Generic Drugs at Aurora Pharmacy

The Right Choice for Big Savings On Prescription Medications

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Helping control healthcare costs is in your hands. Ask your physician to prescribe generic drugs when they’re available and right for you. When you have to fill a prescription, you may have a choice between getting a brand-name medicine or a generic medicine. You can save money by asking for generic drugs.

Pharmaceutical costs are increasing faster than all other aspects of healthcare. A Kaiser Family Foundation survey cited pharmaceutical cost increases as a primary reason health insurance premiums increased 11% in one year. Generic medications that are equivalent to brand names provide the medication you need at the same level of quality, strength and purity – and at a lower price.

Ask Your Doctor to Help You Save

If your physician agrees to prescribe a generic version of your medication, ask if he or she will indicate on the prescription that generic substitution is permitted. This will give your pharmacist the ability to substitute a generic medication whenever possible.

Questions to ask your doctor or pharmacist when discussing medication(s):

  • Which of my medications are available in a generic form?
  • Are there any risks (side effects or reactions) if I change to a generic medication?
  • Can I substitute my drug with the generic?
  • How much will I save under my prescription plan if I switch?
  • Does this generic look different than my brand-name medicine?
  • Is there any reason for me not to switch to generic?

The Savings Add Up

Generic drugs cost 30 to 80% less than the equivalent brand-name product. Here are a few examples:

Medication Type Brand Name Generic Name Savings*
Blood pressure Zestril Lisinopril 66%
Diabetes Glucophage Metformin 55%
Asthma Proventil MDI Albuterol 64%
Cholesterol Mevacor Lovastatin 75%
Diuretic Lasix Furosemide 26%
Arthritis Relafen Nabumetone 53%
Thyroid Synthroid Levothyroxine 58%
Depression Paxil Paroxetine 55%
Blood Thinner Coumadin Warfarin 49%
Pain Reliever Vicoden Hydrocodone 55%

*Based on cost savings as of 3/1/2005

Aurora Pharmacy – Putting You First

Aurora strives to have the best pharmacies in Wisconsin how? Better service, better quality, better integration, access to medication list and chart, relationships with MD’s. Along with all of Aurora’s clinics and hospitals, our pharmacies and prescription dispensing centers put patients first – always. Come to an Aurora Pharmacy, and get the savings, care and convenience you’ve been missing.

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