufactured in facilities located all over the world. Many medications you rely on are made in Australia, Canada, China, India, France, Germany, Japan, Malta, Singapore, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Lea más
How can I tell an online pharmacy is legitimate and safe?
Febrero 05, 2019
A legitimate Canadian or international online pharmacy will always require a valid prescription and your order will be dispensed by a licensed pharmacist. Lea más
Are there safe online pharmacies in Mexico?
Marzo 19, 2019
A licensed pharmacy in Mexico, with the requisite prescription requirements, and subject to inspection, could potentially qualify for the PharmacyChecker Verification Program. Lea más
How much does a 90-day supply of Restasis (cyclosporine) cost?
Abril 30, 2018
An expensive medication, there are currently no generic versions of Restasis approved in the United States. Lea más
How much does ivermectin cost? Can we expect shortages due to coronavirus?
Mayo 08, 2020
Ivermectin, sold under the brand name Stromectol or Soolantra in the U.S., treats conditions caused by parasites, such as threadworm and roundworm. In early April of 2020, ABC News reported that the drug was being investigated as a possible treatment for the novel coronavirus. Lea más
How can I save money on Levitra (vardenafil)? Is the generic available?
Julio 23, 2019
Levitra (vardenafil) is a prescription medication used to treat erectile dysfunction. Unfortunately, the cost for this brand name drug only continues to rise. As of July 2019, Levitra 20 mg has an average retail price of $633 for ten tablets in the U.S. Lea más
Why are drug prices so different at different pharmacies?
Febrero 12, 2019
Have you ever been outraged by drug prices at your local pharmacy, such as a Walgreens or CVS? Then, you walk across the street to another pharmacy and find that same drug at a much lower price? What a relief! But, also, what an outrage! Lea más
How can I avoid a delayed prescription at my local pharmacy?
Enero 16, 2019
Despite many scripts now being issued electronically, many Americans are faced with prescriptions not being ready at our local pharmacies when we want them to be. There are several ways healthcare providers can send your prescription to your local pharmacy. Lea más
Dexilant is Expensive: Why are Dexilant prices so high?
Noviembre 01, 2018
If you were prescribed Dexilant and are uninsured or your health insurance just does not cover the drug, then you know that it's a very expensive medication. PharmacyChecker experts have identified some ways you can save money on your Dexilant prescription. Lea más
How much does Vetmedin (pimobendan) cost? Is there a shortage?
Abril 14, 2020
Most pet owners know that pet medicine, like human medicine, can be exceedingly expensive. Thankfully, Vetmedin (pimobendan), a veterinary drug used for pets suffering from congenital heart failure, is not one of those drugs. Lea más
Is there a cheaper alternative for Xifaxan (rifaximin)? Is the generic available?
Julio 30, 2019
The average U.S. retail price is $2,686.95 for 60 Xifaxan 550mg tablets in the U.S. To make matters worse in your hunt for affordable alternatives, the generic isn’t available at local pharmacies, so cost relief won’t exactly be around the corner domestically. Lea más
Can online doctors prescribe Xanax (alprazolam)?
Mayo 31, 2020
Prescribing Xanax via telemedicine. Xanax prescription online legality. Lea más
How much is a 90-day supply of Jardiance?
Marzo 05, 2018
Jardiance is used to treat Type 2 diabetes, in addition to reducing the risk of stroke or heart attack. In the United States, a 90-day supply of Jardiance 10 mg costs around $1600. Lea más
How do I save money on a 90-day supply of Xarelto? I don't have insurance.
Abril 09, 2019
In the United States, the current average retail price of a three-month supply of Xarelto 20 mg is around $1,600. Even with discounts and coupons available online, the price may still be out of reach for many, especially those patients without insurance. Lea más
How much does an EpiPen cost? Is there a more affordable option?
Enero 16, 2020
Severe allergic reactions, such as anaphylactic shock, can kill. In these cases, EpiPens save these people’s lives. This is precisely why their high cost can be a serious problem. Lea más
How do I order Valium (diazepam) online?
Marzo 19, 2019
Valium (diazepam) is a medication used to treat anxiety and seizures, typically creating a calming effect. Valium is classified as a Schedule IV controlled substance by the U.S. Lea más
Can you tell me how to get Oxycontin over the Internet ASAP?
Marzo 19, 2019
Oxycontin is classified as a Schedule II controlled substance by the U.S. DEA because it can be abused or lead to dependence. Lea más
I can’t afford Albuterol. How can I get it cheaper?
Septiembre 18, 2019
Albuterol can become expensive if you do not have insurance. In some cases, depending on your pharmacy benefit plan, Albuterol can cost a lot even if you do have health insurance. Lea más
Eliquis (apixaban): Made in America; Cheaper Abroad
Septiembre 03, 2019
Eliquis made in the U.S. is sold outside the U.S. for 87% cheaper. And you can easily order it. Eliquis (apixaban) is made in America. At least some of it is. I’ll explain more below. Lea más
My insurance no longer covers Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium). How do I save money on Nexium?
Junio 12, 2020
Nexium (40 mg) is no longer covered by my insurance, and neither are generics (esomeprazole magnesium). Are there less expensive ways of getting these drugs? Lea más
Why isn't Ambien (zolpidem) available to order from Canada?
Marzo 04, 2019
The short answer is that no international online pharmacy listed on PharmacyChecker.com sells Ambien (zolpidem) —or controlled medications of any kind — to consumers in the United States. Lea más
Proctofoam HC vs. Proctofoam: Cost and Generic Alternatives
Diciembre 05, 2017
Both Proctofoam and Proctofoam HC are used to treat variations of swelling or irritation of the skin. Although both products contain the same active ingredient (pramoxine hydrochloride), Proctofoam HC is a combination product that contains pramoxine hydrochloride and hydrocortisone acetate. Lea más
How can patients save money on Estrace (estradiol) cream?
Septiembre 05, 2018
Currently, one 42.5 g tube of 0.01 % Estrace can cost you around $429 at your local U.S pharmacy. The generic version, estradiol, is about half that and may be the cheapest option. Lea más
Do pharmaceutical companies spend more on marketing than research and development?
Julio 24, 2020
Pharmaceutical companies say that they charge high prices for medications because they need that revenue to invest in research and development (R&D). Lea más
What is the generic alternative for Librax?
Mayo 31, 2018
If you are searching for lower prices for Librax or its generic at your local U.S. pharmacy, be sure to ask your pharmacist if paying cash works in your wallet's favor, because sometimes the cash prices of a medication costs less at the pharmacy counter than your usual co-payment. Lea más
U.S. vs. Canadian Drug Prices in 2021
Enero 28, 2021
Our favorite drug companies kicked off 2021 the only way they know how: extensive drug price increases in America! In an analysis of about 500 drugs, the median price increase was 4.9%. This is a time-honored tradition: Last year, the median was 5%. Lea más
How much does tacrolimus cost without insurance?
Junio 26, 2020
Tacrolimus, sold under the brand name Prograf in its oral form, is a life-saving, and expensive, drug used to prevent the rejection of new organs after transplants. Lea más
I am traveling and forgot my medication at home. What can I do?
Junio 27, 2018
Forgetting medication while traveling abroad, or even within the U.S., is an inconvenience in the best of circumstances; scary in the worst. Lea más
Can I get a doctor's prescription online?
Octubre 24, 2019
Sometimes the hardest part of obtaining prescription drugs is actually getting a prescription. Doctor copays can be a real burden and taking time off work to get an appointment can be difficult. So, can you get a prescription online? Lea más
How can patients save money on Lumigan?
Junio 05, 2018
In the United States, the current average retail price of a 2.5 ml of 0.01% Lumigan eyedropper is around $225. Even with discounts and coupons available online, the price may still be out of reach for many, especially those Americans without insurance. Lea más
Can Americans drive to Canada to fill a prescription?
Diciembre 11, 2018
In general, you can drive to Canada, buy medication and bring it back, as long as it's for your personal use. When crossing the Canadian border, the U.S. Lea más
Where is safe to buy Esbriet (pirfenidone) from Canada online?
Junio 12, 2018
The standard dose of Esbriet is 801 mg per day — 3 capsules, each containing 267 mg of the active ingredient, pirfenidone. In the United States, the current average retail price of one capsule of Esbriet 267 mg is around $35. Lea más
Is it illegal to share or donate insulin and other prescription drugs?
Mayo 08, 2020
While the word “sharing” does not necessarily appear in any legal literature, it is illegal to “use or distribute” a prescription substance without a valid prescription. Lea más
Is it legal to order medication for import to Australia? How can Australians order online safely?
Mayo 24, 2019
Importing medicine for personal use in Australia is legal but with important caveats. Australia’s government warns consumers against ordering medicine online because of the dangers of rogue online pharmacies. Lea más
Do you need a prescription get Viagra? How about substituting a Viagra prescription for the generic?
Diciembre 05, 2019
Many people buy erectile dysfunction pills, such as Viagra, without a prescription over the Internet. This is incredibly dangerous. Viagra is known to be one of the most counterfeited medications sold online so don't be fooled by rogue online pharmacies that offer brand-name Viagra. Lea más
What does Flomax (tamsulosin) cost without insurance? What is a good alternative to Flomax?
Diciembre 11, 2019
Tamsulosin (Flomax), an alpha-1 blocker used to treat an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hypertrophy, or BPH), is not one of the nation’s most exorbitantly expensive drugs, but it isn’t exactly cheap. This is especially the case if you find yourself uninsured. Lea más
Do Canadian online pharmacies fill prescriptions for Fioricet or Fiorinal? How much does it cost?
Enero 29, 2019
For starters, Fiorinal (Butalbital, Aspirin, Caffeine) is a scheduled III controlled substance per the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). Lea más
Alexa, does Amazon Pharmacy offer the lowest drug prices?
Noviembre 18, 2020
In a country full of medical debt and sticker shock at the pharmacy counter, could Jeff Bezos, of all people, be here to save us? Lea más
Does it really matter what time of day you take medications?
Enero 27, 2021
When it comes to taking prescription medications, timing isn’t always everything. Many patients wonder if the directions to take their meds at the same time every day are critical for peak effectiveness. Yes, there are several drugs where timing can be important. Lea más
Which Canadian pharmacies have the fastest free shipping?
Noviembre 16, 2020
Be advised that medication ordered from outside the U.S. can normally take 2-3 weeks to arrive. If ordering medication from India, it can take even longer. Lea más
Can I get my IBS medication for a cheaper price?
Abril 16, 2018
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. Lea más
Which is cheaper? Xarelto or Eliquis?
Noviembre 18, 2020
Eliquis (apixaban) is almost half the price of Xarelto (rivaroxaban), although both are relatively expensive medications. Lea más
Is there a generic Tradjenta available? How can patients save money on Tradjenta?
Marzo 19, 2019
Unfortunately, there is currently no generic version (i.e. therapeutic equivalent) of Tradjenta available in the United States. In the U.S., generic equivalents can only be approved and distributed once the patent granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for medication expires. Lea más
How can Americans save money on Eliquis?
Septiembre 27, 2018
If you were prescribed Eliquis, are uninsured or your health insurance just does not cover the drug, then you know that it's a very expensive medication. We've identified some ways you can save money on your Eliquis prescription. Lea más
Uceris (budesonide) is expensive. How you can cut costs.
Septiembre 03, 2020
Budesonide ER, brand name Uceris, is among many drugs sold in the U.S. with an embarrassingly high price tag. The drug, which treats inflammatory bowel disease caused by Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, sells for an average of $72 per pill. Lea más
Is it legal to order medication online from other countries?
Agosto 29, 2018
If you're in the U.S., it's legal to order a medication online that is mailed directly from a U.S. state-licensed pharmacy. It's not legal, under most circumstances, to order and import medicine from a pharmacy in another country, according to the U.S. Lea más
What payment methods do verified online pharmacies accept?
Febrero 04, 2019
The short answer to that question is that payment methods vary from pharmacy to pharmacy, but sometimes these methods can be confusing, so we'd like to take this opportunity to explain the differences. Lea más
Why is Zovirax (acyclovir) cream more expensive than the tablets? How can patients cut costs?
Julio 28, 2020
There is one more formulation of acyclovir, which the FDA approved in 2014: Xerese. Xerese is an ointment composed of acyclovir and hydrocortisone used to treat herpesvirus. As it is newer, and does not have a generic alternative, Xerese is the most expensive formulation of acyclovir. Lea más
How can HIV patients afford Biktarvy costs?
Junio 18, 2020
HIV medications, especially those still on patent, are frequently very expensive. With an average retail price of almost $4,000 in the thousands, Biktarvy is no exception. Drug companies constantly churn out new HIV medications. Lea más
Are Indian pharmacies really safe? The prices are so much lower!
Octubre 23, 2017
Many prescription medications sold in the U.S. are manufactured and distributed by multinational drug companies with facilities throughout the world. The U.S. Lea más
How does Clomid (clomiphene citrate) compare to other fertility drugs? How much does Clomid cost?
Diciembre 13, 2019
Clomiphene citrate, sold as the brand Clomid, is a medication that is used to treat female infertility. Clomid works by signaling low estrogen levels in the body; as a result, the brain increases the release of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH). Lea más
How can I cut costs on Lyrica? Is there a generic version?
Febrero 28, 2019
If you have been prescribed Lyrica (pregabalin) for the treatment of neuropathic pain, you may be wondering how you can lower the cost at the pharmacy counter. Lea más
Do online pharmacies sell Tretinoin Cream?
Diciembre 26, 2017
Tretinoin topical cream, which is a vitamin A derivative prescription drug, is a popular generic retinoid commonly used to treat acne. Lea más
How much does Livalo (pitavastatin) cost without insurance? Is Alipza the same as Livalo?
Enero 29, 2020
Even with insurance, Livalo, an FDA-approved brand of the drug pitavastatin, can cost around $310 for a three-month supply. It’s understandable that most folks would balk at such price and some would find it impossible to afford. Lea más
What is the fastest way to get rid of a yeast infection?
Febrero 03, 2021
Yeast infections, also called vulvovaginal candidiasis, occur when the yeast culture candida albicans gets a little too comfortable in the vagina, triggering your immune system. What is candida albicans? How does candidiasis occur? What did I do to get a yeast infection? Lea más
Is there an Elmiron generic available?
Junio 04, 2018
Elmiron is legally manufactured and available for sale in other countries and can be purchased from verified online pharmacies. Lea más
How do I childproof my medicine cabinet?
Abril 07, 2020
We take you step by step on how to childproof your medicine cabinet at home. Keep kids away from prescription medications. Step #1 - Check the The Cabinet Itself Step #2 - Child Resistant vs. Child Proof Step #3 - Proper Storage | Be careful how you store your medicine. Lea más
How can I save money on Metformin? I don't have great insurance.
Octubre 11, 2019
Metformin, an oral medication used to treat type 2 diabetes, is, all things considered, a relatively inexpensive drug. But for people with type 2 diabetes, metformin is a life-saving drug. Lea más
How can I save money on Humira if there's no generic available?
Diciembre 28, 2018
Humira is a brand-name medication without a generic currently available in the U.S. Since there is no generic competition, the manufacturer, AbbVie, is able to charge the highest price they believe American consumers will pay. Lea más
Can I order Enbrel from Canadian online pharmacies?
Junio 14, 2018
Most prescription drugs can be ordered online and mailed to you, but not Enbrel. Currently, the PharmacyChecker verified pharmacies only offer Enbrel for local pick-up, which would be in Canada. This is because Enbrel should be refrigerated at 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C) and should not be shaken. Lea más
Are Revolade and Promacta the same drug? How much are they?
Febrero 13, 2018
You can compare prices for Revolade 25 mg and Revolade 50 mg among verified online pharmacies on PharmacyChecker.com. You can also find international pharmacy price comparisons and U.S. pharmacy discount cards for Promacta 25 mg and Promacta 50 mg. Lea más
How can I save money on Aptiom (eslicarbazepine)?
Marzo 04, 2020
With an average U.S. retail price around $1,200 for 30 tablets at 800mg, Aptiom is one of the more expensive anti-epileptics. Aptiom also has no generic alternative available locally. Lea más
Can Americans drive to Mexico to fill a prescription?
Diciembre 21, 2018
In general, while it’s technically federally prohibited, you can drive to Mexico, buy medication and bring it back, as long as it's for your personal use. Lea más
How can I save money on Naftin (naftifine hydrochloride) gel or cream?
Febrero 20, 2019
Brand-name Naftin gel sold in the United States is manufactured by Sebela Pharmaceuticals, a former division of Merz Pharmaceuticals. Lea más
How can men get lower cost legitimate Cialis (tadalafil)?
Octubre 28, 2019
Tadalafil (generic Cialis) is covered by most health insurance plans. But if it’s not covered by yours or you’re uninsured, a quick look at the tadalafil price comparison chart below will certainly bring some relief. Lea más
How much cheaper is medicine in Canada?
Octubre 11, 2018
Since 2003, drug price comparisons between the U.S. and Canada have shown that the potential savings in Canada just continue to grow. Why? The government in Canada keeps prices more affordable and prices for medications have increased much faster in the U.S. Lea más
Are drugs sold in Canada identical to those sold in the U.S.?
Marzo 14, 2019
In the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)—a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services—is responsible for regulating medications approved for sale in the United States. Lea más
Janumet (sitagliptin/metformin) Doesn’t Have to Be Expensive
Julio 27, 2020
Janumet is one of the U.S.’s most perplexingly expensive diabetes drugs. A combination of sitagliptin and metformin, the drug works alongside insulin to lower sugar levels in the body. Lea más
How much does Tobradex cost at online pharmacies?
Enero 02, 2018
Verified international online pharmacies in the PharmacyChecker Verification Program list prices for Tobradex Ophthalmic Ointment 0.3/0.1 %. Currently, the lowest price for a 3.5 g tube of Tobradex ointment is $25.49. The average U.S. retail price is around $270 for a 3.5 g tube. Lea más
How much does ADHD medication cost?
Junio 18, 2020
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) has one very famous treatment: an amphetamine salt combination called Adderall. Lea más
About Hydroxyzine for Anxiety: Treatment, Side Effects, Cost
Febrero 02, 2021
The United States is rapidly shedding its stigma around anxiety and depression as more and more folks realize just how common this condition is. If you feel anxious for a prolonged period of time, know that you are not alone. Lea más
How much does the COVID-19 vaccine cost?
Enero 20, 2021
The COVID-19 vaccine came in riding a wave of anticipation. Lea más
My insurance won't cover an Androderm prescription. What are my savings options?
Noviembre 20, 2017
Testosterone is classified as a Schedule III controlled substance by the U.S. DEA because it can be abused or lead to dependence. International online pharmacies approved in the PharmacyChecker Verification Program do not sell or ship controlled substances to consumers in the U.S. Lea más
Why are drug prices high in the U.S.?
Octubre 25, 2018
Drug prices are too high in the United States. Eighty percent of Americans surveyed believe that drug prices are unreasonable. Lea más
Where can I buy Dilantin (phenytoin) for a reasonable price?
Diciembre 18, 2017
Dilantin is available in both brand and generic versions. The generic version, Phenytoin, is covered by most insurance plans, but some U.S. pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. Lea más
Is there a Chantix generic? How can I save money on Chantix?
Diciembre 11, 2018
Chantix is a brand-name medication without a generic currently available in the U.S. Since there is no generic competition, the manufacturer, Pfizer, is able to charge the highest price they believe American consumers will pay. Lea más
Why is CanadaDrugs closing? Are there other approved pharmacies I can order from?
Abril 24, 2018
CanadaDrugs.com was verified in the PharmacyChecker Verification Program from 2005 until March of this year. Last month, CanadaDrugs.com withdrew from our program. Lea más
Can I get prescribed antidepressants or anxiety medication online?
Mayo 31, 2020
Yes, you can get a prescription online for certain antidepressants or anxiety medications. Lea más
How much does it cost to produce insulin?
Enero 25, 2021
Though Frederick Banting co-discovered insulin at the turn of the century — winning the Nobel for it in 1923 — the turn of the millennium brought a new, more horrific discovery: Big Pharma. Lea más
Which pharmacies provide prescriptions via online consultations?
Mayo 03, 2019
All pharmacies in the PharmacyChecker Verification Program, which include those on the PharmacyChecker.com list of approved online pharmacies, require a valid prescription from your doctor or other licensed prescriber. Lea más
How can I save money on Galvus Met (vildagliptin/metformin)? Why is it not approved by the FDA?
Mayo 20, 2020
If you had never heard of Galvus Met or Galvus, you’re not alone. Galvus (vildagliptin) is a diabetes medication approved for market in over 120 countries, including those in the European Union (EU), Japan, Latin America and Asia-Pacific. Lea más
How can the uninsured save money on Albenza (albendazole)?
Junio 11, 2020
With an average price of almost $600 for just two tablets, albendazole (brand name Albenza) is one of the more expensive anti-parasitics. Fortunately, the drug can be found for much cheaper at international pharmacies. The brand name can be found for a 98% discount. Lea más
I want to find low prices for brand-name and generic Vesicare (solifenacin).
Febrero 28, 2019
With the current average retail price being somewhere around $475 for 30 tablets of brand-name Vesicare 10 mg and a generic version yet to be sold locally in the U.S., it may be financially wise to turn to patient assistance programs, discount cards or online pharmacies for some wallet relief.... Lea más
How much is Entresto through online pharmacies?
Marzo 18, 2018
Currently, a 90-day supply of Entresto 49/51 mg can cost you around $761 ($8.45 per pill) at your local U.S pharmacy. Lea más
Why is multiple sclerosis (MS) medication so expensive?
Mayo 13, 2020
Generally, medical treatments for multiple sclerosis, a condition that requires lifelong care, are hellaciously expensive. This is true despite introductions of generic versions, and average U.S. retail prices are usually in the thousands of dollars. Lea más
Can a U.S. pharmacy transfer a prescription to Canada?
Marzo 14, 2019
The short answer is, generally, U.S. pharmacies cannot transfer a prescription to a Canadian pharmacy. An original prescription from your provider is required. Lea más
How can I benefit from Canadian pharmacies if I have Atrial Fibrillation?
Marzo 28, 2018
Tikosyn (dofetilide) is a prescription medication used to treat certain types of serious irregular heartbeat like atrial fibrillation and flutter. It is used to restore normal heart rhythm and maintain a steady, regular heartbeat. Lea más
Pregnancy & Prescription Medication
Febrero 09, 2021
About Pregnancy & Prescription Medication: Teratogenic Medications. What medications are safe during pregnancy? What is the safest way to take medication during pregnancy? Which painkiller is best? Lea más
How can patients cut costs on Levothyroxine? Is the brand name Synthroid actually cheaper abroad?
Agosto 07, 2019
Levothyroxine sodium, often shortened to just “levothyroxine,” is a prescription generic medication used to treat hypothyroidism. Levothyroxine can also treat an enlarged thyroid gland and thyroid cancer. Lea más
Can I get a better price for Potassium Citrate at online pharmacies?
Marzo 25, 2018
A 90-day supply of Potassium citrate 1080 mg can cost you around $504 ($1.87 per pill) at your local U.S pharmacy. You can find Potassium citrate 1080 mg for as low as $0.44 per pill by comparing prices on PharmacyChecker.com. Lea más
Is Cialis manufactured by Eli Lilly?
Julio 13, 2017
Cialis, a popular drug that treats erectile dysfunction, is distributed by Eli Lilly in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States — and other countries. Lea más
Why are there so few generic HIV drugs? How am I supposed to cut costs?
Octubre 07, 2019
HIV/AIDS is one of the most harrowing and complicated epidemics in medical history. Lea más
What's the deal with Eli Lilly's half price insulin lispro?
Junio 11, 2019
In March 2019, Eli Lilly (“Lilly”) announced that a lower-priced version of Humalog, called insulin lispro, would be coming soon to patients in the United States. Well, it’s here! Apparently. Now what? Lea más
How can patients cut costs on organ transplant immunosuppressant (anti-rejection) medications?
Abril 29, 2019
According to the American Society of Transplantation, 72% percent of liver transplant patients, 65% percent of heart transplant patients, and 59% percent of lung transplant patients are not insured with Medicare when they undergo transplant surgery. Lea más
How can Americans save money on Nasonex?
Mayo 22, 2018
In the United States, the current average retail price of just one nasal spray of Nasonex 50 mcg is around $315. The generic, mometasone, is around $225. Lea más
About Marinol (dronabinol): Is it the same as CBD? What about medical marijuana?
Septiembre 10, 2020
Marinol (dronabinol) and CBD are quite different, and have divergent paths in terms of FDA approval and use. Dronabinol is pure THC, which is unique from cannabidiol (CBD). THC and CBD are two derivative chemical compounds of the cannabis plant. Lea más
Can a doctor self-prescribe?
Junio 21, 2018
It's typically legal for doctors to self-prescribe, except in the case of controlled substances, which you cannot obtain internationally at PharmacyChecker-verified pharmacies. Lea más
How can I save money on Advair Diskus (fluticasone/salmeterol)? I don't have great insurance.
Junio 27, 2019
Asthma is incredibly common. You probably know at least a handful of people that suffer from it. So, what’s with the hefty price tag of such a widely-used, necessary medication? Lea más
Does Zoloft sold by Pfizer outside the U.S. have the exact same ingredients?
Febrero 12, 2019
Foreign versions of drugs sold in the U.S, like Zoloft, are not exactly the same as the ones sold here. This answer is based on the fact that Zoloft may contain different inactive ingredients. The Zoloft sold in Canadian pharmacies is in capsule form instead of a tablet like in the U.S. Lea más
How can Americans save money on Januvia?
Julio 24, 2018
You can compare prices of Januvia among PharmacyChecker-verified international online pharmacies. Currently, 30 pills of Januvia 100 mg can cost patients over $540 at local U.S pharmacies. The same quantity of Januvia is as low as $84 at an international pharmacy. Lea más
How can I save money on the new Shingrix vaccine?
Mayo 07, 2018
The Shingrix vaccine (shingles vaccination) is administered to protect against shingles. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that healthy adults 50 years and older get two doses, spaced over 2 to 6 months, of the Shingrix vaccine. Lea más
Biden’s Plan to Lower Drug Prices. Did Trump help pave the way?
Diciembre 09, 2020
President-elect Joe Biden asserted that he wants to “put a stop to runaway drug prices and the profiteering of the drug industry.” President Trump is famous for saying the drug companies are “getting away with murder.” Whatever the soundbite, drug prices are too high. Lea más
Generic Lyrica (pregabalin) has been approved by the FDA. Are there savings to show for it?
Agosto 30, 2019
The rumors are true! On July 19th, the FDA approved several Lyrica (pregabalin) generics for distribution. Lea más
How can I save money on Symbicort? I don’t have great insurance.
Abril 03, 2019
The average retail price of a 90-day supply of Symbicort 160 mcg/ 4.5mcg is $415 in the United States. When it comes to a necessary medication, that’s not exactly a deal. Lea más
Which is the best medication for anxiety?
Noviembre 12, 2018
At some point in our lives, we may develop feelings of anxiety that usually subside without the need for medication. However, a diagnosed anxiety disorder may call for therapy with a licensed professional and/or medication (i.e. psychotherapy and/or pharmacotherapy). Lea más
Can I send my prescriptions to several different pharmacies?
Agosto 24, 2017
Shopping around and even using several pharmacies to maximize savings can provide financial relief, but there are safety concerns to be aware of! Lea más
How can I buy Catapres-TTS patches (for treating high blood pressure) at a lower price?
Junio 20, 2017
You can find Catapres-TTS patches at a much lower price (over an 80% savings) by taking advantage of the fact that it is sold outside the U.S., by the same company that distributes it in the U.S., at a fraction of the cost. Lea más
Which treatment is best for rheumatoid arthritis? How can I cut arthritis medication costs?
Enero 23, 2020
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), arthritis affects 54.4 million American adults. That means about one in four adults in the U.S. have arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common type of autoimmune arthritis. Lea más
How can I safely order medication from an online pharmacy?
Octubre 04, 2018
Many people order prescription medications online. Americans buy medications through mail-order pharmacies associated with their health insurance or from independent online pharmacies based in the U.S. Many opt to shop at international online pharmacies due to cost. Lea más
How many Levitra (vardenafil) pills can my doctor prescribe at one time? How can I cut costs?
Abril 04, 2018
If you choose to buy Levitra locally in the U.S., pharmacies have more latitude to market and sell larger quantities of medication to their customers domestically, in accordance with a written prescription. Lea más
Do Eliquis and Pradaxa work in the same way?
Febrero 06, 2018
While both Pradaxa (dabigatran) and Eliquis (apixaban) are prescription medications used to lower the chance of stroke in people with a medical condition called atrial fibrillation, your healthcare providers, such as your doctor and pharmacist, are the best people to determine which medication is ri... Lea más
A Pharmacist's Review of Canadian Online Pharmacies
Diciembre 14, 2020
When one thinks of drugs from abroad, Canada is quick to the tongue as a country with affordable drugs and a great healthcare system, which isn’t a coincidence. Lea más
Can a pharmacist recommend medication?
Julio 14, 2020
Pharmacists are, indeed, your local drug experts. They are the most accessible health care providers for community questions about, not just about meds but your overall health. Lea más
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Warnings on Potential Treatments
Junio 01, 2020
The Latest on Coronavirus: Remdesivir Emergency Use. Vaccine Efficacy. Chloroquine, Hydroxychloroquine, or Azithromycin Without a Prescription to Treat Coronavirus (COVID-19). Testing for COVID-19. Lea más
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Pharmacist Tips To Protect Yourself
Mayo 12, 2020
Now that COVID-19 has appeared in the U.S., you are not alone in feeling fearful or anxious about what lies next. The best thing to do at this point is to learn about Coronavirus and what you can do to protect yourself and your families. Lea más
Can I use drug discount coupons if I have Medicare Part D?
Diciembre 02, 2019
A less well-known, but still painful, limitation of Medicare Part D is that plan enrollees cannot access many discounts provided by pharmacy discount coupons. Lea más
Why won't the pharmacist fill my prescription?
Septiembre 30, 2019
Pharmacists have a great deal of responsibility in patient care when dispensing medications within their local community because they are often the most accessible health provider in the neighborhood. Lea más
How can I buy Acitretin for my psoriasis?
Febrero 19, 2018
Acitretin is a medication that treats severe psoriasis. Lea más
I inspected online pharmacies located in India that sell to Americans. Here's what I discovered.
Septiembre 11, 2020
I have inspected varying types of pharmacy operations over my career: retail, hospital, mail-order, and international. I was actually the friendly face in your Boston neighborhood CVS at one point! Lea más
What if Viagra doesn't work for me?
Diciembre 05, 2019
If you experience sexual dysfunction symptoms, there is nothing to be ashamed about. You are certainly not alone. According to the Cleveland Clinic, 31% of men are affected by symptoms of sexual dysfunction. Lea más
Is a lower-priced, generic Zetia (ezetimibe) available online?
Febrero 20, 2019
Zetia and its generic version, ezetimibe, are prescribed along with diet and exercise—and sometimes with other cholesterol-lowering medications— to help treat high cholesterol. Lea más
Why are brand-name drugs so expensive?
Octubre 16, 2018
Brand-name drugs are often incredibly expensive, and especially so in the United States. When we write "incredibly" expensive, we mean it. Some brand-name medications that treat cancer cost hundreds of thousands of dollars per year. Lea más
Why are my antidepressants so expensive?
Febrero 05, 2018
In fact, medication affordability is often the driving factor in determining medication therapy. Lea más
What are the best over the counter (OTC) pain medicines?
Febrero 25, 2020
Commonly, it’s headaches. Sometimes it's that occasional elbow to the nose or banging your knee on the corner of the bed in the dark. Lea más
What is the lowest price available for Sentinel Spectrum for dogs?
Diciembre 03, 2017
PharmacyChecker.com compares prices among verified online pharmacies for Sentinel Spectrum. Lea más
Asthma Savings: How These Moms Get Cheaper Inhalers for Their Kids
Diciembre 07, 2020
Asthma can be an expensive condition — chronic conditions like diabetes always are. A $20 inhaler doesn’t sound like much until you multiply that by sixty years. Plus, given how much time you may have to invest in care, quick fixes aren’t going to help. Lea más
Which is the safest online pharmacy?
Junio 22, 2020
Are online pharmacies safe? And, if so, which one is the safest? How do Americans find the best online pharmacy? If you live in the U.S., the answer to these questions is of grave importance due to the exorbitant drug costs at our local pharmacies. Lea más
The FDA approved a peanut allergy drug. How much does Palforzia cost?
Mayo 19, 2020
The FDA recently approved a new medication called Palforzia to help people suffering from allergic reactions like anaphylaxis when they are accidentally exposed to peanuts. Palforzia is taken daily and the dose is gradually increased for individuals aged 4 to 17 years. Lea más
Which antihistamines don't cause drowsiness? How do antihistamines work?
Marzo 10, 2020
Springtime is almost upon us! For some, it's their favorite season; for others (myself included), the fear of miserable allergy symptoms starts to settle in. There is nothing pleasing about the annual drama of itching, sneezing, watery red eyes, runny noses and congestion. Lea más
Benzodiazepines: How to quit your addiction and get help
Agosto 06, 2019
Getting help for yourself, a friend, or a family member is imperative. You can easily reach out to your health care provider for medical recommendations. Another great resource is drug abuse helplines. Lea más
How can patients get a paper prescription so we can buy meds from Canada? Everyone is e-prescribing!
Febrero 28, 2019
It is true—there are substantial benefits to electronic prescribing (e-prescribing). It facilitates the integration of prescription records into the patient's medical record, has the potential to minimize medication errors, and may reduce prescription theft and forgery of controlled drugs. Lea más
I don't have health insurance to cover my prescriptions. How can I afford my medication?
Diciembre 03, 2018
If you don’t have health insurance in the United States—and even if you do—you may be faced with surprisingly high medical and prescription drug costs. Many people are struggling with budgeting their lives around the rising prices of their prescription medications. One out of five uninsured adults in 2016 went without needed medical care due to cost. Forty-five million Americans did not fill prescriptions in 2016 because of expensive medication price tags, meaning that even insured Americans are skipping or rationing their drugs. Lea más
How is an online pharmacy vetted by PharmacyChecker?
Mayo 23, 2018
Peer-reviewed and independent research demonstrates that when consumers use PharmacyChecker-verified pharmacies to buy medications purchased online (foreign or domestic), they receive lawfully-manufactured, high-quality medication, pursuant to a valid prescription, typically at a much lower price th... Lea más
What is a pharmacist's role in providing the COVID-19 vaccine?
Enero 13, 2021
Pharmacists play an integral role within community healthcare: they are on the frontlines daily providing medical consultations and vaccinations and have proven especially vital during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lea más
How can diabetics save money on Jardiance (empagliflozin)?
Junio 11, 2020
With an average retail price above $500 for 30 tablets, brand name Jardiance is not cheap, nor does it have a generic alternative. According to the Mayo Clinic, Jardiance (empagliflozin) prevents glucose absorption in the kidneys, keeping overall blood sugar low. Lea más
How can I get a lower Pataday (olopatadine) price? Does it require a prescription?
Abril 29, 2020
For the uninsured in the U.S., olopatadine prices run around $161.95 for a 2.5 ml eye dropper. And that’s if you are buying generic. If you opt for the brand-name version -- called Pataday -- you’ll be hit with an even higher bill. Lea más
How do women treat low sexual desire? Do Vyleesi or Addyi work?
Octubre 21, 2019
Yes, if you are a woman experiencing a decrease in sexual desire, you are certainly not alone. Popular culture leads us to believe that when women aren’t interested in engaging in sex, it’s simply a result of being vindictive or selfish or, yes, boring. Lea más
Why would an online pharmacy approved by PharmacyChecker be listed as “unapproved” by LegitScript?
Septiembre 06, 2017
LegitScript and PharmacyChecker both operate online pharmacy verification programs, which in some ways are similar but the differences are substantial. Lea más
Fighting Big Pharma: Business Leaders, Social Justice Organizations, Public Health Experts & Internet Freedom Activists Have PharmacyChecker’s Back
Agosto 28, 2020
In America, tens of millions of people are skipping necessary medications because the prices are too high. PharmacyChecker exists to help people, mostly Americans, find prescription drug safety and savings information on the Internet. Lea más
Are Repatha and/or Praluent available through Canadian pharmacies?
Noviembre 21, 2017
Repatha and Praluent are already available through Canadian pharmacies. Lea más
7 Ways Seniors Can Avoid Online Pharmacy Scams
Octubre 01, 2020
Seniors are the most susceptible to these types of scams. This is mainly because people above the age of 65 are more likely to need medication, maybe even several kinds of daily medication. Lea más
What are the requirements to receive Medicaid?
Enero 29, 2020
Many Americans struggling with their prescription drug bills could benefit from Medicaid. Especially if you are uninsured, you should find out if you qualify. Medicaid is the nation’s federal and state health insurance program for Americans with low incomes. Lea más
Do online pharmacies accept discount cards from manufacturers?
Mayo 02, 2018
In most cases, drug manufacturer discount coupons are accepted at U.S. retail, online and mail-order pharmacies — but not at international online pharmacies, such as the pharmacies verified in the PharmacyChecker Verification Program.... Lea más
How much can I save on my nebulizer medication?
Abril 19, 2018
If patients would like to explore online pharmacy prices offered on Spiriva Handihaler 18 mcg, they can do so by comparing prices on PharmacyChecker.com. It can be found for as little as 97% off the cost of Spiriva sold in the United States. Lea más
Do online pharmacies sell Amantadine? What does it look like?
Marzo 13, 2018
Amantadine is a prescription medication used to treat influenza as well as Parkinson's disease. It is often used to treat symptoms of uncontrolled movement disorder. Lea más
Which CIPA pharmacy has the lowest price for QVAR inhalers and Ventolin HFA inhalers?
Enero 21, 2018
Canadian International Pharmacy Association (CIPA) membership is open to qualifying Canadian pharmacies, ones that sell medication online and work with partner pharmacies in other countries. Lea más
How to Get Affordable Birth Control Without a Prescription
Noviembre 04, 2020
Although a prescription is always required for birth control, there are ways to obtain a prescription from a doctor without facing the cost or potential anxiety of a face-to-face appointment. Legitimate online pharmacies always require a valid prescription. Lea más
Is it illegal to order medication online from Canada in 2020?
Septiembre 03, 2020
Millions of Americans use online pharmacies, located in Canada and elsewhere, each year. In a 2016 poll, the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 8% of respondents said they or a member of their household had imported prescription drugs to save money. Lea más
Is health insurance worth it? Why is COBRA so expensive?
Enero 09, 2020
Health insurance was a very good, very simple idea that has, most unfortunately, become one of life’s bigger nuisances. The basic idea: Everyone pays a little bit of money each month in exchange for the see... Lea más
What's the difference between a brand name drug and a generic drug?
Octubre 24, 2019
The word “generic” can have bad associations. Some people hear it and immediately think of a “grocery store brand” bag of chips that might be inferior to the brand name product. Lea más
How can I save money on my hepatitis C medications?
Marzo 22, 2019
If you need hepatitis C medication, you may be wondering how you can lower the cost at the pharmacy counter. New hepatitis C medicines, such as Sovaldi, Harvoni, and Epclusa, are incredibly expensive. Lea más
Is Prasugrel a safe, equal substitute for Effient?
Marzo 04, 2019
Effient, the brand-name product of a prescription medicine containing generic active ingredient prasugrel, is a platelet inhibitor indicated for the reduction of thrombotic cardiovascular events. Effient (prasugrel) is distributed in the U.S. by Eli Lilly and Company. Lea más
How can I get help paying for medication in Texas?
Agosto 16, 2018
Many people nationwide are suffering from shocking increases in their prescription medication bills. We’ve investigated and found a few options that are helping Texans today. If buying brand name drugs with no generic available locally, Texans can save up to 90% by shopping internationally. Lea más
What is Prasugrel from India supposed to look like?
Noviembre 02, 2017
Depending on where you are in the world, prescription medications are packaged differently and may look different. Lea más
How can I save money on Motilium (domperidone)?
Junio 26, 2020
Domperidone, sold under the brand name Motilium, is a medication prescribed for nausea and vomiting. Patients have also used it to encourage breast milk production, although it is not approved for this use in any country. Lea más
Where can I get cheap pet meds?
Mayo 13, 2020
Pet medication pricing varies as much as the size and shape of your furry friends. Like meds for humans, prices can be very, very high. There is no one-stop shop for the cheapest pet medication! Pet owners are forced to shop around for the best price. Lea más
Over 600 prescription drug costs increased in the U.S. in 2020. Are they cheaper in Canada?
Marzo 30, 2020
If your prescription drugs are even more expensive this year, remember this: brand name drugs are almost always much cheaper in Canada. The U.S. is notorious for high drug prices, largely because we don’t have federal regulations dedicated to keeping drugs affordable. Lea más
What is the best medicine for seizures?
Enero 20, 2020
Treatments for seizures are based on the cause. Treating the cause of the seizures helps prevent future seizure episodes from occurring. Treatments can include the following: Medication therapy, Nerve stimulation, Surgery for brain abnormalities correction, Ketogenic diet. Lea más
Whom do patient assistance programs really help?
Agosto 23, 2019
When the price of drugs looks intimidating, physicians will often point their patients toward what are called “patient assistance programs” (PAPs). These programs alleviate the pain of high-cost prescription drugs. In theory, these programs are good. Lea más
How can patients deal with drug price increases?
Febrero 22, 2019
Drug price increases are a common and unfortunate reality for American consumers. Whether it’s dealing with a higher copay or an out-of-pocket list price jump, people are suffering at pharmacy counters across the country. Lea más
Do online pharmacies verified by PharmacyChecker require a prescription?
Diciembre 17, 2017
If you're ordering Doxepin, a prescription medication in the U.S. that is approved for use under the supervision of a healthcare provider, from a PharmacyChecker-verified pharmacy, you will be required to provide the pharmacy with a prescription that you obtained from your doctor or other licensed p... Lea más
Is there any difference between Rasagiline and Rasagiline mesylate?
Noviembre 29, 2017
Rasagiline mesylate is the active ingredient in the brand-name product Azilect, a prescription medication used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Lea más
How does Trump’s executive order on personal drug importation change anything?
Julio 27, 2020
Three executive orders were signed by President Donald Trump last week. One of them is all about drug importation: measures already underway and new actions to help Americans buy more affordable prescription drugs from other countries. Lea más
This Prescription Discount Card Saves Americans Up to 99%
Julio 09, 2020
A quick internet search for your prescription’s prices will likely offer a world of discounts, ranging from patient assistance programs to grocery store pharmacy coupons to Canadian online pharmacy offers. Lea más
Do international pharmacies make medication errors like in the U.S.? Blister Packs vs. Loose Pills
Marzo 04, 2020
Millions of medication errors in the U.S. have caused illness and death to those seeking only to improve their health. When it comes to our pharmacists and the care they take with our prescription meds, we’d like to think patient safety is top priority. And it is, for the pharmacists. Lea más
The Medicare donut hole closed. Will the coverage gap closing actually save enrollees money?
Febrero 11, 2020
The Medicare coverage gap, informally known as the “donut hole,” ostensibly closed at the end of 2019. But is the coverage gap really gone? Short answer: yes. Perhaps a more important question is if the hole’s closing will actually cut costs for Medicare beneficiaries. Lea más
Where do the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates stand on drug prices? A Healthcare Voter Guide
Enero 14, 2020
The 2020 prospective democratic candidates are also heavily focused on drug prices and healthcare. Each person running for office has had to answer to America’s soaring drug prices. Lea más
Can I test cholesterol levels at home?
Enero 08, 2020
Hearing the word cholesterol, many of us feel frightened as if it is something we should completely avoid. Well, that would be a mistake – if not impossible! Cholesterol is actually nothing to be afraid of and something we actually need. Lea más
What should I know about Vosevi (sofosbuvir, velpatasvir, and voxilaprevir)?
Diciembre 02, 2019
The combination of sofosbuvir, velpatasvir, and voxilaprevir, otherwise known as Vosevi, is a medication that is used to treat hepatitis C (Hep C or HCV) in adults. Lea más
What is prescription drug step therapy? How does it work?
Noviembre 11, 2019
One important cost-controlling policy of insurance plans is step therapy, a process that exists to prevent patients from taking high-cost medications unnecessarily. Lea más
Drugs prices are going to be listed in TV ads. How will that work exactly?
Julio 01, 2019
The U.S. is one of two countries (the other being New Zealand) that permit pharmaceutical companies to advertise prescription drugs directly to consumers (DTC advertising). If you’ve ever watched TV (and I know you have), you’ve seen such advertisements. Lea más
How can I talk to my doctor about erectile dysfunction meds?
Marzo 04, 2019
If you have been experiencing erectile dysfunction (ED), loss of interest in sex, and problems ejaculating, there is nothing to be ashamed about. You are certainly not alone. Lea más
Is PharmacyChecker trustworthy when looking for a safe online pharmacy?
Enero 08, 2019
The Verification Program Standards outline the requirements that online pharmacies must meet to publish a PharmacyChecker seal. Lea más
How can I save money on Truvada?
Noviembre 25, 2018
If you were prescribed Truvada to treat your HIV and are uninsured or your health insurance just does not cover the drug, then you know that it's a very expensive medication.... Lea más
How do consumer reviews on PharmacyChecker.com work?
Marzo 11, 2018
Consumer ratings and reviews can provide insight into what one can expect when choosing to purchase medication from an online pharmacy. It's important to distinguish between the PharmacyChecker verification checks from a consumer's rating and review. Lea más
Is it safe to order medication online?
Marzo 28, 2017
If done correctly, ordering medication online can be done very safely, but it can be very dangerous if done incorrectly. So how can you safely order medication online? Lea más
How to Treat Varicose Veins
Enero 15, 2021
Varicose veins are visible and sometimes raised veins that tend to appear on the leg. They are generally not malignant unless they cause extreme discomfort. Lea más
Compare Sleep Apnea Medications: Side Effects, Cost, OTC vs Prescription
Diciembre 03, 2020
Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that happens as a result of minor respiratory failure. Lea más
Metformin RECALL: Where is your metformin made?
Noviembre 05, 2020
Nostrum Laboratories has announced with the FDA a voluntary recall on two lots of Metformin HCL extended release tablets of 750mg strength. Lea más
Should you participate in that clinical trial?
Octubre 19, 2020
Clinical trials are necessary parts of the drug development process. The FDA requires approved drugs to have not one, but two “well-designed” clinical trials. But should you, a consumer suffering from a chronic condition (or not), engage in one? Lea más
The Cheapest Place to Find Viagra Online
Octubre 07, 2020
Viagra? Expensive “blue pill”? Viagra (generic name sildenafil) is widely-recognized as the drug that can help induce and prolong an erection. Lea más
Stuck abroad without your meds? How to get your prescription ASAP.
Agosto 20, 2020
Being stuck far from home is already traumatic and stressful enough. But finding yourself abroad without your medication can be downright dangerous. Lea más
How can I cut costs on Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir)?
Abril 23, 2020
Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir) is an expensive antiretroviral used to treat HIV with generic availability limited to an oral solution in the United States. Lea más
How much does the coronavirus (COVID-19) test cost? Should I get tested?
Abril 23, 2020
The COVID-19 test is just as controversial as it is necessary as a means to control spread of the virus. The test did not arrive in the U.S. until March, and, when it did, access was limited. Lea más
What is the best medicine for quitting smoking?
Marzo 19, 2020
Unfortunately, choosing the best way to kick a smoking habit is not easy. Every patient is unique, and figuring out how to quit an addiction, especially with the wealth of options, may take some calculating. Lea más
How can I negotiate medical bills to make my costs lower?
Marzo 09, 2020
Tips for Negotiating Your Medical Bills. Tips For Negotiating Your Medical Bill After You’ve Received It. The easiest – though often the most laborious – way to lower costs associated with medical expenses is to call your insurer. Lea más
Does my medication cause constipation?
Febrero 26, 2020
Constipation isn’t exactly dinner table conversation, yet it’s something almost everyone faces at some point or another. Lea más
Why isn't my prescription drug on my health insurance plan's drug formulary?
Noviembre 09, 2019
Welcome to the weird, not-so-wonderful world of health insurance plans and prescription drug benefits (or lack thereof). Lea más
What if the doctor prescribes a medication I need to start that same day?
Mayo 03, 2019
If your doctor prescribes a medication you have to start immediately, you'll need to use a local pharmacy. Lea más
How can I save money on Domperidone?
Marzo 14, 2019
Domperidone is approved in some countries, including Canada, to treat gastrointestinal conditions. It is approved in the United Kingdom for use in the relief of nausea and vomiting. Lea más
How can I get help paying for medication in California?
Agosto 27, 2018
Many Californians are suffering from shocking increases in their prescription medication bills. We’re here to help! We’ve investigated and found a few options. Lea más
How can Americans cut costs on diabetes medication?
Agosto 20, 2018
Commonly used diabetes medications include metformin, glyburide, glipizide, glimepiride, repaglinide, nateglinide, pioglitazone, sitagliptin, Invokana, etc. If there are generics available at your local pharmacy, then the price might be very affordable. Lea más
Do online pharmacies sell Linzess capsules?
Febrero 25, 2018
Currently, 30 capsules of Linzess 145 mcg can cost you as much as $395 ($13 per pill) at your local U.S pharmacy—and that's with a coupon. Lea más
How much is Diclofenac through online pharmacies?
Febrero 01, 2018
Diclofenac gel is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Diclofenac gels reduce hormones that cause pain and inflammation, specifically joint pain caused by osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Diclofenac is also available as an oral tablet or patch. Lea más
Is the Crestor sold online the authentic, brand-name Crestor?
Octubre 15, 2017
Crestor is a registered trademark of AstraZeneca. Brand-name Crestor sold in the U.S., is a product made in Germany and the UK, manufactured by a company called CordenPharma GmbH. Lea más
5 Ways to Manage Cystic Fibrosis Costs
Enero 06, 2021
Cystic fibrosis, like many chronic conditions, is expensive. Any condition that requires regular care -- doctor appointments, multiple medications, devices -- will be expensive, even with insurance. Lea más
6 Reasons Your Prescription Drug Bill is So High
Diciembre 28, 2020
Copay exorbitant? Or, more likely, is your prescription cash price (with no insurance) just too expensive? These are common problems in the U.S. Eight out of ten Americans find U.S. prescription prices unreasonable. Lea más
How These Moms Manage the Cost of Their Child's Diabetes
Diciembre 16, 2020
Diabetes is an expensive illness. Lea más
Toradol (ketorolac): The Drug Football Players Take for Pain
Noviembre 24, 2020
Approved by the FDA in 1989, Toradol actually has top players waiting in line to get a shot before each game -- and even sometimes practice. Lea más
7 Secrets Moms Know to Lower Children's Prescription Costs
Noviembre 10, 2020
Prescription medication, especially for chronic conditions like asthma or diabetes, can run families a pretty penny. Sometimes — quelle horreur! — children’s medications are more expensive than medications for adults. Lea más
I routinely audit online pharmacies located in Canada that sell to Americans. Here are the facts.
Octubre 07, 2020
Through the PharmacyChecker Verification Program, we routinely audit Canadian pharmacies, as well as pharmacies in the United States, Canada, Australia, India, Mauritius, New Zealand, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. Lea más
Navigating Coronavirus: How to Stay Safe this Holiday Season
Octubre 02, 2020
How to travel during coronavirus: train, plane, automobile. Safety precautions you should adhere to during pandemic holiday travel. At this time, international travel is more restricted than domestic travel. Lea más
How These People Saved Serious Cash On Their Prescription Meds
Agosto 18, 2020
PharmacyChecker’s goal is to help consumers safely access lower-cost drugs. To do so, PharmacyChecker verifies and monitors mail-order pharmacies both abroad and in the U.S. Lea más
How to Get a 99% Off Your Prescription (without ordering from Canada)
Agosto 12, 2020
There are people all over the U.S. presenting the PharmacyChecker Discount Card to achieve savings up to… wait for it... 99% off the retail price. Take a look! Download your PharmacyChecker Drug Discount Coupon today. Lea más
6 Ways to Save Time & Money at the Pharmacy
Julio 23, 2020
Waiting in a long line at the pharmacy only to find out insurance doesn’t cover your prescription can have the best of us pulling our hair out. Or perhaps the pharmacy doesn’t accept a discount coupon or allot the proper time to consider your questions. Lea más
How do pharmaceutical companies price drugs?
Junio 29, 2020
Pharmaceutical companies price drugs to maximize profits. Considering the fact that they are for-profit, publicly-traded companies, operating in a free-market economy, should this surprise us? Lea más
How does coronavirus affect Canadian and international online pharmacy shipping?
Abril 30, 2020
In the face of the global coronavirus pandemic, we are all trying to do our best to adjust to the new, although hopefully temporary, normal. Online pharmacies included! Lea más
Should I get a medical credit card? What are the benefits?
Marzo 30, 2020
Medical credit cards, lines of financial credit to be used specifically for medical expenses, are a high-interest topic. Lea más
Namenda (memantine): Made in America; Cheaper Abroad
Diciembre 29, 2019
Namenda made in the U.S. is sold outside the U.S. for 94% cheaper. And Americans can easily order it directly to their door. A 94% difference sounds like an exaggerated scam, but it’s sadly (or ‘fortunately’ considering you can take advantage of the cheaper price?) true. Lea más
Why can't I eat grapefruit while taking certain drugs?
Diciembre 26, 2019
It’s early in the morning, your brain has just started to warm up and it’s time for breakfast. For some people, starting each day with a glass of grapefruit juice is preferred! But this also happens to be the time when most take prescribed medications. Lea más
Should I get a flu shot this year?
Diciembre 23, 2019
This recommendation is still relatively new. In 2010, the CDC voted to expand recommendations to every person above six months of age. Previously, the mandate had been that every person between six months and eighteen years should get a vaccine. Lea más
How can patients cut costs on Actos (pioglitazone)? Where is the cheapest place to purchase Actos?
Diciembre 17, 2019
Pioglitazone, sold under the brand name Actos, can run you a pretty penny if you are purchasing the brand name. Lea más
I'm in the Medicare donut hole. What now?
Septiembre 23, 2019
Mind the gap! Medicare, our nation’s public health insurance available to all Americans 65 and older, and others with disabilities, has a nasty, frustrating flaw: the Medicare donut hole. Lea más
I’m turning 26. What can I do about health insurance?
Septiembre 20, 2019
Thanks to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), which was implemented in 2010, young Americans have been able to stay on their parents’ insurance until the age of 26. Lea más
How can I travel with prescription drugs internationally?
Agosto 22, 2019
People often pack their over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medications while traveling. As they should! Lea más
What are the best medications for Alzheimer’s dementia?
Agosto 16, 2019
Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease can be hard, but with the right information, you can learn what to expect. More importantly, you can learn what to do next. Patients who have just been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s may feel isolated, disconnected, or abandoned from others. Lea más
How can patients reduce prescription drug costs at the pharmacy counter?
Julio 18, 2019
Patients pay far more for medication in the United States than anywhere else in the world. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that prices on patented brand-name drugs were 3.2 to 4.1 times higher than in other countries. Lea más
How does Zulresso (brexanolone) for postpartum depression work?
Junio 19, 2019
Brexanolone represents a novel approach to the treatment of depression. Traditional antidepressants, or Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) like Zoloft (sertraline) and Lexapro (escitalopram), typically take 2 - 4 weeks to yield initial results. for people with depression. Lea más
Is an online pharmacy that is not verified or no longer verified by PharmacyChecker unsafe?
Febrero 04, 2019
The PharmacyChecker Verification Program is a voluntary credentialing program in which online pharmacies can choose to have their pharmacy evaluated for strict online pharmacy practice standards and licensure. Lea más
How can I save money on Prilosec (omeprazole)?
Enero 08, 2019
If you are in search for Prilosec, prescription or over-the-counter, to treat ulcers in your stomach or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), you may be wondering how you can lower the cost at the pharmacy counter. Lea más
What are the different types of insulin? Which work best?
Noviembre 01, 2018
When it comes to insulin, and drug therapies in general, people have different needs. That's why there are so many types. For years, insulin has been trusted by physicians to help lower blood sugar in patients. Lea más
How can Americans save money on Epogen?
Agosto 07, 2018
If you are eligible, a patient assistance program can help you afford Epogen. Review the information to see if you qualify. Lea más
How can Americans save money on Lipitor?
Julio 04, 2018
Lipitor is legally manufactured and available for sale in other countries just as it is in the U.S. You can search verified pharmacies that list Lipitor prices on PharmacyChecker.com.Currently, 90 capsules of 40 mg Lipitor can cost you over $1,300 at your local U.S pharmacy. Lea más
What exactly are pharmacy gag rules? How can I get around gag rules?
Junio 18, 2018
It's quite possible that paying cash for your medication instead of using insurance could save you a lot of money. Your pharmacist might know this but, due to gag rules, can't inform you that your copay exceeds your drug's cash price — unless you ask! Lea más
Why would an online pharmacy not be accredited by PharmacyChecker?
Junio 16, 2018
The online pharmacies approved through the Program require valid prescriptions, fill orders through licensed pharmacies, protect and encrypt financial and health information transmitted electronically, and publish a phone number and address that patients can use to reach a licensed pharmacist.... Lea más
Do online pharmacies ship Myrbetriq worldwide?
Marzo 05, 2018
Myrbetriq is a prescription medication used to treat an overactive bladder. Many verified online pharmacies listing prices on PharmacyChecker.com provide shipping worldwide. Lea más
Do online pharmacies carry Lupron Depot-Ped?
Febrero 15, 2018
Lupron Depot (leuprolide) is used to treat advanced prostate cancer in men and endometriosis, premature puberty, or uterine fibroids in women. Lea más
Do online pharmacies sell Meloxicam?
Noviembre 02, 2017
Yes, verified online pharmacies listing prices on PharmacyChecker.com offer Meloxicam. Lea más
Mesalamine tablets are listed in quantities of 10 sachets. What is that quantity in U.S. terms?
Octubre 15, 2017
Depending on where you are in the world, mesalamine may be available in tablets, capsules, and/or powder sachets. In the U.S., most medications are packaged by the manufacturer in containers with a specific quantity of loose tablets or capsules. Lea más
My insurance is penalizing me for using Zetia. Do I have to go through my insurance?
Septiembre 21, 2017
While it's nice to not have to pay full price for your prescription drugs thanks to help from your insurance, it can be quite the hassle! Lea más
Why do multiple Canadian pharmacies have the same pharmacist manager and address?
Septiembre 12, 2017
The simple answer is that, in general, licensed pharmacies approved in the PharmacyChecker Verification Program often accept and process orders from multiple PharmacyChecker-approved websites that market and sell prescription drugs. Lea más
If I order a brand-name medication from an online pharmacy, will they substitute it with a generic?
Agosto 24, 2017
In most instances, when ordering medication from an online pharmacy verified by PharmacyChecker, you will receive the brand version of the medication that you selected during the ordering process. Lea más
The Gift of Low Drug Prices
Diciembre 22, 2020
Tis the season to...lower your drug prices? Hear us out. Prescription drug costs in the U.S. are too high. In a 2019 Kaiser Family Foundation poll, 79% of respondents thought U.S. drug prices were unreasonable. The COVID-19 pandemic has only made it worse. Lea más
Is your online pharmacy safe? How to Know for Sure.
Diciembre 07, 2020
I’m a pharmacist, licensed and trained to take care of patients who need prescription drugs. So, you want to be sure you are shopping at a legitimate online pharmacy but don’t know where to start in your search? Completely understandable. Lea más
7 Tips for Preventing the Flu (from a pharmacist)
Noviembre 23, 2020
Influenza, aka the flu, is an illness of the respiratory tract caused by two main types of influenza viruses. Type A and Type B influenza viruses are the main culprits of the dreadful seasonal flu epidemics we experience yearly. Lea más
How are cancer patients managing fatigue?
Octubre 19, 2020
A cancer diagnosis spells more than just hair loss, the lesser-discussed hardship being exhaustion. Fatigue is extreme exhaustion; those suffering from it find that even everyday tasks such as brushing your teeth can feel debilitating. Lea más
How to Make Medication Taste Better
Octubre 07, 2020
Let's face it. Most medications taste disgusting. A major barrier for medication adherence in children (and even adults) is the nasty taste and smell that flood your senses before you take it down the hatch. Lea más
What can caregivers do when siblings don't help with caring for your parents?
Septiembre 24, 2020
Building a support system for yourself as a caregiver should include a healthy dose of self-care in addition to financial and administrative support. Providing care for aging parents can be overwhelming, especially if other family members (such as siblings) do not have time to help out. Lea más
U.S. insurers will pay 33% more for remdesivir than other countries
Septiembre 24, 2020
Everything comes at a price. But the experimental COVID-19 treatment remdesivir will come at a slightly higher price for U.S. commercial insurers than it will for other developed countries. Lea más
15 Tweets About America’s Prescription Drug Crisis
Septiembre 10, 2020
As we monitor prices, we often come across consumers who cannot afford their current drug regimen. They’re everywhere: at your supermarket, at the bus stop, (obviously) at the pharmacy, you name it. But also, they’re on Twitter. Lea más
Are mail order pharmacies regulated by the FDA?
Septiembre 02, 2020
The FDA is a drug-regulator; not a pharmacy regulator. The FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) is a federal agency that regulates the supply chain of medications sold in the United States. Lea más
What to Do If You Lose Your Health Insurance
Agosto 18, 2020
If you’ve recently found yourself without health coverage due to job loss -- incidentally, COVID has also seen unemployment rates soar -- you have a few options. Pending eligibility, the cheapest option by far would be to apply for your local Medicaid program. Lea más
QUIZ: Guess How Much Americans Spend on These Common Medications
Agosto 11, 2020
Take this quiz that reveals the outrageous drug prices Americans face daily at the pharmacy counter. Prescription drug costs have surged in the past 20 years. Lea más
6 Ways PharmacyChecker Helps You Afford Prescription Medication
Agosto 10, 2020
Explore all the ways PharmacyChecker ensures you get the medication you need with the lowest possible price tag. Lea más
Are EpiPens malfunctioning? How can I check if mine is safe to use?
Abril 16, 2020
The FDA issued an alert of EpiPen auto-injector errors related to the devices malfunctioning on March 23rd, 2020. Lea más
How would Medicare For All affect my health insurance?
Diciembre 19, 2019
The upcoming 2020 election has ushered in the greater possibility of “Medicare for All,” an all-encompassing government-run medical plan that all Americans would eventually join. Lea más
How do I prevent prediabetes from developing into type 2 diabetes?
Noviembre 11, 2019
Over 100 million American adults have either prediabetes or diabetes, but according to a study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine, a prediabetes diagnosis does not have to equal a future with type 2. Lea más
What food and drinks should I avoid if I have hypertension?
Julio 25, 2019
Almost half of all adults in the United states (103 million) have hypertension according to the American Heart Association. There is no shortage of prescription drugs out there to treat hypertension. You need to abide by your providers advice and prescription on this matter. Lea más
How do I order a 3-months' supply if different quantities are listed, but my prescription is for 90?
Marzo 14, 2019
The pharmacies listing medications on our website are required to follow PharmacyChecker Verification Program standards and guidance policies, which permit pharmacies to market, sell, process and/or dispense internationally a maximum 3-months' supply of non-controlled medication pursuant to a valid... Lea más
How can I get help paying for medication in Florida?
Agosto 22, 2018
Floridians can compare prices among local pharmacies using PharmacyChecker.com. Search for your medication on our website. The search box is at the upper righthand corner of this screen. Select your prescribed drug strength and scroll to the bottom of the price page. Lea más
How can patients save money on Nitrostat?
Agosto 09, 2018
Nitrostat can be purchased from verified online pharmacies at a lower cost than at your local U.S. pharmacy. Currently, 100 pills of 0.6 mg Nitrostat can cost you around $65 at a U.S pharmacy, and that's with a coupon. Lea más
How can Americans save money on Lisinopril?
Julio 04, 2018
Lisinopril is legally manufactured and available for sale in other countries just as it is in the U.S., and it can be purchased from PharmacyChecker-verified online pharmacies.... Lea más
How can patients save money on Crestor?
Mayo 17, 2018
In the United States, the current average retail price of a 30-day supply of Crestor 10 mg is $184.48. Lea más
How can patients save money on Tamiflu?
Mayo 17, 2018
In the United States, the current average retail price of ten 75 mg capsules (or one pack) of Tamiflu is around $185. The generic, oseltamivir, is around $100. Lea más
Do I really need to adhere to medication expiration dates?
Abril 24, 2018
Drug Expiration Dates. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other drug regulatory authorities, such as Health Canada, require an expiration date on prescription and over-the counter medicines. The expiration date is located on the label or stamped directly onto the bottle or container. Lea más
Do online pharmacies accept medical necessity letters?
Abril 01, 2018
U.S. pharmacies have more latitude to market and sell larger quantities of medication to their customers domestically, in accordance with a written prescription. Lea más
Why isn't my medication listed on PharmacyChecker.com?
Enero 25, 2018
When using PharmacyChecker.com to find international online pharmacies and compare drug prices, it is important to make sure you enter the correct spelling of the medication name. Lea más
Do online pharmacies accept U.S. Medicare insurance?
Diciembre 27, 2017
Unfortunately, international online pharmacies do not process U.S. insurance claims for medications. Medications are paid for "out-of-pocket." Although I expect most insurers do not cover the expense under reimbursement, it would not hurt to ask. Lea más
What reputable Canadian or European pharmacies carry Resolor for treatment of SIBO?
Diciembre 11, 2017
Verified international online pharmacies in the PharmacyChecker Verification Program list prices for Resolor (prucalopride succinate). Online pharmacies in the PharmacyChecker Verification Program often work with pharmacies in several countries, including Canada and the UK. Lea más
Are Canadian pharmacies out of atenolol as the US pharmacies are?
Noviembre 12, 2017
Yes, the recent backorder of atenolol distributed by Teva Pharma has affected Canada in addition to the United States. Drug shortages and back orders by manufacturers can adversely affect drug therapy so it is no wonder consumers are concerned. Lea más
Do you online pharmacies sell Atenolol, Levothyroxine, and Atorvastatin?
Noviembre 08, 2017
Atenolol is the generic version of brand-name drug Tenormin, which is used to treat high blood pressure. PharmacyChecker.com has prices for brand-name Tenormin and generic Atenolol. Lea más
Why doesn’t the drug price quoted on PharmacyChecker match the price on the pharmacy website?
Octubre 24, 2017
PharmacyChecker.com provides prescription drug price comparisons among international online pharmacies that we have verified as meeting our pharmacy practice standards. Lea más
Is there a limit to the amount of medication I can order online?
Agosto 31, 2017
Online pharmacies in the PharmacyChecker Verification Program shipping internationally may dispense up to a three-month supply of a non-controlled substance pursuant to a valid prescription for which the prescriber permits a three-month supply. Lea más
Do the online pharmacies listed on PharmacyChecker pay a fee?
Mayo 02, 2017
A fee is required for an online pharmacy to apply to the PharmacyChecker.com Verification Program, and, if approved, to list on the PharmacyChecker.com website. Lea más