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At RegenceRx, we encourage our members to play an active role in their health care. We believe that the better informed you are, the more successful your treatment will be. It just makes good sense to talk openly with your doctor about potential medication alternatives, possible side effects, and how soon your symptoms will improve.

To make sure you have the best available medication information, we developed educational summaries called ConsumerRx. These summaries can help you better understand medication choices, prior authorization of certain medications and the possible benefits of taking those medications.

Below you’ll find ConsumerRx information for medication alternatives for common conditions such as allergies and asthma, ADHD, heartburn, pain, and insomnia, just to name a few. You’ll also find information about generic medications and other money-saving tips.

ACE Inhibitors & ARBs - Medication options that relax and widen your blood vessels, decreasing the workload on your heart.

Allergy Treatment - How allergies are triggered and the medications used to treat them by monthly cost.

Ampyra - Information on Ampyra for Multiple Sclerosis.

Antibiotics - Information about when to take antibiotics.

Antidepressant Medications - Cost-saving options and differences in medications for treating depression.

Antipsychotics - Information on the antipsychotic class of medications.

Asthma - Information about controlling asthma.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Medications - Medication options for ADHD.

Beta Blockers - If you have had a heart attack, beta blocker treatment may be right for you.

Cancer

Chantix – Participation in a stop-smoking program is an important first step and clinical trials differ on which medication works better.

Diabetes Medications - Tips on managing diabetes and cost-saving medication options.

Estrogen, Vaginal - For the treatment of vaginal atrophy.

FDA Approval - Information used by doctors, health plans and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to decide which medications are safe and effective.

Fibromyalgia Medications - Information on generic/brand medications and other treatments.

Flu Vaccines - Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations and differences in flu vaccines.

Generic vs. Brand - Information about generic medications.

Growth Hormone - Options for growth hormone deficiency treatment.

Hepatitis - Information on Hepatitis C treatments and effectiveness over time.

Hormone Birth Control Products - Safety issues with products containing desogestrel.

Information about Heartburn - How to understand stomach-acid related symptoms.

Lyrica® - Used to treat seizures, yet heavily marketed for treating nerve pain.

Migraine - Information on medications to prevent migraine headaches.

Multiple Sclerosis - Options for multiple sclerosis treatment.

Nail Fungus - Information about treating nail fungus.

Narcolepsy medications - Provigil®, Nuvigil®

Neulasta® - Medication to reduce the risk of chemotherapy-related infections.

Opana® - A very strong pain reliever similar to morphine.

Osteoarthritis of the knee - Information about viscosupplementation

Osteoporosis - Information on prevention and medication options used to treat osteoporosis.

OxyContin® - Pain medication

Pain and Inflammation Medications - Celebrex®, Bextra® and NSAIDs

Prescription Narcotics - Prescription narcotics or opioids are medications that are used to treat severe pain.

Prescription Samples - Samples will often cost you more money, and possibly more problems in the long run.

Restasis - For the treatment of dry eyes

Rheumatic Arthritis - Information about treating rheumatoid arthritis

Sleep Medications - Cost-saving options (zolpidem and zaleplon) and alternatives to using sleep medications

Statins - Information about cholesterol lowering medications.

Synagis - Information about Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) infection and Synagis.

Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease - Medications for inflammatory bowel disease.

 

For questions about your prescription medication benefits, please call the number on the back of you member card, or the TTY line for people with hearing impairments at 711, a free service provided by the Public Utility Commission.