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April 2014 generic(s)

April 4, 2014


Solifenacin Succinate Tablets 5mg and 10mg (Urinary Incontinence) Approved: April 2, 2014 – Teva Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Generic for: Vesicare

10 techniques that could save you thousands on your prescription (Part 2)

April 3, 2014


Yesterday, I brought you part 1 of this post on how to stay on top of your finances while remaining compliant with your prescriptions medications. Remember to keep in mind that before you adopt any of these techniques, they still have to be discussed and cleared with your primary care doctor or pharmacist since they […]

10 techniques that could save you thousands on your prescription (Part 1)

April 2, 2014


Lets face it, despite the 7 million people who have signed up for the Affordable Care Act, there are still a host of people out there without insurance. And even for those who do have insurance, there is sometimes an overwhelming struggle to cover the cost of co-pays for health visits and medications. Therefore with […]

Diagnosed with diabetes? Time to put your “big boy” panties on!

March 27, 2014


Yesterday alone, I counselled 3 newly diagnosed diabetes patients under the age of 30. They were teary, scared, confused and felt almost hopeless. In addition to showing them how to “painlessly” prick their finger, and suggesting ways to get over the gag reflex of seeing their own blood; reassuring them that they could still live […]

Anxious about your colonoscopy? You don’t have to be

March 18, 2014


Let’s face it, when most of us see or hear the word “colonoscopy” our butt cheeks clench involuntarily. Most of my patients complain that one of the worst things about turning 50, is the thought of going in for this particular procedure (you will probably need one earlier than 50, if you have a family […]

March 2014 generics

March 13, 2014


This is a new series I will be writing every month, to help all my readers keep track of the new generics that have been approved by the FDA. As we all know, generics are usually considerably cheaper than their brand equivalents, and can save you a whole lot of money while you are on […]

Diclegis: a new pill for morning sickness

August 2, 2013


Key Points Approved: April 8, 2013 Generic ingredients: 10mg Doxylamine succinate and 10mg pyridoxine hydrocholoride Indication: Nausea and Vomiting associated with pregnancy in women whose symptoms do not improve with conservative management strategies Dosage instructions: two tablets (20mg) at bedtime on an empty stomach with a full glass of water Maximum dosage: 4 tablets a day […]

Can Testosterone cause “roid-rage?”

February 23, 2013


This morning while at work, I received the CNN breaking news alert on my phone “Oscar Pistorius leaves jail after bail”. For anyone who hasn’t been following the story, Pistorius is a South African sprint runner (and Olympic champion) who is being charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on 14 February. The prosecution claim […]