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Discount Prescription Medicine Card/Understanding OxyContin

OxyContin is a narcotic that if used improperly will make your life a living hell.  One in twenty of all high school seniors have used it and its ‘popularity’ is increasing.  Its generic counterpart is oxycodone. Both have a very high addiction risk and can kill.  The problems with the drug are far reaching.  

In 2008 there were 14,800 overdose deaths attributed to opioid pain relievers, which include OxyContin and Hydrocodone. 

In the state of Florida, drug abuse involving Oxycontin has reached epidemic proportions.  National Public Radio reports that doctors in Florida prescribe ten times more oxycodone pills than every other state in the country combined.  Many of these prescriptions are written in pain clinics, some of which are referred to as “pill mills”.  The fact that Florida for years did not have its own prescription drug monitoring system enabled people to travel from one clinic to another purchasing these narcotics.  A crackdown by the Drug Enforcement Administration as well as a new monitoring system is beginning to help.     

Here are some side effects of oxycontin:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Constipation
  • Dizzyness
  • Sweating
  • Itching
  • Headaches

Some of the more serious side effects include:

  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Slower Breathing
  • Hallucinating
  • Seizures
  • Loss of Consciousness

Doctors prescribe OxyContin as a painkiller, sometimes for patients with cancer.  Individuals should never break, crush, chew or dissolve this drug.  Any of these actions can cause a fatal overdose. Individuals taking this drug should always carefully measure and double check the dosage.  

The symptoms of an OxyCotin overdose may include the following:

  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Weak Muscles
  • Cold Skin 
  • Discoloration of Skin (Blue)
  • Excessive Tiredness
  • Fainting
  • Coma

Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist regarding your health condition or medication.    The information provided here should never be thought of as medical advice. Do not use the information in place of a visit, consultation or the advice of your physician or other healthcare professional.

MyMedsSavingsCard is a discount prescription medicine card and should always be used responsibly.  Print your card today and be instantly activated so that you can save up to 50% off on generics and 20% off on brand name medications.     

 

Discount Prescription Drug Card-High Cholesterol Medications

High cholesterol is a concern of many health conscious Americans.  A high count can increase your risk of heart disease.  We also hear about good cholesterol and bad cholesterol…what’s the difference? We’re going to look at that as well as examine what brings on high cholesterol and what can be done to counteract that.   

Your diet in large part has an influence on bad cholesterol.  If you eat a great deal of fatty foods and you’re obese and inactive, you’re increasing the risk of high counts of Low Density Lipoprotein.  This is bad cholesterol that stores up throughout your body and hardens the walls of your arteries.  Good cholesterol is known as High Density Lipoprotein.  Essentially your excess cholesterol is delivered to your liver for excretion.  Men and women with HDL generally appear to have fewer problems with heart disease.  In addition, your genetic make-up can play a role in how your body handles cholesterol; whether it stores it or eliminates it.  

These are some of the factors that determine whether your high cholesterol can lead to heart disease:

  • Cigarette Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Poor Diet
  • Inactivity
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Diabetic Condition
  • History of Cardiovascular Disease 

Exercise and a healthy diet are two ways to combat high cholesterol.  Both can help increase your good cholesterol.  But it may take more than that especially if tests show that you have Low Density Lipoprotein.  There’s any number of prescription medications your physician may explore.  According to Web MD, statins are medications used most often to treat high cholesterol.  Drugs such as Lipitor (Atorvastatin), Lescol (Fluvastatin) or Zocor (Simvastatin) come under this heading.    

Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist regarding your health condition or medication.    The information provided here should never be thought of as medical advice. Do not use the information in place of a visit, consultation or the advice of your physician or other healthcare professional.

Are you looking for assistance with your prescription medication bills?  MyMedsSavingsCard is a discount prescription drug card program that saves cardholders money.  Use our card for CVS Prescription Savings, MyMedsSavingsCard is accepted at over 60,000 pharmacies across the United States as well as Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands.

Our cardholders save on average 50% off the usual and customary pharmacy price on generic medications, and 20% off on brand-name drugs.  Print your card today and you’re instantly activated!  

Saving Money On Prescriptions – MyMedsSavingsCard Channel

Trying to find a way of saving money on prescriptions?  MyMedsSavingsCard offers discount prescription coupon cards to individuals and families trying to save money on their prescription medications.  We recently produced this video explaining how our free prescription drug card works.

Through our large network of cardholders, we’re able to negotiate significant pharmacy discounts all across the country.  Pharmacies realize that by negotiating discounts with us they can increase their business because of the millions of people across the country that don’t have any prescription drug coverage.

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Discount Prescription Medicine Card – MyMedsSavingsCard Video

MyMedsSavingsCard, a discount prescription medicine card, recently produced this 60 second video to highlight the card and its ease of use.  Our free drug card is accepted at over 60,000 pharmacies nationwide (including most major chains), as well as Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands.  We’d love to hear your comments!

Discount Prescription Drug Card News – Plavix Generic Approved

For people interested in savings on Plavix, they will soon have an alternative.  The Food and Drug Administration earlier this week approved a generic version of the popular blood-thinning drug.  Clopidogrel will be accessible to patients who have had a recent heart attack, stroke, or artery blockage. 

This marks the 2nd time in the last six months in which a major prescription drug used to treat heart conditions has gone generic.  Last November, Lipitor, the best-selling drug of all time lost its patent and was released as a generic (atorvastatin).

According to the FDA, Clopidogrel has a boxed warning notifying medical professionals and patients that the drug may not be conducive for those with genetic factors that affect how the body metabolizes the drug.  There are some side effects that may be associated with Clopidogrel: bleeding (which can be serious and lead to death), bruising and nose bleeds.  Chest pain as well as pain spreading to a person’s arm or shoulder is an additional side effect. 

The new generic will be released in a 300mg dosage as well as a 75mg variety. 

Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions taking this medication.    The information provided here should never be thought of as medical advice. Do not use the information in place of a visit, call consultation or the advice of your physician or other healthcare professional.

Cardholders in the MyMedsSavingsCard network can use their discount prescription medicine card on brand-name name drugs as well as generics.  Once they have signed up and printed their card they are instantly activated to fill or refill their prescription at over 60,000 participating pharmacies.  Simply print the card and save up to 50% off the pharmacies usual and customary price on generics, and 20% on brand-name drugs.  

 

 

 

 

Discount Prescription Drug Cards – 6 Facts You Need To Know

You may have come across our site at MyMedsSavingsCard and asked yourself, “How can they be giving away a free discount drug card?”  Nothing is free….right?  Skepticism like this is normal…and healthy.  We all want to make sure we’re getting the best deal possible.  Because of this we thought it might be a good idea to talk about how MyMedsSavingsCard (and other discount drug cards) works and the system that enables us to provide it for free.

Here’s 6 facts you may not have known:

1. Prescription drug discount cards are administered by Pharmacy Benefit Managers or PBM’s.  MyMedsSavingsCard’s PBM is BioScrip.  BioScrip helps expand access for drug coverage to individuals that don’t have prescription coverage by negotiating discounts with retail pharmacies.   In turn, the retail pharmacies agree to accept a lower price from the cardholder than the usual and customary price.  

2. Retail pharmacies accept prescription drug cards because there is a large segment of the population that don’t have prescription drug coverage.  By accepting the negotiated discount from the PBM it enables the retail chains more business.  It’s estimated that 45 million Americans have no healthcare coverage. 

3. MyMedsSavingsCard cannot be used to lower your co-pay.  If you have a prescription plan and you have a $20 co-pay, you won’t be able to apply MyMedsSavingsCard in conjunction with that plan to lower your bill.  This is also true with any other discount drug card on the market today. 

4. Not every prescription discount drug card is the same.  Some are not free, some have eligibility requirements.  Some are offered by state governments, drug companies, not-for-profits, as well as for profit companies.   

5. The discounts vary by a wide range.  MyMedsSavingsCard offers discounts from 10 to 80% off the pharmacy’s usual and customary price.  However, there will be some drugs that you won’t find any savings on.  More often than not though cardholders in our network save money.  Generally speaking, generics on average can be discounted 50% off the pharmacy’s usual and customary price, while brand-name drugs are discounted 20%.  Again, there are some drugs that offer no savings.  Prices and discounts vary by chain and location.  

6. MyMedsSavingsCard and other similar drug cards are compensated by the pharmacies by marketing our discount drug card.   

If you are looking for savings on prescription medications, like discounts on simvastatin, MyMedsSavingsCard is a program that can offer assistance.  Print our card today and you’ll soon find out how much money you can save on your prescription drug medications.   

 

 

 

Pay Less For Prescription Drugs – Discounts On ActoPlus Met

Are you one of the 17.1% of Americans that don’t have health insurance?   Are you spending alot of money each month on Actoplus Met?   We understand…it’s easy to get discouraged.  But it is possible to pay less for prescription drugs using our discount drug card.  We take our large network of cardholders and pool that volume to produce discounts that are offered by major pharmacies chains all across the country.  

Actoplus Met comes in at #95 in the list of the top 100 pharmaceutical drugs by retail sales.  Today we’ll share the potential savings MyMedsSavingsCard can offer,  we’ll also take a quick look at the drug itself.

Actoplus Met is a medication for people with type 2 diabetes that do not use daily injections of insulin.   The drug is comprised of metformin and pioglitzzone, both of which help control blood sugar levels.  This medication should not be used to treat type 1 diabetes.  The dosage your physician prescribes is generally based on a number of factors including:

  • Medical condition
  • Kidney function
  • Response to treatment

Your doctor may adjust your prescription depending on your blood sugar levels.  It should be taken at the same time each day.  You should always notify your doctor if you experience any serious side effects.  Some of those may include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Upset stomach
  • Diarrhea
  • Sore throat
  • Muscle discomfort
  • Increase in weight
  • Loss of strength
  • Teeth problems, metallic taste

Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions taking this medication.    The information provided here should never be thought of as medical advice. Do not use the information in place of a visit, call consultation or the advice of your physician or other healthcare professional.

MyMedsSavingsCard provided cardholders a 13.23% discount on Actoplus Met TAB 15-500mg during the month of February 2012.  That resulted in a savings of $23.67 per quantity of 30 tablets versus the pharmacy’s usual and customary price.  

If you need help paying for Actoplus Met Tab 15-500mg prescription, simply print our card and take it to a participating pharmacy.  You will be instantly activated and you’ll be able to re-use your card every month.  MyMedsSavingsCard is accepted at over 60,000 pharmacies and most major chains nationwide as well as Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands.

 

Discount Prescription Medicine Card – RX Savings On Renvela

Are you looking for discounts on Renvela?  For families and individuals that don’t have prescription coverage or might have a pre-existing condition, that can be a real problem.   Our discount prescription medicine card can help.  In today’s review of Renvela, which comes in #99 in the list of the top 100 pharmaceutical drugs by retail sales, we’ll share the potential savings MyMedsSavingsCard can offer.  First though, let’s look at the drug itself.

When a person’s kidney’s are not functioning properly, too much phosphorus can be stored up in their blood.  This can be a sign of kidney disease.   Renvela is used to reduce the blood levels of phosphorus in people who have chronic kidney disease and need dialysis.   Decreasing these phosphorus levels can help in potentially warding off serious conditions like heart disease and strokes.

Some side effects of Renvela may include:

  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Coughing

Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions taking this medication.    The information provided here should never be thought of as medical advice. Do not use the information in place of a visit, call consultation or the advice of your physician or other healthcare professional.

Renvela is also available as a generic, sevelamer.  MyMedsSavingsCard provided cardholders a 13.5% discount during the month of February 2012.  That resulted in a savings of $189.89 for a Renvela TAB 800mg prescription with a quantity of 435.

If you need help paying for Renvela, simply print our card and take it to a participating pharmacy.  You will be instantly activated and you’ll be able to re-use your card every month.  MyMedsSavingsCard is accepted at over 60,000 pharmacies and most major chains nationwide as well as Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands.  

Save On Prescription Drugs – Discounts On Solodyn – Acne RX

Solodyn is a drug used to treat acne for patients 12 years old and up.  If you are uninsured or under-insured our discount prescription drug card will provide a significant savings on this prescription.  During the month of February, cardholders in MyMedsSavingsCard’s network saved almost 18%, an average of $168 dollars OFF on Solodyn 55mg tablets. 

No one should have to suffer through acne.  It can cause embarrasment and take away enjoyment in our lives.  Teenagers and adults who have to deal with the pressures of living life with acne understand how bad it can be.  There are answers though. 

Solodyn, according to its own website, is the most prescribed branded medication in dermatology.  This prescription medication is an antibiotic that is only effective for acne that is red-looking.  Some side effects associated with Solodyn include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Mouth Sores
  • Mild Headache                                                       

Some unlikely but serious side effects include but are not limited to:  sunburn, muscle pain, difficulty swallowing, urine change, discoloration of both skin and teeth, fatigue, numbing in your hands and feet as well as severe headaches and blurry vision.  Some other very serious side effects may include:  hearing changes and bruising.  Your doctor should be contacted immediately if you experience any of these mentioned effects.  Dosage is generally decided based on a patient’s weight, medical condition and their response to therapy.

Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions taking this medication.    The information provided here should never be thought of as medical advice. Do not use the information in place of a visit, call consultation or the advice of your physician or other healthcare professional.

If you need help paying for Solodyn, simply print our card and take it to a participating pharmacy.  You will be instantly activated and you’ll be able to re-use your card every month.  MyMedsSavingsCard is accepted at over 60,000 pharmacies and most major chains nationwide as well as Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands.

Pet Medications Discounts – Free Drug Card For Pets – Pet RX

Watching our pets suffer is difficult.  Not being able to afford prescription medications is frustrating but now you can receive pet medication discounts!  MyMedsSavingsCard offers up to 80% off your pharmacy’s usual and customary prices.  Saving on pet medications is important because our animals become part of our family. 

Dogs over the age of 10 die more often from cancer than anything else.  If it’s caught early enough, half of the time the cancer is curable.  Five very common forms of cancer include:

  • Lymphoma
  • Skin Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Malignant Tumors
  • Bone Cancer

German Shepherds and Golden Retrievers are two breeds that have a genetic disposition towards malignant tumors or what’s referred to as soft tissue sarcomas.  Various treatment for tumors include:  chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and hyperthermia.  

According to PetMD,  chemotherapy drugs can produce major side effects for dogs.  The intent of these drugs is to control the disease giving the animal a remission time.  Despite the side effects, most dogs don’t have the same severe reactions to this treatment as humans.    

Always consult with your veterinarian if you have any questions concerning your pet’s condition.    The information provided here should never be thought of as medical advice. Do not use the information in place of a visit, call consultation or the advice of your veterinarian or other animal clinic professional.

A bond between dogs and their owners is real.  Taking care of our animals and seeing after their needs is something we all take pride in.  But it can be expensive too.  Saving money on pet medications isn’t hard to do with MyMedsSavingsCard.  This discount prescription drug card is printable and can save up to 15% off brand-name pet medications. 

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