Generic Tricor| Lowest Prices Ever

Generic Tricor- lowest prices ever

Coupon for generic tricorSo, I wake to an email that gets my attention like none others.  I read it and it says hey, this is exactly what you preach every day when it comes to generic drugs: affordable pricing available for equivalent medicines.  But now the game changes even further.  Read the rest to find out more.

Here is the email and since it comes from theHere is a chance for you to find prices for medications that reflects the actual value of the medication and not the profits big drug companies extract out of consumers that need medications to maintain the quality and vaue of life.

Let’s hear it for Costco! (This is just mind-boggling!)

Make sure you read all the way past the list of the drugs. The woman that signed below is a Budget Analyst out of federal Washington , DC offices.

Generic Tricor- here’s the email I received

Did you ever wonder how much it costs a drug company for the active ingredient in prescription medications? Some people think it must cost a lot, since many drugs sell for more than $2.00 per tablet. We did a search of offshore chemical synthesizers that supply the active ingredients found in drugs approved by the FDA. As we have revealed in past issues of Life Extension a significant percentage of drugs sold in the United States contain active ingredients made in other countries. In our independent investigation of how much profit drug companies really make, we obtained the actual price of active ingredients used in some of the most popular drugs sold in America . 

Generic Tricor- some examples

Celebrex:100 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $130.27
Cost of general active ingredients: $0.60
Percent markup: 21,712%

10 mg
Consumer Price (100 tablets): $215.17
Cost of general active ingredients: $0.71
Percent markup: 30,306%

 Keflex:250 mg
Consumer Price (100 tablets): $157.39
Cost of general active ingredients: $1.88
Percent markup: 8,372%

 Lipitor:20 mg
Consumer Price (100 tablets): $272.37
Cost of general active ingredients: $5.80
Percent markup: 4,696%

 Norvasc:10 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $188.29
Cost of general active ingredients: $0.14
Percent markup: 134,493%

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20 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $220.27
Cost of general active ingredients: $7.60
Percent markup: 2,898%

 Prevacid:30 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $44.77
Cost of general active ingredients: $1.01
Percent markup: 34,136%

 Prilosec: 20 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $360.97
Cost of general active ingredients $0.52
Percent markup: 69,417%

 Prozac:20 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets) : $247.47
Cost of general active ingredients: $0.11
Percent markup: 224,973%

 Tenormin:50 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $104.47
Cost of general active ingredients: $0.13
Percent markup: 80,362%

Vasotec:10 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $102.37
Cost of general active ingredients: $0.20
Percent markup: 51,185%

 Xanax:1 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets) : $136.79
Cost of general active ingredients: $0.024
Percent markup: 569,958%

 Zestril:20 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets) $89.89
Cost of general active ingredients $3.20
Percent markup: 2,809%

600 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $1,482.19
Cost of general active ingredients: $18.78
Percent markup: 7,892%

 Zocor:40 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $350.27
Cost of general active ingredients: $8.63
Percent markup: 4,059%

Zoloft:50 mg
Consumer price: $206.87
Cost of general active ingredients: $1..75
Percent markup: 11,821%

Tricor generic- read more

Since the cost of prescription drugs is so outrageous, I thought everyone should know about this.

It pays to shop around! This helps to solve the mystery as to why they can afford to put a Walgreen’s on every corner. On Monday night, Steve Wilson, an investigative reporter for Channel 7 News in Detroit , did a story on generic drug prices gouging by pharmacies. He found in his investigation that some of these generic drugs were marked up as much as 3,000% or more. So often we blame the drug companies for the high cost of drugs, and usually rightfully so. But in this case, the fault clearly lies with the pharmacies themselves. For example if you had to buy a prescription drug, and bought the name brand, you might pay $100 for 100 pills.

The pharmacist might tell you that if you get the generic equivalent, they would only cost $80, making you think you are saving $20. What the pharmacist is not telling you is that those 100 generic pills may have only cost him $10At the end of the report, one of the anchors asked Mr. Wilson whether or not there were any pharmacies that did not adhere to this practice, and he said that Costco consistently charged little over their cost for the generic drugs.  I went to the Costco site, where you can look up any drug, and get its online price. It says that the in-store prices are consistent with the online prices. I was appalled. Just to give you one example from my own experience I had to use the drug Compazine which helps prevent nausea in chemo patients.  I used the generic equivalent, which cost $54.99 for 60 pills at CVS. I checked the price at Costco, and I could have bought 100 pills for $19.89. For 145 of my pain pills, I paid $72.57. I could have got 150 at Costco for $28.08.  I would like to mention, that although Costco is a ‘membership’ type store, you do NOT have to be a member to buy prescriptions there as it is a federally regulated substance. You just tell them at the door that you wish to use the pharmacy, and they will let you in.   I am asking each of you to please help me by copying this letter, and passing it into your own e-mail, and send it to everyone you know with an e-mail address. 

Sharon L. Davis<br>Budget Analyst

U.S. Department of Commerce Room 6839

Office Ph: 202-482-4458

Office Fax: 202-482-5480



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Generic Tricor Reviews Statins Vs Fenofibrates

Generic Tricor-experience update

Generic drug fenofibrateWhen considering generic Tricor, be careful that you don’t exchange one head ache for an upset stomach.  Is it possible that the cure is just as bad as the original problem you were trying to fix, or problem you were trying to avoid like the side effects of weakness?

Not everyone is the same but let me share my experience.  Some time back I was put on a statin.  After several years I really noticed weakness and pain in my arms and shoulders.  My shoulders were aching so much I had begun to have limited range of motion.  Not because of the statin, but because of the pain I had when I raised my shoulders up.  After changing to another statin, it got worse.

I’m sleeping on the couch and wake up with a prickly sensation, like needles being stuck in my head and all over my body.  My body was on fire and I actually ad to run into the shower to cool off.  I considered myself lucky thinking it was an allergic reaction to muscles I ate the night before.

Then one morning, I woke up thinking I had a dream, that I experienced the same prickly needles and a body that felt like it was in fire.  The more I thought about it the more I realize, that was no dream, it was a reality. I remember being awake thinking about it when it happened, except I didn’t eat anything to make me sick.  So my wife Goggled side effects of Fenofibtrates and explained to me that it was no allergic reaction, it was a side effect.  The pharmacist also confirmed these findings as well to me.  I have been off of them since.  So let’s take a quick review of both of these medications.

After complaining to my doctor, he quickly changed the statin to a generic Tricor equivalent called Fenofibrate.  Fibrates as they are called are a class all by themselves.  As soon as I got off the statins and on fibrates my weakness and pain completely went away.   At the same time, my blood glucose and cholesterol levels actually got lower.  That was the good news…

But then I started getting pains in my stomach and severe bloating and extreme fatigue.  No matter what I did, neither would stop nor go away.  Then about a week ago, I Googled side effects of fibrates and there it was in black and white, more side effects.  If it happened to me, it could happen to anyone.

Generic Tricor on statins and fibrates

Statins are also known as HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. They are the most effective drugs in lowering LDL cholesterol. They inhibit HMG-CoA reductase (3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase) an enzyme involved in the synthesis of cholesterol, especially in the liver. Decreased cholesterol production leads to an increase in the number of LDL membrane receptors, which increases clearance of LDL cholesterol from circulation.

Fenofibrates called fibrates are regarded as broad-spectrum lipid lowering drugs. Their main action is to decrease triglyceride levels but they also tend to reduce LDL cholesterol and help to raise HDL cholesterol. Mechanism of action is not well established. Apparently it decreases plasma levels of triglycerides by decreasing their synthesis. Also reduces plasma levels of VLDL cholesterol by reducing its release into the circulation and increasing catabolism.

Generic Tricor and how statins and fibrates are the same:

Statins and fibrates are used to treat high cholesterol. The top-selling statins are atorvastatin (Lipitor), rosuvastatin (Crestor) and simvastatin (Zocor); the top-selling fibrate is fenofibrate (Tricor).

How they can cause fatigue: Studies show that statins stop the production of satellite cells in the muscle, stopping muscle growth. Some researchers have also suggested that statins interfere with the production of energy at the cellular level in the same way that they interfere with the production of cholesterol.

Muscle weakness and severe muscle aches throughout the body can be symptoms of statin-induced rhabdomyolysis, a rapid breakdown of skeletal muscle that causes muscle fibers to be released into the bloodstream. The fibers are harmful to the kidneys and can result in severe kidney damage and even kidney failure.

Don’t be so quick to jump out of the fire into the frying pan when it comes to prescription drugs.  Always ask yourself, is there something I can to naturally to help myself when it comes to my cholesterol or blood sugar levels.  Do you really want to take a pill when maybe a shift in your diet or doing something good dietary wise or fitness wise could both help reduce those levels?  Our society is brain washed to take pill solutions that could be causing you harm and doing more damage than you might even know.

Check back shortly and I will update my blog with a full listing of side effects for not only generic tricor fenofibrate but all statins as well.  You can also learn more at Wikepedia on fibrates and statins as well.

Generic Tricor: A Personal Experience

This multimedia clip offers an introduction to high cholesterol.  Learn more at the Mayo Clinic now.

Generic Tricor- my story

Ever notice how some prescription medicines actually do their job, but the side effects prevent you from continuing them.  It’s like the cure is worse than the original problem you had before you started the new prescription medicine.?

My story is not unique.  My problem started when my cholesterol became elevated and I was put a statin medication called Lipitor.  Yes, I know this article is about a tricor generic, but we must first digress, to get the full story.  There is a lesson to be learned from doing so.

I had been taking Lipitor for several years without any issues.  But then one day that all changed.  I developed sore muscles in both arms and shoulders and my legs seemed to feel weak.  This is a typical side effect of a statin.  Here are some others

After seeing my doctor, he quickly changed my medication.  And yes, it was a generic version of the original prescription Tricor.  Since you could buy Tricor (fenofibrate) as a generic, that was exactly what I did.   The generic versions come in two strengths: Fenofibrate 48 mg Fenofibrate 145 mg and are considered to be the exact match to the brand-name.

This generic drug is also in the fibrate class versus the statin class of prescription medication for lowering cholesterol levels in patients with hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol), as well as reducing both total and LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) and raise HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol).  Finally, they are well know for lowering triglyceride levels in patients as well with hypertriglyceridemia (high triglycerides). Triglycerides are fat-like substances found in the body.

Now that fibrates are competing with the other expensive cholesterol mediations, you have options and you can experience great savings.  Typically the generic cost is about 30% of the price for patented medications.  It is not wonder Abbot tried to keep this generic drug off the market.  It is now being made by manufacturers such as:

•Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

•Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

•Teva Pharmaceuticals.

 Are Generic Fenofibrates as Good as Generic Tricor?

That’s a great question and easy one to answer.  All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generics are the exact match equivalents to the brand-name medications and assigns a rating to each one.  For example; an “AB” rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. All of the generic Tricor versions currently available have an “AB” rating, meaning they are exact match equivalents to Tricor.

Finally we return back to the storyline and the good news for my problem with statins.  Generic Fenofibrates solved three problems for me:

1 I no longer had soreness and muscles aches

2 It worked better on both cholesterol and LDL levels

3 Best of all it saved me a small fortune every month

Check with your doctor and see if the generic medication for Tricor is right for you.