June 13, 2011

Understanding Your Medicine Cabinet

Filed under: medicine — Tags: , , , , — drwatson @ 10:52 pm

Medicine Cabinet MedicationsLooking to save money? Want to save some time buying meds when you’re on the run? Here are a few tips to finding out what to put in your medicine cabinet and how to keep money in your pocket.

Buy Smart

It has happened to everyone. You’re standing at the bus stop or sitting at work when a major headache hits. You might be prepared with your pocket pack of Advil or you might make a quick run to the pharmacy for a two pack Advil; this is where you’re losing money. A pocket pack of Advil that has ten tablets is around $3.00 from your local pharmacy; that equals to about 30 cents per pill. Although, if you were to purchase a 100 tablet package of Advil from a pharmacy such as OnlinePharmaciesCanada.com, you are paying about $15.00 which is about 16 cents per pill. That’s savings of more than 50%! Thus, as you can see, it is much better to buy tablets in larger amounts to save money. It is best to just carry a few pills with you in a zip-lock bag to save money.

Generics Are the Way to Go

Bottom line, generics are cheaper. Brand name drugs and generics are exactly alike in active ingredients, side effects, effects, and dosage. The only difference in generics is color, shape, and inactive ingredients such as dyes and fillers. For example, the brand Lipitor 10 mg, with 90 tablets is roughly around $66.00. While the generic of Lipitor, Atorvastatin 10 mg, with 100 tablets, is only $45.00. The generics can easily be found on a pharmacy shelf usually right next to the brand. On OnlinePharmaciesCanada.com, the generic of any medication can be found on the same page as the brand making shopping easy. All generics are FDA approved and cost a lot less. 7 out of 10 prescriptions are now being filled with generics to save money.

What’s Good For Your Cabinet?

Some medications that you should keep in your cabinet are Advil, Benadryl, Neosporin, Tylenol, and Pepto-Bismol. These medications will be the ones to help when you need quick relief from any illness that might surprise you. Also, medications like Benadryl and Advil are the ones you want to carry whenever you’re going out to help fight any unexpected flaring. It is also good to carry a couple band-aids just in case! Having Aspirin at home as a blood thinner for anyone who is at risk for suffering a heart attack or stroke is always good to have. If you’ve had one of those “I wish I had it” moments, then it’s best to keep those medications in your cabinet so it doesn’t happen again!

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